Tuesday, March 9, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #17


Idioms are words, phrases or expressions which are commonly used in everyday conversation.
Idiom Meaning
fall into place When different elements fall into place, they fit well together or become organized so that progress can be achieved in a satisfactory manner. "The preparatory work was difficult but gradually everything fell into place and the project was finished on time"
elbow room If you need some elbow room, you need more space to move. "We shared a small office where neither of us had enough elbow room"
black market The black market refers to the illegal buying and selling of goods or currencies. "Be careful of what you buy on the black market - it's not always good quality"
meet-and-greet This term refers to a reception (often informal) where a public figure or important person can introduce themselves and talk to the guests. "The new mayor is going to schedule a meet-and-greet reception for the residents"
sign on dotted line If you sign on the dotted line, you formally give your consent to something by signing an official document. "I consulted a lawyer before signing on the dotted line"
two left feet If you have two left feet, you are clumsy or awkward in your movements. "I'm afraid I'm a bad dancer! I've got two left feet!"
old dog for hard road This expression means that experience is invaluable when one is faced with a difficult task. "The case calls for an experienced lawyer, an old dog for a hard road"
or no avail Something which is of no avail is not at all helpful or useful. "The coffee machine wouldn't work, and the instruction leaflet was of no avail."
dressed up to the nines Someone dressed up to the nines is wearing very smart or glamorous clothes. "Caroline must be going to a party - she's dressed up to the nines"


Some funny, some weird..
Word Meaning
Snool A servile person
Lagopodous Like a rabbit's foot
Discombobulate To confuse someone
Wabbit Exhausted, tired, worn out
Filibuster Refusal to give up the floor in a debate to prevent a vote
Mumpsimus An outdated and unreasonable position on an issue
Borborygm A rumbling of the stomach


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 affable A riddle 1: 1 gratuitous A required 1:
2 frenetic B frenzied 2: 2 clique B fauna 2:
3 permeate C paragon 3: 3 increment C outsider 3:
4 clique D criminal 4: 4 benevolent D calm 4:
5 indignant E cordial 5: 5 incisive E stingy 5:
6 purported F coterie 6: 6 bemused F licit 6:
7 criterion G outraged 7: 7 copious G little 7:
8 apotheosis H measure 8: 8 illicit H dull 8:
9 malefactor I reputed 9: 9 flora I decrement 9:


Match Definitions

1 place side by side A transitory 1:
2 the ideal in terms of which something can be judged B unremitting 2:
3 based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence C chasm 3:
4 without cause D equine 4:
5 lasting a very short time E criterion 5:
6 resembling a horse F affable 6:
7 a deep opening in the earth's surface G hypothetical 7:
8 diffusing warmth and friendliness H gratuitous 8:
9 uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing I juxtapose 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
2: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)(7)
5: make less severe or harsh(8)
6: harsh or corrosive in tone(5)
8: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)

1: penetrate mutually or be interlocked(8)
3: total forgetfulness(8)
4: capable of producing offspring or vegetation(6)
7: a deep opening in the earth's surface(5)
6 7


Recent Words Learned: benevolent, permeate, fecund, curtail, equine, unremitting, indignant, apotheosis, steadfast, efface, rebuke, mitigate, equivocate, gratuitous, juxtapose, sacrilege, clique, extrapolate, transitory, criterion
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 16: Across: 1: chasm, 3: accolade, 5: curtail Down: 2: monarchy, 4: exacting, 5: copious, 6: rebuke, 7: terse


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