Weekly Worksheet

Some Godly Eponymous Adjectives

An eponym is a word that is derived from a person's name — or, in this case, an ancient figure's name. Instead of calling something harsh, students can learn to call it draconian, herculean or sisyphean — after they learn about the ancient figures that served as inspiration for these adjectives.

Have your students learn these ancient and eponymous adjectives by looking them up in the Visual Thesaurus and by completing this worksheet.

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