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VOCABULARY LESSON 14

USEFULNESS

WORD LIST

applicable expedient extraneous functional futile

obsolete opportune pragmatic relevant utilitarian

The words in this lesson will help you express and understand the many aspects of “use.”


  1. applicable – appropriate to a situation

    • All the rules of the marathon were applicable to all the runners.




  1. expedient – convenient or serving yourself rather than morally correct

    • To help him get elected, the politician found it expedient to support lower of taxes.




  1. extraneous – extra or unrelated

    • The teenager used extraneous facts in her argument with her parents.




  1. functional – able to operate, working

    • My aunt’s flip phone was still functional.




  1. futile – without effect or result; not successful

    • The student made a futile attempt to have her grade changed.




  1. obsolete – no longer in use

    • Typewriters are obsolete and have been replaced by computers.




  1. opportune – well timed

    • To make money for the school, the concert was the opportune time to sell the raffle tickets.




  1. pragmatic – practical; more concerned with realities than theories or ideas

    • The college student decided to be pragmatic and commute to college.




  1. relevant – related or connected
    • Technology is changing our lives so fast that what seems relevant now may quickly become obsolete.




  1. utilitarian –designed for practical use rather than beauty

    • The small appliance was utilitarian, but was not as beautiful as the fancier model.

COMPLETE THE SENTENCE

Write the letter of the word that best completes each sentence.


___1. In twenty years, land-line phones may be_____and replaced by cell phones.

a. relevant b. applicable c. expedient d.obsolete


___2. The student’s story was long, but not necessarily good, because she put_____details in it.

a. expedient b. functional c. extraneous d. futile


___3. The bonus came at an_____time because she was running out of money.

a. functional b. opportune c. obsolete d. futile


___4. I consider myself a_____person because I care more about the facts.

a. pragmatic b. futile c. expedient d. opportune


___5. The ___ bookbag was unsightly, but could carry more weight than the standard bookbags.

a. extraneous b. futile c. relevant d. utilitarian


___6. Our old washing machine is still_____.

a. extraneous b. relevant c. functional d. expedient


___7. The child’s response was not_____to the conversation.

a. utilitarian b. pragmatic c. opportune d. relevant


___8. Students are_____in making up work at the end of a marking period.

a. obsolete b. relevant c. expedient d. applicable

___9. Sandy made a _____attempt to convince her parents to lend her the money.

a. relevant b. futile c. obsolete d. functional

___10. A curfew in one state is not always_____in other states.

a. futile b. applicable c. extraneous d. expedient

WRITE THE CORRECT WORD
____________1. unrelated; extra

____________2. no longer in use

____________3. able to operate; working

____________4. well timed

____________5. appropriate to a situation

____________6. designed for practical use

____________7. convenient or self-serving

____________8. practical; not based on a theory or idea

____________9. without effect or result

____________10. related or connected

FIND THE EXAMPLE
Choose the answer that best describes the action or situation.
_____1. An opportune time to eat a snack

a. while playing golf b. after school c. in church


_____2. An extraneous detail in a report on babies

a. effects of ear aches b. introducing foods c. when to learn to drive


_____3. Something that must be functional in order to help people avoid injury

a. a cell phone b. car brakes c. computer screen


_____4. Something that is almost obsolute

a. phone book b. computer c. cell phones

_____5. A tool that would be futile in building a house

a. hammer b. bull dozer c. wrecking ball

_____6. Something relevant in a discussion about violence

a. gun laws b. children’s games c. homework completion


_____7. A seminar on “retirement” would be most applicable to what group

a. senior citizens b. teenagers c. babies


_____8. Your brain is not fully functional if you don’t get enough

a. jolly ranchers b. sleep c. money




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