Vocabulary Week 2

7th and 8th Grade Vocabulary Words
Week 2
1. Rapport – (noun) Relation, connection, sympathy, accord
2. Laconic – (adjective) Using a few words; concise
3. Loathe – (verb) to dislike greatly; to feel disgust at; to feel extreme hate or
4. Temperament – (noun) a person's or animal's nature, especially as it
permanently affects their behavior; disposition.
5. Prescribed – (adjective) Set down as a guide or rule;
conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order"
6. Voyage – (noun) a journey, especially by water or by air
7. Ostentatious – (adjective) designed to impress or attract attention; flashy;
displaying wealth, knowledge, etc., in a way that is meant to attract
attention, admiration, or envy
8. Disgruntled – (adjective) Ill-humored; dissatisfied
9. Fortify – (verb) To strengthen physically, emotionally, etc.; to support; to
make stronger by making additions (adding vitamins to milk, for example)
10. Rebellion – (noun) Open, armed, and organized resistance to a constituted
government; an act or show of defiance toward an authority or established
11. Tribute – (noun) something that you say, give, or do to show respect or
affection for someone
12. Cordial – (adjective) Hearty, sincere, affectionate
More Ideas for Vocabulary Words
Divide your class into two different teams. Write a vocabulary word on the board.
The students who think they know the answer can stand up. Also, students who are
bluffing that they know the answer can also stand. The teacher calls on a student at
to define the word. If the student gets it, his team gets points for every team
member that is standing. If the student does not get it, the team loses points for
every team member standing. The team with the most points at the end wins.
Divide your classroom into two teams and prepare a stack of index cards with
vocabulary words on them. Each team sends one member to the front of the
classroom. A member of one team takes an index card and attempt to get his
teammate to guess by giving one-word synonyms of the vocabulary word. The
other team does the same and the first team to guess their vocabulary word
correctly gets a point. The team with the most points at the end wins.
Comic Strip
Design a comic strip in which the characters use the vocabulary words.
Back Words
Create enough sheets of paper or index cards with a vocabulary word on each for
every member of the classroom. Tape them to the backs of all of your students.
The students must go around the room asking only yes or no questions to
determine what their words are. At the end of the activity have everyone sit back at
their desks and guess their words. You can discuss how each student came to find
his/her word as additional practice.