Practice your Vocabulary

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

College Entrance:  CUNY 

High School:  TACHS, Nelson Denny,    ISEE and SSAT

Nursing: Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (PSB/HOAE)

 Practice Questions


1. Adj. Corrupted, Impure

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

2. N. Eagerness and enthusiasm

a. Alacrity
b. Happiness
c. Detonator
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

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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Modified: September 22nd, 2017
Published: July 30th, 2012

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