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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald

2. Heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent

3. (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter

4. Dig; search deeply; investigate

5. A light meal; collating

6. Unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back

7. Elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language

8. Pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing

9. Violent scoundrel; bully

10. Detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell

11. Purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity

12. Withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief

13. Humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die

14. Person with an insane desire to set things on fire

15. Lazy person

16. Move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing

17. Poke abruptly with something sharp; punch with short blows

18. Fleet of warships

19. Rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter

20. Touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter; please

21. Lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk

22. Arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation

23. Frighten; N. intimidation

24. Woman who rules a family or larger social group

25. Study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology

26. Formal essay; treatise

27. Bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible

28. Meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.

29. Having no previous example; novel; unparalleled

30. Odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable

31. Like a corpse; pale

32. (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism

33. Hostile feeling or intent; animosity; hostility; disposition

34. Unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective

35. Something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme

36. Unsuccessful; fruitless

37. Restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition

38. Plait; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; N: braided segment (as of hair)

39. Rejoice

40. Join; unite; OP. uncouple

41. Speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly

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

43. Mix together in close association

44. Plants of a region or era

45. Mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular - particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity

46. Not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.

47. Abnormal; impaired

48. Like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor

49. Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect

50. The ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus