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)
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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

 

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