Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 8 – Set 2
This is the PCSR eighth vocabulary reviewer.
1.) Saunter – verb
Stroll slowly; walk leisurely
The newly-weds sauntered by the beach while enjoying the sunset.
2.) Acquiesce – verb
To agree or express agreement; to accept something without protest; to comply; submit
The employees acquiesce to the new policies.
3.) Defame – verb
To slander or libel
Miguel sue Arnold for defaming him.
4.) Contingency – noun
A possible event
Because of the bad weather, we were advised to be prepared for all possible contingencies.
5.) Emblem – noun
A symbol; special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
During Holy week, we abstain from eating meat as an emblem of our sacrifice.
6.) Castigate – verb
To punish; reprimand severely
Mang Pedro castigated his son for stealing.
7.) Exigent – adjective
Urgent; demanding attention
The exigent demand of the situation leave me no choice but to agree with the majority.
8.) Virile – adjective
Robert’s deep virile voice on the phone sounds scary.
9.) Trivial – adjective
Of little importance or value
Today’s preaching was about focusing our eyes on riches in heavens, not on the trivial things here on earth.
10.) Umbrage – noun
Feeling of anger caused by being offended; offense or annoyance
He took umbrage at my remarks.