Thursday, March 4, 2021

Elementary Vocabulary - Worksheet #5

 

New Words for Today:
Pledge, Noble, Compassion, Blunder

 

Pledge (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge" 2: someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group 3: a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event

toast, assurance

Verb

1: promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife" 2: pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals; "I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station" 3: propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"

plight, subscribe, toast, drink, salute

 

Noble (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a titled peer of the realm

Lord

Adjective

1: impressive in appearance; "a noble mansion"; "a noble residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns" 2: of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth" 3: having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"

baronial, imposing, stately

lowborn

 

Compassion (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering; "have a compassion for the quake victims" 2: the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it; "His deep compassion for the AIDS patients made him contribute half of his estate to the centre"

pity

 

Blunder (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: an embarrassing mistake

blooper

Verb

1: commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview" 2: make one's way clumsily or blindly; "He fumbled towards the door" 3: utter impulsively; "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"

sin, boob, goof, fumble

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 pledge A subscribe 1: 1 opinion A last 1:
2 fortunate B pity 2: 2 wonder B aloof 2:
3 compassion C golden 3: 3 invest C divest 3:
4 endanger D imposing 4: 4 distant D close 4:
5 Noble E menace 5: 5 initial E fact 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 presaging good fortune A endanger 1:
2 put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position B compassion 2:
3 a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact C fortunate 3:
4 the first letter of a word (especially a person's name) D initial 4:
5 a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering E fiction 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: have a wish or desire to know something(6)
4: a deliberately false or improbable account(7)
8: make one's way clumsily or blindly(7)
9: give qualities or abilities to(6)

Down:
2: far apart in relevance or relationship(7)
3: pose a threat to; present a danger to(8)
5: a titled peer of the realm(5)
6: a deposit of personal property as security for a debt(6)
7: birth of a person(6)
4
5
6 7
8
9

 

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: blunder, compassion, Noble, pledge, opinion, vacate, wonder, fortunate, endanger, cradle, initial, distant, visual, invest, fiction, fatigue, ally
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 4: Across: 3: invest, 5: fatigue, 6: ally, 7: cradle Down: 1: wonder, 2: visual, 3: initial, 4: endanger

 

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