English Skill Building – 32 (Vocabulary)

Learn the use of these similar-sounding words……

Source as noun, Source as verb, Resource, Resourceful, Scare as noun, Scare as verb, Score as noun, Score as verb, To settle a score, Scarce, Scanty


Source as noun .. The police asked the thief about the source of the gold ornaments in his possession.
OR
Don’t believe a news unless it is from a reliable source.
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The teacher asked, “Do you know what is the source of the river Ganga?”

Source as verb .. The grocery shop owner sources the biscuits directly from the factory.
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I sourced the solution of this mathematical problem from an old text book that belonged to my mother.


Resource .. In war, the rival side lose huge quantities of resources such as, men, arms, ammunitions etc.
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The government increased the tax rate to boost its resources.

Resourceful .. Sasmita needs a resourceful person to guide her in her studies.
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The villagers elected a very resourceful man to the post of Sarpanch.


Scare as noun.. The sighting of a leopard in the vicinity of the village created a scare among the villagers.
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In recent times, the scare of Covid has come down somewhat.

Scare as verb .. The entry of the police jeep into the village scared the people. The women remained indoors.
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A good opening batsman must not be scared of any type of bowling.


Score as noun .. I asked my friend what was the score of the Indian side in the ne-day match.
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The student with cent percent score in mathematics gets a prize from the school.

Score as verb .. He scored a century in his first match winning praise from everyone in the media.
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The girl fees depressed because she has scored poorly in all important subjects.

To settle a score .. Bhima settle a score with Duryodhana by breaking his thigh in a deadly fight.
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The Indian side defeated the Pakistani side convincingly and settled a score with them for their earlier defeat.


Scarce.. Sandalwood is a scarce item.
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During Covid, oxygen became very scarce due to heavy demand from the patients.
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Government jobs have become very scarce in recent years.

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