Test your basic knowledge |

Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
  • If you are not ready to take this test, you can study here.
  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

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. Miser; stingy person

2. Enthusiastic applause

3. Flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work

4. Iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence

5. Death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.

6. Chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order

7. Daily domestic task (such as cleaning - cooking - and shopping); unpleasant task

8. Flood; rush; V.

9. Kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers

10. Noisy quarrel

11. Make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person

12. Open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape

13. Detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)

14. Of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle

15. Hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer

16. Composed (with no excitement); grave; V: administer a sedative to; CF. sedative

17. Indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable

18. Refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference

19. Self-governing; N. autonomy

20. Support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott

21. Temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.

22. Too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt

23. Given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining

24. Breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.

25. Authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner

26. Appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity

27. Droop; grow feeble; decline in vigor or strength; ADJ. flagging; CF. unflagging

28. Group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests

29. Slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult

30. Two-chambered as a legislative body

31. Supply; allotted amount of work; assigned portion of work; limitation; Ex. two-year stint in the army; Ex. without stint

32. Domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor

33. Group of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal; group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power (by force)

34. Clean; remove offensive parts of a book

35. Taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)

36. Brief and to the point; using few words; terse

37. Marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny

38. Wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled

39. Offer formally; extend; Ex. tender one's resignation/the exact fare; N: formal offer; money; Ex. legal tender; ADJ: young and vulnerable; sensitive to the touch; sore; soft; delicate; Ex. child of tender years; Ex. tender wound

40. Rub out; remove the surface of

41. Derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning

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

43. School for training future ministers; secondary school - especially for young women

44. Intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general

45. Indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about

46. Causing great fear; unrelenting; determined in spite of fear; Ex. grim smile

47. Slow; sluggish; not on time; late; Ex. tardy arrival

48. Fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)

49. Moving with the head leading; headlong

50. Disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak