Civil Service Exam Vocabulary 18
This is the 18th PCSR vocabulary reviewer.
1. Accomplice – noun
Partner in crime
Because Danny kept the stolen money, he was arrested as an accomplice in the robbery.
2. Antediluvian – adjective
Prehistoric, antiquated, extremely ancient
Recent discoveries in the Egypt found the ruins that were believed to be antediluvian.
3. Breach – noun
An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct
Sarah sued Tommy for breaching their child support agreement.
4. Caucus – noun
A closed political meeting
Before the session started, the members held a caucus to select their new leader.
5. Chide – verb
Scold, rebuke, reprimand
When the truth came out, Ms. Milly started to chide his son for stealing.
6. Fret – verb
To be annoyed or vexed, fuss
Don’t fret over your food. Instead, be thankful with what you have.
7. Haggle – verb
Wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.), chaffer
The vendor and I are haggling over the shirt’s price.
8. Indolent – adjective
Employees under an indolent boss will probably lose their drive to work.
9. Mollify – verb
Mr. Andrews tries to mollify her angry wife by giving her a bouquet of flowers.
10. Penury – noun
Severe poverty, indigence
Mr. Lucas, who’s running for president, promised that he would prioritize those who are living in penury.