Fill In Vocabulary

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Activity 2: Fill-in-the-Blank Sentences Directions: Fill in the blanks using the correct vocabulary word to complete each sentence. You may

have to change the form of the word (ex: go, going, gone).

 

 

Abridge Concur Constitution Contend Discern Dissent Infringement Precedent Prohibition Redress

 

My answer

1. After asking for feedback, Lindsey was able to ___ the baked goods her customers liked best.

2. The senate committee worked many drafts of the new bill so there was no ___ on rights already guaranteed for citizens.

 

3. The company hoped to ___ the victim’s injury by paying out a small financial settlement.

 

4. Many conservationists worry that allowing some of the land to be used for drilling would set a dangerous ___ to allow more use of the land.

 

5. After studying the medicine for a few months, the company ___ that it is perfectly safe for people of all ages.

 

6. Rusty was happy she gave her ___ graduation speech instead of the longer 20 minute version.

 

7. The experiment is designed to tell us the substance’s ___ so that we can reproduce it.

8. There is a ___ against the use of drugs or alcohol on high school campuses across America.

 

9. Uncomfortable with people voicing their opinions, the local government attempted to silence voices of ___.

 

10. After listening to Daniel’s explanation, his manager ___ that he had a good reason for arriving late, so she didn’t dock his pay.

 

 

 

 

 

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Activity 3: Fill-in-the-Blank Scenarios Directions: Fill in the blanks using the correct vocabulary word to complete each scenario. Then, explain

why that vocabulary word fits best based on context clues provided in the scenario. You may have to

change the form of the word (ex: go, going, gone).

For Example:

Every single day, Bryan wakes up at 5 o’clock in the morning to take a 10-mile jog. Then, he goes to the gym to lift weights. Afterwards, he does 20 laps in the pool. And this is before he goes to practice with the team every afternoon! Bryan is ____________ about training because __________________________________________________________.

My Answer My Reason

relentless He is extremely dedicated and exercises all of the time. He runs 10 miles, lifts weights, swims, and attends practice every day.

 

Abridge Concur Constitute Contend Discern Dissension Infringe Precedent Prohibit Redress

1. Most of the homes in the neighborhood were selling for $500,000 to $800,000. Then one home sold for $900,000. Then

another home sold for $950,000. Now many of the homeowners are hoping this is a new trend.

The $900,000 home set a _____________________ because _________________________________________________

My Answer My Reason

 

 

2. After seeing the designer’s collection in blush and gold, Heather fell in love with the color combo. She went out and immediately purchased blush and gold earrings, hair accessories, bangles, and rings. She even went out and bought new shirts and dresses. It’s like every time you see her, she is wearing something blush and gold. Blush and gold ___________________ a large part of Heather’s wardrobe because _________________________________

My Answer My Reason

 

 

 

 

 

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3. Most people know only the first stanza of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” There are actually three stanzas, but it could take up to five minutes to sing the entire song. That’s why, when the song is performed live, many people only sing the first stanza. People ___________________ the song because ______________________________________________________.

My Answer My Reason

 

 

4. After eating the chicken salad, many of the patrons began to feel unwell. By the next morning, everyone who had had the chicken salad was ill. First, Carla called the manager. Then, Hector called the manager. Each of them said they had eaten the chicken salad. After getting the third call about chicken salad, the manager threw it out and took it off the menu. The patrons ___________________ the salad made them sick because __________________________________________.

My Answer My Reason

 

 

5. Knowing what consumers want and being able to provide it is the holy grail for search engine companies. Many search engines track the sites people visit, listen in on their conversations, and remember the items they bought in the past. Do people have a right to their privacy when shopping, or do they give it up when they go on the web? The search engines might be ___________________ on the rights of consumers because ____________________________.

My Answer My Reason

 

 

6. When Yancy saw the dress on the rack, she thought it looked horrible. Umma told her to try it on and see what it looked like. Umma was thinking it couldn’t be that bad. But once Yancy put on the dress, Umma had to agree with her: it really didn’t look that great on her. Umma ___________________ with Yancy in the end because _________________________________________________.

My Answer My Reason

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7. After finding trash in the desks and on the floor, Mr. Leu decided that students were not showing responsibility with their food trash. The next day, he made a class announcement that drinks and food could not be eaten in his classroom. Mr. Leu ___________________ drinks and food because _____________________________________________________.

My Answer My Reason

 

 

8. The homeowners’ meeting got heated. Some of the homeowners wanted to use the extra money in the neighborhood fund to build a swimming pool. Others wanted to use it to create a green space and basketball court. There was ___________________ among the homeowners because ___________________________________________.

My Answer My Reason

 

 

9. Gregorio agreed that he had not fulfilled his contract to deliver all the decorations for Ophelia’s sweet sixteen party. To make it right, he refunded half the money and provided Ophelia with $100 worth of decorations for a future event. Gregorio ___________________ his mistake by _________________________________________________.

My Answer My Reason

 

 

10. Jill and Juan could not believe what they were seeing. It moved fast in the sky and had a ring of lights that went all the way around it. It darted back and forth in the sky so fast! It had the outline of a UFO and moved like the ones they had seen on their favorite TV show. Jill and Juan ___________________ a UFO because ______________________________________________________.

My Answer My Reason

 

 

 

 

 

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Activity 4: Matching Directions: Match the following vocabulary words to their synonyms from the box. Write your answer in

the column next to the word.

 

 

Synonyms: Disregard Shorten Recognize Model Claim Agree Outlaw Disagree Correct Form

 

Words My Answer

1. Abridge

2. Concur

3. Constitute

4. Contend

5. Discern

6. Dissent

7. Infringe

8. Precedent

9. Prohibit

10. Redress

 

 

 

 

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Activity 5: Application of Vocabulary Directions: Answer each question in 1-2 complete sentences. Make sure that you use the underlined

vocabulary word in your answer.

 

1. What type of housework would you like to abridge? Explain why.

 

 

2. What is the best genre of movies or television shows? Name someone who would concur with you.

 

 

3. If you could constitute a new club or organization at school, what would you establish and why?

 

4. If your friend contended that aliens existed, would you agree with them? Explain why or why not.

 

 

5. What is one thing teenagers should have discernment about when applying for a new job?

 

6. What is a song that most people love about which you have a dissenting opinion? Explain why you dissent.

 

 

 

 

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7. What is something a classmate might do that infringes on other students’ right to learn?

 

8. What is something that an older sibling or family member has set as a family precedent?

 

9. If you could prohibit one thing in order to make social media safer, what would you prohibit? Explain why.

 

10. If you had an opportunity to redress a wrong with your parents or a friend, what would you do to make it right?

 

 

 

 
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