Wednesday, January 20, 2021

SAT & GRE - Worksheet #10


Proverbs are short statements of wisdom or advice. Let us learn some Proverbs
Proverb Meaning
Rolling stone gathers no moss If a person keeps moving from place to place, they gain neither friends nor possessions
Swallow does not make the summer One good event does not mean that everything is alright
Idle brain is the devil's workshop When you are busy working you avoid temptation
Practice makes perfect Doing something repeatedly is the only way to become good at it
A friend's eye is a good mirror A real friend will tell you the truth
Rising tide lifts all boats Refers to something that will be helpful to all
Everything in the garden is rosy Everything is satisfactory
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched You must not be too confident that something will be successful
Kill one to warn a hundred Warn many by punishing a few
Practice what you preach Do yourself what you advise others to do


Study, study - all study related..
Word Meaning
criminology study of crime; criminals
cynology scientific study of dogs
sigillography study of seals
stasiology study of political parties
pharmacognosy study of drugs of animal and plant origin
ornithology study of birds
dermatoglyphics the study of skin patterns and fingerprints


Today's Word Challenges


Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 copious A voluminous 1: 1 increment A dull 1:
2 eccentric B omen 2: 2 bemused B licit 2:
3 malefactor C limbo 3: 3 copious C thoughtful 3:
4 utilitarian D useful 4: 4 eccentric D little 4:
5 oblivion E criminal 5: 5 illicit E relaxed 5:
6 bemused F increase 6: 6 acrid F tasty 6:
7 degenerate G categoric 7: 7 benign G decrement 7:
8 portent H deceive 8: 8 subordinate H malignant 8:
9 benefactor I debauched 9: 9 incisive I concentric 9:
10 categorical J plague 10: 10 inane J dominant 10:
11 accolade K helper 11: 11 K 11:
12 delude L baffled 12: 12 L 12:
13 blight M acute 13: 13 M 13:
14 incisive N freakish 14: 14 N 14:
15 increment O award 15: 15 O 15:


Match Definitions
1 a sign of something about to happen A delude 1:
2 large in number or quantity (especially of discourse) B accolade 2:
3 a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) C cryptic 3:
4 a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual D frenetic 4:
5 be false to; be dishonest with E repercussion 5:
6 brief and to the point; effectively cut short F idiosyncrasy 6:
7 requiring precise accuracy G benign 7:
8 the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true H terse 8:
9 excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion I portent 9:
10 deeply absorbed in thought J exacting 10:
11 the amount by which something increases K verisimilitude 11:
12 having a puzzling terseness L copious 12:
13 a remote or indirect consequence of some action M bemused 13:
14 pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence N increment 14:
15 a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction O benefactor 15:


Recent Words Learned: delude, cryptic, terse, frenetic, exacting, malefactor, portent, copious, increment, oblivion, bemused, repercussion, monarchy, eccentric, illicit, purported, chasm, accolade, abash, qualitative
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 9: Across: 1: delude, 6: monarchy, 9: frenetic Down: 2: exacting, 3: incisive, 4: cryptic, 5: chasm, 7: oblivion, 8: terse


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