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






2. Returning to pattern of bad behavior






3. Moral uprightness - probity






4. Ill-tempered - irritable - fretful - irascible






5. Lighthearted - jocund - jocose






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






7. Redundancy






8. Immature - childish - puerile






9. (fig.) to make dirty reputation






10. Offset and mitigate the effects by contrary actions






11. Courageous behavior






12. Concise and forcefully expressive






13. Exonerate






14. Tasteless - dull - prosaic - pallid - ponderous






15. Extremely bad - degrading; self-abasing






16. Overwhelming defeat






17. A beggar






18. Relating to the physical (sexual)






19. To repeat in concise form






20. Bad temper - cantankerous - fractious






21. No longer current - out of fashion - superannuated






22. Slow to understand - witless






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






24. To ridicule publicly






25. Wasteful or lavishly abundant






26. The final result






27. Delicious meal; sexually attractive






28. (of love) not returned or rewarded






29. Unwanted intruders - meddler






30. Whimsical - sudden changes of mood






31. Firm - resolute; a loyal supporter






32. Lacking poetic beauty; commonplace - unromantic - drab






33. Worn out - wearied






34. To wander - travel abroad






35. Unrestrained behavior; philandering






36. A gesture showing obedience and respect






37. One who abandons a cause or affiliation - turncoat






38. Easily irritated - cantankerous - prickly






39. A nuisance






40. Arrogantly domineering (imperial: regal)






41. To confuse in order to hide the truth






42. Sporadic






43. Being present everywhere at once






44. Showy but cheap in quality (IKEA)






45. Sloppy - unkempt






46. To flatter for a favor - wheedle






47. Tending to obstruct or harm - hostile






48. Emotional fatigue - listless






49. To criticize or denounce severely - excoriate - rebuke - assail - castigate






50. Abusive language - 'inveigh against'