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Grad Entrance Exams Vocab - Most Important Words

Subjects : english, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Poverty-stricken - destitute






2. To reduce in force/value (truncate: to shorten)






3. Exonerate






4. Threatening






5. Delicious meal; sexually attractive






6. Showy but cheap in quality (IKEA)






7. (physically or behaviorally) pig-like






8. Stubborn and unmanageable - intractable - refractory






9. To enter a state of hysterical rapture (ecstatic joy) - groupie






10. Loud and clear






11. Deep-seeded mutual hatred - hostility






12. Improper - risque






13. Exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally






14. Immature - childish - puerile






15. A scheme of classification






16. Exultant - filled with joy and triumph






17. Gradually diminishing - ebb






18. Old age






19. Morally pure






20. To steal a small amount - filch






21. To harass - torment - beset






22. Great beauty






23. Noisily defiant






24. A nuisance






25. Disloyal - treacherous - quisling






26. A part of something in a supportive - dependent position






27. Overwhelming defeat






28. Timid - full of apprehension - skittish






29. Firm and dependable especially in loyalty






30. Suggestive - reminiscent; aromatic smell






31. Ill-tempered - irritable - fretful - irascible






32. An early omen






33. Pernicious; threatening harm - minatory






34. Lavish






35. Any oppressive burden - nemesis






36. Inactivity - no progress






37. To become rigid with anger or irritation






38. Abusive language - diatribe






39. Moral uprightness - probity






40. Becoming boring or wearying ('it palls on me')






41. Cure-all






42. To be stuck (lit. or fig.) in something






43. (fig.) disappearing (feelings of love)






44. Excessively complicated






45. To condemn openly






46. Ostentatiously learned






47. Concise and forcefully expressive






48. Sleepy






49. Any image of future disturbance






50. Merrymaking