Vocabulary questions appear on many standardized exams, Below are practice questions.
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Standardized test that have a Vocabulary Section:
1. Choose the best definition of headstrong.
- a. Doesn’t listen
- b. Stubborn
- c. Willing
- d. To disbelieve
2. Choose the best definition of oblique.
- a. Direct
- b. Indirect
- c. Sharp
- d. Straight
3. Choose the best definition of temper.
- a. To make worse
- b. To aggravate
- c. To soften
- d. None of the Above
4. Choose the best definition of cryptic.
- a. Building in a graveyard
- b. Difficult to understand
- c. Printed in code
- d. None of the above
5. Choose the best definition of curtail.
- a. To cut short
- b. To arrive early
- c. To lengthen
- d. To give back
6. Choose the best definition of heed.
- a. To ignore
- b. To listen
- c. To advise
- d. To pay
7. Choose the best definition of oblivious.
- a. Far Away
- b. Believable
- c. Unbelievable
- d. Totally unaware
8. Choose the best definition of podium.
- a. Speaker
- b. Raised platform
- c. Brief lecture
- d. None of the above
9. Choose the best definition of boorish.
- a. Bad tempered
- b. Bad mannered
- c. Bad looking
- d. Bad smelling
10. Choose the best definition of heresy.
- a. Against the orthodox opinion
- b. Same as the orthodox opinion
- c. An unusual opinion
- d. To have no opinion
11. Choose the best definition of respite.
- a. A drink
- b. Intermission
- c. A rest stop on highways
- d. A device
Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
To moderate or control.
Mystified or of an obscure nature.
To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate.
To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
Lacking awareness; unmindful.
A platform on which to stand, as when conducting an orchestra or preaching at a pulpit.
Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured.
A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
A brief interval of rest or relief.
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Modified: September 21st, 2017
Published: August 10th, 2012