Friday, February 19, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #9

 

New Words for Today:
Exacting, Frenetic, Terse, Cryptic, Delude

 

Exacting (Adjective)

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Adjective

1: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements" 2: severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards" 3: requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

fastidious, stern, strict, exigent

 

Frenetic (Adjective)

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Adjective

1: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion; "frantic with anger and frustration"; "frenetic screams followed the accident"; "a frenzied look in his eye"

frantic, phrenetic, frenzied

 

Terse (Adjective)

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Adjective

1: brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"

crisp, curt, laconic

 

Cryptic (Adjective)

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Adjective

1: of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a cryptic dark secret"; "the cryptic workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands" 2: having a secret or hidden meaning; "cryptic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings" 3: having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note"

deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, cabalistic, kabbalistic

 

Delude (Verb)

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Verb

1: be false to; be dishonest with

deceive

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 incisive A limbo 1: 1 copious A dominant 1:
2 copious B ample 2: 2 incisive B little 2:
3 oblivion C omen 3: 3 subordinate C licit 3:
4 exacting D keen 4: 4 increment D dull 4:
5 portent E stern 5: 5 illicit E decrement 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority A accolade 1:
2 severe and unremitting in making demands B monarchy 2:
3 brief and to the point; effectively cut short C copious 3:
4 affording an abundant supply D exacting 4:
5 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction E terse 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 4 Across:
2: contrary to or forbidden by law(7)
5: the state of being disregarded or forgotten(8)
7: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)

Down:
1: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
3: affording an abundant supply(7)
4: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
6: deeply absorbed in thought(7)
8: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious(5)
5
6
7 8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are Tongue Twisters?
Tongue Twisters are fun and games but they are also used for foreign students to improve their accent and also by therapists to help with speech difficulties. Try these Tongue Twisters: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers", "She sells seashells by the seashore". "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, If a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

Did you know? - Fear of thunder and lightning is called "Astraphobia."

 

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

 

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