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NAME________________________________                              PERIOD_______________                                   ...
24. The principal said she would have to ________________ my question to someone else.   25. The farmer used his _________...
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Vocab for the good earth


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Vocabulary assignment for Kearney's Language Arts 8 class.

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Vocab for the good earth

  1. 1. NAME________________________________ PERIOD_______________ THE GOOD EARTH VOCABULARYPART 1: Read the following vocabulary words and their definitions and then write you ownsentence, using the new word. The first one is done as an example. 1. ruddy (adj.) having a healthy, reddish colorHis face had a ruddy complexion from being in the field every day. 2. dishearten (v.) to cause to lose spirit or morale 3. animosity (n.) resentment tending toward active hostility; an antagonistic attitude 4. scholar (n.)a person who has done advanced study in a special field 5. fruition (n.) realization of something desired or worked for 6. sympathy (n.) inclination to think or feel alike 7. protagonist (n.)the main character in a drama or other literary work 8. filial (adj.)having or assuming the relationship of child or offspring to parent 9. thatched (adj.) description of a roof that has been covered with grasses, leaves, etc. 10. defer (v.) to put off, delay 11. piety (n.) dutifulness in religion 12. outmoded (adj.)not being in style 13. persevere (v.) to persist in an undertaking in spite of difficulties 14. scythe (n.) a tool with a long handle and curved blade used to mow grass 15. frugality (n.) reflectingeconomy in the use of resources 16. estrange (v.) to remove from associations, (not hang out with) 17. poignant (adj.) deeply touching or important 18. rural (adj.) relating to the country, country people, country life, or agriculture 19. acquisitive (adj.) strongly desirous of gaining possessions 20. amoral (adj.) lacking moral sensibilitiesPART 2:Fill in the blank with one of the 20 vocabulary words to make the sentence work. 21. His _________________ nature caused him to run up a lot of credit card debt. 22. His wife’s ________________ helped them save money and resources. 23. She had great _______________ for the man who kidnapped her child.
  2. 2. 24. The principal said she would have to ________________ my question to someone else. 25. The farmer used his _________________ to cut the grasses down behind the house. 26. They lived in a very ________________ part of the country where 7-Elevens were rare. 27. He is an ________________, selfish person, never helping others. 28. The photograph was a _________________ reminder of her childhood. 29. Her _______________ caused her to read her scriptures every day. 30. His outfit was too __________________ and behind the times. 31. The farmer’s roof was _________________ with hay and grasses from the field. 32. We will have to ________________ with our research to get the project done in time. 33. She had to ______________ herself from her family because she was ashamed of them. 34. The ___________________ of the novel had many challenges to overcome. 35. The daughter had a ______________ relationship with her mother. 36. The nurse had a lot of ________________ for her patients. 37. The ____________color on the barn gave the farm a bright appearance. 38. I didn’t want to ________________ the students by telling them they all failed the test. 39. All my plans came to _________________ after my hard work on my new business. 40. She is quite a ___________________ in the field of history.PART 3: Match the vocabulary word on the left with its antonym (opposite) on the right.________41. ruddy A. to act on immediately________42. dishearten B. hip and happenin’________43. animosity C. feather________44. scholar D. failing________45. fruition E. wastefulness________46. sympathy F. reconcile________47. protagonist G. pale________48. filial H. quit________49. thatched I. urban________50. defer J. amateur________51. piety K. unimpressive, unimportant________52. outmoded L. encourage________53. persevere M. unselfish, generous________54.scythe N. unrelated________55.frugality O. heartlessness________56.estrange P. love________57.poignant Q. godlessness________58.rural R. virtuous________59.acquisitive S. antagonist________60.amoral T. shingled