Monday, May 31, 2021

SAT, ACT, GRE Vocabulary - Worksheet #59


Proverbs are short statements of wisdom or advice.
Proverb Meaning
Rome was not built in a day It takes time to a job properly; you should not expect to do it quickly
Birds of a feather flock together People of the same sort are usually found together
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid 100 days of sorrow Avoid regrets by taking the time to think before speaking or acting angrily
Home is where the heart is You call home the place where the people you love are
Cleanliness is next to godliness A clean body is just as important as a pure soul
The best advice is found on the pillow A good night's sleep may help us find an answer to our problem
Better be alone than in bad company Be careful in the choice of the people you associate with
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me One should learn from one's mistakes
Man is as old as he feels himself to be Your age doesn't matter as long as you are fit and healthy
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know It's better to deal with someone difficult but familiar than change and risk dealing with somebody worse


Some funny, some weird..
Word Meaning
Smellfungus A perpetual pessimist
Fard Face-paint, makeup
Hobbledehoy An awkward or ill-mannered young boy
Borborygmus Stomach rumbling
Bowyang A strap that holds the pants legs in place
Dudgeon A bad mood, a huff
Hoosegow A jail or prison


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

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


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 irrevocable A speak 1: 1 congregate A disperse 1:
2 debilitate B heterodoxy 2: 2 inane B honor 2:
3 address C dash 3: 3 gauche C leave 3:
4 disdain D enfeeble 4: 4 irrevocable D thoughtful 4:
5 specious E gilded 5: 5 subordinate E acute 5:
6 daunt F despise 6: 6 espouse F compliment 6:
7 infinitesimal G irrevokable 7: 7 obtuse G dominant 7:
8 heresy H sufferer 8: 8 chagrin H revocable 8:
9 martyr I minute 9: 9 ignominy I polite 9:


Match Definitions

1 lack of agreement or harmony A affable 1:
2 the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something B strife 2:
3 diffusing warmth and friendliness C acute 3:
4 difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge D exonerate 4:
5 a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention E abstruse 5:
6 pronounce not guilty of criminal charges F patent 6:
7 hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists G manifest 7:
8 a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane H panacea 8:
9 a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation I alloy 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 3 Across:
2: wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)(5)
4: severe and unremitting in making demands(8)
5: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :(6)
8: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose(8)

1: a mild rebuke or criticism(8)
3: having or revealing supreme mastery or skill(8)
6: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse(7)
7: a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits(5)
9: brief and to the point; effectively cut short(5)
5 6
8 9


Recent Words Learned: debilitate, martyr, imply, revere, alloy, ostentatious, gregarious, epitome, consensus, stipulate, exonerate, despondent, dissonant, circumvent, deference, ignominy, covet, espouse, rudimentary, address

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 58: 1:A 2:E 3:C 4:D 5:B
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 58: 1:D 2:C 3:B 4:A 5:E
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 58: 1:A 2:E 3:B 4:D 5:C
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 58: Across: 5: coalesce, 6: imply, 7: patent, 8: obtuse Down: 1: espouse, 2: heresy, 3: fecund, 4: permeate


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