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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. Stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy






2. In confusion; disorderly; Ex. dash pell-mell






3. Untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless






4. Steal (things of small value)






5. An act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point - right - etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire






6. Prevent by taking action in advance






7. Be a sign of; foreshadow






8. Stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth






9. Waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building






10. Person who turns animal hides into leather






11. Diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity






12. Take pleasure in great comfort






13. Unfrightening






14. Elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something






15. Universally present; ubiquitous






16. Bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste - manner - or tone)






17. Contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.






18. Assume a particular posture; put forward; present; affect a particular attitude (to impress others); Ex. pose a threat; N.






19. List; mention one by one






20. Huge creature; something of monstrous size or power






21. Slope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)






22. Root up; uproot; destroy completely






23. Profitable; producing wealth






24. Shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.






25. Reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.






26. Inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)






27. Use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce






28. Act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement






29. Close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding






30. Openmouthed






31. Habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist






32. Holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent






33. Leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my






34. Prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer






35. Plant or scatter seed






36. (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless






37. Living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular






38. Vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young






39. Assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose






40. Give up; do without






41. Withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity






42. Neglect of duty; abandonment






43. Like a fox; crafty






44. Produce a design in raised relief; decorate with a raised design






45. Approve formally; confirm; verify






46. Refer






47. Trembling; slight quiver (as of the earth or from nervous agitation)






48. Revert (to bad habits); N. reverter






49. Dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.






50. List of works of music - drama - etc. - a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory