Thursday, May 13, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #44

 

New Words for Today:
Docile, Genteel, Incense, Deprecate, Supercilious

 

Docile (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation" 2: ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters" 3: easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"

teachable, gentle

stubborn

 

Genteel (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"

civilized, civilised

 

Incense (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned 2: the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned; "incense filled the room"

Verb

1: perfume especially with a censer 2: make furious

cense

 

Deprecate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: express strong disapproval of; deplore 2: belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"

depreciate, vilipend

 

Supercilious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer 2: expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"

disdainful, haughty, lordly, prideful, sniffy, swaggering, sneering, snide

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 permeate A unpolished 1: 1 mellifluous A revocable 1:
2 maxim B axiom 2: 2 gauche B graceful 2:
3 gauche C citadel 3: 3 credence C horrible 3:
4 bastion D penetrate 4: 4 irrevocable D distrust 4:
5 belabor E belabour 5: 5 amorphous E formed 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 the quality of being crafty A guile 1:
2 pleasing to the ear B virulent 2:
3 marked by refinement in taste and manners C genteel 3:
4 harsh or corrosive in tone D mellifluous 4:
5 based on pretense; deceptively pleasing E specious 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: ready and willing to be taught(6)
5: spread or diffuse through(8)
6: contrary to or forbidden by law(7)
8: extremely sharp or intense(5)

Down:
1: imaginary or visionary theorization(8)
2: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof(5)
3: the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle(8)
5: having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity(5)
7: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)
3 4
5
6 7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

get down to brass tacks
When people get down to brass tacks, they start to discuss the essential aspects of a problem or situation. "The situation was so serious that after a few polite exchanges they quickly got down to brass tacks"

Did you know? - Study of algae is called "algology."

 

Recent Words Learned: supercilious, deprecate, incense, genteel, docile, bequest, bastion, patent, impetuous, indiscrete, indulgent, cadence, abject, petulant, enervate, maxim, reclusive, abstruse, gesticulate, animosity

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 43: 1:D 2:A 3:C 4:B 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 43: 1:D 2:B 3:E 4:C 5:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 43: 1:E 2:C 3:A 4:D 5:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 43: Across: 5: exalt, 6: portent, 7: abstruse, 8: pervade Down: 1: usurp, 2: zealous, 3: malinger, 4: bereaved

 

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