Monday, March 8, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #16

 

New Words for Today:
Equine, Curtail, Fecund, Permeate, Benevolent

 

Equine (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

equid

Adjective

1: resembling a horse 2: of or belonging to the family Equidae

 

Curtail (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school" 2: terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"

restrict, curb, clip

 

Fecund (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: capable of producing offspring or vegetation 2: intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"

fertile, prolific

 

Permeate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks" 2: pass through; "Water permeates sand easily" 3: penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"

pervade, penetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle

 

Benevolent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society" 2: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was benevolent in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor" 3: generous in providing aid to others; "the benevolent company pledges a substantial amount of money to the flood victims"

charitable, kindly, sympathetic, openhearted, freehearted, beneficent

stingy

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Answers will be in the next worksheet of this level ***

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 benevolent A vegetation 1: 1 affable A licit 1:
2 benefactor B helper 2: 2 illicit B dominant 2:
3 flora C palliate 3: 3 flora C fauna 3:
4 criterion D kindly 4: 4 subordinate D calm 4:
5 mitigate E standard 5: 5 bemused E cold 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 kindness of disposition or manner A benign 1:
2 having a puzzling terseness B profess 2:
3 confess one's faith in, or allegiance to C monarchy 3:
4 intellectually productive D cryptic 4:
5 an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority E fecund 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
3: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)
5: place restrictions on(7)

Down:
2: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
4: requiring precise accuracy(8)
5: affording an abundant supply(7)
6: censure severely or angrily(6)
7: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
3 4
5 6 7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

"I am a de facto king of vocabulary - seriously !"
"De facto" is an Italian phrase very commonly used in English. It means "in reality or actually". Example: While the President may be the Head of the State, the de facto head in India is the Prime Minister."

Did you know? - Study of ancient fish is called "palaeolimnology."

 

Recent Words Learned: benevolent, permeate, fecund, curtail, equine, unremitting, indignant, apotheosis, steadfast, efface, rebuke, mitigate, equivocate, gratuitous, juxtapose, sacrilege, clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 15: Across: 1: efface, 2: acrid, 5: illicit Down: 1: exacting, 3: copious, 4: blight, 6: inane, 7: terse

 

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