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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. To condemn openly






2. To become rigid with anger or irritation






3. Monetary






4. Expressing sorrow esp. in a slightly humorous way






5. To enter a state of hysterical rapture (ecstatic joy) - groupie






6. Angered at something unjust






7. Peaceful - halcyon






8. Happening by chance - unplanned - fortuitous






9. Any image of future disturbance






10. Cure-all






11. Sober - sedate - prim - overly proper






12. Boredom - listlessness






13. Speak about in a spiteful or evil manner






14. Ignoble actions or motives - seamy; squalid - grubby






15. To censor






16. To make a specific demand as part of an agreement






17. Lighthearted - jocund - jocose






18. Sporadic






19. Lacking vitality - insipid - jejune - prosaic






20. Improper - risque






21. To reduce in force/value (truncate: to shorten)






22. A grouch






23. Unemotional and stolid






24. Sulky or gloomy - glum - dejected






25. Abusive language - 'inveigh against'






26. Dark - shadowy - gloomy






27. Enervated






28. Immoderate - lacking in self-control






29. Gradually diminishing - ebb






30. Characterized by strong conflicting emotions






31. Sluggish and dull






32. Discordant - inharmonious






33. Savage human behavior






34. Cowardly behavior - pussillanimous






35. A cleansing of the body






36. Irreverent - rude - impudent - effrontery - cheek






37. Wolf-like - rapacious






38. A person who seeks to overthrow mainstream ideas






39. To a small degree






40. Inevitable






41. Hard-working - assiduous






42. To fit together harmoniously






43. Appearance of shining spectrum of colors






44. Pompous or extravagant language






45. Flamboyant confidence of style or manner - dash - jaunty






46. An intro to something more substantial






47. Marked by favorable circumstances - auspicious






48. Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree - obsequious






49. To glorify






50. To confuse; to cause to be in deep thought