Friday, February 5, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #3


A root word is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes. Let us learn some root words
Root Word Meaning
"geo" Root word "geo" comes from Greek, meaning "earth, soil, global". Examples: geography - study of the earth's surface; geology - study of the structure of the earth; geoponics - soil based agriculture.
"mort" Root word "mort" comes from Latin, meaning death. Examples: "immortal - living forever, unable to die; mortal - certain to die; mortician - an undertaker."
"micro" Root word "micro" comes from Greek, meaning "very small, short, minute". Examples: microbe - a very small living thing; microchip - a tiny wafer with an integrated circuit; microscope - a device to see very small things.
"hex/a" Root word "hex/a" comes from Greek, meaning six. Examples: hexagon - a shape with six angles/sides; hexameter - a verse measured in six; hexapod - having six legs.
"ambi/amphi" Root word "ambi/amphi" comes from Latin, meaning "both, on both sides, around". Examples: ambidextrous - able to use both hands equally; ambiguous - having more than one meaning; ambivalence - conflicting or opposite feelings toward a person or thing
"avi/a" Root word "avi/a" comes from Latin, meaning bird. Examples: aviary - a large enclosure for birds; aviatrix - a female airplane pilot; aviation - the art of designing or operating aircraft
"quad/r/ri" Root word "quad/r/ri" comes from Latin, meaning four. Examples: quadrant - open space with buildings on 4 sides; quadrennial - period of 4 years; quadruped - a 4-footed animal.
"pre" Root word "pre" comes from Latin, meaning "earlier, before, in front of". Examples: preamble - a part in front of a formal document; prepare - to get ready in advance; prediction - a statement foretelling the future.


I am scared ...
Phobia Meaning
Tetraphobia fear of the number 4
Agoraphobia fear of places or events where escape is impossible; Fear of open spaces or of being in public places. Fear of leaving a safe place
Thermophobia fear of heat
Dentophobia, Odontophobia fear of dentists and dental procedures
Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia fear of the number 13
Thanatophobia fear of dying


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Write answers in the comment box ***


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 benign A amiable 1: 1 benign A thoughtful 1:
2 degenerate B repentant 2: 2 inane B nice 2:
3 acrid C useful 3: 3 acrid C malignant 3:
4 categorical D nice 4: 4 D 4:
5 beget E pervert 5: 5 E 5:
6 discriminate F asinine 6: 6 F 6:
7 utilitarian G pungent 7: 7 G 7:
8 inane H categoric 8: 8 H 8:
9 penitent I get 9: 9 I 9:


Match Definitions

1 devoid of intelligence A beget 1:
2 worthy of often limited commendation B degenerate 2:
3 relating to or included in a category or categories C penitent 3:
4 distinguish D acrid 4:
5 feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds E categorical 5:
6 kindness of disposition or manner F benign 6:
7 harsh or corrosive in tone G utilitarian 7:
8 the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true H creditable 8:
9 make children I discriminate 9:
10 someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility J inane 10:
11 unrestrained by convention or morality K verisimilitude 11:


Recent Words Learned: benign, categorical, acrid, verisimilitude, penitent, beget, inane, utilitarian, creditable, discriminate, degenerate
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 2: Across: 3: benign, 4: inane Down: 1: acrid, 2: penitent, 3: beget


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