Friday, March 19, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #26

 

New Words for Today:
Assuage, Kinetic, Contiguous, Culinary, Willful

 

Assuage (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer" 2: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst" 3: provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"

pacify, lenify, conciliate, appease

 

Kinetic (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith; "kinetic energy" 2: characterized by motion; "modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime" 3: supplying motive force; "the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"- H.O.Taylor

energizing, energising

 

Contiguous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past" 2: connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states" 3: having a common boundary or edge; touching; "abutting lots"; "adjoining rooms"; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"

immediate, abutting, adjacent, adjoining, neighboring

 

Culinary (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of or relating to or used in cooking; "The college offers culinary classes during summer"

 

Willful (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: done by design; "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience" 2: habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

intentional, wilful

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 guile A craftiness 1: 1 colloquial A scarce 1:
2 disdain B minute 2: 2 clique B cold 2:
3 pious C devout 3: 3 affable C formal 3:
4 equivocate D patronage 4: 4 gratuitous D outsider 4:
5 infinitesimal E prevaricate 5: 5 copious E needed 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 the quality of being crafty A criterion 1:
2 place restrictions on B hedonism 2:
3 the ideal in terms of which something can be judged C guile 3:
4 the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle D curtail 4:
5 blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character E sacrilege 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 4 Across:
2: confidently optimistic and cheerful(8)
5: censure severely or angrily(6)
7: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)
8: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception(5)

Down:
1: of or relating to or used in cooking(8)
3: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)
4: process fast and efficiently(8)
6: be false to; be dishonest with(6)
5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

I am "en route" for a "vis-a-vis" mtg. -- Gee French words are crazy!
"vis-a-vis" means "face-to-face, in relation to". They sat vis-a-vis across the table. His role vis-a-vis the recent match was that of a game-changer.

Did you know? - Fear/dislike of reptiles and/or amphibians is called "Herpetophobia."

 

Recent Words Learned: willful, culinary, contiguous, kinetic, assuage, expedite, pervade, pious, disdain, bereaved, anecdote, portentous, affinity, felicity, colloquial, panacea, saccharine, relinquish, virtuoso, squander
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 25: Across: 5: panacea, 6: equine, 7: anecdote, 8: flora Down: 1: myopia, 2: efface, 3: allocate, 4: squander

 

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