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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. Government ruled by old people






2. Small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble






3. Very bad; detestable






4. Artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics






5. Highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder






6. Lacking in spirit or energy; languid






7. Not easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite






8. Very important; N. moment; CF. momentary






9. Increase; make greater (as in value - reputation - or usefulness); improve






10. Confuse; make nervous and confused; N.






11. Cause to sprout; sprout






12. Person of high rank or position






13. Immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling






14. Spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually






15. Rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture






16. Incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy






17. (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed






18. Last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.






19. Boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work






20. Temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.






21. Speak equivocally about an issue; N.






22. Waste; spend foolishly






23. Move hastily; hurry; move briskly






24. Upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry






25. Call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display






26. Without guile; open and honest






27. One who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)






28. Green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather






29. Call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation






30. Fix or manipulate; manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; Ex. rig the election






31. Pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather






32. Deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity






33. Give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher






34. Shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope






35. Written symbols; number; amount represented in numbers; outline or silhouette of a thing or human body; person (well-known); impression; diagram; pattern; group in a dance; Ex. figure of speech; V. calculate with numbers; adorn with figures; appear;






36. Decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command






37. Prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features






38. Agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)






39. Low ship with sails (rowed along by slaves)






40. Intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot






41. Make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert






42. Green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows






43. Division of animals or plants - below a family and above a species






44. Name; title






45. Indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable






46. Failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.






47. Gay; joyous






48. Father and ruler of a family or tribe






49. Hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex






50. Cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic