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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt

2. Pale purple

3. Move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber

4. Ancestry; lineage

5. Ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader

6. Oddity; idiosyncrasy

7. Untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman

8. One who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure

9. Scholarly article

10. Knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry

11. Hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist

12. Extremely hungry; voracious

13. Clothing or equipment for a special purpose; Ex. cowboy outfit

14. Conquer; bring under control

15. Exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)

16. Substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil

17. Murder of a king or queen

18. Word for word; in the same words; repeating the actual words exactly

19. Apparatus used to maintain balance - ascertain direction - etc.

20. Travel; journey; V: make a long difficult journey

21. Boastful; pompous

22. Hairstyle

23. Move faster

24. Article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly

25. Determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly

26. Falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth

27. Abnormal or deviant

28. Person of no importance; nonexistence

29. Mistaken; wrong; incorrect

30. State of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof

31. Put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more

32. Copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon

33. Sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group

34. Trembling; slight quiver (as of the earth or from nervous agitation)

35. Seriousness; ADJ. grave

36. Lose animation or strength

37. Father; become the father of; produce; give rise to

38. Spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot

39. State without proof

40. Firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic

41. Make lively or spirited; animate

42. Undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd

43. Adjoining; neighboring; close by

44. One who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy

45. False; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument

46. Enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix

47. Enjoy; have a distinctive flavor - smell - or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality

48. Shell covering the back (of a turtle - tortoise - crab - etc.)

49. Go through or across

50. Relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin