Thursday, June 3, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #15

 

New Words for Today:
Efface, Steadfast, Apotheosis, Indignant, Unremitting

 

Efface (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps" 2: make inconspicuous; "efface oneself" 3: remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

obliterate, erase

 

Steadfast (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty" 2: firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"

firm, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering

 

Apotheosis (Noun)

Type

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Antonyms

Noun

1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal; "He holds the position as world number one player for so long that many regard him as the apotheosis of the game" 2: the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint

 

Indignant (Adjective)

Type

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Adjective

1: angered at something unjust or wrong; "an indignant denial"; "incensed at the judges' unfairness"; "a look of outraged disbelief"; "umbrageous at the loss of their territory"

incensed, outraged, umbrageous

 

Unremitting (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger"

ceaseless, constant, incessant, perpetual, unceasing

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 oblivion A strict 1: 1 bemused A relaxed 1:
2 exacting B costless 2: 2 eccentric B fauna 2:
3 mitigate C limbo 3: 3 subordinate C required 3:
4 gratuitous D palliate 4: 4 gratuitous D dominant 4:
5 discriminate E separate 5: 5 flora E concentric 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 be false to; be dishonest with A profess 1:
2 the ideal in terms of which something can be judged B incisive 2:
3 having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions C terse 3:
4 brief and to the point; effectively cut short D delude 4:
5 practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about E criterion 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: contrary to or forbidden by law(7)
4: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)(7)
5: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)

Down:
1: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
2: having a secret or hidden meaning(7)
3: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
4: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)
4
5

 

Engligh Language Trivia

rear its ugly head
If something unpleasant reapppears after lying dormant for some time, it rears its ugly head. "It is feared that fascism is rearing its ugly head again in some countries"

Did you know? - Comeuppance means "Just reward, just deserts."

 

Recent Words Learned: unremitting, indignant, apotheosis, steadfast, efface, rebuke, mitigate, equivocate, gratuitous, juxtapose, sacrilege, clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion, profess, flora, affable, nostalgia, preeminent

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 14: 1:D 2:E 3:C 4:A 5:B
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 14: 1:B 2:A 3:C 4:D 5:E
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 14: 1:B 2:C 3:A 4:E 5:D
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 14: Across: 3: oblivion, 4: penitent, 5: blight Down: 1: monarchy, 2: mitigate, 4: portent

 

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