Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #3


Proverbs are short statements of wisdom or advice.
Proverb Meaning
A watched pot never boils If you wait anxiously for something to happen, it seems to take a long time
Change is as good as a rest A change in routine is often as refreshing as a break or a holiday
Once bitten, twice shy After an unpleasant experience, people are careful to avoid something similar
Birds of a feather flock together People of the same sort are usually found together
A fool at forty is a fool forever If a person hasn't matured by the age of 40, they never will
A guilty conscience needs no accuser If you know that you have done something wrong, you don't need anyone to tell you that you're guilty
Make a silk purse out of a sow's ear Manage to product something good using poor material
In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king A man of even limited ability has an advantage over a person who is less able
In for a penny, in for a pound If you start something, it is better to spend the time or money necessary to complete it
The tongue wounds more than a lance Insults can be more hurtful than physical injuries


Study, study - all study related..
Word Meaning
hierology science of sacred matters
barodynamics science of the support and mechanics of bridges
phytology study of plants; botany
deltiology the collection and study of picture postcards
chronobiology study of biological rhythms
semasiology study of meaning; semantics
muscology the study of mosses


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Write answers in the comment box ***


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 inventory A tropic 1: 1 superior A inferior 1:
2 accumulate B district 2: 2 B 2:
3 scorn C higher-up 3: 3 C 3:
4 neglect D amass 4: 4 D 4:
5 superior E negligence 5: 5 E 5:
6 dumbfound F stock 6: 6 F 6:
7 tropical G perplex 7: 7 G 7:
8 territory H despite 8: 8 H 8:


Match Definitions

1 reject with contempt A territory 1:
2 an area of knowledge or interest B superior 2:
3 a detailed list of all the items in stock C scorn 3:
4 be a mystery or bewildering to D surveillance 4:
5 of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic E inventory 5:
6 of or characteristic of high rank or importance F neglect 6:
7 leave undone or leave out G dumbfound 7:
8 collect or gather H accumulate 8:
9 close observation of a person or group (usually by the police) I tropical 9:


Recent Words Learned: surveillance, inventory, superior, neglect, accumulate, scorn, territory, dumbfound, tropical
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 2: Across: 3: superior, 4: scorn Down: 1: neglect, 2: tropical


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