Wednesday, May 19, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #49

 

New Words for Today:
Fortuitous, Pertinent, Parochial, Acerbic, Insidious

 

Fortuitous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having no cause or apparent cause; "a causeless miracle"; "fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune"; "we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times" 2: occurring by happy chance; "profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials"

causeless, uncaused

 

Pertinent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand; "a list of articles pertinent to the discussion"; "remarks that were to the point" 2: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"

apposite, appropriate, apt

 

Parochial (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: relating to or supported by or located in a parish; "parochial schools" 2: narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"

insular

 

Acerbic (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: sour or bitter in taste 2: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

acerb, astringent, acid, acrid, bitter

 

Insidious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Adjective

1: beguiling but harmful; "insidious pleasures" 2: intended to entrap 3: working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"

pernicious, subtle

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 virtuoso A kinship 1: 1 singular A plural 1:
2 peripatetic B hokey 2: 2 consecrate B desecrated 2:
3 maudlin C wayfaring 3: 3 credence C distrust 3:
4 affinity D masterly 4: 4 incisive D dull 4:
5 felicity E happiness 5: 5 extrovert E introvert 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 easily irritated or annoyed A strife 1:
2 lacking in insight or discernment; - Jasper Griffin B credence 2:
3 relating to or arranged according to temporal order C chronological 3:
4 lack of agreement or harmony D petulant 4:
5 a kind of sideboard or buffet used to serve bread and wine before consecration. E obtuse 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of(7)
4: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists(7)
8: difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge(8)
9: of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex(6)

Down:
2: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)
3: avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill(8)
5: remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing(6)
6: (law) a gift of personal property by will(7)
7: physically strong(6)
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5 6
7
8
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Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "cardi/o" mean?
Root word "cardi/o" comes from Greek, meaning heart. Examples: cardiac - relating to the heart; cardiogenic - resulting from heart disease; cardiologist - a heart doctor

Did you know? - The fear of crossing the road is called "Agyrophobia ."

 

Recent Words Learned: insidious, acerbic, parochial, pertinent, fortuitous, congregate, harbinger, robust, myriad, elusive, pejorative, provisional, amenable, consecrate, equanimity, acquiesce, supercilious, deprecate, incense, genteel

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 48: 1:C 2:D 3:F 4:A 5:G 6:B 7:H 8:E 9:I
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 48: 1:H 2:F 3:I 4:E 5:B 6:G 7:C 8:A 9:D
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 48: 1:A 2:I 3:F 4:E 5:H 6:D 7:C 8:B 9:G
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 48: Across: 5: specious, 6: elusive, 7: reproach, 8: myriad Down: 1: cadence, 2: terse, 3: abstruse, 4: singular

 

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