Friday, February 26, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #12

 

New Words for Today:
Profess, Criterion, Transitory, Extrapolate, Clique

 

Profess (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about; "She professes organic chemistry" 2: confess one's faith in, or allegiance to; "The terrorists professed allegiance to the Muslim faith"; "he professes to be a Communist" 3: admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money"

concede, confess, pretend

 

Criterion (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work" 2: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"

standard, measure, touchstone

 

Transitory (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"

ephemeral, passing, short-lived

 

Extrapolate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating; "the scientists tried to extrapolate the types of microbs that exist" 2: estimate the value of; "they extrapolated the value of the houses in the area" 3: draw from specific cases for more general cases; "based on the cases, it has been extrapolated that more deaths may occur if the virus reaches our shore"

generalize, infer, interpolate

 

Clique (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose; "it's fun to hang around your own clique"

coterie, ingroup

outsider

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 repercussion A increase 1: 1 increment A outsider 1:
2 profess B repentant 2: 2 eccentric B cold 2:
3 increment C pretend 3: 3 bemused C calm 3:
4 penitent D cordial 4: 4 affable D decrement 4:
5 affable E backlash 5: 5 clique E concentric 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 deeply absorbed in thought A bemused 1:
2 a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) B eccentric 2:
3 excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion C preeminent 3:
4 affording an abundant supply D frenetic 4:
5 greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement E copious 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
2: having a secret or hidden meaning(7)
4: total forgetfulness(8)
9: kindness of disposition or manner(6)
10: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)

Down:
1: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
3: a sign of something about to happen(7)
5: deeply absorbed in thought(7)
6: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting(6)
7: make children(5)
8: be false to; be dishonest with(6)
4 5
6 7
8
9
10

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Homophones"?
Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. Some examples of Homophones are: Cent/Sent, won/one, allowed/aloud, bare/bear, capital/capitol, two/too, discreet/discrete. Can you find more?

Did you know? - Study of the inheritance of acquired characteristics is called "ctetology."

 

Recent Words Learned: clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion, profess, flora, affable, nostalgia, preeminent, hypothetical, pedestrian, delude, cryptic, terse, frenetic, exacting, malefactor, portent, copious, increment
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 11: Across: 2: frenetic, 5: flora, 8: blight, 9: beget Down: 1: accolade, 3: exacting, 4: chasm, 6: delude, 7: abash

 

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