Saturday, April 3, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #39

 

New Words for Today:
Chagrin, Constitute, Reproach, Astute, Maudlin

 

Chagrin (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: strong feelings of embarrassment; "he left the scene with a feeling full of chagrin"

jubilant, joy

Verb

1: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He chagrined his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

humiliate, mortify

praise, compliment

 

Constitute (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: form or compose; "This money constitutes my only income"; "The stone wall constituted the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army" 2: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee" 3: to compose or represent:"This wall constitutes the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"

represent, comprise, be, appoint, name, nominate, form

 

Reproach (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach" 2: disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family"

Verb

1: express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"

upbraid

 

Astute (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

sharp, shrewd

 

Maudlin (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"

bathetic, drippy, hokey

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 concurrent A coincident 1: 1 credence A static 1:
2 gauche B saint 2: 2 eccentric B dull 2:
3 increment C growth 3: 3 incisive C disbelief 3:
4 felicity D happiness 4: 4 exalt D concentric 4:
5 apotheosis E unpolished 5: 5 pervade E sad 5:

 

Match Definitions

1 extravagant exaggeration A microcosm 1:
2 the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true B concurrent 2:
3 occurring or operating at the same time C credence 3:
4 a miniature model of something D abash 4:
5 cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious E hyperbole 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
4: unusual or striking(8)
6: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof(5)
7: of or relating to fish(7)
8: a kind of literary or artistic work(5)

Down:
1: cause to lose courage(5)
2: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
3: spread or diffuse through(7)
4: lack of agreement or harmony(6)
5: suitable for cutting or piercing(8)
2 3
4 5
6
7
8

 

Engligh Language Trivia

fat cat
To refer to a rich and powerfu person as afat cat means that you disapprove of the way they use their money or power. "The place was full of fat cats on their big yachts"

Did you know? - A female ferret is called a jill.

 

Recent Words Learned: maudlin, astute, reproach, constitute, chagrin, amicable, misapprehension, predilection, avow, mellifluous, microcosm, insinuate, specious, heresy, inert, catholic, acute, credence, perturb, abortive
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 38: Across: 2: myopia, 5: amicable, 8: pervade, 9: inert Down: 1: guile, 3: preclude, 4: avow, 5: abortive, 6: coerce, 7: hiatus

 

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