Friday, March 26, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #32

 

New Words for Today:
Hyperbole, Reprisal, Obtuse, Genre, Gauche, Preclude, Soporific

 

Hyperbole (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: extravagant exaggeration; "to say that his debt is as huge as the Everest is a hyperbole"

 

Reprisal (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

 

Obtuse (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees 2: of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex 3: lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin

purblind, dense, dim, dull

acute

 

Genre (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a kind of literary or artistic work 2: a style of expressing yourself in writing 3: an expressive style of music

 

Gauche (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lacking social polish; "too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate"; "their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"

graceless, unpolished

graceful, polite

 

Preclude (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project" 2: make impossible, especially beforehand

prevent, forestall, foreclose

 

Soporific (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a drug that induces sleep

hypnotic

Adjective

1: sleep inducing 2: inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"

somniferous

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 irrevocable A vegetation 1: 1 flora A static 1:
2 expedite B presage 2: 2 clique B outsider 2:
3 flora C irrevokable 3: 3 myopia C fauna 3:
4 exacting D fastidious 4: 4 affable D hyperopia 4:
5 portent E hasten 5: 5 pervade E cold 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 lacking social polish A equine 1:
2 the state that exists when one person or group has power over another B benevolent 2:
3 showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity C indifferent 3:
4 marked by a lack of interest D gauche 4:
5 resembling a horse E ascendancy 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
3: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred(6)
6: infectious; having the ability to cause disease(8)
7: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists(7)
8: short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)(8)

Down:
1: a blood-red color(8)
2: the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle(8)
4: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something(6)
5: look down on with disdain(7)
3 4
5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What does Root word "pop" mean?
Root word "pop" comes from Latin, meaning people. Examples: popular - appealing to a lot of people; population - all of the people who live in a particular area; populist - a supporter of the rights of people.

Did you know? - More English words begin with the letter "s" than with any other letter.

 

Recent Words Learned: soporific, preclude, gauche, genre, obtuse, reprisal, hyperbole, ascendancy, virulent, sordid, usurp, indigenous, deride, singular, ideology, extrovert, sanctimonious, polarize, heterogeneous, belabor
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 31: Across: 4: polarize, 5: disdain, 6: guile, 7: efface Down: 1: affinity, 2: deride, 3: anecdote, 4: piscine

 

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