Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 14
This is the PCSR 14th vocabulary reviewer.
1.) gullible – adjective
Easily deceived or tricked, credulous, naïve, exploitable
Example: The Budol-Budol group is now in jail for scamming gullible senior citizens.
2.) abyss – noun
Bottomless gulf or pit, extremely deep hole
Example: While standing on a cliff to capture his perfect shot, he dropped his phone into a murky abyss.
3.) connoisseur – noun
An expert able to appreciate a field; especially in fine arts, expert, specialist
Example: The discriminating eye of the connoisseur inspired the artist to improve her crafts.
4.) larceny – noun
Theft of personal property, stealing, thieving
Example: The congressman has been charged with grand larceny because of his unexplained wealth.
5.) elegy – noun
A sorrowful poem or speech, a lament for the dead
Example: Maria offers an elegy during his father’s wake.
6.) eloquent – adjective
Persuasive and moving, speaking effectively
Example: The candidate was very eloquent during his speech, reaching out to many people’s hearts and expressing his sincerity.
7.) ingrate – noun
Example: Hanna is an ingrate child; you can never please her no matter what you do.
8.) flippant – adjective
Not showing a serious or respectful attitude
Example: During a very serious discussion, Marco made a flippant remark that made his co-workers disappointed.
9.) drapery – noun
Hanging cloth used as blind (especially in windows) coverings
Example: The school’s hall is decorated with red draperies to celebrate the Valentine’s day.
10.) fluctuate – verb
Rise and fall irregularly, to change continually, shift back and forth or up and down
Example: The electrical fluctuation caused the lights to blink irregularly