Tuesday, April 6, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #11

 

New Words for Today:
Pedestrian, Hypothetical, Preeminent, Nostalgia, Affable, Flora

 

Pedestrian (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a person who travels by foot; "always give way to the pedestrians"

walker

Adjective

1: lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"

prosaic

 

Hypothetical (Noun, Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.; "consider the following, just as a hypothetical"

Adjective

1: based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"

conjectural, divinatory, hypothetic, supposed

 

Preeminent (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"

leading

 

Nostalgia (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: longing for something past

 

Affable (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"

amiable, cordial

dislike, cold

 

Flora (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China" 2: a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

vegetation, botany, plant

fauna

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 incisive A limbo 1: 1 affable A decrement 1:
2 malefactor B presage 2: 2 illicit B cold 2:
3 portent C keen 3: 3 increment C nice 3:
4 preeminent D criminal 4: 4 acrid D licit 4:
5 oblivion E leading 5: 5 flora E fauna 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 affording an abundant supply A copious 1:
2 not modified or restricted by reservations B cryptic 2:
3 requiring precise accuracy C categorical 3:
4 having a secret or hidden meaning D qualitative 4:
5 relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities E exacting 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: having a puzzling terseness(7)
7: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
8: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting(6)
9: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)

Down:
2: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of(7)
3: a living organism lacking the power of locomotion(5)
4: make children(5)
5: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds(8)
6: diffusing warmth and friendliness(7)
3 4 5
6
7
8
9

 

Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Pangrams"?
Pangrams are sentences that use every letter of the alphabet. The best known Pangram is: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs" is another one. If each letter of the alphabet occurs once and only once, that pangram is called perfect pangram. Here is an example: "Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx"

Did you know? - Study of celestial bodies is called "astronomy."

 

Recent Words Learned: flora, affable, nostalgia, preeminent, hypothetical, pedestrian, delude, cryptic, terse, frenetic, exacting, malefactor, portent, copious, increment, oblivion, bemused, repercussion, monarchy, eccentric
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 10: Across: 1: abash, 3: delude, 4: oblivion, 7: exacting, 8: terse Down: 1: accolade, 2: frenetic, 5: blight, 6: beget

 

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