Vocabulary Practice

pertness

bluff

plunder

retort

dire

peril

scalawag

grabble 

sullen  

meek

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  1. Which word does not belong with the others?

awful

dreadful

horrible

dire

retort

grim

  1. Complete the following analogy:

ocean : sea  :: _____________ : cliff

  1. Which of the following does not describe meek?

the rebel with hatred in his heart

the man who will always do as he is told

a mother holding her newborn baby

Mr. Barbson when the soldiers took the family's supplies

  1. Which of the following does NOT describe peril?

a high bluff

a sharp axe

stampeding cattle

a soft bed

  1. Which word from the list above best completes this sentence.

Mammy and Pappy would speak out, would say nay to their oldest son joining up with such thieves and _____________.

  1. Complete the word web.

word web

  1. What word means to reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner?

______________________________________________

  1. Pick a good replacement word for brooding in the following sentence.

Chris slid his eyes around at his father and then stood there, brooding and silent.

______________________________________________

  1. What does the word plunder mean in the following sentence?

They'll just hope to get back to camp with all that plunder.

a.  Inappropriate playfulness
b.  A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea
c.  That which is taken by open force from an enemy
d.  Ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, troublemaker, rascal

  1. Complete the word web.

word web

 

Answer Key:

  1. retort

  2. bluff

  3. the rebel with hatred in his heart

  4. a soft bed

  5. scalawags

  6. pertness

  7. retort

  8. sullen

  9. c.  That which is taken by open force from an enemy

  10. grabble