Friday, May 14, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #45


Idioms are words, phrases or expressions which are commonly used in everyday conversation.
Idiom Meaning
honeymoon is over To say that the honeymoon is over means that the initial period of friendship and cooperation between people, groups or organizations has ended. "He was elected only six months ago, but the honeymoon is already over"
beat around the bush This expression is used to tell someone to say what they have to say, clearly and directly, even if it is unpleasant. "Stop beating around the bush. Just tell me what has been decided!"
oldest trick in the book A well-known and much-used trick, which is still effective today, is called the oldest trick in the book. "He made a noise to attract my attention while his accomplice stole my wallet - the oldest trick in the book!"
blind alley If you go up a blind alley, you follow an ineffective course of action which leads nowhere or produces no results. "The suspect's 'revelations' lead the police up a blind alley"
bring someone to heel If you force someone to behave in a disciplined manner, you bring them to heel. "The boy had always behaved badly, but the new headmaster managed to bring him to heel"
come up in the world A person who has come up in the world is richer than before and has a higher social status. "My old school friend has bought an apartment overlooking Central Park. She has certainly come up in the world"
french leave If you leave an official or social event without notifying the person who invited you, you take French leave. "Is Bill coming back for the closing speech or has he taken French leave"
irons in the fire If you have a few, or many, irons in the fire, you are involved in several projects at the same time. "The travel agency is not his only venture - he's got more than one iron in the fire"


Some funny, some weird..
Word Meaning
Brouhaha An uproar or noisy response
Cantankerous Testy, grumpy
Snickersnee A long knife
Borborygmus Stomach rumbling
Lagopodous Like a rabbit's foot
Kerfuffle Nonsense, balderdash
Ranivorous Frog-eating


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 bequest A lenify 1: 1 amorphous A praise 1:
2 dissolution B cabalistic 2: 2 docile B dominant 2:
3 assuage C dissolving 3: 3 enervate C vitalize 3:
4 static D confounded 4: 4 benevolent D introvert 4:
5 indulgent E pietistic 5: 5 mellifluous E formed 5:
6 sanctimonious F motionless 6: 6 extrovert F stubborn 6:
7 bemused G legacy 7: 7 chagrin G horrible 7:
8 apotheosis H lenient 8: 8 exalt H stingy 8:
9 cryptic I saint 9: 9 subordinate I belittle 9:


Match Definitions

1 show, express or direct through movement A genteel 1:
2 showing utter resignation or hopelessness B avow 2:
3 being favorably inclined C willful 3:
4 an interruption in the intensity or amount of something D virulent 4:
5 habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition E indulgent 5:
6 admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about F deprecate 6:
7 express strong disapproval of; deplore G abject 7:
8 marked by refinement in taste and manners H hiatus 8:
9 extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom I gesticulate 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
1: a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion(6)
4: requiring precise accuracy(8)
8: foul and run-down and repulsive(6)

2: a blood-red color(8)
3: reject with contempt(7)
5: a kind of literary or artistic work(5)
6: admit, make a clean breast of(7)
7: lack of agreement or harmony(6)
4 5
6 7


Recent Words Learned: supercilious, deprecate, incense, genteel, docile, bequest, bastion, patent, impetuous, indiscrete, indulgent, cadence, abject, petulant, enervate, maxim, reclusive, abstruse, gesticulate, animosity

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 44: 1:D 2:B 3:A 4:C 5:E
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 44: 1:C 2:B 3:D 4:A 5:E
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 44: 1:A 2:D 3:C 4:B 5:E
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 44: Across: 4: docile, 5: permeate, 6: illicit, 8: acute Down: 1: ideology, 2: tenet, 3: hedonism, 5: pious, 7: clique


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