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One challenge of using a thesaurus is that each word has its own connotation, and although the meanings may be similar, there are often subtle differences. Think about the following pairs of words:
quiet and introverted, pure and na ve. The general meaning is the same, but one word in each pair typically has a positive connotation, whereas the other has a negative connotation. Write one sentence using each word to demonstrate that you understand the correct connotation. When using synonyms, what steps might you take to ensure your word choice carries the correct connotation?
Here are the sentences: She was confident in her ability to pass the test. She was so arrogant, she believed there was no way she could be wrong. He was quiet as he watched the performance. [ He was introverted at the party, so he listened to conversations but did not participate in them. Her intentions were pure. She was naive to think he would never lie to her when he'd lied to so many
others. (When using synonyms, it's a good idea to consult a dictionary to find out the actual meaning of the synonym, rather than assume it means the exact same thing as the first word you looked up. Dictionaries usually also use the word in context, which will help you understand its connotations.) ]
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User: One challenge of using a thesaurus is that each word has its own connotation, and although the meanings may be similar, there are often subtle differences. Think about the following pairs of words: quiet and introverted, pure and na ve. The general meaning is the same, but one word in each pair typically has a positive connotation, whereas the other has a negative connotation. Write one sentence using each word to demonstrate that you understand the correct connotation. When using synonyms, what steps might you take to ensure your word choice carries the correct connotation?





Weegy: Here are the sentences: She was confident in her ability to pass the test. She was so arrogant, she believed there was no way she could be wrong. He was quiet as he watched the performance. [ He was introverted at the party, so he listened to conversations but did not participate in them. Her intentions were pure. She was naive to think he would never lie to her when he'd lied to so many others. (When using synonyms, it's a good idea to consult a dictionary to find out the actual meaning of the synonym, rather than assume it means the exact same thing as the first word you looked up. Dictionaries usually also use the word in context, which will help you understand its connotations.) ]
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