Wednesday, March 17, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #24


A root word is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes.
Root Word Meaning
zo/o Root word "zo/o" comes from Greek, meaning animal life. Examples: zoology - study of animals; zooid - resembling an animal; zooplankton - minute floating aquatic animals.
sol Root word "sol" comes from Latin, meaning sun. Examples: solar - involving the sun; parasol - umbrella protecting from the sun; solarium - a room where one is exposed to sun light.
endo Root word "endo" comes from Greek, meaning "within, inside". Examples: "endotherm - a creature that can keep its inside temperature fairly constant; endocrine - relating to glands that secrete directly into the blood or lymph; endogamy - the custom to marry within one's clan, tribe etc."
anti Root word "anti" comes from Greek, meaning "against, opposite of". Examples: antibody - a substance that destroys micro-organisms; antiseptic - preventing infection; antisocial - opposing social norm
multi Root word "multi" comes from Latin, meaning "many, more than one or two". Examples: multicolored - having many colors; multimedia - using a range of media; multitasking - doing many things at once.
equ/i Root word "equ/i" comes from Latin, meaning "equal, equally". Examples: equidistant - an equal distance from two points; equanimity - calm temperament, evenness of temper; equation - a statement of equality."
mega Root word "mega" comes from Greek, meaning "great, large, million". Examples: megalopolis - an area with many nearby cities; megaphone - a device that projects a loud voice; mega structure - huge building or other structure.
sept/i Root word "sept/i" comes from Latin, meaning seven. Examples: September - this used to be the seventh month in the Roman calendar; septet - a group of seven musicians; septuagenarian - a person in his/her seventies.


I am scared ...
Phobia Meaning
Scopophobia fear of being looked at or stared at
Thermophobia fear of heat
Dentophobia, Odontophobia fear of dentists and dental procedures
Philophobia fear of love
Stygiophobia fear of Hell
Anthophobia fear of flowers
Pyrophobia fear of fire


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 guile A immaterial 1: 1 irrevocable A dominant 1:
2 hiatus B phrenetic 2: 2 gratuitous B required 2:
3 terse C dogma 3: 3 clique C outsider 3:
4 panacea D ace 4: 4 copious D fauna 4:
5 virtuoso E catholicon 5: 5 affable E dislike 5:
6 frenetic F cunning 6: 6 colloquial F little 6:
7 tenet G consume 7: 7 benign G standard 7:
8 indifferent H curt 8: 8 subordinate H revocable 8:
9 squander I suspension 9: 9 flora I malign 9:


Match Definitions

1 overly sweet A affinity 1:
2 the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) B apotheosis 2:
3 traveling especially on foot C repercussion 3:
4 the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) D saccharine 4:
5 deeply absorbed in thought E guile 5:
6 cause to lose courage F peripatetic 6:
7 a natural attraction or feeling of kinship G daunt 7:
8 a remote or indirect consequence of some action H bemused 8:
9 intellectually productive I fecund 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: make children(5)
6: total forgetfulness(8)
7: examine or consider with attention and in detail(6)
8: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)

2: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception(5)
3: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
4: (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia(7)
5: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field(8)


Recent Words Learned: portentous, affinity, felicity, colloquial, panacea, saccharine, relinquish, virtuoso, squander, irrevocable, daunt, tenet, vociferous, infinitesimal, peripatetic, implement, hedonism, guile, sanguine, peruse
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 23: Across: 1: monarchy, 4: daunt, 5: salutary, 8: cryptic Down: 2: oblivion, 3: curtail, 6: affinity, 7: blight


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