Saturday, May 22, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #52


Proverbs are short statements of wisdom or advice.
Proverb Meaning
Ignorance is bliss Possible interpretation: what you do not know causes no worry or sadness
Man can die but once If death comes now, you will not have to experience it later
Too many cooks spoil the broth If too many people are involved in something, it will not be done properly
Bad news travels fast People tend to circulate bad news (accidents, illness, etc.) very quickly
Put all your eggs in one basket Risk everything by relying on one plan (e.g. by putting all one's money into one business)
Diamonds cut diamonds Refers to two people equally matched in wit or cunning
To err is human, to forgive divine It is human nature to make mistakes, therefore one should forgive them
Blood will out A person's background or education will eventually show
The proof of the pudding is in the eating The real value of something can be judged only after it has been tried or tested
Constant occupation prevents temptation When you are busy working, you avoid temptation


Some funny, some weird..
Word Meaning
Snollygoster A person who can't be trusted
Abibliophobia The fear of running out of reading material
Hocus-pocus Deceitful sleight of hand
Anencephalous Absence of a brain
Skullduggery Deception or trickery
Maverick A loner, someone outside the box
Goombah An older friend who protects you


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 chagrin A lordly 1: 1 pervade A dislike 1:
2 supercilious B happiness 2: 2 enervate B antagonist 2:
3 disdain C responsive 3: 3 mellifluous C continual 3:
4 maxim D axiom 4: 4 protagonist D static 4:
5 guile E ague 5: 5 acute E plural 5:
6 amenable F scorn 6: 6 affable F obtuse 6:
7 acute G mortify 7: 7 myopia G horrible 7:
8 malinger H skulk 8: 8 singular H energize 8:
9 felicity I craftiness 9: 9 sporadic I hyperopia 9:


Match Definitions

1 instructive (especially excessively) A didactic 1:
2 steadiness of mind under stress B amenable 2:
3 characterized by friendship and good will C amicable 3:
4 of or containing or dissolved in ether D bequest 4:
5 marked by refinement in taste and manners E permeate 5:
6 slow and apathetic F equanimity 6:
7 readily reacting to suggestions and influences G ethereal 7:
8 spread or diffuse through H inert 8:
9 (law) a gift of personal property by will I genteel 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
3: failing to accomplish an intended result(8)
6: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :(6)
7: the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true(8)

1: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible(8)
2: recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances(8)
4: weaken mentally or morally(8)
5: a style of expressing yourself in writing(5)
3 4


Recent Words Learned: ethereal, theology, sporadic, dogma, protagonist, flagrant, capricious, tangential, didactic, coalesce, arcane, insidious, acerbic, parochial, pertinent, fortuitous, congregate, harbinger, robust, myriad

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 51: 1:A 2:B 3:C 4:E 5:D
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 51: 1:B 2:C 3:D 4:E 5:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 51: 1:C 2:A 3:B 4:D 5:E
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 51: Across: 1: sporadic, 7: genre, 8: mitigate, 9: static Down: 2: polarize, 3: abject, 4: penitent, 5: acute, 6: incense


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