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Vocabulary and Adjectives Help Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Vocabulary and Adjectives Help Study Guide

Activity 1: WHAT AM I?

Read each question, then answer it with the appropriate word from this lesson's vocabulary words.

  1. I'm what allows people to buy whatever they want. What am I?
  2. I'm not much fun to be around because I hurt everyone's feelings. What am I?
  3. I don't take anything seriously, which often comes across as rather disrespectful. What am I?
  4. I'm one of the most desired bottom line goals in any business. What am I?
  5. I'm the kind of answer that no one quite understands because I'm just too vague. What am I?

Activity 2: CHOOSE-A-WORD

Read each statement. Circle the correct answer.

  1. You might want to use this adjective if you're writing about a ghost.
    1. agrarian
    2. ethereal
    3. homogeneous
    4. pathological
  2. Some people say that a truly good piece of chocolate qualifies as this adjective.
    1. cadaverous
    2. decadent
    3. flippant
    4. intrinsic
  3. There are some kids who love their vegetables—but others think veggies are _______.
    1. caustic
    2. dogmatic
    3. mundane
    4. repugnant
  4. When you walk into a large department store and see endless rows of the same shirt, you can safely say that the clothing is _______.
    1. affluent
    2. despicable
    3. homogeneous
    4. nebulous
  5. Brushing your teeth, checking your e-mail, and eating lunch are all examples of what type of activity?
    1. mundane
    2. pathological
    3. repugnant
    4. salient

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

Using the nouns in the box, write sentences using adjectives from this lesson. How many can you use with each noun? How does that change the image you're creating?

house dog woman man instrument book
shirt class shoes movie school desk
meal visitor music hair present family

Activity 4: ANALOGIES

Look at the relationship between the first set of words, and then figure out which vocabulary word is missing from the second set.

  1. affluent : poor :: pleasant : _______
  2. dogmatic : neutral :: respectful : _______
  3. ethereal : solid :: rested : _______
  4. mundane : extraordinary :: healthy : _______
  5. salient : subtle :: useless : _______

Activity 5: CROSS-A-WORD

Read each clue. Write the correct vocabulary word in the puzzle.

Make it Real: Adding Adjectives

Across Down
1 This is a money-making business. 2 It's an inherent part of life.
5 Eww! 3 You look absolutely horrible.
6 I'm absolutely exhausted. 4 Just part of the daily routine.
7 That is simply contemptible. 8 How could you possibly miss that?
10 It is quite functional. 9 It's all about the land.
11 Aren't you refined? 12 That wasn't the most respectful answer.
15 Having a great deal of money.  
17 He looks like a corpse today. 13 It's a sign of moral decline.
18 I'm still vague on that situation. 14 Are those exactly the same?
19 That's YOUR opinion. 16 Ouch, that hurts my feelings.

Answers

Activity 1: WHAT AM I?

  1. affluent
  2. caustic
  3. flippant
  4. lucrative
  5. nebulous

Activity 2: CHOOSE-A-WORD

  1. b
  2. b
  3. d
  4. c
  5. a

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

There are no right or wrong answers for this activity. However, you may wish to have a family member, friend, or teacher review your response and give feedback.

Activity 4: ANALOGIES

  1. caustic
  2. flippant
  3. haggard
  4. pathological
  5. utilitarian

Activity 5: CROSS-A-WORD

Make It Real Adding Adjectives_Answers

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