Friday, April 2, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #38

 

A root word is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes.
Root Word Meaning
bio Root word "bio" comes from Greek, meaning "life, living matter". Examples: biography - a life story written by another person; biology - the science of life; biosphere - Earth's surface inhabited by living things
astro Root word "astro" comes from Greek, meaning "star, stars, outer space". Examples: astronaut - a person traveling to the stars; astronomer - someone who studies the stars; asterisk - a star-shaped sign used as a reference tool
pseud/o Root word "pseud/o" comes from Greek, meaning "wrong, false". Examples: pseudonym - a fictitious name; pseudoscience - theories presumed without proof of a scientific nature; pseudo pregnancy - a false pregnancy.
hex/a Root word "hex/a" comes from Greek, meaning six. Examples: hexagon - a shape with six angles/sides; hexameter - a verse measured in six; hexapod - having six legs.
uni Root word "uni" comes from Latin, meaning "one, single". Examples: unicycle - a vehicle with one wheel; unilateral - decided by only one person or nation; unique - the only one of its kind; unison - as one voice.
circum/circle Root word "circum/circle" comes from Latin, meaning "around, about". Examples: circumnavigate - to sail around; circumscribe - to draw around; circumspect - looking around
derm/a Root word "derm/a" comes from Greek, meaning skin. Examples: "dermatologist - a doctor for the skin; pachyderm - a class of animals with very thick skin (elephant, rhinoceros); dermatitis - inflammation of the skin"
hydr/o Root word "hydr/o" comes from Greek, meaning "liquid, water". Examples: hydrate - to add water to; hydrophobia - intense fear of water;
meta Root word "meta" comes from Greek, meaning "change, after, beyond, between". Examples: metaphysics - study of nature and reality; metamorphosis - a complete change of form; metastasis - the transmission of disease to other parts of the body.

 

Study, study - all study related..
Word Meaning
ontology science of pure being; the nature of things
geoponics study of agriculture
mineralogy study of minerals
notaphily collecting of bank-notes and cheques
cacogenics study of racial degeneration
onomastics study of proper names
rhinology study of the nose

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 bereaved A belabour 1: 1 acute A standard 1:
2 apotheosis B kinship 2: 2 extrovert B introvert 2:
3 sanctimonious C bereft 3: 3 obtuse C static 3:
4 singular D blow 4: 4 copious D acute 4:
5 belabor E queer 5: 5 amorphous E hostile 5:
6 misapprehension F acrid 6: 6 amicable F scarce 6:
7 squander G mistake 7: 7 colloquial G structured 7:
8 affinity H paragon 8: 8 illicit H chronic 8:
9 virulent I pietistic 9: 9 pervade I licit 9:

 

Match Definitions

1 characterized by motion A singular 1:
2 a sign of something about to happen B gratuitous 2:
3 unusual or striking C peruse 3:
4 without cause D portent 4:
5 failing to accomplish an intended result E credence 5:
6 give to understand F ideology 6:
7 imaginary or visionary theorization G abortive 7:
8 the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true H insinuate 8:
9 examine or consider with attention and in detail I kinetic 9:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 4 Across:
2: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred(6)
5: characterized by friendship and good will(8)
8: spread or diffuse through(7)
9: slow and apathetic(5)

Down:
1: the quality of being crafty(5)
3: make impossible, especially beforehand(8)
4: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true(4)
5: failing to accomplish an intended result(8)
6: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :(6)
7: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something(6)
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Recent Words Learned: amicable, misapprehension, predilection, avow, mellifluous, microcosm, insinuate, specious, heresy, inert, catholic, acute, credence, perturb, abortive, concurrent, chronological, zealous, strife, coerce
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 37: Across: 2: daunt, 5: usurp, 7: singular, 8: deride Down: 1: catholic, 3: permeate, 4: terse, 6: guile

 

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