Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #10


Idioms are words, phrases or expressions which are commonly used in everyday conversation.
Idiom Meaning
get a load of This slang expression means to pay attention or take notice of something. "Hey! Get a load of that outfit!"
cool as a cucumber A person who is as cool as a cucumber is not anxious, but relaxed and non-emotional. "The bride's mother stayed as cool as a cucumber all through the ceremony"
quaking in one's boots When someone is extremely scared, it is said that they are quaking in their boots. "When he saw the crocodiles in the water, he started quaking in his boots"
in two shakes of a lamb's tail To do something in two shakes of a lamb's tail means to do it very quickly or in a moment. "I'll be ready in two shakes of a lamb's tail"
use one's noodle If you use your noodle, you use your brain or your common sense. "How did I figure that out? - I just used my noodle!"
dying for something If you are dying for something, you have a strong desire for it!. "I'm dying for a cup of tea!"
smoke signals To say that there are smoke signals means that there are indications that something is probably going to happen. "All the smoke signals seem to indicate that the company is going to be taken over"
see the error of ways When someone sees the error of their ways, they understand that what they are doing is wrong and accept to change their behavior. "He talked to a counselor who tried to make him see the error of his ways"
name is mud To say that a person's name is mud means that they have acquired a bad reputation because of something they have done or said. "His name is mud now after the revelations in the newspaper"
paint the town red If you paint the town red, you go out and enjoy a lively evening in bars, night-clubs, etc. "To celebrate the victory, the team's supporters painted the town red"


I am scared ...
Phobia Meaning
Anthropophobia fear of people or the company of people, a form of social phobia.
Friggatriskaidekaphobia fear of Friday the 13th
Nosophobia fear of contracting a disease
Achluophobia fear of darkness
Tokophobia fear of childbirth or pregnancy
Aichmophobia fear of sharp or pointed objects (such as a needle or knife)
Chiroptophobia fear/dislike of bats


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 journal A imbibe 1: 1 distraught A diligent 1:
2 proficient B infract 2: 2 agitate B calm 2:
3 convict C culminate 3: 3 assimilate C acquit 3:
4 dusky D good 4: 4 synonymous D calm 4:
5 assimilate E twilight 5: 5 convict E dissimilate 5:
6 arena F con 6: 6 negligent F inferior 6:
7 breach G field 7: 7 superior G antonymous 7:
8 expanse H sweep 8: 8 H 8:
9 climax I daybook 9: 9 I 9:


Match Definitions

1 naturally having skin of a dark color A council 1:
2 a body serving in an administrative capacity B terminate 2:
3 the decisive moment in a novel or play C synonymous 3:
4 morally reprehensible D despicable 4:
5 bring to an end or halt E dusky 5:
6 a wide scope F climax 6:
7 (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same G bankrupt 7:
8 financially ruined H journal 8:
9 a periodical dedicated to a particular subject I expanse 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: destroy completely(6)
5: reduce to bankruptcy(8)
6: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments(5)
7: naturally having skin of a dark color(5)

1: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
2: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike(5)
3: a failure to perform some promised act or obligation(6)
4: untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)(8)


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 Synonyms Matching in worksheet 9: 1:B 2:E 3:C 4:D 5:A
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 9: 1:A 2:D 3:C 4:B 5:E
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 9: 1:C 2:B 3:0 4:D 5:E
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 9: Across: 1: disarray, 5: pretend, 9: scorn, 10: buffet Down: 2: superior, 3: agitate, 4: breach, 6: expanse, 7: neglect, 8: arena


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