Tuesday, May 11, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #42

 

New Words for Today:
Maxim, Enervate, Petulant, Abject, Cadence, Indulgent

 

Maxim (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits 2: English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)

axiom

 

Enervate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: weaken mentally or morally; "at the boot camp, we were enervated by the hard training" 2: reduce the strength or vitality; "Being sick for so many years has enervated him"

faze, unnerve, unsettle

strengthen, energize, vitalize

 

Petulant (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

cranky, fractious

 

Abject (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick" 2: most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty" 3: showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender"

low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy

 

Cadence (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse 2: the close of a musical section 3: a recurrent rhythmical series

meter, measure

 

Indulgent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents" 2: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime" 3: being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude"

lenient, soft

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 irrevocable A knifelike 1: 1 singular A plural 1:
2 obtuse B hypnotic 2: 2 enervate B revocable 2:
3 misapprehension C irrevokable 3: 3 pervade C nice 3:
4 acute D mistake 4: 4 acrid D energize 4:
5 soporific E dense 5: 5 irrevocable E static 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 a miniature model of something A abortive 1:
2 failing to accomplish an intended result B extrovert 2:
3 firm and dependable especially in loyalty C static 3:
4 being concerned with the social and physical environment D steadfast 4:
5 angry criticism E microcosm 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
4: reduce the strength or vitality(8)
5: of or relating to fish(7)
8: a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion(6)

Down:
1: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
2: pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)(8)
3: marked by active interest and enthusiasm(7)
6: humorously sarcastic or mocking(6)
7: make inconspicuous(6)
4
5 6 7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

at stake
Someone who has a lot at stake is in a risky situation, with a lot to be won or lost. "He was nervous about signing the agreement because there was a lot at stake."

Did you know? - Amathophobia is the fear of dust.

 

Recent Words Learned: indulgent, cadence, abject, petulant, enervate, maxim, reclusive, abstruse, gesticulate, animosity, dissolution, disfranchise, malinger, maudlin, astute, reproach, constitute, chagrin, amicable, misapprehension

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 41: 1:A 2:G 3:C 4:B 5:I 6:D 7:F 8:H 9:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 41: 1:D 2:E 3:A 4:H 5:F 6:B 7:C 8:I 9:G
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 41: 1:H 2:B 3:G 4:C 5:F 6:I 7:D 8:E 9:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 41: Across: 3: usurp, 5: affable, 6: virulent, 8: coerce, 9: heresy Down: 1: oblivion, 2: salutary, 4: peruse, 7: genre

 

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