Saturday, January 2, 2021

Middle School - Worksheet #2

 

New Words for Today

 

Neglect (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: lack of attention and due care 2: the state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect" 3: willful lack of care and attention

disregard, disuse, negligence

Verb

1: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten" 2: fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account" 3: fail to attend to; "he neglects his children"

pretermit, omit, drop, miss, overlook

 

Superior (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: one of greater rank or station or quality 2: the head of a religious community 3: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

higher-up, victor

inferior

Adjective

1: of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students" 2: of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior officer" 3: (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"

superscript, ranking

inferior

 

Inventory (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a detailed list of all the items in stock 2: the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory" 3: (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods

stock, armory, armoury, stocktaking

Verb

1: make or include in an itemized record or report; "Inventory all books before the end of the year"

stock-take

 

Surveillance (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)

 

Today's Word Challenges

 

Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 inventory A tropic 1: 1 superior A inferior 1:
2 tropical B stock-take 2: 2 B 2:
3 scorn C despite 3: 3 C 3:
4 neglect D miss 4: 4 D 4:
5 territory E soil 5: 5 E 5:

 

Match Definitions
1 willful lack of care and attention A tropical 1:
2 of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic B neglect 2:
3 close observation of a person or group (usually by the police) C scorn 3:
4 open disrespect for a person or thing D surveillance 4:
5 make or include in an itemized record or report E inventory 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
3: of or characteristic of high rank or importance(8)
4: reject with contempt(5)

Down:
1: willful lack of care and attention(7)
2: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
3
4

 

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: surveillance, inventory, superior, neglect, accumulate, scorn, territory, dumbfound, tropical
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 1: Across: 2: scorn Down: 1: tropical

 

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