Thursday, May 27, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #56

 

New Words for Today:
Ignominy, Deference, Circumvent, Dissonant, Despondent, Exonerate

 

Ignominy (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought an ignominy to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

shame, disgrace

honor

 

Deference (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my deferences to the dean" 2: courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy" 3: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

respect, compliance, compliancy

disrespect

 

Circumvent (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks circumvented Vienna" 2: beat through cleverness and wit; "I circumvented the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors" 3: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he circumvented the questions skillfully"

besiege, beleaguer, surround, outwit, outsmart, outfox

truthful, frank, direct

 

Dissonant (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: not musical in nature; "the unmusical cry of the bluejay" 2: characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved 3: lacking in harmony

unmusical, nonmusical

 

Despondent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: without or almost without hope; "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back"

heartsick, depress

 

Exonerate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was exonerated of the murder charges"

acquit, assoil

guilty

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 consecrate A gentle 1: 1 deference A disrespect 1:
2 address B assoil 2: 2 docile B stubborn 2:
3 exonerate C outfox 3: 3 singular C adversary 3:
4 docile D speak 4: 4 gauche D polite 4:
5 circumvent E ordain 5: 5 protagonist E plural 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 deprive of voting rights A belabor 1:
2 relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another B incense 2:
3 make furious C connoisseur 3:
4 attack verbally with harsh criticism D disfranchise 4:
5 an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts E relinquish 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned(7)
5: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true(4)
6: of or containing or dissolved in ether(8)
7: a recurrent rhythmical series(7)

Down:
1: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of(8)
3: be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind(7)
4: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of(7)
5: requiring secret or mysterious knowledge(6)
2 3
4
5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "agr/i/o" mean?
Root word "agr/i/o" comes from Latin, meaning farming. Examples: agriculture - management of the land, agribusiness - making money by utilizing land; agrarian - relating to the management of land

Did you know? - Dreamt is the only word that ends in mt.

 

Recent Words Learned: exonerate, despondent, dissonant, circumvent, deference, ignominy, covet, espouse, rudimentary, address, forsake, connoisseur, abhor, querulous, vacillate, manifest, ethereal, theology, sporadic, dogma

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 55: 1:E 2:B 3:A 4:C 5:H 6:F 7:I 8:D 9:G
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 55: 1:F 2:G 3:C 4:B 5:H 6:E 7:I 8:D 9:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 55: 1:A 2:H 3:0 4:D 5:E 6:G 7:F 8:C 9:I
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 55: Across: 5: coalesce, 6: manifest, 7: terse, 8: abject Down: 1: gauche, 2: amenable, 3: polarize, 4: maxim

 

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