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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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1. Pertaining to ships or navigation






2. Suffering from a disease; destroyed






3. Formal essay; treatise






4. Full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize






5. Mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic






6. Extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy






7. Someone who advises insurance companies






8. Highly ornate






9. Violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong






10. Trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.






11. Wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher






12. Having an odor






13. Surround and swallow up






14. Inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone






15. Trinket; cheap jewel; trifle






16. Mental or bodily powers; teaching staff






17. Reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $neq$ cause repulsion






18. Study of artifacts and relics of early mankind






19. Openmouthed






20. Imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall






21. Turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of






22. Waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter






23. Slow up; loosen; make or become slack






24. Physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife






25. Strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy






26. Laugh quietly






27. Irritable; impatient and bad-tempered; short-tempered; N. testiness






28. Enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass






29. Easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly






30. Impressiveness; stateliness; majesty






31. Mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular - particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity






32. Present falsely; represent falsely to be






33. Relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion






34. Lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner






35. Essential; inherent; built-in






36. Disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement






37. Small chamber used for sleeping or work






38. Severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction






39. Abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation






40. Unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad






41. Animal that ruminates; ADJ.






42. Small hill; hillock






43. Accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling






44. Surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite






45. Oppression; cruel government; ADJ. tyrannical: of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic; V. tyrannize: treat tyrannically; oppress






46. Thin surface layer (of good quality wood - glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fac{c}ade; V.






47. (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored






48. Appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory






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






50. Vessel in which substances are crushed with a pestle