Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #12

 

New Words for Today:
Dreadful, Millennium, Electrify, Accommodate

 

Dreadful (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse" 2: exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room" 3: very unpleasant

awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, fearful, fearsome, frightening

 

Millennium (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a span of 1000 years 2: (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness 3: the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

millenary

 

Electrify (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: excite suddenly and intensely; "The news electrified us" 2: charge (a conductor) with electricity 3: equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance"

wire

 

Accommodate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: be agreeable or acceptable to; "Hope all the preparation has been able to accomodate your needs" 2: make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Improvise our native cuisine to accommodate the available food resources of the new country" 3: provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"

suit, fit, adapt, hold, admit

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 ambitious A con 1: 1 dissent A calm 1:
2 convict B sideboard 2: 2 convict B acquit 2:
3 breach C break 3: 3 distraught C agree 3:
4 arena D sphere 4: 4 negligent D calm 4:
5 buffet E challenging 5: 5 agitate E diligent 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 excite suddenly and intensely A accommodate 1:
2 the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state B electrify 2:
3 provide with something desired or needed C territory 3:
4 a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations D journal 4:
5 the enactment of a pretense E pretend 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: of primary important(7)
3: very unpleasant(8)
5: the enactment of a pretense(7)
7: a formal or authoritative proclamation(5)

Down:
1: untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)(8)
3: a difference of opinion(7)
4: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary(7)
6: naturally having skin of a dark color(5)
2
3 4
5 6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Homophones"?
Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. Some examples of Homophones are: Cent/Sent, won/one, allowed/aloud, bare/bear, capital/capitol, two/too, discreet/discrete. Can you find more?

Did you know? - Bowyang means "A strap that holds the pants legs in place."

 

Recent Words Learned: accommodate, electrify, millennium, dreadful, edict, banter, dissent, capital, journal, despicable, council, dusky, negligent, convict, expanse, economical, breach, bankrupt, arena, climax
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 11: Across: 2: pretend, 5: climax, 7: neglect, 8: edict Down: 1: superior, 3: dissent, 4: capital, 6: banter

 

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