CHAPTER 41 on Word Groups

FRUGAL (Adj.)

Meaning: 1) having prudence in avoiding waste.

2) people who find ways of making things useful that others just throw away.

Use: Frugal people try to avoid wasting things by reusing items that most people throw away, their frugality save their money.

THRIFTY (Adj.)

Meaning: 1) having prudence in avoiding waste.

2) people who find ways of making things useful that others just throw away.

Use: Thrifty people sell their old mobile instead of throwing away; so, frugality is an unwillingness to waste things.

SCRIMPING (Noun)

Meaning: Spending as little money as you can.

Use: I have been scrimping and saving for my study abroad dream.

 

 

PAUCITY (Noun)

Meaning: a small amount of something or an amount that is less than what is needed or wanted.

Use: There was a paucity of information when Sheila asked that where she could get a loan to buy a new car.

DEARTH (Noun)

Meaning: The state or condition of not having enough of something.

Use: There is a growing dearth of rice in Asia.

SCARCITY (Noun)

Meaning: a small amount of something or an amount that is less than what is needed or wanted.

Use: The scarcity of good restaurants around here is surprising.

 

 

SACRILEGE (Noun)

Meaning: The act of treating a holy thing or place without respect.

Use: Hindu consider it sacrilege to wear shoes inside a temple.

BLASPHEMY (Noun)

Meaning: The act of treating a holy thing or place without respect.

Use: In 2010, Advertisement agency, produced images of Prophet Mohammad in an episode that featured the Prophet as a bear mascot. Angered by the blasphemy, one Islamic website threatened the producer for what they deemed as a high level of disrespect for the Prophet.

PROFANATION (Noun)

Meaning: The act of treating a holy thing or place without respect.

Use: The First book of the Maccabees tells of the profanation of the temple of Jerusalem in 167 B.C.

DESECRATION (Noun)

Meaning: The act of treating a holy thing or place without respect.

Use: The communicants were aghast at the desecration of the altar.

IRREVERENCE (Noun)

Meaning: The act of treating a holy thing or place without respect.

Use: Some people in the audience were amused by the irreverence of the comedian’ s jokes about the pope; others felt offended by his lack of respect for their faith.

IMPIETY (Noun)

Meaning: Lack of respect for god.

Use: We are to renounce impiety and worldly passions.

DEFILEMENT (Noun)

Meaning: 1) act of making something unclean or impure.

2) To corrupt the purity or sanctity of something.

Use: Swimming in the lake is banned until the defilement is identified and neutralized.

 

 

PULCHRITUDE (Noun)

Meaning: beauty, especially a woman’ s beauty

Use: Erin’ s pulchritude was legendary bringing admires from near and end.

COMELINESS (Noun)

Meaning: beauty, especially a woman’ s beauty

Use: She is proud of her comeliness.

AESTHETIC (Adj.)

Meaning: 1) A reference to the sensitivity and appreciation of art and beauty.

2) A reference to something beautiful or attractive.

Use: There are economical as well as aesthetic reasons for making kitchen gardens at home.

AESTHETIC (Noun)

Meaning: 1) The artistic or beautiful qualities of something.

2) A set of ideas or opinions about beauty or art.

Use: The aesthetics of the gemstones.

 

 

ACME (Noun)

Meaning: The highest point of achievement or excellence.

Use: The acme of the Indian cricket team was its victory in the world cup.

APEX (Noun)

Meaning: The highest point of achievement or excellence.

Use: Daniel is suffering from diabetes. Yesterday he ate chocolates. I think that his sugar level is at its apex.

APOGEE (Noun)

Meaning: The highest point of achievement or excellence.

Use: Messi has reached the apogee of his career. But he is still avid.

ZENITH (Noun)

Meaning: 1) The highest point of achievement or excellence.

2) The highest point reached in the sky by the sun, moon etc.

Use: Being elected mayor was the zenith of Bill’s political career.

PINNACLE (Noun)

Meaning: 1) The highest point of achievement or excellence.

2) A high mountaintop.

Use: “She was at the pinnacle of her career.”

SUMMIT (Noun)

Meaning: 1) The highest point of achievement or excellence.

2) A meeting or series of meetings between the leaders of two or more governments.

Use: Joe is now at the summit of his career as a salesman for his company.

 

Attempt Sentence Equivalence Test 14

Based on words covered in Chapter 39, Chapter 40, Chapter 41.

Number of questions: 6

Time limit: 10 min.

START TEST

 

1……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39 40 41……………………….. 44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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