What is the difference between soothe and appease? Feed and nourish? Help middle school students strengthen their vocabulary knowledge with this one-page worksheet on shades of meaning! Some words are similar to each other but have small differences that can change the tone or meaning of a sentence. Give students a chance to articulate these differences with seven pairs of related words in the Describe the Difference Between Related Words #2 worksheet. Geared toward seventh- and eighth-grade learners, this helpful worksheet builds on the vocabulary used in the first Describe the Difference Between Related Words worksheet.