Monday, June 7, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #18

 

New Words for Today:
Allocate, Ironic, Myopia, Indifferent, Hiatus

 

Allocate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"

apportion

 

Ironic (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit" 2: characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"; "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"

dry, wry

 

Myopia (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred

hyperopia

 

Indifferent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent" 2: showing no care or concern in attitude or action; "indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea" 3: (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings"

apathetic, deaf, immaterial, inert, neutral

 

Hiatus (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something 2: a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript) 3: a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

suspension, respite, reprieve

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 accolade A clip 1: 1 inane A thoughtful 1:
2 blight B nonpareil 2: 2 myopia B dull 2:
3 apotheosis C honor 3: 3 incisive C stingy 3:
4 curtail D plague 4: 4 benevolent D hyperopia 4:
5 cryptic E deep 5: 5 copious E little 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 contrary to or forbidden by law A equine 1:
2 (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred B fecund 2:
3 resembling a horse C illicit 3:
4 intellectually productive D myopia 4:
5 greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement E preeminent 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: diffusing warmth and friendliness(7)
3: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
6: a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)(6)
7: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)

Down:
1: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
2: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
3: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred(6)
4: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)(7)
5: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious(5)
3 4 5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "scrib" mean?
Root word "scrib" comes from Latin, meaning "write, written". Examples: inscribe - to write letters or words on a surface; scribe - a person who writes out documents; describe - to represent with words or pictures.

Did you know? - A connected bunch of bananas is called a hand and individual bananas are called fingers.

 

Recent Words Learned: hiatus, indifferent, myopia, ironic, allocate, benevolent, permeate, fecund, curtail, equine, unremitting, indignant, apotheosis, steadfast, efface, rebuke, mitigate, equivocate, gratuitous, juxtapose

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 17: 1:E 2:H 3:F 4:D 5:A 6:I 7:G 8:B 9:C
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 17: 1:A 2:D 3:B 4:C 5:E 6:G 7:F 8:I 9:H
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 17: 1:F 2:C 3:I 4:E 5:B 6:D 7:A 8:G 9:H
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 17: Across: 1: efface, 4: acrid, 6: terse, 8: mitigate Down: 2: frenetic, 3: exacting, 5: equine, 7: rebuke, 9: inane

 

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