Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 6 – Set 2
This is the PCSR sixth vocabulary reviewer.
1.) Carnal– adjective
“People nowadays are more interested in carnal pleasures than spiritual matters”, Fr. Julyo said during his Sunday sermon.
2.) Declivity– adjective
Downward slope or bend
The kids are having fun skiing down the declivity.
3.) Heckler – noun
Person who harasses others; someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objectives.
Senator Cruz’s face turned red when he was interrupted by a heckler during his speech.
4.) Jostle – verb
Shove, bump into/against
When Superstar Maine’s cover was blown, she was jostled by the crowds.
5.) Mellifluous – adjective
Pleasing to the ear
The mellifluous tones of the piano put the baby to sleep.
6.) Protocol – noun
Diplomatic etiquette; code of correct conduct
We should follow safety protocols to avoid accident.
7.) Rhapsodize– verb
Speak or write about something with great enthusiasm and delight.
Kelly was so ecstatic after meeting her idol. She rhapsodized about it for weeks.
8.) Saturnine – adjective
They often call Ronald “Mr. Mysterious” because of his saturnine countenance and watchful eyes.
9.) Soliloquy – noun
Talking to oneself; monologue
Dina uses the soliloquy as a device to reveal the emotion of the character she needs to portray.
10.) Waif – noun
Because he was once a waif, Gino founded an orphanage to help the homeless and abandoned children.