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100 Middle School Words List

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100 Middle School Words List Answer Key

1. 
an opponent or enemy
  1. bluff
  2. aptitude
  3. adversary
  4. barricade
2. 
self-confidence, especially in a difficult situation; poise; assurance
  1. aplomb
  2. aptitude
  3. brandish
  4. attentive
3. 
Apprehensive
  1. worried or concerned
  2. intense or earnest
  3. restrictive or closed
  4. true or direct
4. 
Trinity's aptitude for volleyball makes her a valuable member of the varsity team.
5. 
You will be more ATTENTIVE if you:
  1. take attendance
  2. install a smoke alarm
  3. listen or look carefully
  4. curl up on the couch
6. 
Choose the definition that best fits the word.

Banish
  1. to advance from a primitive way of life
  2. to go by twisting and turning
  3. to go voluntarily into the armed forces
  4. to send someone away from a place
7. 
John created a barricade to keep the paintballs from hitting him.
8. 
lie or pretend to be something you're not
  1. concotion
  2. brandish
  3. bluff
  4. imperious
9. 
Brackish water is...
  1. only found in lakes.
  2. a wet, treeless prairie covered with water and grasses.
  3. a mixture of cold water and warm water.
  4. a mixture of salt water and fresh water.
10. 
The protesters brandished their signs outside City Hall.
11. 
The distance around a circle
  1. Circle
  2. Circumference
  3. Complementary
  4. Coefficient
12. 
She woke up in the middle of the night because of the                 outside the tent.
  1. Commotion
  2. Immobile
  3. Mobility
  4. Promotion
13. 
Andrew made a concoction of water, lemons, and leaves from the tree in the front yard.
14. 
obvious
  1. agile
  2. antic
  3. console
  4. conspicuous
15. 
a physical ability that involves flexing the body into different shapes
  1. concoction
  2. meticulous
  3. contortion
  4. repugnant
16. 
After the prosecutor gave his closing arguments, the defense attorney began to counter his points.
17. 
Cunning
  1. skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner;artfully subtle or shrewd; crafty; sly
  2. a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities
  3. causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; laughable
  4. aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.
18. 
After the tornado,                 was strewn all over town.
  1. rounding
  2. debris
  3. adapt
  4. impact
19. 
Defiance
  1. one who is compassionate and helpful to a person in distress
  2. any of various reading disorders associated with an impairment
  3. a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force
  4. a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, esp. to avoid arrest or persecution
20. 
Choose the answer that best replaces the word(s) in parentheses.
Lester scooped up the ball with a (skillful) motion, making it look easy.
  1. benevolent
  2. compulsory
  3. deft
  4. clear
21. 
Which word means a place you plan to go to?
  1. destination
  2. forward
  3. drive
  4. place
22. 
decrease or make less important
  1. slosh
  2. interlace
  3. diminish
  4. seepage
23. 
Contempt
  1. disdain
  2. ascetic
  3. enigma
  4. candor
24. 
The results of the recent animal migration are showing                 prospects for the future of some species.
  1. dismally
  2. dismals
  3. dismal
  4. abdismally
25. 
To dispel the darkness, simply turn on a light.
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