Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 2 – Set 2
This is the PCSR second vocabulary reviewer.
1. Rue – verb
Regret; lament; sorrow
Annie rued for weeks when her pet died.
2. Longevity – noun
Long life; durability; length of service
Many believed that the environment is a great factor to one’s longevity.
3. Musty – adjective
Covered with or smelling of mold; smelling of damp and decay; stale
I sat in dismay when I found my misplaced snack; and it’s all musty when I found it.
4. Nettle – verb
The boy next door is screaming his lungs out because his little brother is nettling him.
5. Nemesis – noun
An opponent or enemy that is very difficult to defeat.
Grandma always says that death is her nemesis.
6. Bolster – verb
Support; strengthen; reinforce
The lawyer dismissed the case due to lack of evidence to bolster their accusation.
7. Cringe – verb
Shrink; cower; draw back, as with fear or pain
The new nanny cringed when she heard the youngest of the siblings crying his heart out.
8. Disinter – verb
Dig up for reburial or for medical investigation (of dead bodies); uncover; unearth
Archaeologist accidentally found bones while disinterring. They brought the bones in their laboratory to find out how old it was.
9. Homage – noun
The students of Yellowbell Foundation conducted concert to pay homage to their founder.
10. Inebriate – adjective
Habitually intoxicated; drunk
Our inebriate neighbors always disturb us. They pick a fight with each other after getting drunk.