Friday, May 28, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #57

 

New Words for Today:
Stipulate, Consensus, Epitome, Gregarious, Ostentatious

 

Stipulate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments" 2: give a guarantee or promise of; "They stipulated to release all the prisoners" 3: make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force

qualify, condition, specify

 

Consensus (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole; "the lack of consensus reflected differences in theoretical positions"; "those rights and obligations are based on an unstated consensus"

 

Epitome (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father" 2: a brief abstract (as of an article or book); "he was asked to write the epitome of the book"

prototype, paradigm, image

 

Gregarious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species; "gregarious bird species" 2: instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others; "he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude" 3: (of plants) growing in groups that are close together

 

Ostentatious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat" 2: of a display that is tawdry or vulgar

pretentious, kitsch

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 illicit A outlaw 1: 1 exonerate A compliment 1:
2 preclude B bereft 2: 2 chagrin B guilty 2:
3 bereaved C prevent 3: 3 myopia C hyperopia 3:
4 deference D compliancy 4: 4 robust D frail 4:
5 insidious E subtle 5: 5 docile E stubborn 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of A abstruse 1:
2 difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge B mitigate 2:
3 of heaven or the spirit C ostentatious 3:
4 intended to attract notice and impress others D ethereal 4:
5 strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity E robust 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
1: effusively or insincerely emotional(7)
2: a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits(5)
6: showing utter resignation or hopelessness(6)
7: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime(8)

Down:
1: avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill(8)
3: imaginary or visionary theorization(8)
4: (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage(6)
5: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :(6)
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Engligh Language Trivia

"I am a de facto king of vocabulary - seriously !"
"De facto" is an Italian phrase very commonly used in English. It means "in reality or actually". Example: While the President may be the Head of the State, the de facto head in India is the Prime Minister."

Did you know? - Study of victims is called "victimology."

 

Recent Words Learned: ostentatious, gregarious, epitome, consensus, stipulate, exonerate, despondent, dissonant, circumvent, deference, ignominy, covet, espouse, rudimentary, address, forsake, connoisseur, abhor, querulous, vacillate

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 56: 1:E 2:D 3:B 4:A 5:C
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 56: 1:A 2:B 3:E 4:D 5:C
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 56: 1:D 2:C 3:E 4:A 5:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 56: Across: 2: incense, 5: avow, 6: ethereal, 7: cadence Down: 1: mitigate, 3: elusive, 4: chagrin, 5: arcane

 

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