Saturday, March 27, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #15

 

New Words for Today:
Alibi, Haunt, Arid, Concern

 

Alibi (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question 2: a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"

excuse, exculpation

Verb

1: exonerate by means of an alibi

 

Haunt (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a frequently visited place

hangout

Verb

1: follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her" 2: haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her" 3: be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She haunts the ballet"

stalk, obsess, ghost, frequent

 

Arid (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of an arid country to cross" 2: lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"

waterless, desiccate, desiccated

fertile, wetland, vibrant

 

Concern (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern" 2: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of concern of public reaction" 3: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "a racially integrated business concern"

care, fear, worry, headache, vexation

Verb

1: have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions concerning her talk"; "My remark concerned your earlier comments" 2: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"

refer, pertain, relate

aloof, indifferent

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 dreadful A protest 1: 1 negligent A aloof 1:
2 agitate B commove 2: 2 dissent B assent 2:
3 dissent C sweep 3: 3 convict C inferior 3:
4 expanse D dreaded 4: 4 concern D diligent 4:
5 convict E inmate 5: 5 superior E acquit 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement A casualty 1:
2 charge (a conductor) with electricity B journal 2:
3 be silly or tease one another C electrify 3:
4 usually inexpensive bar D banter 4:
5 a periodical dedicated to a particular subject E buffet 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
3: anything that serves as an expedient(6)
6: lacking sufficient water or rainfall(4)
7: very unpleasant(8)
8: a formal or authoritative proclamation(5)

Down:
1: haunt like a ghost; pursue(5)
2: reduce to bankruptcy(8)
4: an accident that causes someone to die(8)
5: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)(6)
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3 4
5
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7
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Engligh Language Trivia

weigh pros and cons
If you weigh the pros and cons, you consider the advantages and disadvantages, the arguments for or against something. "They weighed the pros and cons of the house before signing"

Did you know? - Dudgeon means "A bad mood, a huff."

 

Recent Words Learned: concern, arid, haunt, alibi, casualty, batter, crutch, summit, accommodate, electrify, millennium, dreadful, edict, banter, dissent, capital, journal, despicable, council, dusky
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 14: Across: 2: capital, 3: dreadful, 6: arena Down: 1: crutch, 2: casualty, 3: disarray, 4: breach, 5: banter, 7: edict

 

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