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The Pithy Proverbs of the World

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Vocabulary for Describing Proverbs

A proverb is a short, memorable saying that expresses a universal truth.


Every culture in the world has developed an array of proverbs.


In this quiz you will discover several examples, like the one in this picture from China:



Use this dictionary to check the meaning of words:



a  [adjective]: brief and very expressive

b  [noun]: a short, well-known pithy saying, stating a general truth or giving a piece of advice

c  [noun]: a mixture of exprience, knowledge and good judgement; the noun related to the adjective "wise"

d  [adjective]: having or showing insight; discerning

e [adjective]: word for describing a person of experience, discernment and judgement; the adjective that corresponds to the word "wisdom"

f [noun]: another word for perception, discernment or judgement; the noun related to the adjective "insightful"


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