Friday, January 8, 2021

SAT & GRE - Worksheet #6

 

Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
creditable (adj) 1: worthy of often limited commendation;
abash (v) 1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
subordinate (n) 1: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another 2: a word that is more specific than a given word, (v) 1: rank or order as less important or consider of less value; , (adj) 1: lower in rank or importance 2: subject or submissive to authority or the control of another;
incisive (adj) 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
qualitative (adj) 1: involving distinctions based on qualities; 2: relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities
acrid (adj) 1: strong and sharp;
benefactor (n) 1: a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help);
utilitarian (n) 1: someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility, (adj) 1: having a useful function;
placate (v) 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
blight (n) 1: a state or condition being blighted 2: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting, (v) 1: cause to suffer a blight;
discriminate (v) 1: recognize or perceive the difference 2: treat differently on the basis of sex or race 3: distinguish; , (adj) 1: marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions;
surrogate (n) 1: someone who takes the place of another person 2: a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others, (adj) 1: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties;
idiosyncrasy (n) 1: a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual;
penitent (n) 1: (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor), (adj) 1: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
accolade (n) 1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;
categorical (adj) 1: relating to or included in a category or categories 2: not modified or restricted by reservations;
inane (adj) 1: devoid of intelligence;
verisimilitude (n) 1: the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
chasm (n) 1: a deep opening in the earth's surface
degenerate (n) 1: a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior, (v) 1: grow worse; , (adj) 1: unrestrained by convention or morality;

 

Today's Word Challenges

 

Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 penitent A helper 1: 1 incisive A dominant 1:
2 surrogate B pungent 2: 2 subordinate B nice 2:
3 incisive C plague 3: 3 acrid C malignant 3:
4 placate D flat 4: 4 benign D thoughtful 4:
5 blight E useful 5: 5 inane E dull 5:
6 acrid F lenify 6: 6 F 6:
7 subordinate G separate 7: 7 G 7:
8 idiosyncrasy H foster 8: 8 H 8:
9 benefactor I subdue 9: 9 I 9:
10 categorical J asinine 10: 10 J 10:
11 inane K keen 11: 11 K 11:
12 benign L repentant 12: 12 L 12:
13 utilitarian M foible 13: 13 M 13:
14 abash N amiable 14: 14 N 14:
15 discriminate O embarrass 15: 15 O 15:

 

Match Definitions
1 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction A benign 1:
2 cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of B subordinate 2:
3 cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious C blight 3:
4 cause to suffer a blight D abash 4:
5 devoid of intelligence E incisive 5:
6 a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) F placate 6:
7 marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions G discriminate 7:
8 kindness of disposition or manner H chasm 8:
9 relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities I benefactor 9:
10 strong and sharp J accolade 10:
11 feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds K inane 11:
12 make subordinate, dependent, or subservient L qualitative 12:
13 a deep opening in the earth's surface M penitent 13:
14 someone who takes the place of another person N acrid 14:
15 having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions O surrogate 15:

 

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 5: Across: 1: benign, 5: accolade, 6: inane, 7: beget Down: 1: blight, 2: incisive, 3: chasm, 4: penitent

 

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