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These words are a bit unfamiliar! #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 11, 2007 22:34 pm   These words are a bit unfamiliar!
 

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ESL/EFL Test #240 "Choose the right word (1)", question 6

During the war, many families tried to ......... as much food and supplies as they could.

(a) horde
(b) hone
(c) hoard
(d) hail

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #240 "Choose the right word (1)", answer 6

During the war, many families tried to hoard as much food and supplies as they could.

Correct answer: (c) hoard
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Meaning hoard etc #2 (permalink) Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:07 am   Meaning hoard etc
 

Hello,

The meaning of the words are listed below:

1. hoard: a supply of stored up funds, foods; sometimes hidden from others
2. horde: a crowd or swarm (of insects, for example)
3. hone: to sharpen or smooth a stone; to make something more intense or sharp
4. hail: usually occurs during a weather storm that produces concentrated balls of ice and snow


A dictionary can give you more meanings for some words as well. For example, hail can be used as a noun and a verb.

I hope this helps.
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