Semantic field: powerful / affecting / apt

To help you work it out:

  • What is each picture showing?
  • This is an adjective; how would you describe the things depicted in each image?


Answer: poignant

  • painfully or deeply affecting emotionally
  • apt or fitting


Origin: from the Latin ‘pungere’ / Old French ‘poindre’, meaning ‘pricking’ or ‘sharp point’

  • To form the adverb + ‘ly’ to the adjective = poignantly