Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #12

 

New Words for Today:
Dreadful, Millennium, Electrify, Accommodate

 

Dreadful (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse" 2: exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room" 3: very unpleasant

awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, fearful, fearsome, frightening

 

Millennium (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

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)

millenary

 

Electrify (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: excite suddenly and intensely; "The news electrified us" 2: charge (a conductor) with electricity 3: equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance"

wire

 

Accommodate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: be agreeable or acceptable to; "Hope all the preparation has been able to accomodate your needs" 2: make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Improvise our native cuisine to accommodate the available food resources of the new country" 3: provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"

suit, fit, adapt, hold, admit

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 banter A adapt 1: 1 agitate A diligent 1:
2 journal B daybook 2: 2 assimilate B dissimilate 2:
3 accommodate C majuscule 3: 3 convict C antonymous 3:
4 capital D kid 4: 4 negligent D acquit 4:
5 edict E decree 5: 5 synonymous E calm 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 close observation of a person or group (usually by the police) A electrify 1:
2 a particular environment or walk of life B despicable 2:
3 morally reprehensible C surveillance 3:
4 a formal or authoritative proclamation D edict 4:
5 equip for use with electricity E arena 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
2: a body serving in an administrative capacity(7)
3: untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)(8)
7: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused(7)
8: eat immoderately(6)

Down:
1: express opposition through action or words(7)
2: uppercase(7)
3: very unpleasant(8)
4: a formal or authoritative proclamation(5)
5: an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)(6)
6: light teasing repartee(6)
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Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Homophones"?
Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. Some examples of Homophones are: Cent/Sent, won/one, allowed/aloud, bare/bear, capital/capitol, two/too, discreet/discrete. Can you find more?

Did you know? - Study of leprosy is called "leprology."

 

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 Synonyms Matching in worksheet 11: 1:D 2:C 3:A 4:E 5:B
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 11: 1:E 2:D 3:C 4:B 5:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 11: 1:A 2:0 3:B 4:E 5:D
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 11: Across: 3: convict, 4: expanse, 7: edict, 8: banter, 9: dissent Down: 1: superior, 2: council, 5: pretend, 6: buffet

 

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