Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 5 – Set 2
This is the PCSR fifth vocabulary reviewer.
1.) Adulation– noun
Servile flattery, exaggerated and hypocritical praise, excessive admiration and praise
The grand winner found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans.
2.) Bleak– adjective
Unfavorable, unpromising, black, dim
After their break-up, Mary paints a bleak picture of her future.
3.) Excoriate – verb
Censure of criticize severely, scold with biting harshness
Arman’s father furiously excoriated him after being involved in a gang war.
4.) Flux – noun
Following, series of changes
According to Lester, “Technology is in state of flux”, that’s why he cannot cope with it easily.
5.) Gourmet – noun
Connoisseur of food and drink
The culinary students were inspired to pursue their dreams after hearing the speech of a well-known gourmet.
6.) Importune – verb
Beg persistently, ask pressingly
Desperate to win the pageant, the contestant importuned her fans to vote for her.
7.) Pastiche– noun
An artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work; piece of writing or music made up of borrowed bits and pieces
Gemma’s art teacher was very disappointed after finding out that the idea she claimed to be original was a pastiche of the plays and movies she had watched.
8.) Petty – adjective
“We have no major complaints on this hotel’s service, only a few petty remarks that are too minor to state”, says the guest while giving her feedback.
9.) Repudiate – verb
Renounce, disown, reject
Chris disobeyed his parents and was repudiated.
10.) Salvage – verb
Rescue from loss, relieve, save
All efforts are being made to salvage the sinking ship.