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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. Full of flowers; full of ornate expressions






2. Declare openly; N. avowal






3. Sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting






4. Old-fashioned; past the prime






5. Praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy






6. Peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame






7. Capable of using either hand with equal ease






8. Move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.






9. Strangle; regulate the speed of with a throttle; N: valve that regulates the flow; CF. throat ?






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






11. Opponent; enemy






12. Doctor specializing in ailments of the heart






13. Serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle






14. Capable of being repaired






15. Restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison






16. Honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction






17. Successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off






18. Start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse






19. Lawyer in the lower court of law






20. Weird; causing fear because strange






21. Area of thick hard skin






22. Grandiloquent - pompous speech






23. (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral






24. Inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract






25. Twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)






26. Small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel






27. Not spacious; inconvenient






28. Supplying nourishment






29. One that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable






30. Utter impulsively from nervousness or excitement






31. Holding of an office or real estate; time during which such an office is held






32. Existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)






33. Be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference






34. Split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven






35. Features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line






36. Foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen






37. Stupid person; clown






38. One who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians






39. Excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)






40. Maze






41. Propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct






42. Destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals






43. Plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy






44. Clearly different; clearly noticed






45. Drunken revel; V. carouse






46. Unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer






47. Adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal






48. Gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor






49. Capable of being stretched; of tension; Ex. tensile rubber






50. Turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity