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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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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. To authorize - order






2. Abounding - swarming with






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






4. Stubborn and unmanageable - intractable - refractory






5. To disturb - ruffle






6. Tasty






7. Chastise - excoriate - assail - rebuke






8. Moral uprightness - probity






9. (of love) not returned or rewarded






10. Stubbornly asserts unproved opinion; dogma: the belief; dogmatist: the person asserting






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






12. A deceiftful scheme - ruse






13. To cause a negative event or situation






14. To ridicule publicly






15. Guided by practical experience






16. Sleepy






17. To trick someone into doing something






18. Fault-finding - censorious - hypercritical






19. Sluggish and dull






20. Moral wickedness - depravity






21. Overwhelming defeat






22. Occurring daily






23. Irritable - irascible - cantankerous - prickly






24. Chaotic - disorganized - mismanaged






25. To forbid






26. To catch sight of something difficult to see






27. Strong and deep in tone - sonorous - enduring






28. Easily irritated - cantankerous - prickly






29. Return to original theme






30. To steal something






31. A person devoted to luxury or pleasure - hedonist






32. Overly sweet (fig.)






33. Long-standing anger/resentment - acrimony






34. Something that follows; a natural consequence






35. A brawl - bedlam - skirmish






36. A sneaky plan






37. Appearance of shining spectrum of colors






38. A distinguishing feature conferring prestige






39. A rude - unmannerly person with bad disposition - boor - surly






40. Intended to humiliate or mortify (with a look)






41. Any increase in intensity






42. To evade in order to gain time to avoid an argument






43. Anger provoked by unfair treatment






44. Arrogantly domineering (imperial: regal)






45. Too great to be described in words; not to be uttered






46. Bear-like






47. A turbulent situation - bedlam - melee






48. Lacking vitality - insipid - jejune - prosaic






49. The belief that the self is all that can be known to exist






50. To crowd around - stifle