Thursday, March 11, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #19

 

New Words for Today:
Salutary, Misappropriate, Peruse, Sanguine, Guile, Hedonism

 

Salutary (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"

beneficial, good

 

Misappropriate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"

embezzle, defalcate, peculate

 

Peruse (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: examine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure"

 

Sanguine (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a blood-red color

Adjective

1: confidently optimistic and cheerful 2: inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"

rubicund, ruddy, florid

 

Guile (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception 2: the quality of being crafty 3: the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

craft, craftiness, cunning

 

Hedonism (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle 2: an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 misappropriate A reputed 1: 1 illicit A fauna 1:
2 permeate B gratis 2: 2 myopia B stingy 2:
3 flora C peculate 3: 3 benevolent C hyperopia 3:
4 purported D penetrate 4: 4 eccentric D concentric 4:
5 gratuitous E botany 5: 5 flora E licit 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 examine or consider with attention and in detail A salutary 1:
2 tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health B curtail 2:
3 distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose C allocate 3:
4 angered at something unjust or wrong D indignant 4:
5 place restrictions on E peruse 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: diffusing warmth and friendliness(7)
3: humorously sarcastic or mocking(6)
7: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
8: of or belonging to the family Equidae(6)

Down:
2: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
4: make less severe or harsh(8)
5: admit, make a clean breast of(7)
6: remove completely from recognition or memory(6)
3
4
5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

"Faux pas - what?"
"Faux pas" - a French phrase means "social blunder" - I committed a faux pas the other day when I went to a formal dinner dressed up for a costume party.

Did you know? - Study of minerals is called "mineralogy."

 

Recent Words Learned: hedonism, guile, sanguine, peruse, misappropriate, salutary, hiatus, indifferent, myopia, ironic, allocate, benevolent, permeate, fecund, curtail, equine, unremitting, indignant, apotheosis, steadfast
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 18: Across: 1: cryptic, 4: affable, 5: ironic Down: 1: curtail, 2: profess, 3: oblivion, 4: abash

 

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