Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 13
This is the PCSR 13th vocabulary reviewer.
1. Knave – noun
Untrustworthy person, rogue, scoundrel, unscrupulous man
Example: The knave is usually suspicious of everyone around him.
2. Laggard – adjective
Slow, sluggish, dilatory
Example: Jimmy, a laggard, always makes his friends late too.
3. Marred – adjective
Damaged, disfigured, scarred
Example: It took me all day to scrub the walls marred by graffiti.
4. Nadir – noun
Example: The nadir of humanity is when the time comes that it does not care anymore about life.
5. Ornate- adjective
Excessively or elaborately decorated, flowery
Example: The ornate ice carving won the first prize in the last Ice Festival in Sapporo.
6. Pariah – noun
Example: Persons with leprosy were treated as social pariahs.
7. Quell – verb
Put down, extinguish, put an end, suppress
Example: The government is now planning on to quell the rebellion.
8. Rapacious – adjective
Example: The rapacious loan shark stripped the tenants with all their possessions.
9. Sham – verb
Example: Lucia shammed her sickness to avoid going to the dentist.
10. Tether – verb
Tie with a rope, attach
Example: Before leaving the farm, we make sure to tether the cows and goats to prevent them from wandering.