Saturday, April 10, 2021

Middle School Vocabulary - Worksheet #6

 

Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
ambitious (adj) 1: having a strong desire for success or achievement 2: requiring full use of your abilities or resources;
agitate (v) 1: try to stir up public opinion 2: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused;
scorn (n) 1: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; 2: open disrespect for a person or thing, (v) 1: look down on with disdain;
pretend (n) 1: the enactment of a pretense; , (v) 1: make believe with the intent to deceive; , (adj) 1: imagined as in a play;
superior (n) 1: one of greater rank or station or quality 2: the head of a religious community 3: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals, (adj) 1: of high or superior quality or performance;
synonymous (adj) 1: (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same
inventory (n) 1: a detailed list of all the items in stock 2: the merchandise that a shop has on hand; 3: (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods, (v) 1: make or include in an itemized record or report;
devour (v) 1: destroy completely;
proficient (adj) 1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;
terminate (v) 1: bring to an end or halt;
distraught (adj) 1: deeply agitated especially from emotion;
assimilate (v) 1: take up mentally;
neglect (n) 1: lack of attention and due care 2: the state of something that has been unused and neglected; 3: willful lack of care and attention, (v) 1: leave undone or leave out;
buffet (n) 1: a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers 2: a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves 3: usually inexpensive bar, (v) 1: strike against forcefully;
tropical (adj) 1: relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); 3: characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense
surveillance (n) 1: close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
dumbfound (v) 1: be a mystery or bewildering to;
territory (n) 1: a region marked off for administrative or other purposes 2: an area of knowledge or interest;
accumulate (v) 1: get or gather together;

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 agitate A imbibe 1: 1 superior A calm 1:
2 inventory B compile 2: 2 synonymous B calm 2:
3 tropical C adept 3: 3 agitate C antonymous 3:
4 devour D drop 4: 4 assimilate D dissimilate 4:
5 assimilate E can 5: 5 distraught E inferior 5:
6 accumulate F armory 6: 6 F 6:
7 proficient G consume 7: 7 G 7:
8 terminate H foment 8: 8 H 8:
9 neglect I tropic 9: 9 I 9:

 

Match Definitions

1 requiring full use of your abilities or resources A inventory 1:
2 of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic B devour 2:
3 destroy completely C ambitious 3:
4 make similar D dumbfound 4:
5 a detailed list of all the items in stock E terminate 5:
6 deeply agitated especially from emotion F distraught 6:
7 (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same G synonymous 7:
8 be a mystery or bewildering to H assimilate 8:
9 bring to an end or halt I tropical 9:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
4: put forward a claim and assert right or possession of(7)
5: enjoy avidly(6)

Down:
1: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
2: reject with contempt(5)
3: try to stir up public opinion(7)
4
5

 

Recent Words Learned: distraught, terminate, devour, agitate, ambitious, synonymous, buffet, proficient, assimilate, pretend, surveillance, inventory, superior, neglect, accumulate, scorn, territory, dumbfound, tropical
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 5: Across: 2: superior, 4: scorn, 6: agitate, 7: buffet Down: 1: tropical, 3: pretend, 5: neglect

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #14

 

New Words for Today:
Sacrilege, Juxtapose, Gratuitous, Equivocate, Mitigate, Rebuke

 

Sacrilege (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"

profanation, desecration

 

Juxtapose (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: place side by side; "The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"

 

Gratuitous (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: without cause; "a gratuitous insult" 2: costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission" 3: unnecessary and unwarranted; "a strikers' tent camp...was burned with gratuitous loss of life"

costless, free, gratis

necessary, required, needed

 

Equivocate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

prevaricate, palter

 

Mitigate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime" 2: make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"

extenuate, palliate

 

Rebuke (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

reproof, reproval

Verb

1: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

rag, trounce, reproof

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 discriminate A deep 1: 1 flora A fauna 1:
2 equivocate B cordial 2: 2 affable B concentric 2:
3 criterion C nice 3: 3 clique C scarce 3:
4 affable D prevaricate 4: 4 copious D outsider 4:
5 cryptic E measure 5: 5 eccentric E cold 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 having a puzzling terseness A cryptic 1:
2 excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion B frenetic 2:
3 lasting a very short time C acrid 3:
4 censure severely or angrily D transitory 4:
5 harsh or corrosive in tone E rebuke 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: an act or expression of criticism and censure(6)
5: requiring precise accuracy(8)
7: make children(5)

Down:
1: kindness of disposition or manner(6)
3: deeply absorbed in thought(7)
4: make less severe or harsh(8)
6: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
2 3 4
5
6
7

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Idioms"?
Idioms are words, phrases or expressions which are commonly used in everyday conversation. They are often metaphorical and make the language more colourful. There are estimated to be at least 25000 idiomatic expressions in English language.

Did you know? - Study of chemistry of the earth's crust is called "geochemistry."

 

Recent Words Learned: rebuke, mitigate, equivocate, gratuitous, juxtapose, sacrilege, clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion, profess, flora, affable, nostalgia, preeminent, hypothetical, pedestrian, delude, cryptic, terse
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 13: Across: 1: chasm, 3: clique, 5: oblivion, 8: frenetic, 9: beget Down: 2: accolade, 4: incisive, 6: illicit, 7: terse

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #13

 

Review of some of the past words
Word Meaning
profess (v) 1: practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about;
flora (n) 1: all the plant life in a particular region or period; 2: a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
clique (n) 1: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose;
bemused (adj) 1: deeply absorbed in thought;
eccentric (n) 1: a person with an unusual or odd personality 2: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); , (adj) 1: conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual;
preeminent (adj) 1: greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement;
extrapolate (v) 1: gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating;
criterion (n) 1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;
copious (adj) 1: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse);
monarchy (n) 1: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
purported (adj) 1: commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds;
pedestrian (n) 1: a person who travels by foot; , (adj) 1: lacking wit or imagination;
blight (n) 1: a state or condition being blighted 2: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting, (v) 1: cause to suffer a blight;
frenetic (adj) 1: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion;
increment (n) 1: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;
cryptic (adj) 1: of an obscure nature;
exacting (adj) 1: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures;
placate (v) 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
affable (adj) 1: diffusing warmth and friendliness;
hypothetical (n) 1: a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.; , (adj) 1: based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence;
qualitative (adj) 1: involving distinctions based on qualities; 2: relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities
accolade (n) 1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;
terse (adj) 1: brief and to the point; effectively cut short;
abash (v) 1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 flora A outlaw 1: 1 subordinate A outsider 1:
2 hypothetical B plague 2: 2 illicit B fauna 2:
3 purported C ingroup 3: 3 flora C licit 3:
4 delude D deceive 4: 4 copious D dominant 4:
5 blight E botany 5: 5 inane E dislike 5:
6 clique F supposed 6: 6 clique F scant 6:
7 illicit G plenteous 7: 7 affable G thoughtful 7:
8 oblivion H supposed 8: 8 eccentric H relaxed 8:
9 copious I limbo 9: 9 bemused I concentric 9:

 

Match Definitions

1 a sign of something about to happen A monarchy 1:
2 an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority B malefactor 2:
3 an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose C portent 3:
4 a living organism lacking the power of locomotion D placate 4:
5 excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion E affable 5:
6 cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of F flora 6:
7 someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime G frenetic 7:
8 greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement H preeminent 8:
9 diffusing warmth and friendliness I clique 9:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
3: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)
5: total forgetfulness(8)
8: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
9: make children(5)

Down:
2: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)
4: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
6: contrary to or forbidden by law(7)
7: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
3
4
5 6
7
8
9

 

Recent Words Learned: clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion, profess, flora, affable, nostalgia, preeminent, hypothetical, pedestrian, delude, cryptic, terse, frenetic, exacting, malefactor, portent, copious, increment
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 12: Across: 4: accolade, 5: incisive, 7: clique, 8: abash Down: 1: oblivion, 2: exacting, 3: bemused, 6: flora