Name: ______________________________________ Pd. _____ Date: ______________ Unit 1 Study Guide Vocabulary word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym adjacent Adj. near, next to, adjoining nearby, alongside distant, faraway barren Adj. not productive unproductive, desolate fruitful germinate V. to begin to grow sprout, shoot up wither, die humdrum Adj. ordinary, dull, routine boring exciting, lively, thrilling hurtle V. to rush violently, to fling catapult forcefully crawl, creep insinuate V. to suggest or hint slyly broadcast interrogate V. to ask questions; to question renovate V. to repair, restore to good condition fix up sullen Adj. silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment grumpy cheerful, sociable trivial Adj. not important, minor, ordinary insignificant important imply Name: ______________________________________ Pd. _____ Date: ______________ Completing the Sentence: From the words for this unit, choose the one that best completes each of the following sentences. 1. In only a few days, the seeds that I had planted in the fertile soil of the garden began to ___________________________________ and take root. 2. Although the building is old and needs repair, we are convinced that we can ___________________________ it without spending a lot of money. 3. Many people who lead rather ____________________________ lives get a great thrill from watching the exciting adventures of TV and movie superheroes. 4. Although they lived in a house __________________________ to ours, we never really got to know them well. 5. As the drought continued without a letup, the once fertile farmlands of the region slowly became ____________________________ “dust bowls.” 6. After separating from its booster rocket, the capsule began to ____________________ through space. 7. Though they didn’t say so in so many words, they did _________________________ that I was responsible for the accident. 8. I never would have thought that so bitter and long-lasting a quarrel could result from such a _____________________________ and unimportant cause. 9. The judge said to the lawyer, “You have a right to ____________________________ the witness, but there is no need to bully her.” 10. The suspect’s only reaction to the detective’s question was a wry smile and ______________________ silence.