Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 16
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
Example: Michelle accepted the challenge with such gusto.
10. Impoverished – Adjective
Example: The war left the civilians impoverished and hopeless.