Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #9

 

New Words for Today:
Negligent, Dusky, Council, Despicable, Journal

 

Negligent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence" 2: marked by insufficient care or attention; "a negligent housekeeper"; "negligent about personal cleanliness"

diligent

 

Dusky (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river" 2: naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic"

twilight, twilit, swart, swarthy

 

Council (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council" 2: (Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine 3: a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council"

 

Despicable (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

ugly, vile, slimy

 

Journal (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations 2: a periodical dedicated to a particular subject; "he reads the medical journals" 3: a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred

diary, daybook

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 breach A twilit 1: 1 negligent A antonymous 1:
2 devour B break 2: 2 convict B acquit 2:
3 inventory C dismiss 3: 3 synonymous C dissimilate 3:
4 terminate D armory 4: 4 distraught D calm 4:
5 dusky E consume 5: 5 assimilate E diligent 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern A journal 1:
2 using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness B arena 2:
3 a particular environment or walk of life C devour 3:
4 enjoy avidly D economical 4:
5 a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred E negligent 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
3: untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)(8)
6: a wide scope(7)
7: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse(6)

Down:
1: financially ruined(8)
2: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
4: a body serving in an administrative capacity(7)
5: make an opening or gap in(6)
3
4
5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are Tongue Twisters?
Tongue Twisters are fun and games but they are also used for foreign students to improve their accent and also by therapists to help with speech difficulties. Try these Tongue Twisters: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers", "She sells seashells by the seashore". "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, If a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

Did you know? - Study of sediment is called "sedimentology."

 

Recent Words Learned: journal, despicable, council, dusky, negligent, convict, expanse, economical, breach, bankrupt, arena, climax, disarray, distraught, terminate, devour, agitate, ambitious, synonymous, buffet
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 8: Across: 3: breach, 5: devour, 6: expanse, 8: arena, 9: convict Down: 1: climax, 2: pretend, 4: superior, 7: scorn

 

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