Tuesday June 12, 2012
Spot the synonym
By OH TEIK THEAM
EACH sentence below contains a synonym of the italicised word(s), spelt out in consecutive letters. Can you spot it?
Example: The couple continued their walk along the path in silence after he commented that she was not as slim as she used to be.
1. When the thief got home, he immediately went to the loo to hide his booty.
2. He was happy to help his father chop down the tree.
3. “Who left these two cases of apple juice on the settee?”
4. The athlete who went missing near the moor has been found.
5. Telling the caller to phone again later, the husband says, “My wife is tired from the household chores, and she doesn’t wake up before nine o’clock.”
6. A thief stole a new treadmill from my healthily thin neighbour.
7. Using a pin, the thief worked on the lock of a room door at the small hotel and got the door open in no time at all.
8. At the sight of the pale apparition, he shook in fright and couldn’t jump across the chasm.
9. “I’ll be much surprised if she decides to lend you her shawl.”
10. The decrepit witch felt a pang of annoyance at the realisation that she was not as strong as she used to be.
11. The new member of the cast uttered his words with difficulty at the rehearsal, for he was playing the role of a man with a stammer.
12. “For a wholesome meal,” the doctor said to his patient, “don’t forget to eat cooked and uncooked vegetables.”
13. The speaker was so arrestingly eloquent that the audience was transfixed when he cried, “Let your spirits rise!”
14. She tends to become restless at the slightest amount of anxiety.
15. The office wolf boasts to his best friend, “There is no girl in my department who has not longed for an amorous kiss from me.”
1. loot 2. hew 3. sofa 4. heath 5. stir 6. lean 7. inn 8. leap 9. stole 10. twitch 11. stutter 12. raw 13. soar 14. merest 15. snog