Wednesday, April 28, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #31


A root word is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes.
Root Word Meaning
hydr/o Root word "hydr/o" comes from Greek, meaning "liquid, water". Examples: hydrate - to add water to; hydrophobia - intense fear of water;
scop/e/y Root word "scop/e/y" comes from Greek, meaning "see, examine, observe". Examples: microscope - a device used to see tiny things; periscope - a seeing instrument on a submarine; telescope - a device used to see over a distance.
multi Root word "multi" comes from Latin, meaning "many, more than one or two". Examples: multicolored - having many colors; multimedia - using a range of media; multitasking - doing many things at once.
anti Root word "anti" comes from Greek, meaning "against, opposite of". Examples: antibody - a substance that destroys micro-organisms; antiseptic - preventing infection; antisocial - opposing social norm
Bibl Root word "Bibl" comes from Greek, meaning book. Examples: bibliography - a list of books used as sources; bibliomania - an extreme love of books; bibliophile - a person who loves books
phil/o Root word "phil/o" comes from Greek, meaning "love, friend". Examples: philanthropist - one who loves humanity; philology - the love of words; philosophy - the love of wisdom; bibliophile - loving books.?
tax/o Root word "tax/o" comes from Greek, meaning arrangement. Examples: syntax - the systematic arrangement of words; taxonomy - the science of classification; ataxia - loss of the ability to coordinate muscle action.
macro Root word "macro" comes from Greek, meaning "large, great". Examples: macroevolution - large scale evolution; macromolecule - a large molecule; macroeconomics - study of the overall forces of economy.
auto Root word "auto" comes from Greek, meaning "self, same one". Examples: autocrat - a person who governs with absolute power; autograph - a person's own signature; automatic - moving by itself


Study, study - all study related..
Word Meaning
optics study of light
linguistics study of language
iatromathematics archaic practice of medicine in conjunction with astrology
gyrostatics the study of rotating bodies
aerology study of the atmosphere
micrology study or discussion of trivialities
hierology science of sacred matters


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 amorphous A formless 1: 1 singular A dull 1:
2 daunt B energising 2: 2 extrovert B nice 2:
3 kinetic C beneficent 3: 3 colloquial C fauna 3:
4 indigenous D acerb 4: 4 benevolent D plural 4:
5 eccentric E perpetual 5: 5 copious E stingy 5:
6 portentous F endemic 6: 6 acrid F introvert 6:
7 unremitting G pompous 7: 7 incisive G scarce 7:
8 virulent H freaky 8: 8 flora H cold 8:
9 benevolent I dash 9: 9 affable I formal 9:


Match Definitions

1 cause to lose courage A saccharine 1:
2 appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use B transitory 2:
3 become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation C daunt 3:
4 connecting without a break; within a common boundary D misappropriate 4:
5 lasting a very short time E sacrilege 5:
6 capable of producing offspring or vegetation F piscine 6:
7 blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character G polarize 7:
8 overly sweet H contiguous 8:
9 of or relating to fish I fecund 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: remove completely from recognition or memory(6)
5: imaginary or visionary theorization(8)
6: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception(5)
8: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)

2: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy(8)
3: of or relating to or used in cooking(8)
4: infectious; having the ability to cause disease(8)
7: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
3 4


Recent Words Learned: ascendancy, virulent, sordid, usurp, indigenous, deride, singular, ideology, extrovert, sanctimonious, polarize, heterogeneous, belabor, piscine, amorphous, willful, culinary, contiguous, kinetic, assuage

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 30: 1:C 2:A 3:D 4:B 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 30: 1:B 2:C 3:E 4:A 5:D
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 30: 1:D 2:E 3:B 4:C 5:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 30: Across: 2: chasm, 4: expedite, 7: anecdote Down: 1: ideology, 3: hedonism, 5: bereaved, 6: delude


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