Thursday, May 6, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #38


Idioms are words, phrases or expressions which are commonly used in everyday conversation.
Idiom Meaning
move up in the world A person who moves up in the world becomes more important in society or successful in their career. "Rachel Jones has moved up in the world since we were kids"
come in handy To say that something may come in handy means that it may be useful some time or other. "Don't throw away those old shelves; they may come in handy one day"
get something off the ground If you get something off the ground, you put it into operation after having organized it. "After a lot of hard work, we finally got the campaign off the ground"
give the shirt off one's back This expression is used to describe a kind-hearted or generous person who would give you anything he/she owns to help you. "Mike would give the shirt off his back to help a friend in difficulty"
swallow one's pride If you swallow your pride, you accept something humiliating or embarrassing, for example having to admit that you are wrong, or that you have less knowledge that you thought. "When Jill failed the exam, she had to swallow her pride and repeat the course"
meet your maker This expression is used to say (often humorously) that someone has died. "Poor old Mr. Potter has gone to meet his maker"
free lunch The expression 'there's no such thing as a free lunch' means that nothing is free. If somebody helps you, they always expect some form of payment in return. "If you accept his offer, he'll be forever asking you for favors. There's no such thing as a free lunch!"
ins and outs The term 'ins and outs' of a situation means all the details or facts. "I know he was involved in a car accident, but I don't know the ins and outs of his injuries"
exception proves the rule If something is different from a general belief or theory, it shows that the belief or theory is true. "Most teenagers love fast food, but Ben is the exception that proves the rule - he's the only one of our children who insists on healthy food!"


I am scared ...
Phobia Meaning
Gamophobia fear of marriage, commitment
Papaphobia fear of the Pope
stygiophobia fear of Hell
Ailurophobia fear of cats
Nosophobia fear of contracting a disease
Chiroptophobia fear/dislike of bats
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia fear of the number 666


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 abortive A paragon 1: 1 acute A graceful 1:
2 apotheosis B stillborn 2: 2 colloquial B licit 2:
3 sanctimonious C shapeless 3: 3 clique C chronic 3:
4 panacea D pietistic 4: 4 amorphous D static 4:
5 amorphous E unpolished 5: 5 pervade E fauna 5:
6 virtuoso F adept 6: 6 illicit F formal 6:
7 indigenous G endemic 7: 7 extrovert G formed 7:
8 bemused H catholicon 8: 8 flora H introvert 8:
9 gauche I bewildered 9: 9 gauche I outsider 9:


Match Definitions

1 failing to accomplish an intended result A juxtapose 1:
2 a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript) B abortive 2:
3 originating where it is found C preclude 3:
4 overly sweet D extrovert 4:
5 inherent resemblance between persons or things E unremitting 5:
6 keep from happening or arising; make impossible F indigenous 6:
7 place side by side G affinity 7:
8 being concerned with the social and physical environment H saccharine 8:
9 uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing I hiatus 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
3: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true(4)
5: a blood-red color(8)
6: provide physical relief, as from pain(7)
7: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose(6)

1: an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority(8)
2: marked by active interest and enthusiasm(7)
4: pass through(8)
8: take the place of(5)
2 3 4
7 8


Recent Words Learned: amicable, misapprehension, predilection, avow, mellifluous, microcosm, insinuate, specious, heresy, inert, catholic, acute, credence, perturb, abortive, concurrent, chronological, zealous, strife, coerce

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 37: 1:E 2:D 3:A 4:C 5:B
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 37: 1:A 2:C 3:E 4:D 5:B
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 37: 1:0 2:E 3:B 4:C 5:D
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 37: Across: 2: polarize, 5: usurp, 6: inert, 7: catholic Down: 1: felicity, 3: reprisal, 4: anecdote, 8: avow


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