Thursday, May 20, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #50

 

New Words for Today:
Arcane, Coalesce, Didactic, Tangential, Capricious, Flagrant

 

Arcane (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: requiring secret or mysterious knowledge; "the arcane science of dowsing"

 

Coalesce (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" 2: fuse or cause to grow together

blend, flux

 

Didactic (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: instructive (especially excessively); "They distributed didactic story books to the students"

 

Tangential (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of superficial relevance if any; "a digressive allusion to the day of the week"; "a tangential remark" 2: of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent; "tangential forces"

digressive

 

Capricious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: changeable; "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather" 2: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"

freakish, impulsive, whimsical

constant, loyal

 

Flagrant (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a flagrant shame"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"; "an egregious lie"

crying, egregious, glaring

vague

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 extrapolate A generalize 1: 1 flagrant A vague 1:
2 credence B withdrawn 2: 2 mellifluous B acute 2:
3 reclusive C acceptance 3: 3 extrovert C horrible 3:
4 disdain D contemn 4: 4 obtuse D belittle 4:
5 pejorative E dislogistic 5: 5 exalt E introvert 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible A flagrant 1:
2 to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means : B colloquial 2:
3 steadiness of mind under stress C coerce 3:
4 characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation D equanimity 4:
5 originating where it is found E indigenous 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
2: lack of agreement or harmony(6)
4: disposed or willing to comply(8)
7: a group that defends a principle(7)
8: characterized by motion(7)

Down:
1: avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill(8)
3: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible(8)
5: provide physical relief, as from pain(7)
6: a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned(7)
4
5 6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "path" mean?
Root word "path" comes from Greek, meaning "feeling, emotion". Examples: antipathy - a feeling of great dislike; apathy - a lack of feeling or interest; empathy - ability to understand another's feelings.

Did you know? - Study of the inheritance of acquired characteristics is called "ctetology."

 

Recent Words Learned: flagrant, capricious, tangential, didactic, coalesce, arcane, insidious, acerbic, parochial, pertinent, fortuitous, congregate, harbinger, robust, myriad, elusive, pejorative, provisional, amenable, consecrate

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 49: 1:D 2:C 3:B 4:A 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 49: 1:A 2:B 3:C 4:D 5:E
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 49: 1:D 2:E 3:C 4:A 5:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 49: Across: 1: assuage, 4: panacea, 8: abstruse, 9: obtuse Down: 2: anecdote, 3: malinger, 5: efface, 6: bequest, 7: robust

 

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