Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #14

 

New Words for Today:
Summit, Crutch, Batter, Casualty

 

Summit (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession" 2: the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock" 3: a meeting of heads of governments

acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, superlative, meridian, tiptop

Verb

1: reach the summit of a mountain; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"

 

Crutch (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking 2: anything that serves as an expedient; "he uses drugs as a psychological crutch"

 

Batter (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting 2: a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon

hitter, slugger

Verb

1: strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent" 2: strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her" 3: make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat"

buffet, clobber, baste

 

Casualty (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement 2: someone injured or killed in an accident 3: an accident that causes someone to die

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 banter A affect 1: 1 distraught A agree 1:
2 journal B raillery 2: 2 dissent B antonymous 2:
3 convict C daybook 3: 3 synonymous C calm 3:
4 despicable D vile 4: 4 convict D dissimilate 4:
5 pretend E con 5: 5 assimilate E acquit 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts A expanse 1:
2 a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon B batter 2:
3 a difference of opinion C electrify 3:
4 the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary D dissent 4:
5 equip for use with electricity E bankrupt 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
4: strike, beat repeatedly(6)
6: assets available for use in the production of further assets(7)
7: bring disorder to(8)

Down:
1: a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence(7)
2: an accident that causes someone to die(8)
3: naturally having skin of a dark color(5)
4: a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon(6)
5: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary(7)
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Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Idioms"?
Idioms are words, phrases or expressions which are commonly used in everyday conversation. They are often metaphorical and make the language more colourful. There are estimated to be at least 25000 idiomatic expressions in English language.

Did you know? - Fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon's fear of operating is called "Ergasiophobia."

 

Recent Words Learned: casualty, batter, crutch, summit, accommodate, electrify, millennium, dreadful, edict, banter, dissent, capital, journal, despicable, council, dusky, negligent, convict, expanse, economical

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 13: 1:B 2:G 3:H 4:E 5:C 6:A 7:D 8:I 9:F
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 13: 1:D 2:D 3:B 4:E 5:C 6:A 7:F 8:H
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 13: 1:G 2:B 3:H 4:E 5:F 6:D 7:I 8:A 9:C
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 13: Across: 1: dusky, 3: dreadful, 4: neglect, 6: banter, 7: edict Down: 2: superior, 3: disarray, 5: convict, 6: breach

 

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