Wednesday, February 17, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #8

 

New Words for Today:
Bemused, Oblivion, Increment, Copious, Portent, Malefactor

 

Bemused (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown" 2: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"

lost, preoccupied, baffled, befuddled, bewildered, confounded

calm, relaxed, composed

 

Oblivion (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the state of being disregarded or forgotten 2: total forgetfulness; "he sought the great oblivion of sleep"

limbo

 

Increment (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population" 2: the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

increase, growth

decrement

 

Copious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse); "she took copious notes"; "a subject of voluminous legislation" 2: affording an abundant supply; "had copious food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is copious"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply"

voluminous, ample, plenteous, plentiful

scarce, scant, little

 

Portent (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

omen, presage

 

Malefactor (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime

criminal

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 subordinate A mannerism 1: 1 copious A scant 1:
2 malefactor B recoil 2: 2 eccentric B concentric 2:
3 idiosyncrasy C outlaw 3: 3 increment C malign 3:
4 repercussion D criminal 4: 4 benign D dominant 4:
5 illicit E underling 5: 5 subordinate E decrement 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 the state of being disregarded or forgotten A portent 1:
2 affording an abundant supply B placate 2:
3 a sign of something about to happen C illicit 3:
4 contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention D copious 4:
5 cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of E oblivion 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
4: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
7: contrary to or forbidden by law(7)
8: pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence(6)

Down:
2: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
3: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)(7)
5: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
6: a state or condition being blighted(6)
3 4 5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are Palindromes?
Palindromes are words or phrases which read the same in both directions. E.g. EYE, RACECAR, etc. The word palindrome is derived from the Greek palindromes, meaning running back again (pal = AGAIN + drom/drame = RUN). Some of other good examples of palindromes are: "Do Geese See God?"; "Never Odd or Even"; "Too Bad, I hid a boot"

Did you know? - Fear of or aversion to computers / Learning new technologies is called "Cyberphobia."

 

Recent Words Learned: malefactor, portent, copious, increment, oblivion, bemused, repercussion, monarchy, eccentric, illicit, purported, chasm, accolade, abash, qualitative, incisive, blight, placate, idiosyncrasy, surrogate
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 7: Across: 2: abash, 6: beget, 7: monarchy, 8: benign Down: 1: chasm, 3: blight, 4: accolade, 5: penitent

 

1 comment:

  1. Syn: 1-D, 2-E, 3-A, 4-B, 5-C.
    ANT: 1-A, 2-B, 3-E, 4-C, 5-D
    DEFINITIONS: 1-E, 2-D 3-A, 4-C, 5-B
    ACROSS:
    1-CHASM
    4-PENITENT
    7-ILLICIT
    8-BENIGN
    DOWN:
    2-MONARCHY
    3-COPIOUS
    5-INCISIVE
    6-PLAGUE

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