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Do you know ‘cowardly’ (6 letters), and ‘historic Greek victory in 479 BC’ (7 letters)?
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No. 71
Find prepositions to follow each of these words.
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No. 72
Make words like ‘give in’ and ‘switch off’, and then find other words to express their meaning.
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No. 73
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the predicative position.
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No. 74
Suggest things or circumstances which are just begging for these adjectives.
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No. 75
For each of these things, select the most apposite word of praise.
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No. 76
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the attributive position.
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No. 77
Make opposites from these words using prefixes, like lucky → unlucky.
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No. 78
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 79
Suggest opposites for these words, and illustrate them with example sentences.
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No. 80
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Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
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Turn one word into another, changing just one letter each time.
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Find one common letter that will turn three words into three new ones.
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Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
See how ingenious you can be in combining three randomly chosen words in one sentence.
Compose sentences showing the difference in meaning, grammar or usage between these words.
Practise your basic arithmetic, from multiplation tables to percentages.
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Take command of English grammar and composition with these traditional exercises.
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A word search game with a dash of strategy.
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The ten-year-old got away from a royal castle disguised as a bundle of hay.
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Alexander the Great dropped a hint to his sycophantic entourage.
By Anthony Trollope
(1815-1882)
There comes a point in some relationships when words just aren’t enough.
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A duke with a passion for the art of enchantment is stranded by his enemies on a deserted island.
The seventh-century Bishop of London helped kings and clergy to shine Christian light into the darkness of mere religion.

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Polyword ‘Corfe’
Make as many words as you can with the letters below. All your words must be at least four letters long, and must also include the highlighted letter. What’s the nine-letter word?

SEE how many words you can make using the letters below. All your words must be at least 4 letters long, and must include the letter (change).

We found commonly used words, plus one 9-letter word. Can you do better?

Use each letter only once. But if there are e.g. two As, you can used them both.

Don’t count proper nouns such as April, Zeus, or Newcastle (pretty much anything that has to be spelled with a capital letter at the start), or acronyms like HMRC.

Don’t just add -S for plurals or third person singular verbs, e.g. CAT → CATS or SPEAK → SPEAKS.

More Word Games
A word search game with a dash of strategy.
Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
Do you know ‘situation of a golf ball’ (3 letters), and ‘the capital of the State of New York’ (6 letters)?
Change SNOW into DROP, one letter at a time.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.