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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Report; record (in chronological order)

2. Nest of a large bird of prey

3. Supplying nourishment

4. Small drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene

5. Throw lightly; move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion; flip (a coin) to decide something

6. Firm dislike

7. Become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person

8. (of land) rising and falling in long gentle slopes; happening continuously by stages; Ex. rolling devolution of power to local governments

9. Done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne

10. Extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism

11. Ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect

12. Give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim

13. Introduce as a subject; moot; open up

14. Aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce

15. Turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity

16. Brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.

17. Logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport

18. Advantage; anything that brings helpl - advantage - or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits

19. Hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment

20. Insert between

21. Core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance

22. Explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition

23. Delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry

24. Not essential; minor; N: something incidental

25. Accustom or familiarize; addict

26. Wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity

27. Trifles; unimportant matters

28. Return of part of a payment; discount; V.

29. Clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource - resourcefulness

30. (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious

31. Resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness

32. Harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense

33. Shield; protection; defense

34. Wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe

35. Medical condition in which the skin - the white part of the eyes - etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice - envy - or hostility; bias

36. Serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.

37. Time of greatest success or power; prime

38. Assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary

39. Assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based

40. Expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced

41. Balance; balancing force; equilibrium

42. Participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)

43. Study industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.

44. Diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.

45. Official with power to administer the law

46. Illegitimate child

47. Act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement

48. Movable; not fixed; N. mobility

49. Having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final

50. Fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist