Monday, April 19, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #23

 

New Words for Today:
Panacea, Colloquial, Felicity, Affinity, Portentous

 

Panacea (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

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

nostrum, catholicon, cure-all

 

Colloquial (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"

formal, standard

 

Felicity (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression) 2: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

happiness

 

Affinity (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam" 2: inherent resemblance between persons or things; "there's a unique affinity between him and his father in the way they walk" 3: a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"

kinship

 

Portentous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision" 2: ominously prophetic 3: puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

prodigious, fateful, foreboding, overblown, pompous

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 affinity A deaf 1: 1 flora A cold 1:
2 purported B erase 2: 2 bemused B revocable 2:
3 benevolent C kindly 3: 3 copious C fauna 3:
4 indifferent D reputed 4: 4 irrevocable D scarce 4:
5 efface E kinship 5: 5 affable E composed 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred A tenet 1:
2 part with a possession or right B relinquish 2:
3 state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy C unremitting 3:
4 a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof D felicity 4:
5 uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing E myopia 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: confidently optimistic and cheerful(8)
6: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
7: examine or consider with attention and in detail(6)
8: humorously sarcastic or mocking(6)
9: (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia(7)

Down:
1: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
2: spend extravagantly(8)
3: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
5: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred(6)
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4 5
6
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9

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "narr" mean?
Root word "narr" comes from Latin, meaning tell. Examples: narrate - to tell a story; narrative - a story; narrator - a person who tells a story.

Did you know? - Study of diseases is called "nosology."

 

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 Synonyms Matching in worksheet 22: 1:E 2:C 3:A 4:D 5:B
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 22: 1:C 2:E 3:D 4:B 5:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 22: 1:D 2:C 3:E 4:B 5:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 22: Across: 1: beget, 5: squander, 6: allocate, 7: hiatus, 8: rebuke, 9: cryptic Down: 2: tenet, 3: virtuoso, 4: affable, 5: salutary

 

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