Friday, May 21, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #51

 

New Words for Today:
Protagonist, Dogma, Sporadic, Theology, Ethereal

 

Protagonist (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the principal character in a work of fiction; "he will play the protagonist" 2: a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their protagonists came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

supporter, champion, admirer

adversary, antagonist

 

Dogma (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof; "she accepts her religion as a dogma whole heartedly" 2: a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative; "he believed all the Marxist dogma"

tenet

 

Sporadic (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

continual

 

Theology (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth 2: a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology" 3: the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary); "he studied theology at Oxford"

divinity

 

Ethereal (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms" 2: of or containing or dissolved in ether; "ethereal solution" 3: of heaven or the spirit; "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death"

aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, celestial, supernal

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 amorphous A shapeless 1: 1 consecrate A hostile 1:
2 constitute B name 2: 2 gratuitous B desecrated 2:
3 avow C verify 3: 3 singular C required 3:
4 ideology D pernicious 4: 4 sporadic D plural 4:
5 insidious E doctrine 5: 5 amicable E continual 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 devoutly religious; H.L.Mencken A static 1:
2 mix together different elements B pious 2:
3 concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity C coalesce 3:
4 place side by side D juxtapose 4:
5 easily handled or managed E docile 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances(8)
7: a style of expressing yourself in writing(5)
8: make less severe or harsh(8)
9: a crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference(6)

Down:
2: cause to vibrate in a definite pattern(8)
3: showing utter resignation or hopelessness(6)
4: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
5: a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation(5)
6: make furious(7)
4 5 6
7
8
9

 

Engligh Language Trivia

fly on the wall
A person who watches a situation without being noticed is called a fly on the wall. "I'd like to be a fly on the wall when the management discusses my project"

Did you know? - The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."

 

Recent Words Learned: ethereal, theology, sporadic, dogma, protagonist, flagrant, capricious, tangential, didactic, coalesce, arcane, insidious, acerbic, parochial, pertinent, fortuitous, congregate, harbinger, robust, myriad

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 50: 1:A 2:C 3:B 4:D 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 50: 1:A 2:C 3:E 4:B 5:D
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 50: 1:A 2:D 3:B 4:C 5:E
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 50: Across: 2: strife, 4: amenable, 7: bastion, 8: kinetic Down: 1: malinger, 3: flagrant, 5: assuage, 6: incense

 

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