Friday, June 4, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #16

 

New Words for Today:
Equine, Curtail, Fecund, Permeate, Benevolent

 

Equine (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

equid

Adjective

1: resembling a horse 2: of or belonging to the family Equidae

 

Curtail (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school" 2: terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"

restrict, curb, clip

 

Fecund (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: capable of producing offspring or vegetation 2: intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"

fertile, prolific

 

Permeate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks" 2: pass through; "Water permeates sand easily" 3: penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"

pervade, penetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle

 

Benevolent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society" 2: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was benevolent in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor" 3: generous in providing aid to others; "the benevolent company pledges a substantial amount of money to the flood victims"

charitable, kindly, sympathetic, openhearted, freehearted, beneficent

stingy

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 cryptic A omen 1: 1 gratuitous A fauna 1:
2 steadfast B mysterious 2: 2 subordinate B stingy 2:
3 surrogate C firm 3: 3 clique C dominant 3:
4 criterion D measure 4: 4 benevolent D outsider 4:
5 portent E foster 5: 5 flora E needed 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 a person with an unusual or odd personality A frenetic 1:
2 deeply absorbed in thought B permeate 2:
3 excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion C eccentric 3:
4 an act or expression of criticism and censure D bemused 4:
5 spread or diffuse through E rebuke 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 4 Across:
1: penetrate mutually or be interlocked(8)
5: confess one's faith in, or allegiance to(7)
7: an act or expression of criticism and censure(6)
8: a sign of something about to happen(7)

Down:
1: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
2: make inconspicuous(6)
3: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)
4: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious(5)
6: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
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6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

go bananas
If someone becomes very emotional and starts behaving in a crazy way, they go bananas. "If you announce that you are going to drop out of school, your parents will go bananas!"

Did you know? - Study of soils is called "edaphology."

 

Recent Words Learned: benevolent, permeate, fecund, curtail, equine, unremitting, indignant, apotheosis, steadfast, efface, rebuke, mitigate, equivocate, gratuitous, juxtapose, sacrilege, clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 15: 1:C 2:A 3:D 4:B 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 15: 1:A 2:E 3:D 4:C 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 15: 1:E 2:C 3:D 4:A 5:B
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 15: Across: 1: illicit, 4: copious, 5: chasm Down: 1: incisive, 2: cryptic, 3: terse, 4: clique

 

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