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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 disturb - ruffle






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






3. Sporadic






4. An angry sullen look; to look at angrily






5. A small modest amount






6. Obedient to an excessive degree






7. (fig.) disappearing (feelings of love)






8. Having no plan - indiscriminate - haphazard






9. Making a false outward show






10. A scheme of classification






11. Exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally






12. Without substance or meaning






13. Accepted or popular belief






14. Immature - childish - puerile






15. Moral wickedness - depravity






16. To fit together harmoniously






17. To forbid






18. Embarrassed or shy - abashed






19. Oppressive ruler






20. To express vehement protest






21. Whining - complaining - grumbling






22. To resolve a disagreement - stop from being discontented






23. Indifferent - casual






24. Lively - enjoyable - jovial






25. One who wanders w/o home or livelihood






26. Extremely bad - degrading; self-abasing






27. Plausible but fallacious argument - specious






28. Disloyal - treacherous - quisling






29. Marked by rude or peremptory shortness - ungracious






30. To condemn openly






31. Cowardly - pusillanimous






32. To rid of undesirable parts - separate good from bad






33. Moral or cultural decline - dissolute






34. Being present everywhere at once






35. A gesture showing obedience and respect






36. Abusive language - 'inveigh against'






37. Exultant - filled with joy and triumph






38. Proving






39. Discreditable - humiliating






40. Bad temper - cantankerous - fractious






41. Defying imitation - matchless - peerless






42. Timid - full of apprehension - skittish






43. To soothe - abate - allay - mitigate






44. Mischievous or wayward person






45. An area of special knowledge






46. A perfect example






47. A sneaky plan






48. Speak about in a spiteful or evil manner






49. Any oppressive burden - nemesis






50. The purest essence of a thing