Monday, March 29, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #34


Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
static (n) 1: a crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference 2: angry criticism; , (adj) 1: not active or moving;
terse (adj) 1: brief and to the point; effectively cut short;
sanctimonious (adj) 1: excessively or hypocritically pious;
gauche (adj) 1: lacking social polish;
categorical (adj) 1: relating to or included in a category or categories 2: not modified or restricted by reservations;
portent (n) 1: a sign of something about to happen;
hierarchy (n) 1: a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system; 2: the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
portentous (adj) 1: of momentous or ominous significance; - Newsweek
daunt (v) 1: cause to lose courage;
extrapolate (v) 1: gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating;
discriminate (v) 1: recognize or perceive the difference 2: treat differently on the basis of sex or race 3: distinguish; , (adj) 1: marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions;
willful (adj) 1: done by design; 2: habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
deride (v) 1: treat or speak of with contempt;
soporific (n) 1: a drug that induces sleep, (adj) 1: sleep inducing 2: inducing mental lethargy;
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
relinquish (v) 1: part with a possession or right;
sacrilege (n) 1: blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;
steadfast (adj) 1: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;
peruse (v) 1: examine or consider with attention and in detail;
kinetic (adj) 1: relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith; - H.O.Taylor
anecdote (n) 1: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
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;
bemused (adj) 1: deeply absorbed in thought;


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 tenet A hypnotic 1: 1 colloquial A formal 1:
2 soporific B seize 2: 2 irrevocable B introvert 2:
3 polarize C kinship 3: 3 gauche C needed 3:
4 static D stable 4: 4 affable D acute 4:
5 obtuse E dim 5: 5 extrovert E cold 5:
6 felicity F dogma 6: 6 obtuse F structured 6:
7 affinity G polarise 7: 7 amorphous G polite 7:
8 usurp H bereft 8: 8 benevolent H stingy 8:
9 bereaved I happiness 9: 9 gratuitous I revocable 9:


Match Definitions

1 uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing A piscine 1:
2 of or relating to fish B benefactor 2:
3 a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) C equine 3:
4 distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose D unremitting 4:
5 the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) E guile 5:
6 lacking social polish F squander 6:
7 of or belonging to the family Equidae G allocate 7:
8 originating where it is found H gauche 8:
9 spend thoughtlessly; throw away I indigenous 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred(6)
3: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field(8)
5: praise, glorify, or honor(5)
8: resembling a horse(6)

2: keep from happening or arising; make impossible(8)
4: confidently optimistic and cheerful(8)
6: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)
7: of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex(6)
3 4
6 7


Recent Words Learned: strife, coerce, static, hierarchy, exalt, soporific, preclude, gauche, genre, obtuse, reprisal, hyperbole, ascendancy, virulent, sordid, usurp, indigenous, deride, singular, ideology
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 33: Across: 1: salutary, 3: daunt, 9: reprisal, 10: strife Down: 2: anecdote, 4: hiatus, 5: mitigate, 6: singular, 7: usurp, 8: piscine


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