Wednesday, March 31, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #36

 

New Words for Today:
Acute, Catholic, Inert, Heresy, Specious

 

Acute (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

ague

Adjective

1: having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients" 2: extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning" 3: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"

intense, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing

chronic, obtuse

 

Catholic (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a member of a Catholic church

Adjective

1: of or relating to or supporting Catholicism; "the Catholic Church" 2: free from provincial prejudices or attachments; "catholic in one's tastes"

 

Inert (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: unable to move or resist motion 2: having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction" 3: slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"

indifferent, neutral, sluggish, soggy

 

Heresy (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position; "avoid from people who support a heresy" 2: a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion

heterodoxy

 

Specious (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: plausible but false; "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences" 2: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"

spurious, gilded

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 permeate A endemic 1: 1 eccentric A concentric 1:
2 indigenous B pervade 2: 2 benevolent B chronic 2:
3 exalt C exhilarate 3: 3 acute C acute 3:
4 irrevocable D limbo 4: 4 illicit D stingy 4:
5 oblivion E irrevokable 5: 5 obtuse E licit 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 having or revealing supreme mastery or skill A irrevocable 1:
2 remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing B virtuoso 2:
3 incapable of being retracted or revoked; - Shakespeare C efface 3:
4 devoutly religious; H.L.Mencken D pious 4:
5 originating where it is found E indigenous 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
1: foul and run-down and repulsive(6)
2: speed up the progress of; facilitate(8)
4: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
7: being a single and separate person or thing; -William James(8)
8: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)

Down:
1: plausible but false(8)
2: make inconspicuous(6)
3: of or relating to or used in cooking(8)
5: censure severely or angrily(6)
6: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception(5)
2 3
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5
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8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

wrapped up in cotton wool
Someone who is wrapped up in cotton woolis over-protected from dangers and risks. "Their children are kept wrapped up in cotton wool"

Did you know? - Study of tides is called "tidology."

 

Recent Words Learned: specious, heresy, inert, catholic, acute, credence, perturb, abortive, concurrent, chronological, zealous, strife, coerce, static, hierarchy, exalt, soporific, preclude, gauche, genre
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 35: Across: 1: usurp, 3: abortive, 9: panacea Down: 2: penitent, 4: bereaved, 5: fecund, 6: coerce, 7: static, 8: gauche

 

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