Monday, April 5, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #10


Proverbs are short statements of wisdom or advice.
Proverb Meaning
A fool at forty is a fool forever If a person hasn't matured by the age of 40, they never will
A friend to all is a friend to none Someone who is a friend to everyone makes none of them feel special
The mouse that has but one hole is quickly taken If you depend on just one thing, and it fails, you have no alternatives
Only real friends will tell you when your face is dirty Only a real friend will tell you the truth
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere Education is something that you keep forever
Leopard cannot change its spots It is impossible for a bad or unpleasant person to become good or pleasant
A watched pot never boils If you wait anxiously for something to happen, it seems to take a long time
He who hesitates is lost If you delay your decision too long, you may miss a good opportunity
Guilty conscience needs no accuser If you know that you have done something wrong, you don't need anyone to tell you that you're guilty
What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over If a person doesn't know about something, it cannot hurt them


Some funny, some weird..
Word Meaning
Rigmarole Nonsense, unnecessary complexity
Gardyloo! A warning shouted before throwing water from above
Quean A disreputable woman
Comeuppance Just reward, just deserts
Flibbertigibbet Nonsense, balderdash
Gastromancy Telling fortune from the rumblings of the stomach
Gobbledygook Nonsense, balderdash


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 categorical A supposed 1: 1 illicit A licit 1:
2 idiosyncrasy B rebound 2: 2 increment B malign 2:
3 subordinate C categoric 3: 3 bemused C nice 3:
4 terse D unlawful 4: 4 copious D dominant 4:
5 exacting E fastidious 5: 5 benign E decrement 5:
6 malefactor F foible 6: 6 eccentric F composed 6:
7 purported G underling 7: 7 subordinate G concentric 7:
8 illicit H curt 8: 8 incisive H little 8:
9 repercussion I criminal 9: 9 acrid I dull 9:


Match Definitions

1 severe and unremitting in making demands A copious 1:
2 a sign of something about to happen B monarchy 2:
3 kindness of disposition or manner C degenerate 3:
4 deeply absorbed in thought D bemused 4:
5 a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) E benign 5:
6 grow worse F exacting 6:
7 an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority G portent 7:
8 affording an abundant supply H benefactor 8:
9 someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime I malefactor 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious(5)
3: be false to; be dishonest with(6)
4: the state of being disregarded or forgotten(8)
7: severe and unremitting in making demands(8)
8: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)

1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction(8)
2: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion(8)
5: any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting(6)
6: make children(5)
4 5


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: placate, 3: illicit, 8: incisive, 9: delude Down: 2: accolade, 4: oblivion, 5: portent, 6: bemused, 7: terse


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