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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Not applicable; unrelated

2. Swelling out in waves; surging

3. Read through with care; N. perusal

4. Group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround

5. Mistaken; wrong; incorrect

6. Lengthen; extend; draw out

7. Promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction

8. Apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction

9. Science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

10. Soak thoroughly; imbue; impregnate; charge; fill to capacity

11. Pause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive

12. Mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen

13. Approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal

14. Extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy

15. Varying from of an element

16. Related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration

17. Deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile

18. Place of refuge or shelter; protection (religious or political)

19. Impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude

20. Word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)

21. Nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong

22. Not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate

23. Increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent

24. Complain bitterly; scold; rant; Ex. the weaker railing against injustices

25. Box for bees; V: cause to go in a hive

26. Rub out; remove the surface of

27. Narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)

28. Hypnotic state; ecstatic state; detachment from one's physical surrounding (as in contemplation or daydreaming); CF. transition

29. Made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction

30. Boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable

31. Time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve

32. One who foretells the future

33. Block; obstacle; V. hinder

34. Impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved

35. Reflection; thought; V. meditate

36. Oily; bland; insincerely suave

37. Curse

38. Odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery

39. Nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment

40. Repentant; N.

41. Resistant to; free or exempt from; N. immunity

42. Penitent; repentant; N. contrition

43. Giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin

44. Confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion

45. Shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality

46. What someone deserves

47. Lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)

48. Of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge

49. Highly pretentious or inflated

50. Slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor