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Vibrant Verbs and Vocabulary Help Practice Exercises (page 2)

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Activity 3: ANALOGIES

In these analogies, each set of verbs are antonyms, or opposites. Look at the first set, then figure out which vocabulary word is missing from the second set.

  1. accrue : dwindle :: _____ : decisive
  2. atrophy : strengthen :: _____ : ignore
  3. imbibe : refuse :: _____ : offend
  4. ostracize : embrace :: _____ : original
  5. admonish : praise :: _____ : strip

Activity 4: WORD MIX-UP

Unscramble each vocabulary word and write it correctly.

  1. hisdamno  
  2. shinrag  
  3. gelvinie  
  4. sderser  
  5. latcavile  

Activity 5: PICK-A-WORD

Choose the word from the box that best completes each sentence.

capitulate embody paraphrase
chastise modulate propagate
delineate officiate redress
disseminate
  1. When the referee explained his reasons, I realized he was right and had no other choice but to _____.
  2. People in the back rows of the audience couldn't hear the speaker so he had to _____ his voice in order to reach them.
  3. She is known for breaking into tears if you _____ her.
  4. The lawyer talked on and on for almost an hour, so in my essay I had to _____ what he said.
  5. Could her song possibly _____ everything I had been feeling about myself for years?
  6. My brother has been able to _____ over my soccer games for as long as I can remember.
  7. My parents tried to convince me that if I _____ my mistake I will feel much better.
  8. Mrs. Connors has been trying to _____ her wildflowers for a decade now.
  9. Does the course's outline _____ exactly what we have to do in order to earn an A in the class?
  10. A rumor can _____ throughout the school by lunch hour.

Answers

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

  1. d
  2. f
  3. r
  4. c
  5. t
  6. j
  7. m
  8. e
  9. o
  10. q
  11. a
  12. s
  13. h
  14. p
  15. b
  16. l
  17. n
  18. g
  19. k
  20. i

Activity 2: YOU DECIDE

  1. a
  2. c
  3. d
  4. b
  5. b
  6. a
  7. b
  8. b
  9. c
  10. d

Activity 3: ANALOGIES

  1. accrue : dwindle :: vacillate : decisive
  2. atrophy : strengthen :: beguile : ignore
  3. imbibe : refuse :: inveigle : offend
  4. ostracize : embrace :: plagiarize : original
  5. admonish : praise :: garnish : strip

Activity 4: WORD MIX-UP

  1. admonish
  2. garnish
  3. inveigle
  4. redress
  5. vacillate

Activity 5: PICK-A-WORD

  1. capitulate
  2. modulate
  3. chastise
  4. paraphrase
  5. embody
  6. officiate
  7. redress
  8. propagate
  9. delineate
  10. disseminate
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