A word can mean different things in different contexts. Look at
these three sentences:
”¢ The students are
taught to respect different cultures.
”¢ The school is
organising a cultural show.
”¢ His voice is
In the first sentence,
(noun) means way of life; in the second,
(adjective) means connected with art, literature and
music; and in the third,
(verb) means sophisticated, well mannered. Usually a
dictionary helps you identify the right meaning by giving you
Look at the dictionary entry on
from Oxford Advanced
(Noun, verb, adjective, adverb, synonyms, etc. are signposts
which help you locate the right meaning and usage, and give
information about the part of speech that the word is.)
Look up the dictionary entries for the words sympathy,
familiarity, comfort, care, and
surprise. Use the information given in the dictionary
and complete the table.
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