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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. Long period of time; an age; longest division of geologic time containing two or more eras






2. Able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof






3. Practical; able to be carried out; practicable






4. Bleach; whiten; make white or pale






5. Gold and silver in the form of bars






6. Kind in a generous way (to someone less important)






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






8. Imaginary remote paradise on earth; CF. Lost Horizon






9. Show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.






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






11. Pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated






12. Force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling - reduce fever - etc.






13. Being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done






14. Entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire






15. Sentry; lookout






16. Thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive






17. Utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.






18. Complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.






19. Cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice






20. Power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual






21. Cover with a thin layer of gold






22. Someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth






23. Speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail






24. Correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement






25. Unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse






26. (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom






27. Self-evident truth






28. Combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature






29. With reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.






30. Of low rank or position; modest; having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others; unassuming; not proud; V. humiliate: make humble; cause to feel ashamed or to lose the respect of others






31. Dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow






32. Respect; value; judge; N.






33. Large group of insects moving in a mass; crowd of people or animals; V: move in a crowd or mass






34. Nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment






35. Portray






36. Legally correct; Ex. rightful owner






37. Not working; not employed or busy; lazy; without purpose; useless; lacking substance; baseless; not based on truth; Ex. idle worker; Ex. talk idly; V.






38. Sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious






39. Not spacious; inconvenient






40. Turn away from (a principle - norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism






41. Adjoining; neighboring; close by






42. Tip






43. Trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time






44. Meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person






45. Selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.






46. Boisterous laughter; V.






47. Disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable






48. (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless






49. Supporter; follower






50. Condition of being unable to feel pain