Friday, March 12, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #20


Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
apotheosis (n) 1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal; 2: the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
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;
indignant (adj) 1: angered at something unjust or wrong;
steadfast (adj) 1: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;
curtail (v) 1: place restrictions on;
pedestrian (n) 1: a person who travels by foot; , (adj) 1: lacking wit or imagination;
extrapolate (v) 1: gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating;
juxtapose (v) 1: place side by side;
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
terse (adj) 1: brief and to the point; effectively cut short;
portent (n) 1: a sign of something about to happen;
preeminent (adj) 1: greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement;
benevolent (adj) 1: intending or showing kindness;
abash (v) 1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
copious (adj) 1: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse);
flora (n) 1: all the plant life in a particular region or period; 2: a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
misappropriate (v) 1: appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use;
incisive (adj) 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
unremitting (adj) 1: uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing;
fecund (adj) 1: capable of producing offspring or vegetation 2: intellectually productive;
cryptic (adj) 1: of an obscure nature;
delude (v) 1: be false to; be dishonest with
rebuke (n) 1: an act or expression of criticism and censure; , (v) 1: censure severely or angrily;
sacrilege (n) 1: blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;
nostalgia (n) 1: longing for something past


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 sanguine A apportion 1: 1 bemused A hyperopia 1:
2 affable B obliterate 2: 2 myopia B concentric 2:
3 apotheosis C saint 3: 3 eccentric C scant 3:
4 efface D profanation 4: 4 copious D relaxed 4:
5 rebuke E apathetic 5: 5 affable E required 5:
6 salutary F amiable 6: 6 increment F dislike 6:
7 allocate G ruddy 7: 7 clique G outsider 7:
8 sacrilege H beneficial 8: 8 gratuitous H stingy 8:
9 indifferent I rag 9: 9 benevolent I decrement 9:


Match Definitions

1 an assistant subject to the authority or control of another A gratuitous 1:
2 appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use B curtail 2:
3 costing nothing C cryptic 3:
4 humorously sarcastic or mocking D allocate 4:
5 place restrictions on E ironic 5:
6 having a puzzling terseness F misappropriate 6:
7 distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose G preeminent 7:
8 greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement H juxtapose 8:
9 place side by side I subordinate 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)
5: capable of producing offspring or vegetation(6)
8: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of(7)
9: the quality of being crafty(5)

1: censure severely or angrily(6)
3: place restrictions on(7)
4: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
6: admit, make a clean breast of(7)
7: make inconspicuous(6)
2 3 4


Recent Words Learned: hedonism, guile, sanguine, peruse, misappropriate, salutary, hiatus, indifferent, myopia, ironic, allocate, benevolent, permeate, fecund, curtail, equine, unremitting, indignant, apotheosis, steadfast
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 19: Across: 1: affable, 3: ironic, 7: allocate, 8: equine Down: 2: frenetic, 4: mitigate, 5: profess, 6: efface


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