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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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1. Oppressive ruler






2. Deep-seeded mutual hatred - hostility






3. Novice






4. Returning to pattern of bad behavior






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






6. Something really difficult or powerful






7. Timid - full of apprehension - skittish






8. Composed of a variety of sources - heterogenous - eclectic






9. To confuse in order to hide the truth






10. To steal something






11. Tastelessly showy in appearance - tawdry






12. Moral wickedness - depravity






13. A trite remark - banal - commonplace (platitudes)






14. To trick someone into doing something






15. Any oppressive burden - nemesis






16. Mischievous or wayward person






17. Ambiguous






18. Exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally






19. Combative - bellicose






20. Offensive smell; harmful - noxious - miasma






21. Putting an end to all debate or action






22. Immoral






23. Pernicious; threatening harm - minatory






24. Actions to appease opposing forces






25. To smear - traduce - malign






26. To fit together harmoniously






27. Dirty and disheveled






28. Lively and unpredictable






29. Being present everywhere at once






30. Fearlessly brave - resolute






31. Marked by rude or peremptory shortness - ungracious






32. Abounding - swarming with






33. Abusive language - 'inveigh against'






34. Meticulous






35. A scheme of classification






36. Boredom - listlessness






37. Obscure - abstruse - little known - uncertain






38. One who abandons a cause or affiliation - turncoat






39. A scattering of one's energy via an immodest pursuit of trivial pleasures (dissipated)






40. Cowardly behavior - pussillanimous






41. Clown - buffoon - bumbling person






42. Serving no purpose or result






43. Spurring someone into action - goad






44. Saturated with liquid; having drunk excess of alcohol






45. An intro to something more substantial






46. Frenzied






47. Representing the best of its kind






48. Harsh - grating sound






49. Wrapped in something protective






50. To ask urgently - implore - entreat