Monday, January 18, 2021

SAT & GRE - Worksheet #9

 

New Words for Today

 

Exacting (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements" 2: severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards" 3: requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

fastidious, stern, strict, exigent

 

Frenetic (Adjective)

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Adjective

1: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion; "frantic with anger and frustration"; "frenetic screams followed the accident"; "a frenzied look in his eye"

frantic, phrenetic, frenzied

 

Terse (Adjective)

Type

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Adjective

1: brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"

crisp, curt, laconic

 

Cryptic (Adjective)

Type

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Adjective

1: of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a cryptic dark secret"; "the cryptic workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands" 2: having a secret or hidden meaning; "cryptic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings" 3: having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note"

deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, cabalistic, kabbalistic

 

Delude (Verb)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Verb

1: be false to; be dishonest with

deceive

 

Today's Word Challenges

 

Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 blight A recoil 1: 1 acrid A licit 1:
2 portent B mysterious 2: 2 eccentric B nice 2:
3 repercussion C omen 3: 3 incisive C dull 3:
4 illicit D outlawed 4: 4 illicit D concentric 4:
5 cryptic E plague 5: 5 copious E little 5:

 

Match Definitions
1 a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) A categorical 1:
2 contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention B benefactor 2:
3 relating to or included in a category or categories C delude 3:
4 be false to; be dishonest with D illicit 4:
5 cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious E abash 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 4 Across:
1: be false to; be dishonest with(6)
6: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
9: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)

Down:
2: requiring precise accuracy(8)
3: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
4: having a puzzling terseness(7)
5: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
7: total forgetfulness(8)
8: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
5
6 7
8
9

 

Interesting things about Engligh Language
Favorite Tongue Twisters..
Tongue Twisters are fun and games but they are also used for foreign students to improve their accent and also by therapists to help with speech difficulties. Try these Tongue Twisters: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers", "She sells seashells by the seashore". "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, If a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

Tongue Twisters are fun and games but they are also used for foreign students to improve their accent and also by therapists to help with speech difficulties. Try these Tongue Twisters: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers", "She sells seashells by the seashore". "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, If a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

 

Recent Words Learned: delude, cryptic, terse, frenetic, exacting, malefactor, portent, copious, increment, oblivion, bemused, repercussion, monarchy, eccentric, illicit, purported, chasm, accolade, abash, qualitative
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 8: Across: 1: beget, 3: illicit, 6: oblivion, 7: chasm, 8: acrid, 9: bemused Down: 1: blight, 2: portent, 4: incisive, 5: accolade

 

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