Saturday, May 22, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #19

 

New Words for Today:
Govern, Mere, Articulate, Watchful

 

Govern (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate" 2: direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct" 3: exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"

regulate, regularize, regularise, order, rule

 

Mere (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a small pond of standing water

Adjective

1: being nothing more than specified; "a mere child" 2: apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth"

bare, simple

 

Articulate (Verb, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood" 2: put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees" 3: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

joint, formulate, word, phrase, pronounce

Adjective

1: expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings" 2: consisting of segments held together by joints

 

Watchful (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow" 2: experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness; "insomniac old people"; "insomniac nights"; "lay sleepless all night"; "twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"

argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant, wakeful, insomniac, sleepless

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 mere A sham 1: 1 arid A fertile 1:
2 devour B simple 2: 2 convict B acquit 2:
3 succinct C compact 3: 3 concern C agree 3:
4 dissolve D thaw 4: 4 dissent D aloof 4:
5 pretend E consume 5: 5 agitate E calm 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 cause to go into a solution A accommodate 1:
2 put into a recess B recess 2:
3 an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification) C dissolve 3:
4 be agreeable or acceptable to D encroach 4:
5 advance beyond the usual limit E breach 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: strikingly strange or unusual(6)
4: a formal or authoritative proclamation(5)
8: a periodical dedicated to a particular subject(7)
10: haunt like a ghost; pursue(5)

Down:
2: an accident that causes someone to die(8)
3: impinge or infringe upon(8)
5: enjoy avidly(6)
6: reach the summit of a mountain(6)
7: lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless(4)
9: exonerate by means of an alibi(5)
3 4 5
6 7
8 9
10

 

Engligh Language Trivia

draw the line
If you decide to draw the line, you determine when an activity or situation becomes unacceptable. "When a person's private life is concerned, the media should know where to draw the line"

Did you know? - Study of immunity to disease is called "immunopathology."

 

Recent Words Learned: watchful, articulate, mere, govern, recess, exotic, ashore, dissolve, factor, encroach, succinct, dismal, chaotic, decree, concern, arid, haunt, alibi, casualty, batter

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 18: 1:E 2:D 3:C 4:B 5:A
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 18: 1:C 2:A 3:D 4:B 5:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 18: 1:B 2:E 3:C 4:D 5:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 18: Across: 4: concern, 5: dissolve, 6: batter Down: 1: succinct, 2: banter, 3: neglect, 5: dismal

 

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