Thursday, January 7, 2021

Elementary - Worksheet #2

 

New Words for Today

 

Visual (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: relating to or using sight; "ocular inspection"; "an optical illusion"; "visual powers"; "visual navigation" 2: able to be seen; "be sure of it; give me the ocular proof"; "a visual presentation"; "a visual image"

ocular, optic, optical

 

Distant (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: separated in space; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"; "the sound of distant traffic" or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages" 2: far apart in relevance or relationship; "a distant cousin"; "a distant likeness"

aloof, upstage, remote, removed

close

 

Initial (Noun, Verb, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the first letter of a word (especially a person's name); "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"

first, early

last, end

Verb

1: mark with one's initials

Adjective

1: occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"

first, early

last, end

 

Cradle (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a baby bed with sides and rockers; "The baby is sleeping in his cradle" 2: where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the cradle of civilization" 3: birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"

birthplace, provenance, provenience, rocker

Verb

1: hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms" 2: bring up from infancy 3: hold or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"

hold

 

Endanger (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops" 2: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

jeopardize, menace

 

Today's Word Challenges

 

Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 initial A weariness 1: 1 distant A divest 1:
2 distant B early 2: 2 initial B end 2:
3 fatigue C removed 3: 3 invest C close 3:
4 cradle D rocker 4: 4 D 4:
5 invest E put 5: 5 E 5:

 

Match Definitions
1 mark with one's initials A fatigue 1:
2 put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position B cradle 2:
3 furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors C invest 3:
4 get tired of something or somebody D initial 4:
5 hold or place in or as if in a cradle E endanger 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress(7)
3: the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)(7)
5: able to be seen(6)

Down:
1: a deliberately false or improbable account(7)
2: pose a threat to; present a danger to(8)
3: make an investment(6)
4: an associate who provides assistance(4)
3
4
5

 

Interesting things about Engligh Language
English Word Origins:
English is the 3rd most spoken native language in the world after Mandarin and Spanish. English originated from closely related dialects which were brought to England by Anglo-Saxon Settlers. Over time, it was influenced by French, Latin, and many other languages. About 25% of English words are of French Origins, 25% Latin and 25% are of Germanic (Old English) origins. Greek words make up about 5%.

English is the 3rd most spoken native language in the world after Mandarin and Spanish. English originated from closely related dialects which were brought to England by Anglo-Saxon Settlers. Over time, it was influenced by French, Latin, and many other languages. About 25% of English words are of French Origins, 25% Latin and 25% are of Germanic (Old English) origins. Greek words make up about 5%.

 

Recent Words Learned: endanger, cradle, initial, distant, visual, invest, fiction, fatigue, ally
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 1: Across: 2: ally, 3: fiction Down: 1: fatigue, 4: invest

 

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