Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 15
This is the PCSR 15th vocabulary reviewer.
1. Abridge – verb
Shorten, diminish, curtail
Because my time was limited, I just watched the abridged version of the movie.
2. Blunder – noun
Error, careless mistake, blooper
The criminal’s blunder led to his capture.
3. Cacophonous- adjective
Discordant, loud noise
I did not sleep well last night because of the cacophonous sound upstairs.
Standstill, dead end, stalemate
Because the negotiations had reached a deadlock, the team leader decided to take a recess.
After her retirement, the old maid ensconced on her rest house by the beach.
After attending a retreat, Allison suddenly felt a fervent desire to change herself.
Mock, jibe, slam, taunt
The mean girls at school consistently gibed at Minna, teasing her about her old clothes.
Atrocious, hatefully bad
Most of the senators voted to bring back the death penalty, but for heinous crimes only.
The effect of the drugs on the youth makes them incorrigible; they will just keep on justifying their wrongdoings.
Lack of flavor, dull
Grandma prepared us an insipid cookie. We pretend that it was sweet so that grandma’s feelings won’t get hurt.