Bain Exercises – June 14

Up a Level!

  1. Sentient                                  A. Slothful, lazy, idle

2. Cognomen                                 B. Offense, resentment

3. Umbrage                                   C. Opposite of Sympathy’ dislike, hatred

4. Antipathy                                   D. Experiencing sensation and feeling

5. Antithetical                               E. Contrasting, exactly opposite

6. Indued                                       F. Well-deserved, fit, adequate

7. Expurgated                                G. Clothed, invested, endowed

8. Indolent                                   H. With objectionable parts taken out

9. Calumny                                    I. Name, family name

10. Condign                                   J. False accusation, injurious to another 

Great Minds!

Can you tell what each of these people did to be known as great minds?

  1. Andre-Marie Ampere
  2. Willis Carrier
  3. Nicholas Copernicus
  4. Thomas Alva Edison
  5. Euclid
  6. Gordon Gould
  7. Hippocrates
  8. Joseph Lister
  9. Gugliermo Marconi
  10.  Dmitri Mededleev
  11. Alfred Nobel
  12. Wilhelm Roetgen
  13. Albert Sabin
  14. Jonas Salk
  15. James Watson/ Francis Crick 

Answers

Up a Level

  1. D.  Some authors try to show that plants are sentient.
  2. I. The cognomen “Walsh” is common in Ireland.
  3. B. Don’t take umbrae at my criticism.
  4. C. His reply to certain people was marked by antipathy.
  5. D. Two statements can be antithetical and still be uttered by the same person.
  6. G. Indued with special   powers, he brought about a reconciliation.
  7. H. An expurgated edition of his works was published.
  8. A. He is too indolent to try for a passing grade.
  9. J. My opponents resorted to calumny but it got them nowhere.
  10.  F. Their punishment was condign because they committed the crime. 

Great Minds

  1. French physicist whose name was given to the unit to measure electrical current
  2. American inventor of modern Air conditioning
  3. Polish astronomer who said the sun is the center of the solar system
  4. American inventor of lightbulb and phonograph
  5. Greek – Father of geometry
  6. American inventor of laser
  7. Greek – Father of Medicine
  8. British – began the  use of antiseptic methods
  9. Italian – invented the radio
  10. Russian chemist, one of 2 who invented the modern periodic table
  11. Swedish- invented dynamite
  12. German who discovered the use of X-rays
  13. American – developed oral vaccine against polio
  14. American – developed vaccine against polio
  15. Americans – co-authored the paper proposing the double-helix structure of DNA.  Watson, Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962