Tuesday, March 16, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #23

 

New Words for Today:
Panacea, Colloquial, Felicity, Affinity, Portentous

 

Panacea (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists 2: (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia

nostrum, catholicon, cure-all

 

Colloquial (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"

formal, standard

 

Felicity (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression) 2: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

happiness

 

Affinity (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam" 2: inherent resemblance between persons or things; "there's a unique affinity between him and his father in the way they walk" 3: a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"

kinship

 

Portentous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision" 2: ominously prophetic 3: puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

prodigious, fateful, foreboding, overblown, pompous

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 vociferous A prodigious 1: 1 gratuitous A stingy 1:
2 portentous B dogma 2: 2 irrevocable B outsider 2:
3 panacea C nostrum 3: 3 myopia C hyperopia 3:
4 tenet D kinship 4: 4 clique D revocable 4:
5 affinity E blatant 5: 5 benevolent E required 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 a natural attraction or feeling of kinship A colloquial 1:
2 characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation B clique 2:
3 cause to lose courage C affinity 3:
4 spend thoughtlessly; throw away D daunt 4:
5 an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose E squander 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
4: cause to lose courage(5)
5: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health(8)
8: having a puzzling terseness(7)

Down:
2: total forgetfulness(8)
3: place restrictions on(7)
6: inherent resemblance between persons or things(8)
7: a state or condition being blighted(6)
4
5 6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "auto" mean?
Root word "auto" comes from Greek, meaning "self, same one". Examples: autocrat - a person who governs with absolute power; autograph - a person's own signature; automatic - moving by itself

Did you know? - Study of grounds of knowledge is called "epistemology."

 

Recent Words Learned: portentous, affinity, felicity, colloquial, panacea, saccharine, relinquish, virtuoso, squander, irrevocable, daunt, tenet, vociferous, infinitesimal, peripatetic, implement, hedonism, guile, sanguine, peruse
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 22: Across: 3: mitigate, 4: peruse, 5: placate, 7: flora, 8: permeate Down: 1: salutary, 2: efface, 3: monarchy, 6: tenet

 

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