Friday, May 7, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #39

 

New Words for Today:
Chagrin, Constitute, Reproach, Astute, Maudlin

 

Chagrin (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: strong feelings of embarrassment; "he left the scene with a feeling full of chagrin"

jubilant, joy

Verb

1: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He chagrined his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

humiliate, mortify

praise, compliment

 

Constitute (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: form or compose; "This money constitutes my only income"; "The stone wall constituted the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army" 2: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee" 3: to compose or represent:"This wall constitutes the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"

represent, comprise, be, appoint, name, nominate, form

 

Reproach (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach" 2: disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family"

Verb

1: express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"

upbraid

 

Astute (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

sharp, shrewd

 

Maudlin (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"

bathetic, drippy, hokey

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 panacea A dull 1: 1 singular A hyperopia 1:
2 virulent B acid 2: 2 amicable B plural 2:
3 obtuse C energizing 3: 3 myopia C hostile 3:
4 reproach D upbraid 4: 4 exalt D belittle 4:
5 kinetic E catholicon 5: 5 colloquial E formal 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 process fast and efficiently A predilection 1:
2 the ideal in terms of which something can be judged B indigenous 2:
3 originating where it is found C criterion 3:
4 a strong liking D sordid 4:
5 foul and run-down and repulsive E expedite 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
4: harsh or corrosive in tone(8)
5: done by design(7)
7: a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion(6)

Down:
1: diffusing warmth and friendliness(7)
2: characterized by friendship and good will(8)
3: imaginary or visionary theorization(8)
6: take the place of(5)
2 3
4
5 6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

Do French always order "A la Carte"?
"A la carte" is one of many foreign phrases used very commonly in English. Coming from French, it means "with a separate price for each item, printed on the menu; mainly used to refer to the menu, as opposed to, say, a buffet". Example Sentences: Can we eat a la carte? Can we order from the a la carte menu?

Did you know? - Wabbit means "Exhausted, tired, worn out."

 

Recent Words Learned: maudlin, astute, reproach, constitute, chagrin, amicable, misapprehension, predilection, avow, mellifluous, microcosm, insinuate, specious, heresy, inert, catholic, acute, credence, perturb, abortive

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 38: 1:B 2:A 3:D 4:H 5:C 6:F 7:G 8:I 9:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 38: 1:C 2:F 3:I 4:G 5:D 6:B 7:H 8:E 9:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 38: 1:G 2:A 3:F 4:H 5:I 6:C 7:E 8:D 9:0
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 38: Across: 3: avow, 5: sanguine, 6: assuage, 7: clique Down: 1: monarchy, 2: zealous, 4: permeate, 8: usurp

 

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