Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 16

By | July 16, 2017

This is the PCSR 16th vocabulary reviewer.

1. Altercation – Noun
Affray, fracas, noisy quarrel, heated dispute

Example: Lando and Rino’s altercation end in fist fight.

2. Brawn – Noun
Heftiness, muscularity, muscular strength

Example: It takes brawn to become a weightlifting champion like Hidilyn Diaz.

3. Charlatan – Noun
Fraud, deceiver, quack, pretender to knowledge

Example: When Alvin found out that the necklace that was sold to him was a fake, he became more suspicious to charlatans.

4. Debilitate – Verb
Make weak, enfeeble

Example: Misuse of drugs can debilitate the body.

5. Decrepit – Adjective
Worn out by age

Example: Angie said goodbye to her decrepit bag after receiving a new one.

6. Ethereal – Adjective
Light, heavenly, extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.

Example: The singer’s ethereal voice gave me goose bumps.

7. Exacerbate – Verb
Worsen, embitter, exasperate

Example: The problem in garbage exacerbated the flood.

8. Flinch – Verb
Hesitate, draw back, shrink

Example: The man faced the danger without flinching just to save his dog.

9. Gusto – Noun
Enjoyment, enthusiasm
Example: Michelle accepted the challenge with such gusto.

10. Impoverished – Adjective
Poor

Example: The war left the civilians impoverished and hopeless.

That’s all.

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