Vocabulary Postcard Swap #2
I love words and I love postcards, so I thought I would join the two
in a fun swap. Will you join me in an adventure? Perhaps you will learn a new word or two or, if you know the words already, it will
give you a chance to use one of them by sending a postcard that you think reflects the meaning of one of the words.
The way this swap works is as follows:
I have listed below five words that one does not typically hear used in every day conversation. Also provided is the definition of the word, several synonyms (a synonym is a word or phrase
that means exactly or nearly the same thing), and an example
of how the word is used within a sentence.
You will pick one postcard from your collection that you think reflects one of the words, the meaning of the selected word, or some aspect of what the word means. Your interpretation can be creative, but you need to be able to explain it (see next instruction).
On the back of the card you need to identify yourself, the name of the swap, the word your card is supposed to represent, and
why you think your card fits your chosen word.
Address the postcard and send it to your partner.
When you receive a postcard from the partner you were
assigned to, please be open to the senderâ€™s interpretation,
even if you think it might seem a little far-fetched. This swap
isnâ€™t about receiving items that match our own interpretations,
but in discovering how someone else interprets the same
thing. Do not rate someone down because you donâ€™t care
for the card or the senderâ€™s interpretation, if they have
otherwise met the swap requirements.
The postcard you send should be in good condition, barring
what might happen to it in transit.
You must have a rating of at least 4.95 to play and no recent unexplained ratings of 3 or 1.
Here are the words from which you will choose one:
Definition: Filled with melancholy and despondency.
Synonyms:Â low spirited, gloomy,Â dispirited,Â blue,Â depressed,Â
Usage: He walked through the door with a glum, downcast expression, and I knew without asking that the interview had
not gone well.
Definition: To mix or cause to mix or mingle together.
Synonyms:Â blend,Â intermix
Usage: The office mail has been intermingled with the
outgoing mail, and it is going to take me all afternoon to
sort through it!
Definition: SlenderÂ orÂ gracefulÂ inÂ figureÂ orÂ outline;Â slim; urbaneÂ orÂ sophisticated.
Synonyms: lithe,Â supple,Â slender
Usage: The new mum showed off herÂ svelteÂ beach body
in Barbados, 10 months after giving birth to daughter Jean.
Definition: Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature;
(of a young bird) featherless; unfledged.
Synonyms:inexperienced,Â juvenile,Â naive,Â immature,Â raw,Â
untried,Â green,Â unsophisticated, guileless
Usage: Although he is 25, he still behaves like a callow
youth in some ways.
Definition: ToÂ throw,Â usuallyÂ withÂ carefulÂ aim; to discard
by throwing; toÂ erectÂ orÂ establish;Â setÂ up; toÂ setÂ firmly;Â implant;Â embed; anyÂ ofÂ variousÂ thick,Â dark,Â stickyÂ substancesÂ andÂ usedÂ
forÂ waterproofing,Â roofing,Â caulking,Â andÂ paving.
Synonyms: throw, fling, hurl, launch, erect, raise, tar, asphalt
Usage: I pitched my worn-out sneakers. We pitched stakes
in the ground.
I hope you will join me in this swap and that it will be fun.