Saturday, May 8, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #40

 

New Words for Today:
Malinger, Disfranchise, Dissolution, Animosity, Gesticulate, Abstruse, Reclusive

 

Malinger (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

skulk

 

Disfranchise (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: deprive of voting rights

 

Dissolution (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the process of going into solution; "the dissolving of salt in water" 2: separation into component parts 3: dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

dissolving, profligacy, dissipation

 

Animosity (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

animus

 

Gesticulate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"

gesture, motion

 

Abstruse (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"

deep, recondite

 

Reclusive (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life" 2: providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot"

recluse, withdrawn, cloistered, secluded

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 ideology A knifelike 1: 1 benevolent A distrust 1:
2 pedestrian B doctrine 2: 2 flora B formal 2:
3 acute C nostrum 3: 3 credence C revocable 3:
4 panacea D prosaic 4: 4 irrevocable D fauna 4:
5 gratuitous E costless 5: 5 colloquial E stingy 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 characterized by friendship and good will A preeminent 1:
2 express criticism towards B curtail 2:
3 difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge C abstruse 3:
4 greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement D amicable 4:
5 place restrictions on E reproach 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: devoutly religious; H.L.Mencken(5)
6: reject with contempt(7)
7: praise, glorify, or honor(5)
8: morally degraded(6)
9: confidently optimistic and cheerful(8)

Down:
2: of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex(6)
3: capable of producing offspring or vegetation(6)
4: characterized by friendship and good will(8)
5: effusively or insincerely emotional(7)
4
5
6
7
8
9

 

Engligh Language Trivia

put a fingeron something
If you are able to identify or understand something such as the cause of a problem or the solution to it, you put your finger on it. "The atmosphere at the meeting was strange, but Marie couldn't put a finger on the cause of it"

Did you know? - Study of giants is called "gigantology."

 

Recent Words Learned: reclusive, abstruse, gesticulate, animosity, dissolution, disfranchise, malinger, maudlin, astute, reproach, constitute, chagrin, amicable, misapprehension, predilection, avow, mellifluous, microcosm, insinuate, specious

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 39: 1:E 2:B 3:A 4:D 5:C
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 39: 1:B 2:C 3:A 4:D 5:E
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 39: 1:D 2:C 3:B 4:E 5:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 39: Across: 4: virulent, 5: willful, 7: heresy Down: 1: affable, 2: amicable, 3: ideology, 6: usurp

 

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