Tuesday, March 30, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #35

 

New Words for Today:
Zealous, Chronological, Concurrent, Abortive, Perturb, Credence

 

Zealous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"; "a great walker"; "an eager beaver"

avid, great

 

Chronological (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: relating to or arranged according to temporal order; "chronological age"

 

Concurrent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: occurring or operating at the same time; "a series of concurrent events"

coincident, coinciding

 

Abortive (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"

stillborn

 

Perturb (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill" 2: disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom; "The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion" 3: cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull; "The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet"

unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder, derange

 

Credence (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "credence of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years" 2: a kind of sideboard or buffet used to serve bread and wine before consecration.

acceptance, credenza

disbelief, distrust

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 benevolent A discord 1: 1 obtuse A stingy 1:
2 indignant B charitable 2: 2 amorphous B structured 2:
3 extrovert C craftiness 3: 3 increment C decrement 3:
4 strife D incensed 4: 4 benevolent D introvert 4:
5 guile E extravert 5: 5 extrovert E acute 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious A zealous 1:
2 take the place of B abash 2:
3 a drug that induces sleep C soporific 3:
4 marked by active interest and enthusiasm D usurp 4:
5 suitable for cutting or piercing E incisive 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: take the place of(5)
3: failing to accomplish an intended result(8)
9: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists(7)

Down:
2: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
4: a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved(8)
5: capable of producing offspring or vegetation(6)
6: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :(6)
7: a crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference(6)
8: lacking social polish(6)
3 4
5 6 7
8
9

 

Engligh Language Trivia

twiddle one's thumbs
A person who twiddles their thumbs has nothing to do, or is doing nothing useful. "Go and help your father! You can't sit there all day twiddling your thumbs!"

Did you know? - Study of cities is called "urbanology."

 

Recent Words Learned: credence, perturb, abortive, concurrent, chronological, zealous, strife, coerce, static, hierarchy, exalt, soporific, preclude, gauche, genre, obtuse, reprisal, hyperbole, ascendancy, virulent
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 34: Across: 1: myopia, 3: virtuoso, 5: exalt, 8: equine Down: 2: preclude, 4: sanguine, 6: clique, 7: obtuse

 

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