Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #7

 

New Words for Today:
Disarray, Climax, Arena, Bankrupt

 

Disarray (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions" 2: untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)

confusion, muddiness

Verb

1: bring disorder to

disorder

 

Climax (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success" 2: the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play" 3: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

culmination, orgasm, coming

Verb

1: end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

culminate

 

Arena (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit" 2: the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand 3: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

sphere, domain, area, orbit, field

 

Bankrupt (Noun, Verb, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts

insolvent

Verb

1: reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

ruin, break

Adjective

1: financially ruined; "a bankrupt company"; "the company went belly-up"

belly-up

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 buffet A area 1: 1 assimilate A calm 1:
2 terminate B finish 2: 2 distraught B antonymous 2:
3 superior C challenging 3: 3 agitate C inferior 3:
4 ambitious D buff 4: 4 synonymous D calm 4:
5 arena E victor 5: 5 superior E dissimilate 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 leave undone or leave out A neglect 1:
2 strike, beat repeatedly B buffet 2:
3 financially ruined C distraught 3:
4 deeply agitated especially from emotion D surveillance 4:
5 close observation of a person or group (usually by the police) E bankrupt 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
2: usually inexpensive bar(6)
3: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments(5)
5: bring disorder to(8)

Down:
1: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
2: someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts(8)
4: imagined as in a play(7)
5: enjoy avidly(6)
6: reject with contempt(5)
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5 6

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What is a "Suffix"?
A suffix is a letter or a group of letters attached to the end of a word to form a new word or to alter the grammatical function of the original word. For example, the verb read can be made into the noun "reader" by adding the suffix -er; read can be made the adjective "readable" by adding the suffix -able.

Did you know? - Science of knowledge or wisdom is called "philosophy."

 

Recent Words Learned: bankrupt, arena, climax, disarray, distraught, terminate, devour, agitate, ambitious, synonymous, buffet, proficient, assimilate, pretend, surveillance, inventory, superior, neglect, accumulate, scorn

 

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