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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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. Report; record (in chronological order)






2. Nest of a large bird of prey






3. Supplying nourishment






4. Small drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene






5. Throw lightly; move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion; flip (a coin) to decide something






6. Firm dislike






7. Become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person






8. (of land) rising and falling in long gentle slopes; happening continuously by stages; Ex. rolling devolution of power to local governments






9. Done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne






10. Extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism






11. Ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect






12. Give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim






13. Introduce as a subject; moot; open up






14. Aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce






15. Turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity






16. Brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.






17. Logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport






18. Advantage; anything that brings helpl - advantage - or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits






19. Hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment






20. Insert between






21. Core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance






22. Explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition






23. Delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry






24. Not essential; minor; N: something incidental






25. Accustom or familiarize; addict






26. Wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity






27. Trifles; unimportant matters






28. Return of part of a payment; discount; V.






29. Clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource - resourcefulness






30. (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious






31. Resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness






32. Harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense






33. Shield; protection; defense






34. Wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe






35. Medical condition in which the skin - the white part of the eyes - etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice - envy - or hostility; bias






36. Serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.






37. Time of greatest success or power; prime






38. Assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary






39. Assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based






40. Expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced






41. Balance; balancing force; equilibrium






42. Participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)






43. Study industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.






44. Diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.






45. Official with power to administer the law






46. Illegitimate child






47. Act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement






48. Movable; not fixed; N. mobility






49. Having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final






50. Fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist