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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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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. Crowd (of people or things); V.






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






3. Rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture






4. Mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough






5. Vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people






6. Low - indistinct - continuous sound; V. CF. mumble






7. Cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism






8. Ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person - group - or institution






9. Filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation






10. Unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky






11. Harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill






12. Hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex






13. Vice; tool for holding work in place; clamping device






14. Not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question






15. Artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water (with a gate to regulate the flow)






16. Collarbone






17. Pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race






18. Teachings in general; particular principle (religious - legal - etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal






19. Untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless






20. Direct vote by all the people






21. Scholar; learned person; CF. savoir: know






22. State of reacting readily to appeals - orders - etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment






23. Leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)






24. Long - passionate - and vehement speech; V.






25. Pantry; place where food is kept






26. Sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation






27. Shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs






28. Bloody; N. gore: blood (from a wound)






29. Going from one state of action to another






30. Deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach






31. Oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy






32. Deep feeling of dislike; Ex. grudge fight; V.






33. Prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought






34. Repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream






35. Counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated






36. Condense or shorten






37. Draftee; person forced into military service; V.






38. The ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus






39. Wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face






40. Funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)






41. Kindly; doing good






42. Remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin - guilt - or defilement); N.






43. Act of finding oneself in society; orienting






44. Oddity; idiosyncrasy






45. Wring from; get money by threats - etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant






46. Salary; payment for an office; compensation






47. Crowd; swarm






48. Rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter






49. Related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship






50. Formidable; causing fear