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Grad Entrance Exams Vocab - Most Important Words

Subjects : english, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Unable to be pleased






2. Gradually diminishing - ebb






3. Cowardly behavior - pussillanimous






4. A potion falsely believed to cure






5. Clown - buffoon - bumbling person






6. Bad temper - cantankerous - fractious






7. To formally give up






8. Sluggish and dull






9. Tireless






10. Showing hesitancy - uncertain - shilly-shally - teeter






11. Hardened against feeling






12. To cause a negative event or situation






13. Noisy uproar






14. Frenzied






15. To glorify






16. Composed of a variety of sources - heterogenous - eclectic






17. Feeling of suffering - symPATHy






18. A grouch






19. Generous in giving






20. Moral uprightness - probity






21. Something concealing true purpose - ostensible reason






22. An oppressive ruler who holds absolute power






23. Tending to obstruct or harm - hostile






24. Misrepresent - disguise






25. Deep-seeded mutual hatred - hostility






26. Expressing sorrow esp. in a slightly humorous way






27. Long - pompous speech (n or v)






28. Frightening - distressing






29. Dishonesty






30. Behavior appropriate to prevailing social code - seemly - decorous






31. Rigid - disheveled






32. High-sounding language w/little meaning






33. A scattering of one's energy via an immodest pursuit of trivial pleasures (dissipated)






34. Rudimentary - incipient; unclear: 'inchoate idea'






35. A reporobate - miscreant






36. Not respectable in character; sordid - grubby






37. Harsh discordant sound - raucous






38. Acts w/o moral restraint - dissolute - wanton - licentious - depraved - rake






39. A trite remark - banal - commonplace (platitudes)






40. Beg - sponge off someone






41. Discreditable - humiliating






42. Inactivity - no progress






43. Having no plan - indiscriminate - haphazard






44. Unremitting - unflagging - relentless






45. Novice






46. Happening by chance - unplanned - fortuitous






47. Firm - resolute; a loyal supporter






48. Becoming boring or wearying ('it palls on me')






49. Overly sweet (fig.)






50. To scold - find fault with - chide - reproach - reprove - rebuke - berate