Jumpstarters for Synonyms and Antonyms

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Jumpstarters
for Synonyms
and Antonyms
Short Daily Warm-ups for the Classroom
By
LINDA ARMSTRONG
COPYRIGHT © 2011 Mark Twain Media, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-58037-995-3
Printing No. 404149-EB
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Jumpstarters for Synonyms and Antonyms
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Teacher........................1
Part I: Qualities
Adjectives Related to Size......................2
Adjectives Related to Shape...................3
Adjectives Related to Age.......................4
Adjectives Related to Strength................5
Adjectives Related to Beauty..................6
Adjectives Related to Similarity...............7
Part IV: Actions
Synonyms and Antonyms for Verbs......28
Adjectives Related to Sound and
Color...................................................8
Adjectives Related to the Sense of
Touch..................................................9
Adjectives Related to Smell and
Taste.................................................10
Adjectives Related to Appearance........11
Mixed Review........................................13
Part V: Items
Synonyms and Antonyms for Nouns.....37
Answer Key...............................................42
Part II: Locations
Relative Position....................................14
Part III: Emotions
Adverbs Related to Feelings.................16
Adjectives Related to Feelings..............17
Adjectives Related to Angry
Emotions..........................................19
Adjectives Related to Sad Emotions.....20
Adjectives Related to Fearful
Emotions..........................................21
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Adjectives Related to Happy
Emotions..........................................22
Adjectives Related to Loving
Emotions..........................................23
Review of Adjectives Related to
Emotions..........................................24
Review of Adverbs Related to
Emotions..........................................26
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Jumpstarters for Synonyms and Antonyms
Part I: Qualities
Synonyms and Antonyms Warm-ups: Part I Qualities;
Adjectives Related to Size
Name/Date
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Size 1
Adjectives Related to Size 2
Unscramble the synonym for each word.
1. small tllite
2. tiny umnvetidii
3. huge cngitiga
4. average yalptic
5. big agrel
Fill in the antonym’s missing letters.
1. medium
e
2. great
tr
t
me
y
3. microscopic g
ga
tic
4. colossal
m
n
s
5. large
s
le
a
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Size 3
Circle the best synonym for the first word in each line.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. intermediate: diminutive: bulky:
enormous:
miniature: huge
little
compact
intermediate minuscule
middle
intermediate average
immense giant
diminutive
enormous
massive
infinitesimal
intermediate
Name/Date
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Size 4
Adjectives Related to Size 5
On your own paper, use each pair of antonyms
in a sentence.
Cross out the word that is not a synonym for
the first word in each line.
1. 2. 3. 4.
5.
minute/enormous
gigantic/tiny
minuscule/gargantuan
bulky/compact
massive/infinitesimal
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1. mammoth:
gargantuan
minuscule
2. gigantic:
microscopic
immense
3. massive: mammoth
infinitesimal
4. gargantuan: diminutive
colossal
5. infinitesimal: mammoth
microscopic
Jumpstarters for Synonyms and Antonyms
Part I: Qualities
Synonyms and Antonyms Warm-ups: Part I Qualities;
Adjectives Related to Shape
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Shape 1
Circle the best synonym for the first word in each line.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. round: square: narrow: wide: flat: circular
quadrilateral circular
boxy
extensive
circular thick constricted spherical
constricted triangular
triangular
thin
threadlike
level
Name/Date
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Shape 2
Adjectives Related to Shape 3
Unscramble the synonym for
each word.
Fill in the synonym’s missing letters.
1. rectangular qu
d
il
2. spherical
gl
ul
r
3. cubic
b
o
y
4. slender
s
5. thin
na
w
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. circular blocky rotund globular curved udnro
cciub
ppuml
hicaerspl
wedbo
er
Name/Date
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Shape 4
Adjectives Related to Shape 5
Circle synonyms or antonyms to identify each
word pair.
1. thick/thin
synonyms antonyms
2. level/flat
synonyms antonyms
3. spherical/globular synonyms
antonyms
4. slender/rotund synonyms antonyms
Circle T for True or F for False.
T F 1. If something is round, it is
quadrilateral.
T F 2. If something is conical, it is
pyramidal.
T F 3. If a box is hollow, it is solid.
T F 4. The opposite of thinning is
widening.
T F 5. One antonym of pointed is dull.
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Part I: Qualities
Synonyms and Antonyms Warm-ups: Part I Qualities;
Adjectives Related to Age
Name/Date
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Age 1
Adjectives Related to Age 2
Circle synonyms or antonyms to identify each
word pair.
On your own paper, use each pair of antonyms
in a sentence.
1. old/elderly
synonyms
antonyms
1. 2. 3. 4.
5.
2. young/youthful synonyms antonyms
3. new/ancient
synonyms antonyms
4. fresh/novel
synonyms antonyms
5. stale/fresh
synonyms antonyms
ancient/modern
elderly/young
current/outdated
archaic/recent
fashionable/outmoded
Name/Date
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Age 3
Adjectives Related to Age 4
Unscramble the synonym for each word.
1. contemporary rnrecut
2. present nartemcoypor
3. outmoded onfauhislenab
4. antique
onatrtiadil
5. primordial aimelprv
Fill in the antonym’s
missing letters.
1. modern
an
2. prehistoric mo
3. unsullied
d
4. obsolete
ad
a
un
r
5. innovative Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Age 5
Circle the synonym for the first word in each line.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. recent:
renewed:
antediluvian: unfashionable: archaic:
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archaic obsolete
ancient
innovative
modern
latest
prehistoric
youthful
contemporary
antiquated
i
nt
rn
a
d
ed
g
nal
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Part I: Qualities
Synonyms and Antonyms Warm-ups: Part I Qualities;
Adjectives Related to Strength
Name/Date
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Strength 1
Adjectives Related to Strength 2
Cross out the choice that is not an antonym for
the first word in the line.
Circle S for Synonyms or A for Antonyms to
identify each word pair.
1. strong: vigorous
2. weak: powerful
3. vigorous:
4. intense:
sluggish 5. feeble: feeble
forceful
extreme ordinary
listless
robust
S
S
S
S
S
feeble
A
A
A
A
A
1. robust/hearty
2. sturdy/fragile
3. thriving/flourishing
4. burly/brawny
5. muscular/puny
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Strength 3
Shade the bubble beside the synonym for the first word in each line.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. delicate: fragile: faint:
puny: forceful: stalwart flimsy faded
robust
defenseless intense sturdy loud muscular powerful frail
invincible
intense
scrawny
ineffectual
Name/Date
Name/Date
Adjectives Related to Strength 4
Adjectives Related to Strength 5
On your own paper, use both synonyms from
each pair in a sentence.
Fill in the antonym’s missing letters.
1. 2. 3. 4.
5.
1. vulnerable 2. invulnerable su
muscular/brawny
intense/strong
frail/delicate
puny/fragile
invincible/indestructible
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3. invincible
b
4. impenetrable pe
5. untouchable vu
v
nci
le
ce
t
ata
l
m
ble
ble
era
e
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