Friday, February 12, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #6

 

Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
surrogate (n) 1: someone who takes the place of another person 2: a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others, (adj) 1: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties;
discriminate (v) 1: recognize or perceive the difference 2: treat differently on the basis of sex or race 3: distinguish; , (adj) 1: marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions;
placate (v) 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
subordinate (n) 1: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another 2: a word that is more specific than a given word, (v) 1: rank or order as less important or consider of less value; , (adj) 1: lower in rank or importance 2: subject or submissive to authority or the control of another;
categorical (adj) 1: relating to or included in a category or categories 2: not modified or restricted by reservations;
blight (n) 1: a state or condition being blighted 2: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting, (v) 1: cause to suffer a blight;
penitent (n) 1: (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor), (adj) 1: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
chasm (n) 1: a deep opening in the earth's surface
accolade (n) 1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;
idiosyncrasy (n) 1: a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual;
abash (v) 1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
incisive (adj) 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
degenerate (n) 1: a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior, (v) 1: grow worse; , (adj) 1: unrestrained by convention or morality;
benign (adj) 1: not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor);
benefactor (n) 1: a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help);
qualitative (adj) 1: involving distinctions based on qualities; 2: relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities
inane (adj) 1: devoid of intelligence;
verisimilitude (n) 1: the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
beget (v) 1: make children;
creditable (adj) 1: worthy of often limited commendation;

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 idiosyncrasy A alternate 1: 1 subordinate A malignant 1:
2 blight B categoric 2: 2 incisive B dominant 2:
3 surrogate C devolve 3: 3 benign C tasty 3:
4 incisive D plague 4: 4 inane D thoughtful 4:
5 categorical E low-level 5: 5 acrid E dull 5:
6 abash F award 6: 6 F 6:
7 benefactor G embarrass 7: 7 G 7:
8 subordinate H get 8: 8 H 8:
9 degenerate I useful 9: 9 I 9:
10 placate J pacify 10: 10 J 10:
11 accolade K acerb 11: 11 K 11:
12 utilitarian L mannerism 12: 12 L 12:
13 acrid M helper 13: 13 M 13:
14 beget N knifelike 14: 14 N 14:
15 penitent O repentant 15: 15 O 15:

 

Match Definitions

1 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction A placate 1:
2 feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds B blight 2:
3 a word that is more specific than a given word C idiosyncrasy 3:
4 a deep opening in the earth's surface D acrid 4:
5 a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) E accolade 5:
6 make children F penitent 6:
7 a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual G chasm 7:
8 any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting H incisive 8:
9 cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious I inane 9:
10 harsh or corrosive in tone J subordinate 10:
11 cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of K surrogate 11:
12 involving distinctions based on qualities L qualitative 12:
13 suitable for cutting or piercing M benefactor 13:
14 someone who takes the place of another person N abash 14:
15 devoid of intelligence O beget 15:

 

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 5: Across: 1: placate, 5: incisive, 6: acrid, 7: blight Down: 1: penitent, 2: inane, 3: accolade, 4: benign, 6: abash

 

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