Monday, June 14, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #24

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Proverbs are short statements of wisdom or advice.
Proverb Meaning
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link The strength of a group depends on each individual member
Union is strength A group has more force than an individual
It's no use crying over spilt milk Don't express regret for something that has happened and cannot be remedied
If two ride a horse, one must ride behind When two people do something together, one will be the leader and the other will be the subordinate
The end justifies the means Wrong or unfair methods may be used if the result of the action is good
Too many cooks spoil the broth If too many people are involved in something, it will not be done properly
Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise It is much better for you to go to bed early and to get up early in the morning;
The early bird catches the worm If you want to do something successfully, you should do it as soon as you can
Distance makes the heart grow fonder When you are separated from the person you love, your feelings are even stronger
When poverty comes in the door, love goes out the window When a couple loses everything, their relationship becomes difficult

 

I am scared ...
Phobia Meaning
Necrophobia fear of death and/or the dead
Chromophobia fear of bright colors
Radiophobia fear of radioactivity or X-rays
Algophobia fear of pain
Ophthalmophobia fear of being stared at
Oikophobia fear of home surroundings and household appliances
Achluophobia fear of darkness

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 surrogate A equid 1: 1 bemused A revocable 1:
2 efface B dash 2: 2 illicit B dominant 2:
3 equine C bizarre 3: 3 copious C thoughtful 3:
4 indifferent D diffuse 4: 4 inane D licit 4:
5 eccentric E measure 5: 5 subordinate E scant 5:
6 daunt F apathetic 6: 6 irrevocable F cold 6:
7 permeate G perpetual 7: 7 benevolent G composed 7:
8 criterion H erase 8: 8 colloquial H stingy 8:
9 unremitting I foster 9: 9 affable I formal 9:

 

Match Definitions

1 inherent resemblance between persons or things A abash 1:
2 pass through B salutary 2:
3 someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime C apotheosis 3:
4 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction D implement 4:
5 tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health E affinity 5:
6 model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal F indifferent 6:
7 apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design G malefactor 7:
8 cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious H accolade 8:
9 marked by a lack of interest I permeate 9:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
5: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
6: the quality of being crafty(5)
7: spend thoughtlessly; throw away(8)

Down:
1: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
2: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field(8)
3: cause to lose courage(5)
4: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health(8)
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5
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7

 

Recent Words Learned: portentous, affinity, felicity, colloquial, panacea, saccharine, relinquish, virtuoso, squander, irrevocable, daunt, tenet, vociferous, infinitesimal, peripatetic, implement, hedonism, guile, sanguine, peruse

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 23: 1:E 2:D 3:C 4:A 5:B
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 23: 1:C 2:E 3:D 4:B 5:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 23: 1:D 2:B 3:E 4:C 5:0
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 23: Across: 4: sanguine, 6: terse, 7: peruse, 8: ironic, 9: panacea Down: 1: chasm, 2: squander, 3: frenetic, 5: myopia

 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #23

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New Words for Today:
Panacea, Colloquial, Felicity, Affinity, Portentous

 

Panacea (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists 2: (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia

nostrum, catholicon, cure-all

 

Colloquial (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"

formal, standard

 

Felicity (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression) 2: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

happiness

 

Affinity (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam" 2: inherent resemblance between persons or things; "there's a unique affinity between him and his father in the way they walk" 3: a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"

kinship

 

Portentous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision" 2: ominously prophetic 3: puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

prodigious, fateful, foreboding, overblown, pompous

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 affinity A deaf 1: 1 flora A cold 1:
2 purported B erase 2: 2 bemused B revocable 2:
3 benevolent C kindly 3: 3 copious C fauna 3:
4 indifferent D reputed 4: 4 irrevocable D scarce 4:
5 efface E kinship 5: 5 affable E composed 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred A tenet 1:
2 part with a possession or right B relinquish 2:
3 state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy C unremitting 3:
4 a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof D felicity 4:
5 uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing E myopia 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: confidently optimistic and cheerful(8)
6: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
7: examine or consider with attention and in detail(6)
8: humorously sarcastic or mocking(6)
9: (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia(7)

Down:
1: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
2: spend extravagantly(8)
3: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
5: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred(6)
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4 5
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9

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "narr" mean?
Root word "narr" comes from Latin, meaning tell. Examples: narrate - to tell a story; narrative - a story; narrator - a person who tells a story.

Did you know? - Study of diseases is called "nosology."

 

Recent Words Learned: portentous, affinity, felicity, colloquial, panacea, saccharine, relinquish, virtuoso, squander, irrevocable, daunt, tenet, vociferous, infinitesimal, peripatetic, implement, hedonism, guile, sanguine, peruse

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 22: 1:E 2:C 3:A 4:D 5:B
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 22: 1:C 2:E 3:D 4:B 5:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 22: 1:D 2:C 3:E 4:B 5:A
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 22: Across: 1: beget, 5: squander, 6: allocate, 7: hiatus, 8: rebuke, 9: cryptic Down: 2: tenet, 3: virtuoso, 4: affable, 5: salutary

 

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #11

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New Words for Today:
Capital, Dissent, Banter, Edict

 

Capital (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: assets available for use in the production of further assets 2: wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value 3: a seat of government

uppercase, majuscule, Washington

Adjective

1: first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea" 2: of primary important; "our capital concern was to avoid defeat" 3: uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"

great, majuscule

 

Dissent (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion" 2: a difference of opinion; "It is alright to have a dissent in opinion on an issue" 3: the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

protest, objection

agreement

Verb

1: withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented" 2: express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country" 3: be of different opinions; "I beg to dissent!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

protest, resist, disagree, differ

assent, agree, approve

 

Banter (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: light teasing repartee

raillery

Verb

1: be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just bantered around"

kid, chaff

 

Edict (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a formal or authoritative proclamation; "The religious council issue an edict to solve the matter" 2: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the dilapidated caused no trouble out there"

decree, fiat, order, rescript

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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Match Synonyms

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1 bankrupt A swarthy 1: 1 convict A antonymous 1:
2 climax B area 2: 2 dissent B dissimilate 2:
3 dusky C orgasm 3: 3 agitate C calm 3:
4 assimilate D ruin 4: 4 assimilate D agreement 4:
5 expanse E imbibe 5: 5 synonymous E acquit 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 light teasing repartee A banter 1:
2 first-rate B synonymous 2:
3 (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same C capital 3:
4 naturally having skin of a dark color D journal 4:
5 a periodical dedicated to a particular subject E dusky 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
3: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison(7)
4: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary(7)
7: a formal or authoritative proclamation(5)
8: be silly or tease one another(6)
9: a difference of opinion(7)

Down:
1: of high or superior quality or performance(8)
2: a body serving in an administrative capacity(7)
5: imagined as in a play(7)
6: strike against forcefully(6)
3
4 5
6
7
8
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Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Pangrams"?
Pangrams are sentences that use every letter of the alphabet. The best known Pangram is: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs" is another one. If each letter of the alphabet occurs once and only once, that pangram is called perfect pangram. Here is an example: "Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx"

Did you know? - The atomic symbol for iron is Fe (the original name for iron was Ferric).

 

Recent Words Learned: edict, banter, dissent, capital, journal, despicable, council, dusky, negligent, convict, expanse, economical, breach, bankrupt, arena, climax, disarray, distraught, terminate, devour

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 10: 1:I 2:D 3:F 4:E 5:A 6:G 7:B 8:H 9:C
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 10: 1:B 2:B 3:E 4:G 5:C 6:A 7:F
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 10: 1:B 2:E 3:0 4:D 5:A 6:C 7:H 8:I 9:F
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 10: Across: 4: devour, 5: bankrupt, 6: arena, 7: dusky Down: 1: tropical, 2: scorn, 3: breach, 4: disarray