Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #5

 

New Words for Today:
Ambitious, Agitate, Devour, Terminate, Distraught

 

Ambitious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having a strong desire for success or achievement 2: requiring full use of your abilities or resources; "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake"

challenging

 

Agitate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: try to stir up public opinion 2: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" 3: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

foment, rouse, charge, commove, excite, crusade

calm

 

Devour (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: destroy completely; "Fire had devoured our home" 2: enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels" 3: eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

down, consume, guttle

 

Terminate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I" 2: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo" 3: be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"

end, stop, finish, cease, fire, can, dismiss, sack

 

Distraught (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief"

calm

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 buffet A rouse 1: 1 agitate A inferior 1:
2 pretend B down 2: 2 synonymous B antonymous 2:
3 agitate C absorb 3: 3 distraught C calm 3:
4 devour D sideboard 4: 4 assimilate D dissimilate 4:
5 assimilate E feign 5: 5 superior E calm 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 reject with contempt A terminate 1:
2 bring to an end or halt B ambitious 2:
3 the enactment of a pretense C neglect 3:
4 requiring full use of your abilities or resources D scorn 4:
5 willful lack of care and attention E pretend 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
3: eat immoderately(6)
5: the state of something that has been unused and neglected(7)
6: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused(7)
7: reject with contempt(5)

Down:
1: usually inexpensive bar(6)
2: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
4: imagined as in a play(7)
2 3
4
5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What is a "Prefix"?
A prefix is a letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning of a word that partly indicates its meaning. For example, the word prefix itself begins with a prefix--pre-, which generally means "before".

Did you know? - Study of sediment is called "sedimentology."

 

Recent Words Learned: distraught, terminate, devour, agitate, ambitious, synonymous, buffet, proficient, assimilate, pretend, surveillance, inventory, superior, neglect, accumulate, scorn, territory, dumbfound, tropical
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 4: Across: 2: pretend, 5: superior, 6: buffet Down: 1: scorn, 3: neglect, 4: tropical

 

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