Saturday, January 9, 2021

Middle School - Worksheet #4

 

New Words for Today

 

Pretend (Noun, Verb, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"

Verb

1: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache" 2: behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting" 3: put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"

feign, sham, affect, dissemble

Adjective

1: imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"

 

Assimilate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe" 2: become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly" 3: make similar; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"

absorb, ingest, imbibe

dissimilate

 

Proficient (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

adept, expert, good, practiced

 

Buffet (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers 2: a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves 3: usually inexpensive bar

counter, sideboard

Verb

1: strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent" 2: strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him"

batter, buff

 

Synonymous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same

antonymous

 

Today's Word Challenges

 

Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 pretend A practiced 1: 1 assimilate A inferior 1:
2 proficient B absorb 2: 2 synonymous B antonymous 2:
3 assimilate C district 3: 3 superior C dissimilate 3:
4 territory D affect 4: 4 D 4:
5 superior E higher-up 5: 5 E 5:

 

Match Definitions
1 close observation of a person or group (usually by the police) A surveillance 1:
2 make similar B dumbfound 2:
3 the state of something that has been unused and neglected C assimilate 3:
4 be a mystery or bewildering to D neglect 4:
5 strike, beat repeatedly E buffet 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
5: reject with contempt(5)
6: make believe with the intent to deceive(7)

Down:
1: usually inexpensive bar(6)
2: the state of something that has been unused and neglected(7)
3: one of greater rank or station or quality(8)
3
4
5
6

 

Interesting things about Engligh Language
What is a "Root Word"?
A root word, as its name suggests, is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes. The root of the word vocabulary, for example, is "voc", a Latin root meaning "word" or "name." This root also appears in the words advocacy, convocation, evocative, vocal, and vociferous.

A root word, as its name suggests, is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes. The root of the word vocabulary, for example, is "voc", a Latin root meaning "word" or "name." This root also appears in the words advocacy, convocation, evocative, vocal, and vociferous.

 

Recent Words Learned: synonymous, buffet, proficient, assimilate, pretend, surveillance, inventory, superior, neglect, accumulate, scorn, territory, dumbfound, tropical
Answer to Crossword in worksheet :

 

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