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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery

2. Deceive - persuade - or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her

3. State of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft

4. Strike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound; come together suddenly with a sharp sound; put or send promptly; Ex. clap the thief in jail; N: clapping; loud or explosive sound; CF. applause

5. (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior

6. Deny

7. Call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display

8. Protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest

9. Salary; payment for an office; compensation

10. (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional

11. (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed

12. Essential; inherent; built-in

13. Sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand

14. Physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics

15. Brave and successful act; deed or action - particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean

16. Bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate

17. Something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring

18. (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body

19. Attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one

20. Run away secretly with the intention of getting married

21. Agree

22. Suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine

23. Area of thick hard skin

24. Possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy

25. Design composed of one or more initials of a name; V.

26. Introduce as a subject; moot; open up

27. Extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress;

28. Joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter

29. Descent; ancestry

30. Specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill

31. Marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy

32. Earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise

33. Boast

34. Clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)

35. Ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform - etc.)

36. Overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly

37. Copy

38. Dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)

39. Leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my

40. Separate; part; CF. asunder

41. Upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry

42. Ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art

43. Command; utter (a greeting); offer as a price; N: offer of a price; amount offered; earnest effort to gain something; Ex. bid for freedom

44. Extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience

45. Dead; no longer in use or existence

46. Rustic; pastoral

47. Abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark

48. Manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength

49. Black form of carbon used in lead pencils

50. Slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German