Thursday, April 29, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #32

 

New Words for Today:
Hyperbole, Reprisal, Obtuse, Genre, Gauche, Preclude, Soporific

 

Hyperbole (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: extravagant exaggeration; "to say that his debt is as huge as the Everest is a hyperbole"

 

Reprisal (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

 

Obtuse (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees 2: of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex 3: lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin

purblind, dense, dim, dull

acute

 

Genre (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a kind of literary or artistic work 2: a style of expressing yourself in writing 3: an expressive style of music

 

Gauche (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lacking social polish; "too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate"; "their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"

graceless, unpolished

graceful, polite

 

Preclude (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project" 2: make impossible, especially beforehand

prevent, forestall, foreclose

 

Soporific (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a drug that induces sleep

hypnotic

Adjective

1: sleep inducing 2: inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"

somniferous

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 obtuse A putative 1: 1 extrovert A decrement 1:
2 subordinate B dash 2: 2 increment B introvert 2:
3 ascendancy C control 3: 3 gratuitous C hyperopia 3:
4 purported D dull 4: 4 myopia D structured 4:
5 daunt E dependent 5: 5 amorphous E necessary 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition A genre 1:
2 attack verbally with harsh criticism B piscine 2:
3 an expressive style of music C willful 3:
4 take the place of D usurp 4:
5 of or relating to fish E belabor 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: cause to vibrate in a definite pattern(8)
3: a sign of something about to happen(7)
5: cause to lose courage(5)
6: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof(5)

Down:
1: confess one's faith in, or allegiance to(7)
2: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)
3: examine or consider with attention and in detail(6)
4: a style of expressing yourself in writing(5)
3
4
5
6

 

Engligh Language Trivia

twist someone's arm
If you twist someone's arm, you make them do something, without using physical force. "He didn't have to twist my arm when he invited me out for dinner - I was happy to accept!"

Did you know? - Study of animal communication is called "zoosemiotics."

 

Recent Words Learned: soporific, preclude, gauche, genre, obtuse, reprisal, hyperbole, ascendancy, virulent, sordid, usurp, indigenous, deride, singular, ideology, extrovert, sanctimonious, polarize, heterogeneous, belabor

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 31: 1:A 2:I 3:B 4:F 5:H 6:G 7:E 8:D 9:C
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 31: 1:D 2:F 3:I 4:E 5:G 6:B 7:A 8:C 9:H
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 31: 1:H 2:E 3:A 4:0 5:G 6:I 7:C 8:D 9:F
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 31: Across: 1: efface, 5: ideology, 6: guile, 8: anecdote Down: 2: felicity, 3: culinary, 4: virulent, 7: terse

 

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