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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
Instructions:
  • 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. Party; clique (within a large group); dissension






2. Emit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke; Ex. reeking chimney; N: unpleasant odor; stench






3. Fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)






4. Name (of a book - film - etc.); mark of rank; formal appellation as of rank or office (such as Lord or General); right or claim to possession; championship; Ex. title as head of the family; Ex. title to the estate






5. Projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars)






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






7. 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






8. Break (a law); defile; desecrate; assault sexually; Ex. violate graves






9. Mongrel; mixed breed; V. hybridize






10. Manlike; resembling a human being; N.






11. Nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong






12. Cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.






13. Small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall






14. Worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses






15. Condition or period of flowering






16. Defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy






17. Stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious






18. Short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers






19. Greatness (in size or extent); extent






20. Voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)






21. Arrogance; excessive self-conceit






22. Firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances - he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance






23. Shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves






24. Convert (hide) into leather; make brown by exposure to the sun






25. Countercharges; V. recriminate






26. Sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy






27. Heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent






28. Creed






29. Reservoir or water tank






30. Exceed






31. Right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory






32. Hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex






33. Simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.






34. Compelling immediate action; pressing; persistent; importunate; Ex. urgent in his demands






35. Cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin - smooth - shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery






36. Swirling current of water - air - etc.; V.






37. Confuse thoroughly






38. Metal-bearing vein(long deposit of an ore)






39. Border; edge - rim - or margin; Ex. on the verge of: very near to; V: border on






40. Make invalid; make null; invalidate






41. Make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil






42. (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain






43. Sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism






44. Make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need






45. Fight






46. Of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites






47. Quick clever reply






48. Dissenting (with an opinion - a group - or a government); rebellious; N.






49. Crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining






50. Quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)