Monday, February 8, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #4

 

New Words for Today:
Subordinate, Benefactor, Surrogate, Idiosyncrasy, Placate

 

Subordinate (Noun, Verb, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another 2: a word that is more specific than a given word

subsidiary, underling

Verb

1: rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools" 2: make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

subdue

Adjective

1: lower in rank or importance 2: subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom" 3: (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

low-level, dependent, inferior, lowly

dominant

 

Benefactor (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help); "The foundation is the main benefactor of the college"

helper

 

Surrogate (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: someone who takes the place of another person 2: a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

alternate, replacement

Adjective

1: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"

foster

 

Idiosyncrasy (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual; "The artist promotes idiosyncrasy as her trademark"

foible, mannerism

 

Placate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

pacify, lenify

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 inane A pungent 1: 1 subordinate A nice 1:
2 acrid B asinine 2: 2 inane B malign 2:
3 degenerate C helper 3: 3 benign C thoughtful 3:
4 benefactor D dissipated 4: 4 acrid D dominant 4:
5 utilitarian E useful 5: 5 E 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual A surrogate 1:
2 an assistant subject to the authority or control of another B subordinate 2:
3 relating to or included in a category or categories C benefactor 3:
4 someone who takes the place of another person D idiosyncrasy 4:
5 a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) E categorical 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of(7)
3: devoid of intelligence(5)
5: make children(5)

Down:
1: kindness of disposition or manner(6)
2: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
4: strong and sharp(5)
2
3 4
5

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What is a "Root Word"?
A root word, as its name suggests, is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes. The root of the word vocabulary, for example, is "voc", a Latin root meaning "word" or "name." This root also appears in the words advocacy, convocation, evocative, vocal, and vociferous.

Did you know? - Study of molluscs is called "malacology."

 

Recent Words Learned: placate, idiosyncrasy, surrogate, benefactor, subordinate, benign, categorical, acrid, verisimilitude, penitent, beget, inane, utilitarian, creditable, discriminate, degenerate

 

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