Saturday, March 13, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #11

 

New Words for Today:
Capital, Dissent, Banter, Edict

 

Capital (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: assets available for use in the production of further assets 2: wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value 3: a seat of government

uppercase, majuscule, Washington

Adjective

1: first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea" 2: of primary important; "our capital concern was to avoid defeat" 3: uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"

great, majuscule

 

Dissent (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion" 2: a difference of opinion; "It is alright to have a dissent in opinion on an issue" 3: the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

protest, objection

agreement

Verb

1: withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented" 2: express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country" 3: be of different opinions; "I beg to dissent!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

protest, resist, disagree, differ

assent, agree, approve

 

Banter (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: light teasing repartee

raillery

Verb

1: be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just bantered around"

kid, chaff

 

Edict (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a formal or authoritative proclamation; "The religious council issue an edict to solve the matter" 2: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the dilapidated caused no trouble out there"

decree, fiat, order, rescript

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Answers will be in the next worksheet of this level ***

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 devour A coming 1: 1 dissent A agreement 1:
2 inventory B guttle 2: 2 distraught B antonymous 2:
3 despicable C armory 3: 3 negligent C diligent 3:
4 climax D protest 4: 4 assimilate D dissimilate 4:
5 dissent E slimy 5: 5 synonymous E calm 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 light teasing repartee A journal 1:
2 a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison B council 2:
3 a body serving in an administrative capacity C banter 3:
4 a periodical dedicated to a particular subject D convict 4:
5 an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification) E breach 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: behave unnaturally or affectedly(7)
5: the decisive moment in a novel or play(6)
7: fail to do something; leave something undone(7)
8: a formal or authoritative proclamation(5)

Down:
1: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals(8)
3: be of different opinions(7)
4: a seat of government(7)
6: be silly or tease one another(6)
2 3 4
5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Pangrams"?
Pangrams are sentences that use every letter of the alphabet. The best known Pangram is: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs" is another one. If each letter of the alphabet occurs once and only once, that pangram is called perfect pangram. Here is an example: "Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx"

Did you know? - The word laser stands for 'Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation'.

 

Recent Words Learned: edict, banter, dissent, capital, journal, despicable, council, dusky, negligent, convict, expanse, economical, breach, bankrupt, arena, climax, disarray, distraught, terminate, devour
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 10: Across: 1: buffet, 3: arena, 6: tropical, 7: pretend Down: 1: bankrupt, 2: agitate, 4: superior, 5: scorn

 

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