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Primary 4, 5, 6 Vocabulary list of emotions (Fear)



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.

1.

Scared

General sense of fear

2.

Anxious

Fear related to worrying about uncertainty

3.

Insecure

Feeling fearful regarding one's abilities.

4.

Weak

Fearful about not having the capability to handle something

5.

Rejected

Feeling like you don't belong

6.

Threatened

Feeling unsafe

7.

Helpless

Feeling like you have no control over a situation.

8.

Frightened

General feeling of being scared

9.

Overwhelmed

Feeling like you have too much to handle and you are unable to cope anymore

10.

Worried

Scared about something that is happening or may happen.

11.

Inadequate

Not feeling good enough

12.

Inferior

Feeling less confident compared to others

13.

Worthless

Feeling like a good-for-nothing

14.

Insignificant

Feeling like you do not matter

15.

Excluded

Feeling left out

16.

Persecuted

Being treated unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time

17.

Nervous

Easily agitated and frightened about something that is happening or may happen

18.

Exposed

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.

1.

Scared

Elsa became scared when she heard the loud thunder.

2,

Anxious

John was anxious about his upcoming examination.

3.

Insecure

Jane was insecure about her ability to compete with the top students.

4.

Weak

Claire felt mentally weak to handle the family business after the loss of her father.

5.

Rejected

Joshua felt rejected when the popular kids refused to let him sit with them.

6.

Threatened

Gale felt threatened about her safety when she heard the war had started.

7.

Helpless

Pam felt helpless as her house burned down. She felt she could do nothing about the situation.

8.

Frightened

The children became frightened and ran away when they heard a loud roar.

9.

Overwhelmed

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.

10.

Worried

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.

11.

inadequate

Martha felt inadequate before the spelling competition. She had not enough time to prepare well for it.

12.

Inferior

When Grace entered the beauty contest, she felt inferior to the other contestants. They had prettier clothes than her.

13.

Worthless

Blake felt worthless when he had failed at every business venture. He felt like he was never good at anything!

14.

Insignificant

When no one was willing to give a listening ear to Tom, he felt like nobody cared about him. He felt insignificant.

15.

Excluded

Tamara felt excluded because her siblings refused to play with her.

16.

Persecuted

After being persecuted for years by the cruel landlord, the villagers left to greener pastures.

17.

Nervous

Joanne felt nervous about receiving her test results.

18.

Exposed

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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