Wednesday, March 3, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #14

 

New Words for Today:
Sacrilege, Juxtapose, Gratuitous, Equivocate, Mitigate, Rebuke

 

Sacrilege (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"

profanation, desecration

 

Juxtapose (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: place side by side; "The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"

 

Gratuitous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: without cause; "a gratuitous insult" 2: costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission" 3: unnecessary and unwarranted; "a strikers' tent camp...was burned with gratuitous loss of life"

costless, free, gratis

necessary, required, needed

 

Equivocate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

prevaricate, palter

 

Mitigate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime" 2: make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"

extenuate, palliate

 

Rebuke (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

reproof, reproval

Verb

1: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

rag, trounce, reproof

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 purported A lost 1: 1 benign A fauna 1:
2 bemused B generalize 2: 2 bemused B malign 2:
3 surrogate C measure 3: 3 flora C dominant 3:
4 criterion D alternate 4: 4 increment D relaxed 4:
5 extrapolate E supposed 5: 5 subordinate E decrement 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 devoid of intelligence A terse 1:
2 of an obscure nature B eccentric 2:
3 requiring precise accuracy C exacting 3:
4 a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) D cryptic 4:
5 brief and to the point; effectively cut short E inane 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
4: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)
5: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
6: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
7: requiring precise accuracy(8)

Down:
1: a living organism lacking the power of locomotion(5)
2: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
3: an act or expression of criticism and censure(6)
4: of an obscure nature(7)
5: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of(8)
4
5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Idioms"?
Idioms are words, phrases or expressions which are commonly used in everyday conversation. They are often metaphorical and make the language more colourful. There are estimated to be at least 25000 idiomatic expressions in English language.

Did you know? - The third longest word in the English language is "antidisestablishmenterianism."

 

Recent Words Learned: rebuke, mitigate, equivocate, gratuitous, juxtapose, sacrilege, clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion, profess, flora, affable, nostalgia, preeminent, hypothetical, pedestrian, delude, cryptic, terse

 

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