Saturday, April 24, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #28

 

New Words for Today:
Amorphous, Piscine, Belabor, Heterogeneous, Polarize, Sanctimonious

 

Amorphous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having no definite form or distinct shape; "amorphous clouds of insects"; "an aggregate of amorphous particles"; "a shapeless mass of protoplasm" 2: lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies 3: without real or apparent crystalline form; "an amorphous mineral"; "amorphous structure"

formless, shapeless

formed, structured

 

Piscine (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of or relating to fish

 

Belabor (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: to work at or to absurd length; "belabor the obvious" 2: attack verbally with harsh criticism; "She was belabored by her fellow students" 3: beat soundly

belabour

 

Heterogeneous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous" 2: originating or derived from another species; "heterogenous bone grafts"

 

Polarize (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: cause to vibrate in a definite pattern; "polarize light waves" 2: cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions 3: become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation

polarise

 

Sanctimonious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"

pietistic

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 apotheosis A polarise 1: 1 gratuitous A revocable 1:
2 gratuitous B free 2: 2 eccentric B formed 2:
3 rebuke C trounce 3: 3 amorphous C dislike 3:
4 squander D consume 4: 4 irrevocable D concentric 4:
5 polarize E saint 5: 5 affable E needed 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design A gratuitous 1:
2 speed up the progress of; facilitate B expedite 2:
3 intending or showing kindness C implement 3:
4 excessively or hypocritically pious D sanctimonious 4:
5 unnecessary and unwarranted E benevolent 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
5: humorously sarcastic or mocking(6)
6: spread or diffuse through(7)
7: requiring precise accuracy(8)

Down:
1: total forgetfulness(8)
2: of an obscure nature(7)
3: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof(5)
4: admit, make a clean breast of(7)
2 3
4 5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

"My report said - "status quo". Does it mean I repeat grade 4?"
"Status quo" comes from Latin meaning "the existing state of things". The point of having her elected was for the reigning party to perpetuate the status quo.

Did you know? - Fear/dislike of reptiles and/or amphibians is called "Herpetophobia."

 

Recent Words Learned: sanctimonious, polarize, heterogeneous, belabor, piscine, amorphous, willful, culinary, contiguous, kinetic, assuage, expedite, pervade, pious, disdain, bereaved, anecdote, portentous, affinity, felicity

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 27: 1:C 2:I 3:H 4:A 5:D 6:B 7:G 8:F 9:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 27: 1:H 2:G 3:F 4:E 5:B 6:A 7:D 8:I 9:C
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 27: 1:H 2:A 3:B 4:0 5:C 6:G 7:I 8:D 9:E
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 27: Across: 5: pious, 6: culinary, 7: anecdote Down: 1: myopia, 2: allocate, 3: squander, 4: curtail

 

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