Monday, March 1, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #13

 

Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
benefactor (n) 1: a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help);
illicit (adj) 1: contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention;
pedestrian (n) 1: a person who travels by foot; , (adj) 1: lacking wit or imagination;
cryptic (adj) 1: of an obscure nature;
chasm (n) 1: a deep opening in the earth's surface
creditable (adj) 1: worthy of often limited commendation;
eccentric (n) 1: a person with an unusual or odd personality 2: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); , (adj) 1: conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual;
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;
bemused (adj) 1: deeply absorbed in thought;
transitory (adj) 1: lasting a very short time;
increment (n) 1: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;
qualitative (adj) 1: involving distinctions based on qualities; 2: relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities
benign (adj) 1: not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor);
abash (v) 1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
delude (v) 1: be false to; be dishonest with
purported (adj) 1: commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds;
flora (n) 1: all the plant life in a particular region or period; 2: a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
preeminent (adj) 1: greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement;
profess (v) 1: practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about;
affable (adj) 1: diffusing warmth and friendliness;
monarchy (n) 1: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
clique (n) 1: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose;
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;
criterion (n) 1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 terse A leading 1: 1 bemused A concentric 1:
2 profess B limbo 2: 2 clique B decrement 2:
3 transitory C passing 3: 3 flora C composed 3:
4 oblivion D mannerism 4: 4 copious D malign 4:
5 portent E plant 5: 5 affable E scant 5:
6 criterion F rebound 6: 6 subordinate F dislike 6:
7 preeminent G supposed 7: 7 acrid G dull 7:
8 subordinate H nice 8: 8 inane H licit 8:
9 discriminate I touchstone 9: 9 incisive I dominant 9:
10 purported J pretend 10: 10 eccentric J fauna 10:
11 flora K lost 11: 11 illicit K outsider 11:
12 repercussion L subdue 12: 12 increment L nice 12:
13 hypothetical M omen 13: 13 benign M thoughtful 13:
14 bemused N hypothetic 14: 14 N 14:
15 idiosyncrasy O crisp 15: 15 O 15:

 

Match Definitions

1 lasting a very short time A malefactor 1:
2 a state or condition being blighted B oblivion 2:
3 the state of being disregarded or forgotten C clique 3:
4 conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual D nostalgia 4:
5 an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose E flora 5:
6 longing for something past F beget 6:
7 commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds G transitory 7:
8 make subordinate, dependent, or subservient H blight 8:
9 make children I creditable 9:
10 worthy of often limited commendation J eccentric 10:
11 someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime K purported 11:
12 practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about L subordinate 12:
13 be false to; be dishonest with M profess 13:
14 a living organism lacking the power of locomotion N criterion 14:
15 the ideal in terms of which something can be judged O delude 15:

 

Recent Words Learned: clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion, profess, flora, affable, nostalgia, preeminent, hypothetical, pedestrian, delude, cryptic, terse, frenetic, exacting, malefactor, portent, copious, increment
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 12: Across: 1: illicit, 4: clique, 6: exacting Down: 1: incisive, 2: oblivion, 3: portent, 4: chasm, 5: beget

 

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