Monday, March 22, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #28

 

New Words for Today:
Amorphous, Piscine, Belabor, Heterogeneous, Polarize, Sanctimonious

 

Amorphous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: having no definite form or distinct shape; "amorphous clouds of insects"; "an aggregate of amorphous particles"; "a shapeless mass of protoplasm" 2: lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies 3: without real or apparent crystalline form; "an amorphous mineral"; "amorphous structure"

formless, shapeless

formed, structured

 

Piscine (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of or relating to fish

 

Belabor (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: to work at or to absurd length; "belabor the obvious" 2: attack verbally with harsh criticism; "She was belabored by her fellow students" 3: beat soundly

belabour

 

Heterogeneous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous" 2: originating or derived from another species; "heterogenous bone grafts"

 

Polarize (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: cause to vibrate in a definite pattern; "polarize light waves" 2: cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions 3: become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation

polarise

 

Sanctimonious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"

pietistic

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 relinquish A plague 1: 1 amorphous A revocable 1:
2 portent B release 2: 2 increment B stingy 2:
3 amorphous C omen 3: 3 benevolent C decrement 3:
4 daunt D shapeless 4: 4 flora D structured 4:
5 blight E dash 5: 5 irrevocable E fauna 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 pass through A efface 1:
2 make inconspicuous B permeate 2:
3 admit, make a clean breast of C profess 3:
4 humorously sarcastic or mocking D juxtapose 4:
5 place side by side E ironic 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)(6)
7: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
8: a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved(8)

Down:
2: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health(8)
3: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy(8)
4: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)
5: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof(5)
6: spread or diffuse through(7)
4 5
6
7
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Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "ped/i/e" mean?
Root word "ped/i/e" comes from Latin, meaning "foot, feet". Examples: pedal - a lever pushed by the foot; pedestrian - one who walks; pedicure - cosmetic treatment of feet and toes.

Did you know? - Study of newborn babies is called "neonatology."

 

Recent Words Learned: sanctimonious, polarize, heterogeneous, belabor, piscine, amorphous, willful, culinary, contiguous, kinetic, assuage, expedite, pervade, pious, disdain, bereaved, anecdote, portentous, affinity, felicity
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 27: Across: 1: allocate, 3: cryptic, 6: disdain, 8: hiatus Down: 1: anecdote, 2: curtail, 4: panacea, 5: kinetic, 7: peruse

 

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