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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. Used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease






2. Temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.






3. Main wooden stem of a tree; human body excluding the head and limbs; torso; prehensile nose of an elephant






4. Understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened






5. Swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence






6. Formal essay; treatise






7. Sore place appearing on the skin inside or outside the body; Ex. stomach ulcer; ADJ. ulcerous; V. ulcerate






8. Separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement






9. Break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt






10. Steadiness of effort; persistent hard work






11. Annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)






12. Going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties






13. Not planned; impromptu; extempore






14. Express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow






15. Small model; small painting; ADJ: small






16. Bombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal






17. Irreverent






18. Echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.






19. Growing by addition; accumulative






20. Ash-colored; deadly pale






21. Persuade by flattery






22. Having only one color






23. Simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.






24. Slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work






25. Official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.






26. Reservoir or water tank






27. Worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate






28. Taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through






29. Touchy; peevish; ill-tempered






30. Stop motion; curb or restrain






31. Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative






32. Small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel






33. Dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor






34. Pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion






35. Returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss - damage - or injury






36. Related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population






37. Desertion






38. Having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state






39. Change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander






40. Disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward






41. Supporter; backer; opposite of opponent






42. Put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb






43. Appropriate; fitting






44. Bad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble






45. (of speech) filled with passion; fervent






46. Speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly






47. Unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.






48. Connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)






49. Quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments






50. Wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners