Friday, March 5, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #15

 

New Words for Today:
Efface, Steadfast, Apotheosis, Indignant, Unremitting

 

Efface (Verb)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Verb

1: remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps" 2: make inconspicuous; "efface oneself" 3: remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

obliterate, erase

 

Steadfast (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty" 2: firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"

firm, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering

 

Apotheosis (Noun)

Type

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Noun

1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal; "He holds the position as world number one player for so long that many regard him as the apotheosis of the game" 2: the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint

 

Indignant (Adjective)

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Adjective

1: angered at something unjust or wrong; "an indignant denial"; "incensed at the judges' unfairness"; "a look of outraged disbelief"; "umbrageous at the loss of their territory"

incensed, outraged, umbrageous

 

Unremitting (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

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Antonyms

Adjective

1: uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger"

ceaseless, constant, incessant, perpetual, unceasing

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 profess A palliate 1: 1 flora A dull 1:
2 mitigate B unbendable 2: 2 incisive B outsider 2:
3 steadfast C obliterate 3: 3 affable C scarce 3:
4 efface D cordial 4: 4 copious D cold 4:
5 affable E confess 5: 5 clique E fauna 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 brief and to the point; effectively cut short A clique 1:
2 based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence B exacting 2:
3 greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement C hypothetical 3:
4 an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose D preeminent 4:
5 severe and unremitting in making demands E terse 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: severe and unremitting in making demands(8)
5: pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence(6)
7: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
8: be false to; be dishonest with(6)

Down:
1: an act or expression of criticism and censure(6)
2: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of(8)
3: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
5: deeply absorbed in thought(7)
6: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
3 4
5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

"fiasco - is no disco"
"Fiasco" comes from Italian meaning "total failure". Look at following sentence(s): The party was a fiasco; the lights went out 10 minutes into the affair, and three people got injured trying to feel their way around in the dark."

Did you know? - The study of wealth; political economy is called "chrematistics."

 

Recent Words Learned: unremitting, indignant, apotheosis, steadfast, efface, rebuke, mitigate, equivocate, gratuitous, juxtapose, sacrilege, clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion, profess, flora, affable, nostalgia, preeminent
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 14: Across: 4: clique, 5: monarchy, 6: chasm, 7: exacting Down: 1: flora, 2: penitent, 3: rebuke, 4: cryptic, 5: mitigate

 

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