Monday, May 10, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #41


Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
frenetic (adj) 1: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion;
tenet (n) 1: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
animosity (n) 1: a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
gauche (adj) 1: lacking social polish;
acute (n) 1: a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation, (adj) 1: having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course;
myopia (n) 1: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
disfranchise (v) 1: deprive of voting rights
hedonism (n) 1: the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle 2: an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good
hyperbole (n) 1: extravagant exaggeration;
mellifluous (adj) 1: pleasing to the ear;
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;
vociferous (adj) 1: conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry;
constitute (v) 1: form or compose;
reproach (n) 1: a mild rebuke or criticism; , (v) 1: express criticism towards;
strife (n) 1: lack of agreement or harmony 2: bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
sanctimonious (adj) 1: excessively or hypocritically pious;
reprisal (n) 1: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
gesticulate (v) 1: show, express or direct through movement;
preclude (v) 1: keep from happening or arising; make impossible; 2: make impossible, especially beforehand
misapprehension (n) 1: an understanding of something that is not correct;
implement (n) 1: instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end; , (v) 1: apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design;
catholic (n) 1: a member of a Catholic church, (adj) 1: of or relating to or supporting Catholicism;
creditable (adj) 1: worthy of often limited commendation;
amorphous (adj) 1: having no definite form or distinct shape;


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 insinuate A intimate 1: 1 acute A horrible 1:
2 rebuke B endemic 2: 2 amicable B stingy 2:
3 static C still 3: 3 mellifluous C decrement 3:
4 indigenous D skulk 4: 4 myopia D chronic 4:
5 mellifluous E perpetual 5: 5 singular E hostile 5:
6 malinger F adjacent 6: 6 benevolent F plural 6:
7 contiguous G reproof 7: 7 increment G acute 7:
8 coerce H pressure 8: 8 gratuitous H hyperopia 8:
9 unremitting I dulcet 9: 9 obtuse I required 9:


Match Definitions

1 censure severely or angrily A piscine 1:
2 deprive of voting rights B disfranchise 2:
3 a kind of literary or artistic work C ironic 3:
4 unable to move or resist motion D genre 4:
5 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction E catholic 5:
6 free from provincial prejudices or attachments F malinger 6:
7 humorously sarcastic or mocking G inert 7:
8 of or relating to fish H accolade 8:
9 avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill I rebuke 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 4 Across:
3: take the place of(5)
5: diffusing warmth and friendliness(7)
6: harsh or corrosive in tone(8)
8: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :(6)
9: a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion(6)

1: the state of being disregarded or forgotten(8)
2: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health(8)
4: examine or consider with attention and in detail(6)
7: an expressive style of music(5)


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 40: 1:B 2:D 3:A 4:C 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 40: 1:E 2:D 3:A 4:C 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 40: 1:D 2:E 3:C 4:A 5:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 40: Across: 1: pious, 6: disdain, 7: exalt, 8: sordid, 9: sanguine Down: 2: obtuse, 3: fecund, 4: amicable, 5: maudlin


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