Week 3 Spelling Words - Puzzle

Name _____________________________
Spelling/Vocabulary Words – Week 3
Period _____
1. This is a word that is sometimes hard to explain as well as hard to understand. According to the
dictionary, it means “being in accordance with, conforming to, or upholding the exact or primary meaning
of a word or words”. Some synonyms for this word are verbatim, exact, and precise. Sometimes people
with a dry sense of humor sound like they are being lit___ ___ ___ ___ when they are speaking, when
really they are speaking metaphorically or figuratively, meaning they do not really mean what they are
saying. (7 letters)
2. Parents often get upset when siblings argue or qu___ ___ ___ ___ ___ over toys or video game time.
Sometimes people call this a squabble, tiff, disagreement, or dispute. (7 letters)
3. This adjective can often describe a person’s expression when he or she looks confused, curious, or
perplexed. You might have a qu___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ look on your face if you’re wondering about
something. (9 letters)
4. A human’s most basic or ___ un____ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ needs are food, water, clothing, and
shelter. Items such as iPads, iPods, iPhones, videogames, and toys are not considered important, vital,
essential, or necessary. (11 letters)
5. Telling your teacher that an alien took your homework is not very plausible, reasonable, or sensible. If
you are missing your homework, you want to give a lo___ ___ ___ ___ ___ excuse such as, “I left my
homework on the table at home.” (7 letters)
6. This adjective has two very different uses. Some people use this word to describe someone who is
frenzied, panic-stricken, and distraught over an upsetting incident. Others use this word to describe
something that is hilarious, comical, or highly amusing. hy___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (10 letters)
7. Some great antonyms for this adjective are unhappy, sad, despondent, and dejected. Some great
synonyms for this word are cheery, good-humored, and merry. j ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (6 letters)
8. I would give you a ___k___ p___ ___ ___ ___ ___ look if you told me that you read ten novels in one
night. I might also give you this cynical, doubtful, and incredulous look if you told me you ran ten miles
before coming to school today. (9 letters)
9. It is always best to consider all the options and consequences before making a choice. By doing this, you
can make more sensible, reasonable, logical, balanced, and rat___ ___ ___ ___ ___ decisions. (8 letters)
10. Intermittent, sporadic, infrequent, and rare are synonyms for ___ cc ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.
Frequent, regular, and repeated are antonyms for that word. (10 letters)