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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses

2. Subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father

3. One part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal

4. Miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items

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

6. Pardon (an offense)

7. Diligent; hard-working; N. industry

8. Heavenly

9. Leave helpless on a deserted island or coast; ADJ. red brown

10. Commonplace; trite

11. Worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world

12. Fall or let fall in drops; shed drops; N: action or sound of falling in drops; liquid that falls in drops

13. Immature; half-baked; like a sophomore

14. Prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive

15. Direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech

16. Quality of being provident; divine care; god's care; Providence: god; Ex. It seemed like providence that the doctor happened to be there; ADJ. providential: of divine providence; fortunate

17. Renounce; give up (position - right - or responsibility)

18. Burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus

19. Projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information

20. Greatness (in size or extent); extent

21. Extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil

22. Make or become black by burning; reduce or be reduced to carbon or charcoal(black substance made by burning wood) by incomplete combustion

23. (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs

24. Ornamental clasp; pin

25. Going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile

26. Behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome

27. Something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented

28. Right and power to apply the law; authority

29. Gallop slowly

30. Excessively fat; N. obesity

31. Formal essay; treatise

32. Omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)

33. Difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament

34. Sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand

35. Sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious

36. One who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry

37. Return of part of a payment; discount; V.

38. Gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man

39. Reprove severely; rebuke; N.

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

41. Incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure

42. Violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision

43. Effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints

44. Restrain; handcuff; N.

45. Irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity

46. Official periodical publication; newspaper

47. Pertaining to marriage

48. Self-governing; N. autonomy

49. Related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns

50. Become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person