Saturday, April 17, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #22

 

New Words for Today:
Daunt, Irrevocable, Squander, Virtuoso, Relinquish, Saccharine

 

Daunt (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"

dash

 

Irrevocable (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: incapable of being retracted or revoked; "firm and irrevocable is my doom"- Shakespeare

irrevokable

revocable

 

Squander (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree" 2: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

waste, blow, consume

 

Virtuoso (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field 2: a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

ace, adept

Adjective

1: having or revealing supreme mastery or skill; "a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker"; "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the sonata"; "a virtuoso performance"

consummate, masterful, masterly

 

Relinquish (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne" 2: relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another 3: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

release, resign, free, surrender, waive

 

Saccharine (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: overly sweet

cloying

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 delude A walker 1: 1 benevolent A dislike 1:
2 mitigate B palliate 2: 2 irrevocable B revocable 2:
3 infinitesimal C measure 3: 3 increment C dull 3:
4 pedestrian D minute 4: 4 affable D decrement 4:
5 criterion E deceive 5: 5 incisive E stingy 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 all the plant life in a particular region or period A pedestrian 1:
2 the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) B apotheosis 2:
3 lacking wit or imagination C equivocate 3:
4 be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information D preeminent 4:
5 greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement E flora 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: confidently optimistic and cheerful(8)
5: contrary to or forbidden by law(7)
8: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
9: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)

Down:
2: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
3: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health(8)
4: diffusing warmth and friendliness(7)
6: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof(5)
7: a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)(6)
3 4 5 6
7
8
9

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "hex/a" mean?
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.

Did you know? - Batrachomyomachy means "Making a mountain out of a molehill."

 

Recent Words Learned: saccharine, relinquish, virtuoso, squander, irrevocable, daunt, tenet, vociferous, infinitesimal, peripatetic, implement, hedonism, guile, sanguine, peruse, misappropriate, salutary, hiatus, indifferent, myopia

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 21: 1:D 2:C 3:B 4:A 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 21: 1:C 2:D 3:A 4:E 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 21: 1:C 2:E 3:D 4:0 5:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 21: Across: 3: allocate, 4: curtail, 8: delude, 9: terse Down: 1: salutary, 2: bemused, 5: rebuke, 6: tenet, 7: flora

 

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