Friday, April 23, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #27


Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
expedite (v) 1: speed up the progress of; facilitate;
saccharine (adj) 1: overly sweet
apotheosis (n) 1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal; 2: the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
colloquial (adj) 1: characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation;
criterion (n) 1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;
oblivion (n) 1: the state of being disregarded or forgotten 2: total forgetfulness;
hiatus (n) 1: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something 2: a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript) 3: a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
copious (adj) 1: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse);
transitory (adj) 1: lasting a very short time;
benevolent (adj) 1: intending or showing kindness;
daunt (v) 1: cause to lose courage;
sacrilege (n) 1: blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;
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;
clique (n) 1: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose;
tenet (n) 1: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
squander (v) 1: spend thoughtlessly; throw away;
monarchy (n) 1: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
juxtapose (v) 1: place side by side;
hypothetical (n) 1: a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.; , (adj) 1: based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence;
bereaved (n) 1: a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved; , (adj) 1: sorrowful through loss or deprivation;
kinetic (adj) 1: relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith; - H.O.Taylor
affinity (n) 1: a natural attraction or feeling of kinship;
irrevocable (adj) 1: incapable of being retracted or revoked; - Shakespeare
indignant (adj) 1: angered at something unjust or wrong;


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 mitigate A costless 1: 1 gratuitous A dominant 1:
2 willful B Aristotelic 2: 2 affable B static 2:
3 portentous C extenuate 3: 3 flora C revocable 3:
4 gratuitous D stiff 4: 4 colloquial D scant 4:
5 steadfast E dogma 5: 5 pervade E standard 5:
6 peripatetic F walker 6: 6 subordinate F fauna 6:
7 subordinate G low-level 7: 7 copious G cold 7:
8 pedestrian H pompous 8: 8 eccentric H needed 8:
9 tenet I intentional 9: 9 irrevocable I concentric 9:


Match Definitions

1 make inconspicuous A squander 1:
2 a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof B efface 2:
3 severe and unremitting in making demands C tenet 3:
4 lasting a very short time D misappropriate 4:
5 spread or diffuse through E exacting 5:
6 appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use F allocate 6:
7 distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose G accolade 7:
8 spend extravagantly H transitory 8:
9 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction I permeate 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
5: having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity(5)
6: of or relating to or used in cooking(8)
7: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)

1: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred(6)
2: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
3: spend thoughtlessly; throw away(8)
4: place restrictions on(7)


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 26: 1:B 2:E 3:C 4:D 5:A
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 26: 1:D 2:A 3:C 4:E 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 26: 1:B 2:0 3:D 4:E 5:C
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 26: Across: 5: frenetic, 7: efface, 8: anecdote Down: 1: ironic, 2: expedite, 3: penitent, 4: permeate, 6: guile


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