Wednesday, December 30, 2020

SAT & GRE - Worksheet #2

 

New Words for Today

 

Beget (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

get, engender

 

Penitent (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)

Adjective

1: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

repentant

 

Verisimilitude (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true

 

Acrid (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: strong and sharp;"the acrid taste of radishes"; "the acrid smell of burning rubber" 2: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acrid tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acrid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

pungent, acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter

nice, tasty

 

Categorical (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: relating to or included in a category or categories 2: not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"

categoric, flat

 

Benign (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor); "it's a relief to know that the tumor is benign" 2: pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air" 3: kindness of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"

inactive, amiable

malignant, malign

 

Today's Word Challenges

 

Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 benign A categoric 1: 1 acrid A tasty 1:
2 categorical B repentant 2: 2 benign B malignant 2:
3 acrid C inactive 3: 3 inane C thoughtful 3:
4 penitent D pungent 4: 4 D 4:
5 utilitarian E useful 5: 5 E 5:

 

Match Definitions
1 not modified or restricted by reservations A benign 1:
2 kindness of disposition or manner B verisimilitude 2:
3 the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true C categorical 3:
4 grow worse D beget 4:
5 make children E degenerate 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: kindness of disposition or manner(6)
5: devoid of intelligence(5)

Down:
1: make children(5)
2: strong and sharp(5)
3: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
3
4
5

 

Interesting things about Engligh Language
English Word Origins:
English is the 3rd most spoken native language in the world after Mandarin and Spanish. English originated from closely related dialects which were brought to England by Anglo-Saxon Settlers. Over time, it was influenced by French, Latin, and many other languages. About 25% of English words are of French Origins, 25% Latin and 25% are of Germanic (Old English) origins. Greek words make up about 5%.

English is the 3rd most spoken native language in the world after Mandarin and Spanish. English originated from closely related dialects which were brought to England by Anglo-Saxon Settlers. Over time, it was influenced by French, Latin, and many other languages. About 25% of English words are of French Origins, 25% Latin and 25% are of Germanic (Old English) origins. Greek words make up about 5%.

 

Recent Words Learned: benign, categorical, acrid, verisimilitude, penitent, beget, inane, utilitarian, creditable, discriminate, degenerate
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 1: Across: Down: 1: inane

 

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