Thursday, April 22, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #26

 

New Words for Today:
Assuage, Kinetic, Contiguous, Culinary, Willful

 

Assuage (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer" 2: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst" 3: provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"

pacify, lenify, conciliate, appease

 

Kinetic (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith; "kinetic energy" 2: characterized by motion; "modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime" 3: supplying motive force; "the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"- H.O.Taylor

energizing, energising

 

Contiguous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past" 2: connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states" 3: having a common boundary or edge; touching; "abutting lots"; "adjoining rooms"; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"

immediate, abutting, adjacent, adjoining, neighboring

 

Culinary (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of or relating to or used in cooking; "The college offers culinary classes during summer"

 

Willful (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: done by design; "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience" 2: habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

intentional, wilful

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 squander A abutting 1: 1 copious A formal 1:
2 affinity B waste 2: 2 colloquial B outsider 2:
3 placate C lenify 3: 3 benevolent C stingy 3:
4 peripatetic D Aristotelic 4: 4 myopia D scarce 4:
5 contiguous E kinship 5: 5 clique E hyperopia 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use A implement 1:
2 apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design B misappropriate 2:
3 showing no care or concern in attitude or action C infinitesimal 3:
4 infinitely or immeasurably small D saccharine 4:
5 overly sweet E indifferent 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
5: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
7: remove completely from recognition or memory(6)
8: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)

Down:
1: humorously sarcastic or mocking(6)
2: speed up the progress of; facilitate(8)
3: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
4: spread or diffuse through(8)
6: the quality of being crafty(5)
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5
6
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Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "dict" mean?
Root word "dict" comes from Latin, meaning speak. Examples: contradict - to express the opposite of; prediction - a statement foretelling the future; dictate - to speak out loud for another person to write down.

Did you know? - Hippophobia is the fear of horses.

 

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 Synonyms Matching in worksheet 25: 1:E 2:A 3:D 4:C 5:B
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 25: 1:D 2:E 3:C 4:A 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 25: 1:D 2:B 3:E 4:C 5:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 25: Across: 1: bereaved, 5: pervade, 6: felicity Down: 2: expedite, 3: anecdote, 4: curtail, 5: pious

 

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