Monday, February 1, 2021

SAT, ACT & GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #1

 

New Words for Today:
Degenerate, Discriminate, Creditable, Utilitarian, Inane

 

Degenerate (Noun, Verb, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

pervert, deviant

Verb

1: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

devolve, deteriorate

Adjective

1: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"

debauched, degraded, dissipated

 

Discriminate (Verb, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: recognize or perceive the difference 2: treat differently on the basis of sex or race 3: distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

separate

Adjective

1: marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people" 2: noting distinctions with nicety; "a discriminating interior designer"; "a nice sense of color"; "a nice point in the argument"

nice

 

Creditable (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: worthy of often limited commendation; "the student's effort on the essay--though not outstanding--was creditable"

 

Utilitarian (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility

Adjective

1: having a useful function; "utilitarian steel tables" 2: having utility often to the exclusion of values; "plain utilitarian kitchenware"

useful

 

Inane (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: devoid of intelligence; "they laughed at his inane proposal"

asinine

thoughtful

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Write answers in the comment box ***

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 degenerate A separate 1: 1 inane A thoughtful 1:
2 utilitarian B useful 2: 2 B 2:
3 inane C asinine 3: 3 C 3:
4 discriminate D debauched 4: 4 D 4:

 

Match Definitions

1 unrestrained by convention or morality A degenerate 1:
2 worthy of often limited commendation B discriminate 2:
3 devoid of intelligence C inane 3:
4 recognize or perceive the difference D creditable 4:
5 having a useful function E utilitarian 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:

Down:
1: devoid of intelligence(5)

 

Engligh Language Trivia

How Many words are there in English Language?
There is no single sensible answer to this question. It's impossible to count the number of words in English because it's not well defined, what counts as a "word" in the first place. Unlike French, German, Spanish and Italian languages, there is no Academy for English to define official accepted words or spellings. New words are coined and added regularly. 2nd Edition of Oxford English dictionary lists over 600,000 words. A 2010 joint study by Harvard and Google estimated English containing 1,022,000 words with around 8500 words being added every year.

 

Recent Words Learned: inane, utilitarian, creditable, discriminate, degenerate

 

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