Saturday, May 29, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #21

 

New Words for Today:
Encounter, Convoy, Resist, Deteriorate, Defiled

 

Encounter (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a minor short-term fight 2: a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway" 3: a casual meeting with a person of thing

brush, clash, skirmish

Verb

1: come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" 2: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day" 3: be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"

meet, see, find, happen, chance

 

Convoy (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a procession of land vehicles traveling together 2: a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships 3: the act of escorting while in transit

Verb

1: escort in transit; "the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone"; "the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"

 

Resist (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation" 2: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something 3: express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"

defy, refuse, withstand

surrender

 

Deteriorate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated" 2: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

devolve, drop, degenerate

recuperate

 

Defiled (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: morally blemished; stained or impure 2: having the purity corrupted; made unclean; "the defiled Temple"

maculate

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 millennium A worry 1: 1 synonymous A calm 1:
2 summit B frugal 2: 2 resist B surrender 2:
3 economical C excuse 3: 3 assimilate C dissimilate 3:
4 alibi D peak 4: 4 dissent D antonymous 4:
5 concern E millenary 5: 5 distraught E agreement 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 cause to be agitated, excited, or roused A dusky 1:
2 deeply agitated especially from emotion B agitate 2:
3 light teasing repartee C exotic 3:
4 strikingly strange or unusual D banter 4:
5 naturally having skin of a dark color E distraught 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: imagined as in a play(7)
6: exercise authority over; as of nations(6)
7: a body serving in an administrative capacity(7)
8: an abstract part of something(6)

Down:
1: impinge or infringe upon(8)
2: strikingly strange or unusual(6)
3: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary(7)
5: be of different opinions(7)
3
4 5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

"My report said - "status quo". Does it mean I repeat grade 4?"
"Status quo" comes from Latin meaning "the existing state of things". The point of having her elected was for the reigning party to perpetuate the status quo.

Did you know? - "Rhythm" and "syzygy" are the longest English words without vowels.

 

Recent Words Learned: defiled, deteriorate, resist, convoy, encounter, watchful, articulate, mere, govern, recess, exotic, ashore, dissolve, factor, encroach, succinct, dismal, chaotic, decree, concern

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 20: 1:G 2:D 3:E 4:C 5:I 6:A 7:B 8:F 9:H
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 20: 1:F 2:H 3:A 4:G 5:I 6:E 7:D 8:C 9:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 20: 1:I 2:A 3:H 4:0 5:D 6:F 7:G 8:0 9:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 20: Across: 1: batter, 2: summit, 5: chaotic, 6: exotic, 7: arena, 8: decree Down: 1: buffet, 3: encroach, 4: dismal, 5: concern

 

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