Saturday, March 20, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #13


Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
pretend (n) 1: the enactment of a pretense; , (v) 1: make believe with the intent to deceive; , (adj) 1: imagined as in a play;
convict (n) 1: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison 2: a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence, (v) 1: find or declare guilty;
ambitious (adj) 1: having a strong desire for success or achievement 2: requiring full use of your abilities or resources;
dissent (n) 1: (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; 3: the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent, (v) 1: withhold assent;
devour (v) 1: destroy completely;
buffet (n) 1: a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers 2: a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves 3: usually inexpensive bar, (v) 1: strike against forcefully;
electrify (v) 1: excite suddenly and intensely;
capital (n) 1: assets available for use in the production of further assets 2: wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value 3: a seat of government, (adj) 1: first-rate;
neglect (n) 1: lack of attention and due care 2: the state of something that has been unused and neglected; 3: willful lack of care and attention, (v) 1: leave undone or leave out;
despicable (adj) 1: morally reprehensible;
proficient (adj) 1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;
accommodate (v) 1: be agreeable or acceptable to;
distraught (adj) 1: deeply agitated especially from emotion;
assimilate (v) 1: take up mentally;
dreadful (adj) 1: causing fear or dread or terror; 3: very unpleasant
economical (adj) 1: using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness;
millennium (n) 1: a span of 1000 years 2: (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness 3: the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
breach (n) 1: a failure to perform some promised act or obligation 2: an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification) 3: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); , (v) 1: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; 2: make an opening or gap in


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 accommodate A confusion 1: 1 convict A agreement 1:
2 despicable B differ 2: 2 synonymous B antonymous 2:
3 arena C suit 3: 3 negligent C diligent 3:
4 banter D order 4: 4 agitate D acquit 4:
5 capital E slimy 5: 5 distraught E dissimilate 5:
6 dissent F majuscule 6: 6 dissent F calm 6:
7 breach G kid 7: 7 superior G inferior 7:
8 disarray H severance 8: 8 assimilate H calm 8:
9 edict I orbit 9: 9 I 9:


Match Definitions

1 a difference of opinion A edict 1:
2 lighted by or as if by twilight B dissent 2:
3 a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations C journal 3:
4 exceptionally bad or displeasing D convict 4:
5 a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison E bankrupt 5:
6 a formal or authoritative proclamation F accommodate 6:
7 untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance) G dreadful 7:
8 reduce to bankruptcy H disarray 8:
9 provide with something desired or needed I dusky 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
1: bring disorder to(8)
2: be of different opinions(7)
4: someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts(8)
6: destroy completely(6)
7: a formal or authoritative proclamation(5)

1: causing fear or dread or terror(8)
3: (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by(8)
4: strike against forcefully(6)
5: a failure to perform some promised act or obligation(6)
2 3


Recent Words Learned: accommodate, electrify, millennium, dreadful, edict, banter, dissent, capital, journal, despicable, council, dusky, negligent, convict, expanse, economical, breach, bankrupt, arena, climax
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 12: Across: 2: capital, 3: dreadful, 5: pretend, 7: edict Down: 1: disarray, 3: dissent, 4: expanse, 6: dusky


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