Wednesday, February 10, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #5

 

New Words for Today:
Blight, Incisive, Qualitative, Abash, Accolade, Chasm

 

Blight (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a state or condition being blighted 2: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

Verb

1: cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"

plague

 

Incisive (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an infamous observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations" 2: suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"; "the piercing needle"

acute, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative

dull

 

Qualitative (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: involving distinctions based on qualities; "qualitative change"; "qualitative data"; "qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture" 2: relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities

 

Abash (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

embarrass

 

Accolade (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"; "He received a medal as an accolade for his bravery in the war"

award, honor

 

Chasm (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a deep opening in the earth's surface

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 blight A foible 1: 1 subordinate A dominant 1:
2 idiosyncrasy B repentant 2: 2 acrid B malign 2:
3 penitent C helper 3: 3 inane C nice 3:
4 surrogate D alternate 4: 4 benign D dull 4:
5 benefactor E plague 5: 5 incisive E thoughtful 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 suitable for cutting or piercing A surrogate 1:
2 a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual B categorical 2:
3 not modified or restricted by reservations C idiosyncrasy 3:
4 a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others D incisive 4:
5 involving distinctions based on qualities E qualitative 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of(7)
5: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
6: harsh or corrosive in tone(5)
7: cause to suffer a blight(6)

Down:
1: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
2: devoid of intelligence(5)
3: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)
4: pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence(6)
6: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious(5)
2 3 4
5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What is a "Prefix"?
A prefix is a letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning of a word that partly indicates its meaning. For example, the word prefix itself begins with a prefix--pre-, which generally means "before".

Did you know? - The art of teaching by question and answer is called "catechectics."

 

Recent Words Learned: chasm, accolade, abash, qualitative, incisive, blight, placate, idiosyncrasy, surrogate, benefactor, subordinate, benign, categorical, acrid, verisimilitude, penitent, beget, inane, utilitarian, creditable
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 4: Across: 2: placate, 3: inane, 5: beget Down: 1: benign, 2: penitent, 4: acrid

 

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