Learn 284 words in a month #8 – A surprising ending

Can you link AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL and MICROSCOPE in a paragraph? … or SPECTACULAR and ENDURING? … or CO-WORKERS and BRIGHT or EXTENSIVE and NOTORIOUSLY or SUBWAY and PRIVACY?

Could you make a short story from one (or more) of these pairs?

Could you start a story and ask others to finish it for you?

Here is some help to get you started:

Notorious usually means famous for the “wrong” reason. NOTORIOUSLY often goes with a negative sort of adjective, like a notoriously bad film, car, or actor. A film director can be notoriously difficult to work for. The TOEFL test can be notoriously demanding.

EXTENSIVE can mean “a lot of” or “thorough” or “careful”. The dictionary LEO gives several examples of the way it can be used, such as: extensive cuts in spending, extensive knowledge (a professor), an extensive search carried out by the police. Once you have remembered, or researched, some of the words which are often used with the new vocabulary, you can start to see a possible story emerging.

What is your story?

If you need help to finish it, or if you have an ending but would like to see how another reader of the blog would finish it, just use the comments box. It could be surprising!

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