Vocabulary Practice Questions – Part 1

DictionaryVocabulary Practice Questions

Vocabulary questions are included in many different types of standardized tests including

College Entrance:  CUNY 

High School:  TACHS, Nelson Denny,  Iowa Test of Basic Skills,  ISEE and SSAT, TCAP, CAHSEE

Nursing: Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (PSB/HOAE)

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 Practice Questions

 

1. Adj. Corrupted, Impure

a. Adulterate
b. Harbor
c. Infuriate
d. Inculcate

2. N. Eagerness and enthusiasm

a. Alacrity
b. Happiness
c. Donator
d. Marital


3. V. To make less severe

a. Suspense
b. Alleviate
c. Ingrate
d. Action

4. V. To make blissful or happy 

a. Brand
b. Negate
c. Beatify
d. Train

5. N. One who gives a gift or who gives money to a charity organization

a. Captain
b. Benefactor
c. Source
d. Teacher

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6. Adj. hidden, secret, disguised

a. Accustomed
b. Covert
c. Hide
d. Carriage

7. V. straightforward, open and sincere

a. Lawful
b. Candid
c. True
d. Lawful

8. V. fearless or invulnerable to intimidation and fear

a. Feeble
b. Strongest
c. Dauntless
d. Super

9.  v. to remove a leader or high official from position

a. Sack
b. Suspend
c. Depose
d. Dropped


10. v. to build up or strengthen in relation to morals or religion

a. Sanctify
b. Amplify
c. Edify
d. Wry

 

 Answer Key

1. A
Adulterate: Corrupted; impure; adulterated.

2. A
Alacrity: Eagerness; liveliness; enthusiasm.

3. B
Alleviate:To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.

4. C
Beatify: to make blissful.

5. B
Benefactor: Somebody who gives one a gift. Usually refers to someone who gives money to a charity or another form of organization.

6. B
Covert: Partially hidden, disguised, secret, surreptitious.

7. B
Candid: Straightforward, open and sincere.

8. C
Dauntless: Invulnerable to fear or intimidation.

9. C
Depose: To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.

10. C
Edify: To instruct or improve morally or intellectually.

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More Vocabulary Practice

Vocabulary I
Vocabulary II 
PSB Vocabulary (Vocabulary in differen format)
Synonyms
Antonyms I 
Antonyms II
Meaning in Context

 Tutorials

Preparing for a Vocabulary test 

Vocabulary.com  (Huge selection of word lists)

Academic Word List (Over 3000 Academic words)

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