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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Full of initiative; showing enterprise

2. Bear fruit; produce fruit

3. Throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.

4. Estimate value of; N. appraisal

5. Christian religious ceremony; CF. Mass: ceremony of the Eucharist

6. Done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden

7. Pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)

8. Excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria

9. Direct financial aid by government - etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy

10. Art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse

11. Pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression

12. Prohibit; forbid; N.

13. Belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic

14. State of reacting readily to appeals - orders - etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment

15. Framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached

16. Seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership

17. Make or become black by burning; reduce or be reduced to carbon or charcoal(black substance made by burning wood) by incomplete combustion

18. Narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land

19. Oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy

20. Dangerous

21. Person of no importance; nonexistence

22. Burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement

23. (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic

24. Not thick; thinly scattered; scanty

25. Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person

26. Selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism

27. Unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective

28. Worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff

29. Infallibility

30. Humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.

31. Mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items

32. Having no equal; incomparable

33. Roundabout

34. Haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow - cilium

35. Peak; pinnacle; highest point

36. Composed (with no excitement); grave; V: administer a sedative to; CF. sedative

37. Expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth

38. Poor; destitute

39. Trip especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense

40. Stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior

41. Weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound

42. Steal (things of small value)

43. Explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue

44. Supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component

45. Grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon

46. Renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure

47. Disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate

48. Indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference

49. Vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy

50. Make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B