Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #10


A root word is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes.
Root Word Meaning
uni Root word "uni" comes from Latin, meaning "one, single". Examples: unicycle - a vehicle with one wheel; unilateral - decided by only one person or nation; unique - the only one of its kind; unison - as one voice.
narr Root word "narr" comes from Latin, meaning tell. Examples: narrate - to tell a story; narrative - a story; narrator - a person who tells a story.
cent/i Root word "cent/i" comes from Latin, meaning "hundred, hundredth". Examples: centennial- the 100th anniversary; centimeter - 1/100 of a meter; century - 100 years
scop/e/y Root word "scop/e/y" comes from Greek, meaning "see, examine, observe". Examples: microscope - a device used to see tiny things; periscope - a seeing instrument on a submarine; telescope - a device used to see over a distance.
circum/circle Root word "circum/circle" comes from Latin, meaning "around, about". Examples: circumnavigate - to sail around; circumscribe - to draw around; circumspect - looking around
pent/a Root word "pent/a" comes from Greek, meaning five. Examples: "pentagon - shape having 5 angles and 5 sides, pentagram - a five-pointed star formerly used as a symbolic figure in magic; pentathlon - an athletic contest that includes five events."
semi Root word "semi" comes from Latin, meaning "half, partial". Examples: semiannual - every half year; semicircle - half a circle; semiconscious - partly conscious; semiannual - every half of a year.
geo Root word "geo" comes from Greek, meaning "earth, soil, global". Examples: geography - study of the earth's surface; geology - study of the structure of the earth; geoponics - soil based agriculture.


Study, study - all study related..
Word Meaning
orology study of mountains
astacology the science of crayfish
scatology study of excrement or obscene literature
pyrography study of woodburning
agriology the comparative study of primitive peoples
myrmecology study of ants
metapsychology study of nature of the mind


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Answers will be in the next worksheet of this level ***


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 disarray A diary 1: 1 agitate A calm 1:
2 ambitious B consume 2: 2 negligent B acquit 2:
3 arena C vile 3: 3 assimilate C antonymous 3:
4 pretend D scotch 4: 4 convict D inferior 4:
5 devour E disorder 5: 5 distraught E dissimilate 5:
6 terminate F challenging 6: 6 synonymous F calm 6:
7 journal G affect 7: 7 superior G diligent 7:
8 economical H finish 8: 8 H 8:
9 despicable I area 9: 9 I 9:


Match Definitions

1 bring to an end or halt A synonymous 1:
2 (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same B buffet 2:
3 strike against forcefully C terminate 3:
4 avoiding waste D journal 4:
5 a meeting of people for consultation E breach 5:
6 a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred F economical 6:
7 a failure to perform some promised act or obligation G despicable 7:
8 marked by insufficient care or attention H negligent 8:
9 morally reprehensible I council 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
1: a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves(6)
3: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments(5)
6: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
7: put forward a claim and assert right or possession of(7)

1: financially ruined(8)
2: try to stir up public opinion(7)
4: the head of a religious community(8)
5: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike(5)
2 3


Recent Words Learned: journal, despicable, council, dusky, negligent, convict, expanse, economical, breach, bankrupt, arena, climax, disarray, distraught, terminate, devour, agitate, ambitious, synonymous, buffet
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 9: Across: 3: devour, 6: superior, 7: arena Down: 1: bankrupt, 2: tropical, 3: disarray, 4: dusky, 5: breach


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