Test your basic knowledge |

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. Accidental; casual; happening by chance






2. Affecting or relating to the sense of taste






3. Abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation






4. Lawyer in the lower court of law






5. Shorten






6. Exceed






7. Self-control; self-restraint; formal but distant manner; reticence; Ex. without reserve: freely and openly; ADJ. reserved: shy and uncommunicative






8. Bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services






9. Beginning; in an early stage






10. Of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony






11. Destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant






12. Fearful; timid; demonstrating fear






13. (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition






14. (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air






15. Restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition






16. Main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument






17. Burn (a wound or snakebite - etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection






18. Make shiny by rubbing; polish






19. Effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation






20. Insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence






21. Reprimand; severely scold






22. Decorate






23. Turn into vapor (steam - gas - fog - etc.)






24. Period of time






25. Sleep lightly; nap






26. Make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb






27. Exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of






28. Distorted; crooked; bent; Ex. Our plans have gone awry.






29. Operatic solo; a song sung by one person in an opera or oratorio






30. Deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity






31. Punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.






32. Front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance






33. Error; stupid mistake






34. Scholar who overemphasizes book learning - trivial details of learning - or technicalities






35. Theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior






36. Suffering; ordeal; distress; trial






37. Disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak






38. Having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity






39. Not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous






40. Refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant






41. Slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German






42. Bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible






43. Tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired






44. Boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing






45. Spotless; flawless; absolutely clean






46. Storehouse






47. Insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties






48. Plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder






49. Sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises






50. Cure-all; remedy for all diseases