Vocabulary Practice for Week 3

slathers

fortify

balk

woeful

cower

feebly

rolled

roiled

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  1. Which word does not belong with the others?

woeful wretched sorrowful feebly grim
  1. Complete the following analogy:

ocean : sea  :: cringe : ____________

  1. Which of the following does not describe balk?

a horse that refuses to go over a jump

a knight that runs from a dragon

General Wheeler leading the troops into battle

Chris's feeling when he must leave the mountaintop and go into the Yankee camp

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

The beast kicked ____________ and then was still.

  1. Complete the word web. 
    word web

  2. Complete the word web.

word web

  1. What word means to make (a liquid) muddy or cloudy by stirring up sediment?

______________________________________________

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

He shrank back inside the wagon, out of sight..

______________________________________________

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

The smoke and dust rolled and roiled among the trees.

a.  to go by as the days rolled by
b.  to come again as summer has rolled around again
c.  repeatedly turning over as in the dust rolled 
d.  gentle rises and falls as in the dunes rolled to the sea

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

"That ain't what you might call _________ of game." he said aloud in disgust.

 

Answer Key:

  1. feebly

  2. cower

  3. General Wheeler leading the troops into battle

  4. feebly

  5. fortify

  6. woeful

  7. roiled

  8. cowered

  9. c.  repeatedly turning over as in the dust rolled

  10. slathers