Tuesday, May 11, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #42

 

New Words for Today:
Maxim, Enervate, Petulant, Abject, Cadence, Indulgent

 

Maxim (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits 2: English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)

axiom

 

Enervate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: weaken mentally or morally; "at the boot camp, we were enervated by the hard training" 2: reduce the strength or vitality; "Being sick for so many years has enervated him"

faze, unnerve, unsettle

strengthen, energize, vitalize

 

Petulant (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

cranky, fractious

 

Abject (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick" 2: most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty" 3: showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender"

low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy

 

Cadence (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse 2: the close of a musical section 3: a recurrent rhythmical series

meter, measure

 

Indulgent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents" 2: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime" 3: being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude"

lenient, soft

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Answers will be in the next worksheet of this level ***

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 irrevocable A knifelike 1: 1 singular A plural 1:
2 obtuse B hypnotic 2: 2 enervate B revocable 2:
3 misapprehension C irrevokable 3: 3 pervade C nice 3:
4 acute D mistake 4: 4 acrid D energize 4:
5 soporific E dense 5: 5 irrevocable E static 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 a miniature model of something A abortive 1:
2 failing to accomplish an intended result B extrovert 2:
3 firm and dependable especially in loyalty C static 3:
4 being concerned with the social and physical environment D steadfast 4:
5 angry criticism E microcosm 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
4: reduce the strength or vitality(8)
5: of or relating to fish(7)
8: a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion(6)

Down:
1: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
2: pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)(8)
3: marked by active interest and enthusiasm(7)
6: humorously sarcastic or mocking(6)
7: make inconspicuous(6)
4
5 6 7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

at stake
Someone who has a lot at stake is in a risky situation, with a lot to be won or lost. "He was nervous about signing the agreement because there was a lot at stake."

Did you know? - Amathophobia is the fear of dust.

 

Recent Words Learned: indulgent, cadence, abject, petulant, enervate, maxim, reclusive, abstruse, gesticulate, animosity, dissolution, disfranchise, malinger, maudlin, astute, reproach, constitute, chagrin, amicable, misapprehension

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 41: 1:A 2:G 3:C 4:B 5:I 6:D 7:F 8:H 9:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 41: 1:D 2:E 3:A 4:H 5:F 6:B 7:C 8:I 9:G
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 41: 1:H 2:B 3:G 4:C 5:F 6:I 7:D 8:E 9:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 41: Across: 3: usurp, 5: affable, 6: virulent, 8: coerce, 9: heresy Down: 1: oblivion, 2: salutary, 4: peruse, 7: genre

 

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #16

 

New Words for Today:
Decree, Chaotic, Dismal, Succinct, Encroach

 

Decree (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the decree caused no trouble out there"

edict, fiat, order

Verb

1: issue a decree; "Only the King can decree" 2: decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

rule

 

Chaotic (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lacking a visible order or organization 2: completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing 3: of or relating to a sensitive dependence on initial conditions

disorderly

 

Dismal (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"

blue, dark, depressing, dingy

 

Succinct (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

compendious, compact, summary

 

Encroach (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: advance beyond the usual limit 2: impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"

infringe, impinge, entrench

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Answers will be in the next worksheet of this level ***

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 electrify A summary 1: 1 distraught A dissimilate 1:
2 succinct B crusade 2: 2 arid B aloof 2:
3 millennium C millenary 3: 3 assimilate C calm 3:
4 accommodate D wire 4: 4 concern D assent 4:
5 agitate E admit 5: 5 dissent E wetland 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 exceptionally bad or displeasing A dissent 1:
2 impinge or infringe upon B encroach 2:
3 a difference of opinion C dreadful 3:
4 briefly giving the gist of something D terminate 4:
5 be the end of; be the last or concluding part of E succinct 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
2: anything that serves as an expedient(6)
3: exceptionally bad or displeasing(8)
6: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused(7)
7: fail to do something; leave something undone(7)

Down:
1: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
2: assets available for use in the production of further assets(7)
3: issue a decree(6)
4: exonerate by means of an alibi(5)
5: completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing(7)
3
4 5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

I am "en route" for a "vis-a-vis" mtg. -- did we not do this yesterday?
"En route" also a French phrase meaning "on the way". I've just left; I'm en route for the auditorium."

Did you know? - Study of the iris; diagnosis of disease based on the iris of the eye is called "iridology."

 

Recent Words Learned: encroach, succinct, dismal, chaotic, decree, concern, arid, haunt, alibi, casualty, batter, crutch, summit, accommodate, electrify, millennium, dreadful, edict, banter, dissent

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 15: 1:D 2:C 3:B 4:A 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 15: 1:C 2:E 3:A 4:D 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 15: 1:A 2:D 3:B 4:C 5:E
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 15: Across: 1: crutch, 4: banter, 6: dissent, 8: tropical Down: 1: convict, 2: dreadful, 3: casualty, 5: edict, 7: climax

 

Monday, May 10, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #41

 

Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
frenetic (adj) 1: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion;
tenet (n) 1: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
animosity (n) 1: a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
gauche (adj) 1: lacking social polish;
acute (n) 1: a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation, (adj) 1: having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course;
myopia (n) 1: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
disfranchise (v) 1: deprive of voting rights
hedonism (n) 1: the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle 2: an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good
hyperbole (n) 1: extravagant exaggeration;
mellifluous (adj) 1: pleasing to the ear;
sanguine (n) 1: a blood-red color, (adj) 1: confidently optimistic and cheerful 2: inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life;
vociferous (adj) 1: conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry;
constitute (v) 1: form or compose;
reproach (n) 1: a mild rebuke or criticism; , (v) 1: express criticism towards;
strife (n) 1: lack of agreement or harmony 2: bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
sanctimonious (adj) 1: excessively or hypocritically pious;
reprisal (n) 1: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
gesticulate (v) 1: show, express or direct through movement;
preclude (v) 1: keep from happening or arising; make impossible; 2: make impossible, especially beforehand
misapprehension (n) 1: an understanding of something that is not correct;
implement (n) 1: instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end; , (v) 1: apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design;
catholic (n) 1: a member of a Catholic church, (adj) 1: of or relating to or supporting Catholicism;
creditable (adj) 1: worthy of often limited commendation;
amorphous (adj) 1: having no definite form or distinct shape;

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Answers will be in the next worksheet of this level ***

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 insinuate A intimate 1: 1 acute A horrible 1:
2 rebuke B endemic 2: 2 amicable B stingy 2:
3 static C still 3: 3 mellifluous C decrement 3:
4 indigenous D skulk 4: 4 myopia D chronic 4:
5 mellifluous E perpetual 5: 5 singular E hostile 5:
6 malinger F adjacent 6: 6 benevolent F plural 6:
7 contiguous G reproof 7: 7 increment G acute 7:
8 coerce H pressure 8: 8 gratuitous H hyperopia 8:
9 unremitting I dulcet 9: 9 obtuse I required 9:

 

Match Definitions

1 censure severely or angrily A piscine 1:
2 deprive of voting rights B disfranchise 2:
3 a kind of literary or artistic work C ironic 3:
4 unable to move or resist motion D genre 4:
5 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction E catholic 5:
6 free from provincial prejudices or attachments F malinger 6:
7 humorously sarcastic or mocking G inert 7:
8 of or relating to fish H accolade 8:
9 avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill I rebuke 9:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 4 Across:
3: take the place of(5)
5: diffusing warmth and friendliness(7)
6: harsh or corrosive in tone(8)
8: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :(6)
9: a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion(6)

Down:
1: the state of being disregarded or forgotten(8)
2: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health(8)
4: examine or consider with attention and in detail(6)
7: an expressive style of music(5)
5
6
7
8
9

 

Recent Words Learned: reclusive, abstruse, gesticulate, animosity, dissolution, disfranchise, malinger, maudlin, astute, reproach, constitute, chagrin, amicable, misapprehension, predilection, avow, mellifluous, microcosm, insinuate, specious

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 40: 1:B 2:D 3:A 4:C 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 40: 1:E 2:D 3:A 4:C 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 40: 1:D 2:E 3:C 4:A 5:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 40: Across: 1: pious, 6: disdain, 7: exalt, 8: sordid, 9: sanguine Down: 2: obtuse, 3: fecund, 4: amicable, 5: maudlin