Wednesday, January 6, 2021

SAT & GRE - Worksheet #5

 

New Words for Today

 

Blight (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a state or condition being blighted 2: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

Verb

1: cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"

plague

 

Incisive (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an infamous observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations" 2: suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"; "the piercing needle"

acute, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative

dull

 

Qualitative (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: involving distinctions based on qualities; "qualitative change"; "qualitative data"; "qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture" 2: relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities

 

Abash (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

embarrass

 

Accolade (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"; "He received a medal as an accolade for his bravery in the war"

award, honor

 

Chasm (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a deep opening in the earth's surface

 

Today's Word Challenges

 

Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 accolade A lenify 1: 1 incisive A dominant 1:
2 surrogate B mannerism 2: 2 subordinate B nice 2:
3 placate C honor 3: 3 benign C dull 3:
4 benefactor D foster 4: 4 acrid D malignant 4:
5 idiosyncrasy E helper 5: 5 inane E thoughtful 5:

 

Match Definitions
1 a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others A accolade 1:
2 cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of B qualitative 2:
3 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction C subordinate 3:
4 relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities D surrogate 4:
5 (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence E placate 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: kindness of disposition or manner(6)
5: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)
6: devoid of intelligence(5)
7: make children(5)

Down:
1: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting(6)
2: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
3: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
4: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
4
5
6
7

 

Interesting things about Engligh Language
What is a "Prefix"?
A prefix is a letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning of a word that partly indicates its meaning. For example, the word prefix itself begins with a prefix--pre-, which generally means "before".

A prefix is a letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning of a word that partly indicates its meaning. For example, the word prefix itself begins with a prefix--pre-, which generally means "before".

 

Recent Words Learned: chasm, accolade, abash, qualitative, incisive, blight, placate, idiosyncrasy, surrogate, benefactor, subordinate, benign, categorical, acrid, verisimilitude, penitent, beget, inane, utilitarian, creditable
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 4: Across: 1: placate, 4: inane, 5: benign Down: 1: penitent, 2: acrid, 3: beget

 

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