Vocabulary Gap Fills Worksheet

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word. Choose your answers from the options given below.

(embark, elicit, evade, elegant, egress, egregious, effeminate, elated, elocution, effervescence)

1. The thieves made their …………………….. through a rear door.

2. To everyone’s surprise, the tall hunk had an ………………… voice.

3. Introducing the speaker by the wrong name was an …………………. mistake.

4. The old lady was full of spirit and …………………….

5. The swimmer was ……………….. at setting a new world record.

6. His mother is an …………………….. lady in her seventies.

7. If you want to be a politician, you should take a course in ……………………

8. His remarks …………………. a flood of letters.

9. The robber has so far managed to ………………… the police.

10. He is about to ………………….. on a new business venture.

Answers

1. The thieves made their egress through a rear door.

2. To everyone’s surprise, the tall hunk had an effeminate voice.

3. Introducing the speaker by the wrong name was an egregious mistake.

4. The old lady was full of spirit and effervescence.

5. The swimmer was elated at setting a new world record.

6. His mother is an elegant lady in her seventies.

7. If you want to be a politician, you should take a course in elocution.

8. His remarks elicited a flood of letters.

9. The robber has so far managed to evade the police.

10. He is about to embark on a new business venture.
Meanings
Egress – exit, escape, departure, withdrawal
Effeminate – womanish, unmanly
Egregious – flagrant, outrageous, notorious
Effervescence – liveliness, enthusiasm, vivacity
Elated – overjoyed, jubilant, exalted
Elegant – exquisite, grand, fine, luxurious
Elocution – public speaking, oratory, articulation
Elicit – bring forth, evoke, extract
Elude – avoid, escape, get away from
Embark – start, begin, commence

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