Thursday, February 11, 2021

Elementary Vocabulary - Worksheet #2

 

New Words for Today:
Visual, Distant, Initial, Cradle, Endanger

 

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 Vocabulary Challenges

*** Write answers in the comment box ***

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 initial A optical 1: 1 distant A close 1:
2 distant B remote 2: 2 initial B divest 2:
3 invest C commit 3: 3 invest C last 3:
4 endanger D menace 4: 4 D 4:
5 visual E early 5: 5 E 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 the first letter of a word (especially a person's name) A visual 1:
2 relating to or using sight B distant 2:
3 get tired of something or somebody C fatigue 3:
4 bring up from infancy D initial 4:
5 or coming from or going to a distance E cradle 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
6: mark with one's initials(7)
7: separated in space(7)
8: make an investment(6)

Down:
1: an associate who provides assistance(4)
2: birth of a person(6)
3: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress(7)
4: a deliberately false or improbable account(7)
5: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position(8)
2 3 4 5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are the origins of English Words?
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%.

Did you know? - Study of snakes is called "ophiology."

 

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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