In today's short blog, we will give you a vocabulary list of emotions related to fear. This is suitable for Primary 4, 5 and 6. We will also explore the meanings. In one of our earlier blogs, we explained that there are different degrees to an emotion. Not all fear is the same. The benefits of expanding your vocabulary gives you the choice to use the appropriate word to evoke a certain emotion in your reader.
Below is a useful list of vocabulary and their meanings. These words are related to negative emotions, falling under the broad spectrum of fear.
General sense of fear
Fear related to worrying about uncertainty
Feeling fearful regarding one's abilities.
Fearful about not having the capability to handle something
Feeling like you don't belong
Feeling like you have no control over a situation.
General feeling of being scared
Feeling like you have too much to handle and you are unable to cope anymore
Scared about something that is happening or may happen.
Not feeling good enough
Feeling less confident compared to others
Feeling like a good-for-nothing
Feeling like you do not matter
Feeling left out
Being treated unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time
Easily agitated and frightened about something that is happening or may happen
Feeling vulnerable or unprotected
In our classes, we encourage students to use the appropriate vocabulary especially when it comes to describing character emotions. Below we will show you example sentences of how these 18 fearful vocabulary words can improve your language scores for your composition examinations.
Elsa became scared when she heard the loud thunder.
John was anxious about his upcoming examination.
Jane was insecure about her ability to compete with the top students.
Claire felt mentally weak to handle the family business after the loss of her father.
Joshua felt rejected when the popular kids refused to let him sit with them.
Gale felt threatened about her safety when she heard the war had started.
Pam felt helpless as her house burned down. She felt she could do nothing about the situation.
The children became frightened and ran away when they heard a loud roar.
Liz was feeling overwhelmed with the mountain of homework in front of her. It was getting difficult for her to juggle all her subjects at once.
Neil was worried about why the principal had called him to her office. He felt like he was sitting on pins and needles all day.
Martha felt inadequate before the spelling competition. She had not enough time to prepare well for it.
When Grace entered the beauty contest, she felt inferior to the other contestants. They had prettier clothes than her.
Blake felt worthless when he had failed at every business venture. He felt like he was never good at anything!
When no one was willing to give a listening ear to Tom, he felt like nobody cared about him. He felt insignificant.
Tamara felt excluded because her siblings refused to play with her.
After being persecuted for years by the cruel landlord, the villagers left to greener pastures.
Joanne felt nervous about receiving her test results.
Larissa felt exposed when her best friend revealed all her secrets to the class.
We hope this above list of vocabulary words, their meanings and how to use them has been useful. We cover plenty more in our classes. Do print out the tables and memorise as many as you can. See you in our next blog!
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