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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. Impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved






2. Behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome






3. Expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting






4. Distorted; crooked; bent; Ex. Our plans have gone awry.






5. Kind in a generous way (to someone less important)






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






7. Boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag






8. Handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer






9. Walk; trample; N: grooved face of a tire; horizontal part of a step






10. Sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting






11. Differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance






12. One who hates mankind; misanthropist






13. Unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause






14. Indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive






15. Servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic






16. Person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate






17. Formless; lacking shape or definition






18. Agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly






19. Pertaining to mental dearrangement; N. psychopath: person with an antisocial personality disorder






20. Not easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite






21. Vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young






22. Foreshadow; portend






23. Story - play - or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable






24. Honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness






25. Powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol - Moghul; CF. Mongolian






26. Stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth






27. Pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)






28. Examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.






29. Skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity






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






31. Raised platform for speech-making; pulpit






32. Looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect






33. Bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry






34. Without definite purpose - plan - or aim; haphazard; Ex. random shots; Ex. chosen at random






35. Torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound






36. Make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)






37. Make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace






38. Weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man






39. Letter; written statement; CF. sent






40. Postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of






41. Treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery






42. Tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about






43. Error; stupid mistake






44. Crush into mash; convert into mash; N: mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl






45. Nimbleness; ability to move quickly






46. Chew over and over (mentally or - like cows - physically); mull over(ponder)






47. Deserving reverence; N: priest






48. Druggist; pharmacist






49. One who supplicates; ADJ.






50. Change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China