Vocab Practice: Pseudonym


This word appeared on the Cool Word Club website on Oct. 5, 2015.

Let’s do a practice round!

Pseudonym means:

A) A well-known celebrity
B) A type of reading material
C) A legal challenge
D) A fictitious name


Cool Word Challenge: Pseudonym and Tome


Cool Word Challenge: Just for fun, come up with one sentence that uses both of the cool vocabulary words that you learned this week.

Here are the words again:

Pseudonym: A fictitious name.

Tome: A large or scholarly book.

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That’s a Funny Pseudonym!

help kids expand vocab

Do you like your name?

When Caryn Elaine Johnson was starting her career as a comedian, she wanted a more unusual name.

She like whoopee cushions, so she decided to call herself Whoopi Goldberg.

With this new stage name, Goldberg established herself not only as a comedian but also as an actress, writer and television host.

Other people who have adopted pseudonyms (see definition and hear pronunciation below) range from the writer Samuel Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) to the actor Carlos Irwin Estevez (better known as Charlie Sheen).

Cool word question of the day: If you gave yourself a pseudonym, what would it be?

Pseudonym: A fictitious name.

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