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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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  • 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. Hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive






2. An act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point - right - etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire






3. Incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime






4. Fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick






5. Substance causing vomiting; ADJ.






6. Discomposed; confused






7. Size or volume (esp. when very large); main part; Ex. The bulk of the work has already been done; ADJ. bulky: having great size






8. Revoke; annul






9. Violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision






10. Goblet; consecrated cup






11. Liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance






12. Ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant






13. Period of ideal or peak condition; earliest or beginning stage; Ex. in the prime of life; Ex. prime of the year(spring); ADJ: first in importance or rank; first; V: make ready; prepare






14. Causing deep feelings of wonder - joy - respect - etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter






15. Aimless; haphazard; digressing at random






16. Willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat






17. Run away secretly with the intention of getting married






18. (of a thick liquid) pass or flow slowly; N: mud or thick liquid as at the bottom of a river






19. Correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief






20. Self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)






21. Speed






22. Burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither






23. Commit an offense; do (something wrong)






24. Increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph






25. Send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor - consignee






26. 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






27. Twisting force; force producing rotation






28. Operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people - forces - etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative






29. Related to a school; not practical or directly useful






30. Society ruled by the wealthy






31. Temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.






32. Ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay






33. Doing evil; N. maleficience






34. Weakness






35. Rub out; remove the surface of






36. Convincing






37. Relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments






38. Playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully






39. Inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce






40. Bizzare; peculiar; unconventional






41. Half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence






42. Walk with a heavy step; travel on foot; N: vagrant; one who travels aimlessly about; long walk; sound of heavy walking






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






44. Quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)






45. Person of high rank or position






46. State of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty






47. Expose to slander






48. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal






49. Charlatan; boastful pretender






50. Disagree