Wednesday, February 3, 2021

SAT, ACT & GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #2

 

New Words for Today:
Beget, Penitent, Verisimilitude, Acrid, Categorical, Benign

 

Beget (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

get, engender

 

Penitent (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)

Adjective

1: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

repentant

 

Verisimilitude (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true

 

Acrid (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: strong and sharp;"the acrid taste of radishes"; "the acrid smell of burning rubber" 2: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acrid tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acrid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

pungent, acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter

nice, tasty

 

Categorical (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: relating to or included in a category or categories 2: not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"

categoric, flat

 

Benign (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor); "it's a relief to know that the tumor is benign" 2: pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air" 3: kindness of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"

inactive, amiable

malignant, malign

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 penitent A inactive 1: 1 benign A malignant 1:
2 benign B get 2: 2 acrid B nice 2:
3 categorical C flat 3: 3 inane C thoughtful 3:
4 beget D repentant 4: 4 D 4:
5 utilitarian E useful 5: 5 E 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 devoid of intelligence A inane 1:
2 kindness of disposition or manner B discriminate 2:
3 noting distinctions with nicety C verisimilitude 3:
4 feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds D penitent 4:
5 the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true E benign 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
3: kindness of disposition or manner(6)
4: devoid of intelligence(5)

Down:
1: strong and sharp(5)
2: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
3: make children(5)
3
4

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are the origins of English Words?
English is the 3rd most spoken native language in the world after Mandarin and Spanish. English originated from closely related dialects which were brought to England by Anglo-Saxon Settlers. Over time, it was influenced by French, Latin, and many other languages. About 25% of English words are of French Origins, 25% Latin and 25% are of Germanic (Old English) origins. Greek words make up about 5%.

Did you know? - The word laser stands for 'Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation'.

 

Recent Words Learned: benign, categorical, acrid, verisimilitude, penitent, beget, inane, utilitarian, creditable, discriminate, degenerate
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 1: Across: Down: 1: inane

 

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