Vocabulary Week 28

Vocabulary Week 28

Vocabulary Week of 3/26 3/30 Goal: to learn a new word, its part of speech, and to use it correctly in an original sentence. Vocabulary Word of the Day Monday, March 26th wane

After countless hours spent mowing the lawn and weeding, his interest in planting a new garden began to wane. Please guess the definition (especially of a condition or feeling) decrease in vigor, power, or extent; become weaker wane is a verb

synonyms: dwindle, fade antonym: increase Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day wither

His mother was generally a nice person, but when she was mad, the looks she gave could wither even the bravest heart. Please guess the definition (of a plant) become dry and shriveled; cause harm or damage to; cease to flourish; fall into decay or decline wither is a verb synonyms: dry up, wound antonym: strengthen

Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day Tuesday, March 27th nimble Doing crossword puzzles is one way to keep your mind nimble in your old age.

Please guess the definition quick and light in movement or action; agile; (of the mind) quick to comprehend nimble is an adjective synonyms: lively, quick antonym: slow Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly.

Vocabulary Word of the Day mirth Despite our best efforts to be serious, we couldnt hold back our mirth after hearing his joke. Please guess the definition amusement, especially as expressed in laughter

mirth is a noun synonyms: cheerfulness, glee antonym: melancholy Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day Wednesday, March 28th

revelry Much to the dismay of the neighbors, the birthday party revelry continued into the early hours of the next morning. Please guess the definition lively and noisy festivities revelry is a noun

synonyms: festivity, fun antonym: solemnity Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day vex

She did her best not to let it show, but her socalled friends mean comment really vexed her. Please guess the definition make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried vex is a verb synonyms: distress, bother antonym: leave alone Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly.

Review these words for Friday VEX BLANCH REVELRY BEMUSE

MIRTH ANTIQUATED NIMBLE BELABOR

WITHER WANE Quick Review: Pick 2 trouble words Working with a partner, write a short story using your 4 combined trouble words. Each word must be used correctly, and with context.

Alternate who writes partner one will begin the story with their first word, and then partner two will add on to the story, and so on until you have 4 sentences. 10 minutes! Vocabulary Word of the Day

Thursday, March 29th pilfer Little kids often pilfer small pieces of candy from the grocery store bins when their parents arent looking. Please guess the definition steal (something, especially a thing of small value) in a casual way

pilfer is a verb synonyms: steal, take antonym: contribute Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day

prevail Thankfully reason prevailed over emotion, and we were able to talk through our differences respectfully and thoughtfully. Please guess the definition prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious prevail is a verb synonyms: win, overcome

antonym: lose Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day Friday, March 30th entreat

The children entreated their babysitter to buy them pizza for dinner, and not tell their parents. Please guess the definition ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do something entreat is a verb synonyms: beg, plead

antonym: take Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day austerity She valued austerity and rule-following over

flexibility and kindness, and as a result had a hard time getting people to like her. Please guess the definition sternness or severity of manner or attitude austerity is a noun synonyms: seriousness, solemnity antonym: frivolity Now please write a sentence with context clues and use the word correctly.

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