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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. Any oppressive burden - nemesis






2. To scold - find fault with - chide - reproach - reprove - rebuke - berate






3. The making of insistent requests






4. Sober - sedate - prim - overly proper






5. Firm - resolute; a loyal supporter






6. Sluggish and dull






7. Speak about in a spiteful or evil manner






8. Fearlessly brave - resolute






9. Not respectable in character; sordid - grubby






10. Characterized by strong conflicting emotions






11. To dispute angrily - squabble






12. Feeling of suffering - symPATHy






13. Overwhelming defeat






14. To lighten up or transform for the better






15. Lively - enjoyable - jovial






16. A pedantic teacher






17. Harmony - in agreement






18. A scheme of classification






19. Obscure - abstruse - little known - uncertain






20. To evade in order to gain time to avoid an argument






21. Dirty or wretched - abject (squalor)






22. Describes a person in moral/intellectual darkness






23. Bear-like






24. Oppressive ruler






25. To soothe - abate - allay - mitigate






26. Stubborn and unmanageable - intractable - refractory






27. Relating to the physical (sexual)






28. Source of strength; vigorous strength






29. Spurring someone into action - goad






30. An angry sullen look; to look at angrily






31. Beginning; in an early stage






32. Temporary stay - transient - itinerant - peripatetic






33. Lacking vitality - insipid - jejune - prosaic






34. Something really difficult or powerful






35. Frightening - distressing






36. Slow to understand - witless






37. To express vehement protest






38. Unmannerly - indecorous






39. Suggestive - reminiscent; fragrant






40. A rude - unmannerly person with bad disposition - boor - surly






41. Unconventional and slightly disreputable - rakish






42. To resolve a disagreement - stop from being discontented






43. Defying imitation - matchless - peerless






44. Acts w/o moral restraint - dissolute - wanton - licentious - depraved - rake






45. Abusive language - 'inveigh against'






46. Eating greedily; insatiable appetite for something






47. Threatening






48. Moral wickedness - depravity






49. A skillful storyteller






50. Clown - buffoon - bumbling person