Wednesday, May 5, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #37

 

New Words for Today:
Insinuate, Microcosm, Mellifluous, Avow, Predilection, Misapprehension, Amicable

 

Insinuate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife" 2: to find ways to benefit (oneself) in a subtle manner; "He insinuated himself into the manager's favor at the party"

intimate, adumbrate

 

Microcosm (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a miniature model of something

 

Mellifluous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: pleasing to the ear; "the mellifluous tones of the cello"

dulcet

horrible

 

Avow (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent" 2: admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about

affirm, verify

 

Predilection (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation" 2: a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

preference, orientation, penchant, taste

 

Misapprehension (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: an understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"

mistake

 

Amicable (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: characterized by friendship and good will; "The divorced couple agreed to part in an amicable manner"

friendly, lovable

hostile

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 disdain A devout 1: 1 extrovert A introvert 1:
2 assuage B erase 2: 2 obtuse B plural 2:
3 pious C exhilarate 3: 3 flora C acute 3:
4 exalt D appease 4: 4 amicable D hostile 4:
5 efface E despite 5: 5 singular E fauna 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end A implement 1:
2 spend extravagantly B abortive 2:
3 a drug that induces sleep C squander 3:
4 conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry D soporific 4:
5 failing to accomplish an intended result E vociferous 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation(8)
5: take the place of(5)
6: slow and apathetic(5)
7: of or relating to or supporting Catholicism(8)

Down:
1: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy(8)
3: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime(8)
4: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)
8: admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about(4)
2 3
4
5
6
7 8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "pod/e" mean?
Root word "pod/e" comes from Greek, meaning foot. Examples: podiatrist - a doctor for the feet; podium - a small platform to stand on; tripod - a stand or frame with 3 legs.

Did you know? - Study of decadence and decay is called "geratology."

 

Recent Words Learned: amicable, misapprehension, predilection, avow, mellifluous, microcosm, insinuate, specious, heresy, inert, catholic, acute, credence, perturb, abortive, concurrent, chronological, zealous, strife, coerce

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 36: 1:A 2:D 3:E 4:B 5:C
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 36: 1:A 2:D 3:C 4:E 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 36: 1:A 2:E 3:D 4:B 5:C
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 36: Across: 6: expedite, 7: kinetic, 8: zealous, 9: terse Down: 1: genre, 2: piscine, 3: daunt, 4: specious, 5: belabor

 

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