Wednesday, April 7, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #12

 

New Words for Today:
Profess, Criterion, Transitory, Extrapolate, Clique

 

Profess (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about; "She professes organic chemistry" 2: confess one's faith in, or allegiance to; "The terrorists professed allegiance to the Muslim faith"; "he professes to be a Communist" 3: admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money"

concede, confess, pretend

 

Criterion (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work" 2: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"

standard, measure, touchstone

 

Transitory (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"

ephemeral, passing, short-lived

 

Extrapolate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating; "the scientists tried to extrapolate the types of microbs that exist" 2: estimate the value of; "they extrapolated the value of the houses in the area" 3: draw from specific cases for more general cases; "based on the cases, it has been extrapolated that more deaths may occur if the virus reaches our shore"

generalize, infer, interpolate

 

Clique (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose; "it's fun to hang around your own clique"

coterie, ingroup

outsider

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 beget A passing 1: 1 flora A decrement 1:
2 frenetic B get 2: 2 eccentric B tasty 2:
3 increment C frantic 3: 3 affable C cold 3:
4 affable D growth 4: 4 acrid D fauna 4:
5 transitory E amiable 5: 5 increment E concentric 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious A profess 1:
2 a living organism lacking the power of locomotion B malefactor 2:
3 longing for something past C abash 3:
4 practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about D flora 4:
5 someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime E nostalgia 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
4: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)
5: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
7: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)
8: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious(5)

Down:
1: the state of being disregarded or forgotten(8)
2: severe and unremitting in making demands(8)
3: deeply absorbed in thought(7)
6: a living organism lacking the power of locomotion(5)
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4
5
6
7
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Engligh Language Trivia

What are "Homophones"?
Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. Some examples of Homophones are: Cent/Sent, won/one, allowed/aloud, bare/bear, capital/capitol, two/too, discreet/discrete. Can you find more?

Did you know? - Study of fleshy parts of the body is called "sarcology."

 

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 11: Across: 1: cryptic, 7: frenetic, 8: blight, 9: terse Down: 2: placate, 3: flora, 4: beget, 5: penitent, 6: affable

 

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