Wednesday, April 21, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #25

 

New Words for Today:
Anecdote, Bereaved, Disdain, Pious, Pervade, Expedite

 

Anecdote (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

 

Bereaved (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved; "the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of"

Adjective

1: sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"

bereft

 

Disdain (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary" 2: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

contempt, scorn, despite, patronage

Verb

1: look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately" 2: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

contemn, despise, scorn

 

Pious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings" 2: devoutly religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken

devout, god-fearing

 

Pervade (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has pervaded this administration"; "music pervaded the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"

permeate, penetrate, diffuse

static

 

Expedite (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process" 2: process fast and efficiently; "I will try to expedite the matter"

hasten

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 malefactor A kinship 1: 1 eccentric A necessary 1:
2 affinity B rubicund 2: 2 subordinate B hyperopia 2:
3 eccentric C profanation 3: 3 copious C little 3:
4 sacrilege D flake 4: 4 gratuitous D concentric 4:
5 sanguine E criminal 5: 5 myopia E dominant 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another A disdain 1:
2 practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about B profess 2:
3 requiring precise accuracy C expedite 3:
4 a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient D exacting 4:
5 speed up the progress of; facilitate E relinquish 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: sorrowful through loss or deprivation(8)
5: spread or diffuse through(7)
6: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy(8)

Down:
2: speed up the progress of; facilitate(8)
3: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)
4: place restrictions on(7)
5: having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity(5)
3 4
5
6

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "magn/a/i" mean?
Root word "magn/a/i" comes from Latin, meaning "great, large". Examples: "magnify - make larger; magnificent - grand; magnate - a powerful person, especially in business or industry." mean?

Did you know? - The third longest word in the English language is "antidisestablishmenterianism."

 

Recent Words Learned: expedite, pervade, pious, disdain, bereaved, anecdote, portentous, affinity, felicity, colloquial, panacea, saccharine, relinquish, virtuoso, squander, irrevocable, daunt, tenet, vociferous, infinitesimal

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 24: 1:I 2:H 3:A 4:F 5:C 6:B 7:D 8:E 9:G
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 24: 1:G 2:D 3:E 4:C 5:B 6:A 7:H 8:I 9:F
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 24: 1:H 2:E 3:F 4:G 5:A 6:I 7:0 8:D 9:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 24: Across: 5: allocate, 6: guile, 7: squander Down: 1: incisive, 2: virtuoso, 3: daunt, 4: salutary

 

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