Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #8

 

New Words for Today:
Breach, Economical, Expanse, Convict

 

Breach (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a failure to perform some promised act or obligation 2: an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification) 3: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

rupture, break, severance, rift

Verb

1: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise" 2: make an opening or gap in

transgress, offend, infract

 

Economical (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness; "an economic use of home heating oil"; "a modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of her time" 2: of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth; "economic growth"; "aspects of social, political, and economical life" 3: avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"

economic, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting

 

Expanse (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains" 2: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area" 3: a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

sweep, area

 

Convict (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison 2: a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence

con, inmate

Verb

1: find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

acquit

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 economical A stop 1: 1 assimilate A antonymous 1:
2 terminate B frugal 2: 2 synonymous B dissimilate 2:
3 arena C disorder 3: 3 agitate C acquit 3:
4 devour D down 4: 4 convict D inferior 4:
5 disarray E sphere 5: 5 superior E calm 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 avoiding waste A convict 1:
2 (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same B bankrupt 2:
3 a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison C economical 3:
4 financially ruined D synonymous 4:
5 a region marked off for administrative or other purposes E territory 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by(8)
5: a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence(7)
6: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse(6)
8: reject with contempt(5)

Down:
1: untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)(8)
2: behave unnaturally or affectedly(7)
3: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
7: a particular environment or walk of life(5)
3
4
5
6 7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are Palindromes?
Palindromes are words or phrases which read the same in both directions. E.g. EYE, RACECAR, etc. The word palindrome is derived from the Greek palindromes, meaning running back again (pal = AGAIN + drom/drame = RUN). Some of other good examples of palindromes are: "Do Geese See God?"; "Never Odd or Even"; "Too Bad, I hid a boot"

Did you know? - Study of people at work is called "ergonomics."

 

Recent Words Learned: convict, expanse, economical, breach, bankrupt, arena, climax, disarray, distraught, terminate, devour, agitate, ambitious, synonymous, buffet, proficient, assimilate, pretend, surveillance, inventory

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 7: 1:C 2:B 3:A 4:D 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 7: 1:B 2:D 3:A 4:D 5:C
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 7: 1:C 2:B 3:D 4:0 5:E
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 7: Across: 3: superior, 4: scorn, 6: agitate Down: 1: disarray, 2: tropical, 5: devour, 6: arena

 

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