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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation






2. Logical formula consisting of a major premise - a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument






3. Fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)






4. Pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic






5. Retaliation






6. Cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin






7. Complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird






8. Scolding woman; very small mouselike animal






9. Gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold






10. Express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films






11. Use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals






12. Make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured






13. Feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense






14. Unpleasant high sharp sound; shriek; V.






15. Pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic






16. Yearly allowance






17. Adjacent to; touching upon






18. Banish to the country; dwell in the country






19. Deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise






20. Restore to a previous condition or position






21. Slight degree of color; V: give a tint to






22. Put in danger






23. Mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together






24. Sudden sharp feeling of pain






25. Mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited






26. Banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism






27. Shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds






28. Treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot






29. Mar; disfigure






30. Lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect






31. Not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech






32. Legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor






33. Irritate; fester; annoy






34. Wriggle; move from side to side with irregular twisting motions






35. Obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate






36. Work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away






37. Act stupidly; play the fool; N.






38. Commit an offense; do (something wrong)






39. Be cautious (of)






40. In agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous






41. Praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy






42. False testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath






43. Cause; produce; give rise to






44. Secondary or minor occupation






45. Imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy






46. Bending of a ray of light






47. Move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window






48. Payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy






49. Sound (a large bell) slowly at regular intervals; N: sound of a bell; fixed tax or charge






50. Miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile