Grammar: Denotations and Connotations

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Martin owned an estate, Marion owned a mansion, and Melvin owned a house.
Which word suggests the lowest value?
House
Which word has a more positive connotation to complete the sentence below.
Marsha thinks that her sister is extremely ________.
Headstrong
Tourists casually _______ coins into the fountain
Tossed
Of the three automobiles left on the lot, one was inexpensive, one was cheap, and one was economical.

Which word describes the automobile that represents a prudent purchase?
Economical
The concert given by the world-renowned singer was the most spectacular musical ________ of the year.
Event
The angry mob _________ the furniture out the window.
Hurled
Of the three automobiles left on the lot, one was inexpensive, one was cheap, and one was economical.

Which word describes the automobile that probably costs the least?
Cheap
Martin owned an estate, Marion owned a mansion, and Melvin owned a house.

Which word suggests the most land?
Estate
Which word has a more positive connotation to complete the sentence below?

Behind the diner, the dumpster is quite ________.
Malodorous
Which word has a more positive connotation to complete the sentence below.

We have a large stone fireplace in our ______.
Home
The witness lied. The witness exaggerated. The witness misstated the facts.

Which word or expression suggests a serious offense?
Lied
The witness lied. The witness exaggerated. The witness misstated the facts.

Which word or expression suggests faulty communication?
Misstated Facts