Saturday, March 20, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #27


Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
eccentric (n) 1: a person with an unusual or odd personality 2: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); , (adj) 1: conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual;
assuage (v) 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
equine (n) 1: hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck, (adj) 1: resembling a horse 2: of or belonging to the family Equidae
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;
contiguous (adj) 1: very close or connected in space or time;
bemused (adj) 1: deeply absorbed in thought;
panacea (n) 1: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists 2: (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
gratuitous (adj) 1: without cause;
culinary (adj) 1: of or relating to or used in cooking;
permeate (v) 1: spread or diffuse through;
expedite (v) 1: speed up the progress of; facilitate;
blight (n) 1: a state or condition being blighted 2: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting, (v) 1: cause to suffer a blight;
indifferent (adj) 1: marked by a lack of interest;
salutary (adj) 1: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health;
saccharine (adj) 1: overly sweet
clique (n) 1: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose;
indignant (adj) 1: angered at something unjust or wrong;
malefactor (n) 1: someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
criterion (n) 1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;
preeminent (adj) 1: greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement;
misappropriate (v) 1: appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use;
peripatetic (n) 1: a person who walks from place to place 2: a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism, (adj) 1: of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy;
exacting (adj) 1: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures;
incisive (adj) 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 oblivion A backlash 1: 1 pervade A static 1:
2 repercussion B reproof 2: 2 clique B composed 2:
3 felicity C happiness 3: 3 bemused C standard 3:
4 rebuke D apportion 4: 4 colloquial D stingy 4:
5 ironic E penetrate 5: 5 irrevocable E decrement 5:
6 allocate F limbo 6: 6 flora F fauna 6:
7 vociferous G immaterial 7: 7 increment G little 7:
8 pervade H dry 8: 8 copious H revocable 8:
9 indifferent I blatant 9: 9 benevolent I outsider 9:


Match Definitions

1 habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition A daunt 1:
2 capable of producing offspring or vegetation B pervade 2:
3 be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information C tenet 3:
4 a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism D irrevocable 4:
5 a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof E peripatetic 5:
6 incapable of being retracted or revoked; - Shakespeare F fecund 6:
7 ominously prophetic G portentous 7:
8 cause to lose courage H equivocate 8:
9 spread or diffuse through I willful 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
3: of an obscure nature(7)
6: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike(7)
8: a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)(6)

1: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)
2: place restrictions on(7)
4: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists(7)
5: characterized by motion(7)
7: examine or consider with attention and in detail(6)
3 4
6 7


Recent Words Learned: willful, culinary, contiguous, kinetic, assuage, expedite, pervade, pious, disdain, bereaved, anecdote, portentous, affinity, felicity, colloquial, panacea, saccharine, relinquish, virtuoso, squander
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 26: Across: 2: sanguine, 5: rebuke, 7: allocate, 8: guile Down: 1: culinary, 3: anecdote, 4: expedite, 6: delude


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