Vocabulary Exercise: Definitions

List Number: 10392

Vocabulary Practice

    Word * Part of Speech Definition Audio Available?
    adage Noun An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use Yes
    adage Noun An old saying, which has been overused or considered a clich Yes
    ballast Noun Heavy material that is placed in the cargo area of a ship, to provide stability Yes
    ballast Noun Anything that steadies emotion or the mind Yes
    ballast Noun Coarse gravel or similar material laid to form a bed for roads or railroads Yes
    ballast Verb To stabilize or load a ship with ballast Yes
    ballast Verb To lay ballast on the bed of a railroad track Yes
    rascal Noun Someone who is naughty; either playfully mischievous or a troublemaker, a dishonest person, a scoundrel Yes
    lasso Noun A long rope with a sliding loop on one end, generally used in ranching to catch cattle and horses Yes
    lasso Verb To catch with a lasso Yes
    antic Adjective Ludicrous; funny Yes
    antic Adjective Fantastic; odd; grotesque Yes
    antic Noun A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behavior Yes
    antic Verb To perform antics Yes
    sadness Noun The state or emotion of being sad Yes
    sadness Noun An event in one's life that causes sadness Yes
    sandy Adjective Covered with sand Yes
    sandy Adjective Having the color of sand Yes
    maggot Noun A fly larva that eats decomposing flesh Yes
    frenzy Noun A state of wild activity or panic Yes
    empty Adjective Devoid of content Yes
    empty Verb To make empty; to void; to remove the contents of Yes
    merit Noun Something deserving either good or bad Yes
    merit Noun Something worthy of a high rating Yes
    merit Noun A claim to commendation or reward Yes
    merit Noun The quality of deserving reward Yes
    merit Verb To earn or to deserve Yes
    merit Verb To be worthy or deserving Yes

    Vocabulary Word Activities

    • Use the word in an original sentence.
    • Find and learn the definition of the word.
    • Know how to pronounce the word.
    • Which parts of speech is the word used as (e.g. noun, verb)?
    • What are other forms of the word such as plurals or tenses.
    • What are synonyms of the word?
    • What are antonyms of the word?
    • What is the origin or etymology of the word?
    • What words rhyme with this word?

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