Shades of Meaning: Which is Stronger?

About this Worksheet:

Some words mean almost the same thing. For example, rainy and stormy are very alike in their meanings. However, stormy has a stronger meaning. We think of wind, thunder and lightning with a storm, not only rain. So stormy is stronger, and rainy is weaker. This activity includes pairs of words and a sentence. Students write the strongest word of the pair in the blank in the sentence.