Saturday, February 27, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #8

 

New Words for Today:
Breach, Economical, Expanse, Convict

 

Breach (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a failure to perform some promised act or obligation 2: an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification) 3: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

rupture, break, severance, rift

Verb

1: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise" 2: make an opening or gap in

transgress, offend, infract

 

Economical (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness; "an economic use of home heating oil"; "a modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of her time" 2: of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth; "economic growth"; "aspects of social, political, and economical life" 3: avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"

economic, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting

 

Expanse (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains" 2: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area" 3: a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

sweep, area

 

Convict (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison 2: a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence

con, inmate

Verb

1: find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

acquit

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 bankrupt A coming 1: 1 distraught A dissimilate 1:
2 buffet B area 2: 2 synonymous B calm 2:
3 arena C belly-up 3: 3 agitate C acquit 3:
4 disarray D disorder 4: 4 convict D calm 4:
5 climax E counter 5: 5 assimilate E antonymous 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 financially ruined A bankrupt 1:
2 using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness B devour 2:
3 of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic C economical 3:
4 destroy completely D arena 4:
5 a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments E tropical 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
5: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals(8)
6: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments(5)
7: willful lack of care and attention(7)
8: the decisive moment in a novel or play(6)

Down:
1: reject with contempt(5)
2: enjoy avidly(6)
3: bring disorder to(8)
4: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
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5
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7
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Engligh Language Trivia

What are Palindromes?
Palindromes are words or phrases which read the same in both directions. E.g. EYE, RACECAR, etc. The word palindrome is derived from the Greek palindromes, meaning running back again (pal = AGAIN + drom/drame = RUN). Some of other good examples of palindromes are: "Do Geese See God?"; "Never Odd or Even"; "Too Bad, I hid a boot"

Did you know? - The idiom "pillar of salt" means to have a stroke, or to become paralyzed and dead.

 

Recent Words Learned: convict, expanse, economical, breach, bankrupt, arena, climax, disarray, distraught, terminate, devour, agitate, ambitious, synonymous, buffet, proficient, assimilate, pretend, surveillance, inventory
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 7: Across: 2: buffet, 3: arena, 5: disarray Down: 1: tropical, 2: bankrupt, 4: pretend, 5: devour, 6: scorn

 

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