Saturday, May 8, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #15

 

New Words for Today:
Alibi, Haunt, Arid, Concern

 

Alibi (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question 2: a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"

excuse, exculpation

Verb

1: exonerate by means of an alibi

 

Haunt (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a frequently visited place

hangout

Verb

1: follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her" 2: haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her" 3: be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She haunts the ballet"

stalk, obsess, ghost, frequent

 

Arid (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of an arid country to cross" 2: lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"

waterless, desiccate, desiccated

fertile, wetland, vibrant

 

Concern (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern" 2: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of concern of public reaction" 3: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "a racially integrated business concern"

care, fear, worry, headache, vexation

Verb

1: have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions concerning her talk"; "My remark concerned your earlier comments" 2: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"

refer, pertain, relate

aloof, indifferent

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 buffet A challenging 1: 1 synonymous A diligent 1:
2 expanse B pinnacle 2: 2 dissent B aloof 2:
3 summit C area 3: 3 negligent C antonymous 3:
4 ambitious D batter 4: 4 arid D wetland 4:
5 bankrupt E break 5: 5 concern E approve 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 light teasing repartee A banter 1:
2 something that interests you because it is important or affects you B ambitious 2:
3 of primary important C concern 3:
4 having a strong desire for success or achievement D capital 4:
5 withhold assent E dissent 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
1: anything that serves as an expedient(6)
4: light teasing repartee(6)
6: express opposition through action or words(7)
8: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)

Down:
1: find or declare guilty(7)
2: very unpleasant(8)
3: someone injured or killed in an accident(8)
5: a formal or authoritative proclamation(5)
7: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse(6)
2
3 4
5
6 7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

I am feeling "deja vu" - I think I have studied these words before!
"deja vu" - a French phrase means the sensation of having previously experienced something that one is experiencing. "I experienced deja vu when I entered the kitchen, even though I knew that I had never been in that house before."

Did you know? - The world's largest alphabet is Cambodian, with 74 letters.

 

Recent Words Learned: concern, arid, haunt, alibi, casualty, batter, crutch, summit, accommodate, electrify, millennium, dreadful, edict, banter, dissent, capital, journal, despicable, council, dusky

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 14: 1:B 2:C 3:E 4:D 5:A
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 14: 1:C 2:A 3:B 4:E 5:D
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 14: 1:D 2:B 3:E 4:C 5:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 14: Across: 4: buffet, 6: capital, 7: disarray Down: 1: convict, 2: casualty, 3: dusky, 4: batter, 5: expanse

 

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