Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #16

 

New Words for Today:
Decree, Chaotic, Dismal, Succinct, Encroach

 

Decree (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the decree caused no trouble out there"

edict, fiat, order

Verb

1: issue a decree; "Only the King can decree" 2: decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

rule

 

Chaotic (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lacking a visible order or organization 2: completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing 3: of or relating to a sensitive dependence on initial conditions

disorderly

 

Dismal (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"

blue, dark, depressing, dingy

 

Succinct (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

compendious, compact, summary

 

Encroach (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: advance beyond the usual limit 2: impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"

infringe, impinge, entrench

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 electrify A summary 1: 1 distraught A dissimilate 1:
2 succinct B crusade 2: 2 arid B aloof 2:
3 millennium C millenary 3: 3 assimilate C calm 3:
4 accommodate D wire 4: 4 concern D assent 4:
5 agitate E admit 5: 5 dissent E wetland 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 exceptionally bad or displeasing A dissent 1:
2 impinge or infringe upon B encroach 2:
3 a difference of opinion C dreadful 3:
4 briefly giving the gist of something D terminate 4:
5 be the end of; be the last or concluding part of E succinct 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
2: anything that serves as an expedient(6)
3: exceptionally bad or displeasing(8)
6: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused(7)
7: fail to do something; leave something undone(7)

Down:
1: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
2: assets available for use in the production of further assets(7)
3: issue a decree(6)
4: exonerate by means of an alibi(5)
5: completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing(7)
3
4 5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

I am "en route" for a "vis-a-vis" mtg. -- did we not do this yesterday?
"En route" also a French phrase meaning "on the way". I've just left; I'm en route for the auditorium."

Did you know? - Study of the iris; diagnosis of disease based on the iris of the eye is called "iridology."

 

Recent Words Learned: encroach, succinct, dismal, chaotic, decree, concern, arid, haunt, alibi, casualty, batter, crutch, summit, accommodate, electrify, millennium, dreadful, edict, banter, dissent

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 15: 1:D 2:C 3:B 4:A 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 15: 1:C 2:E 3:A 4:D 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 15: 1:A 2:D 3:B 4:C 5:E
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 15: Across: 1: crutch, 4: banter, 6: dissent, 8: tropical Down: 1: convict, 2: dreadful, 3: casualty, 5: edict, 7: climax

 

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