Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Choose Your Words Monitor Quiz

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Choose Your Words Monitor Quiz

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Words have meanings and nuances of meaning. Which words would you use?

1. If you're playing tennis on a summer evening, do you have a better chance of seeing the ball at dusk or at twilight?

2. Why wasn't the movie called "Meadow of Dreams"? 3. Is sailing the same as yachting? 4. Which is used to make chair seats and mats: reeds or rushes? 5. If you were climbing a tree trunk, which one would offer you more support - a branch or a bough? 6. Which is preferable to have in your home: dampness or moisture? ANSWERS (1) At twilight, which is a half-hour to an hour after sunset. Dusk is a darker stage of twilight when things are less easily seen. (2) "Field" is wider in meaning. You can have a hayfield, cornfield, coal field, or oil field. A meadow is specifically a piece of grassland for hay or pasture, and is often low and near water. …

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