Word Power Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Shapes?
In this edition of Word Power, we test your geometry vocab. Think you can get them all?
[A] loose and lanky. The protagonist of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was the gangling pedagogue.
[B] having a three-leaf design. The gardening club uses a trefoil symbol—a gilded clover—as its logo.
[B] curved like a C or an S. On Superman’s chest sits a single scarlet sigmoid symbol.
[C] circular pattern. To find the treasure, take 50 paces east from the tree with the whorl in its trunk.
What does “serrated” mean?
A: interconnected, as with circles or rings.
C: having notched edges.
What does “zaftig” mean?
A: pleasingly plump.
B: moldable, like putty.
C: seedlike, as in an avocado or a peach.
[C] diamond. The boys dug up the grass to create a makeshift lozenge so they could play ball.