Saturday, May 1, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #34


Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
verisimilitude (n) 1: the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
sanctimonious (adj) 1: excessively or hypocritically pious;
ironic (adj) 1: humorously sarcastic or mocking;
strife (n) 1: lack of agreement or harmony 2: bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
culinary (adj) 1: of or relating to or used in cooking;
preclude (v) 1: keep from happening or arising; make impossible; 2: make impossible, especially beforehand
relinquish (v) 1: part with a possession or right;
efface (v) 1: remove completely from recognition or memory;
reprisal (n) 1: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
peruse (v) 1: examine or consider with attention and in detail;
polarize (v) 1: cause to vibrate in a definite pattern; 2: cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions 3: become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
assuage (v) 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
singular (n) 1: the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton, (adj) 1: unusual or striking; -William James
pervade (v) 1: spread or diffuse through;
squander (v) 1: spend thoughtlessly; throw away;
usurp (v) 1: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession;
salutary (adj) 1: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health;
affinity (n) 1: a natural attraction or feeling of kinship;
flora (n) 1: all the plant life in a particular region or period; 2: a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
indigenous (adj) 1: originating where it is found;
sanguine (n) 1: a blood-red color, (adj) 1: confidently optimistic and cheerful 2: inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life;
exalt (v) 1: praise, glorify, or honor;
discriminate (v) 1: recognize or perceive the difference 2: treat differently on the basis of sex or race 3: distinguish; , (adj) 1: marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions;
affable (adj) 1: diffusing warmth and friendliness;


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 hiatus A limbo 1: 1 bemused A structured 1:
2 amorphous B ephemeral 2: 2 obtuse B polite 2:
3 usurp C discord 3: 3 irrevocable C outsider 3:
4 felicity D tools 4: 4 amorphous D acute 4:
5 implement E happiness 5: 5 gauche E composed 5:
6 transitory F formless 6: 6 exalt F belittle 6:
7 assuage G arrogate 7: 7 copious G revocable 7:
8 oblivion H appease 8: 8 extrovert H little 8:
9 strife I suspension 9: 9 clique I introvert 9:


Match Definitions

1 cause to lose courage A ideology 1:
2 having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity B pious 2:
3 a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime C saccharine 3:
4 harsh or corrosive in tone D virulent 4:
5 angered at something unjust or wrong E daunt 5:
6 cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions F reprisal 6:
7 ensure observance of laws and rules G implement 7:
8 imaginary or visionary theorization H indignant 8:
9 overly sweet I polarize 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: sorrowful through loss or deprivation(8)
4: a crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference(6)
8: spread or diffuse through(7)
9: praise, glorify, or honor(5)

2: severe and unremitting in making demands(8)
3: satisfy (thirst)(7)
5: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)
6: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists(7)
7: treat or speak of with contempt(6)
4 5


Recent Words Learned: strife, coerce, static, hierarchy, exalt, soporific, preclude, gauche, genre, obtuse, reprisal, hyperbole, ascendancy, virulent, sordid, usurp, indigenous, deride, singular, ideology

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 33: 1:B 2:D 3:C 4:A 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 33: 1:E 2:B 3:D 4:C 5:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 33: 1:D 2:C 3:E 4:A 5:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 33: Across: 2: pious, 4: delude, 6: exalt, 7: salutary Down: 1: hiatus, 2: permeate, 3: ideology, 5: daunt, 8: acrid


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