Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 15

This is the PCSR 15th vocabulary reviewer.

1. Abridge – verb
Shorten, diminish, curtail

Because my time was limited, I just watched the abridged version of the movie.

2. Blunder – noun
Error, careless mistake, blooper

The criminal’s blunder led to his capture.

3. Cacophonous- adjective
Discordant, loud noise

I did not sleep well last night because of the cacophonous sound upstairs.

4. Deadlock-noun
Standstill, dead end, stalemate

Because the negotiations had reached a deadlock, the team leader decided to take a recess.

5. Ensconce-verb
Settle, establish

After her retirement, the old maid ensconced on her rest house by the beach.

6. Fervent-adjective
Ardent, hot

After attending a retreat, Allison suddenly felt a fervent desire to change herself.

7. Gibe-verb
Mock, jibe, slam, taunt

The mean girls at school consistently gibed at Minna, teasing her about her old clothes.

8. Heinous-adjective
Atrocious, hatefully bad

Most of the senators voted to bring back the death penalty, but for heinous crimes only.

9. Incorrigible-adjective
not correctable

The effect of the drugs on the youth makes them incorrigible; they will just keep on justifying their wrongdoings.

10. Insipid-adjective
Lack of flavor, dull

Grandma prepared us an insipid cookie. We pretend that it was sweet so that grandma’s feelings won’t get hurt.

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 14

This is the PCSR 14th vocabulary reviewer.

1.) gullible – adjective
Easily deceived or tricked, credulous, naïve, exploitable

Example: The Budol-Budol group is now in jail for scamming gullible senior citizens.

2.) abyss – noun
Bottomless gulf or pit, extremely deep hole

Example: While standing on a cliff to capture his perfect shot, he dropped his phone into a murky abyss.

3.) connoisseur – noun
An expert able to appreciate a field; especially in fine arts, expert, specialist

Example: The discriminating eye of the connoisseur inspired the artist to improve her crafts.

4.) larceny – noun
Theft of personal property, stealing, thieving

Example: The congressman has been charged with grand larceny because of his unexplained wealth.

5.) elegy – noun
A sorrowful poem or speech, a lament for the dead

Example: Maria offers an elegy during his father’s wake.

6.) eloquent – adjective
Persuasive and moving, speaking effectively

Example: The candidate was very eloquent during his speech, reaching out to many people’s hearts and expressing his sincerity.

7.) ingrate – noun
Ungrateful person

Example: Hanna is an ingrate child; you can never please her no matter what you do.

8.) flippant – adjective
Not showing a serious or respectful attitude

Example: During a very serious discussion, Marco made a flippant remark that made his co-workers disappointed.

9.) drapery – noun
Hanging cloth used as blind (especially in windows) coverings

Example: The school’s hall is decorated with red draperies to celebrate the Valentine’s day.

10.) fluctuate – verb
Rise and fall irregularly, to change continually, shift back and forth or up and down

Example: The electrical fluctuation caused the lights to blink irregularly

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 10

In each item, find the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. athiests
b. cockroaches
c. antenna
d. isopropyl
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. amnesia
b. malfunction
c. conscientius
d. discovery
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. television
b. drunkeness
c. paranoia
d. achievement
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. pizzeria
b. omnipresent
c. daiquiry
d. encourage
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. hangar
b. mushrooms
c. carnations
d. indespensable
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. Carebbean
b. guidelines
c. glamorous
d. tomatoes
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. engineering
b. broomstick
c. salvation
d. asassination
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. artificial
b. colleages
c. haunted
d. stretching
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. regularities
b. destination
c. peices
d. officially
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. fourty
b. hopeful
c. underdogs
d. celebrity
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. a. atheists
2. c. conscientious
3. b. drunkenness
4. c. daiquiri
5. d. indispensable
6. a. Caribbean
7. d. assassination
8. b. colleagues
9. c. pieces
10. a. forty

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 9

In each item, find the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. dictionary
b. courtesy
c. courier
d. miniture
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. ultimately
b. discretion
c. aparrently
d. malevolent
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. superstitious
b. excede
c. envious
d. artifacts
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. vaccuming
b. administration
c. cacophony
d. inspirational
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. researchers
b. adjacent
c. adjourned
d. questionaire
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. miniscule
b. umbrella
c. quixotically
d. quite
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. cosmetics
b. jewelrey
c. shampoo
d. heritage
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. straight
b. vulnerable
c. expirience
d. percussionist
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. noticable
b. orchestrated
c. cyclists
d. cannibalize
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. tissues
b. medicinal
c. starlight
d. humurous
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. d. miniature
2. c. apparently
3. b. exceed
4. a. vacuuming
5. d. questionnaire
6. a. minuscule
7. b. jewelry
8. c. experience
9. a. noticeable
10. d. humorous

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 8

In each item, find the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. misille
b. misspelled
c. albino
d. sarcasm
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. exhilarating
b. purification
c. cautious
d. happines
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. vague
b. ambiguous
c. restaurand
d. fidgety
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. uneasy
b. priveleged
c. unveiling
d. ambivalent
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. ambitious
b. bellweather
c. dormant
d. adequate
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. enoculation
b. inaugural
c. heist
d. athletes
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. cheesy
b. Hummingbird
c. mimento
d. ordinary
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. column
b. gauje
c. itemized
d. alphabetical
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. emotional
b. audacity
c. varnish
d. firey
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. gratefull
b. amnesty
c. philosophical
d. mesmerizing
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. a. missile
2. d. happiness
3. c. restaurant
4. b. privileged
5. b. bellwether
6. a. inoculation
7. c. memento
8. b. gauge
9. d. fiery
10. a. grateful

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 7

In each item, find the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. missile
b. characteristics
c. strategy
d. amature
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. propeller
b. submarine
c. perseverence
d. jagged
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. medeival
b. gentle
c. elephants
d. alleviation
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. guaranteed
b. mischeivous
c. exaggerated
d. inhale
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. professional
b. stuttering
c. estimation
d. knuckles
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. concensus
b. knee
c. hierarchy
d. usher
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. epiphany
b. dumbell
c. orientation
d. consciousness
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. principles
b. moratorium
c. clandestine
d. sargeant
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. awkwardly
b. condiments
c. pronounciation
d. asterisk
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. oblivious
b. tantrums
c. playright
d. showcase
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. d. amateur
2. c. perseverance
3. a. medieval
4. b. mischievous
5. e. None of the above.
6. a. consensus
7. b. dumbbell
8. d. sergeant
9. c. pronunciation
10. c. playwright

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 6

In each item, find the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. burgundy
b. awfull
c. jealousy
d. daffodils
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. bussiness
b. tarpaulin
c. tariffs
d. chokers
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. concierge
b. deceiving
c. achievement
d. retrieved
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. changable
b. addictive
c. replenish
d. scholastic
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. perfection
b. anxious
c. amplification
d. untill
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. fullfill
b. compassion
c. jackpot
d. employees
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. emptied
b. vertically
c. harrass
d. chameleon
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. orchids
b. phantom
c. maintainance
d. furnished
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. ambitious
b. dissappearance
c. pharmaceutical
d. analysts
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. aeronautical
b. partisans
c. lovable
d. ridiculus
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. b. awful
2. a. business
3. e. None of the above.
4. a. changeable
5. d. until
6. a. fulfill
7. c. harass
8. c. maintenance
9. b. disappearance
10. d. ridiculous

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 5

In each item, find the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. Portugese
b. explanations
c. clemency
d. derivatives
e. None of the above.

Item 02
a. lullabies
b. practicing
c. posession
d. lovebirds
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. precautions
b. persistant
c. animosity
d. bullying
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. aboriginal
b. religous
c. rumored
d. ambiguous
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. umbilical
b. nonsense
c. thunderstorms
d. ocurrence
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. pavillion
b. chaotic
c. breeze
d. beautiful
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. alibi
b. successfull
c. artichoke
d. industrial
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. threshold
b. urchins
c. supersede
d. tounge
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. dictionary
b. bureau
c. tatoo
d. centipede
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. wierd
b. stumbled
c. stunning
d. flyers
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. a. Portuguese
2. c. possessions
3. b. persistent
4. b. religious
5. d. occurrence
6. a. pavilion
7. b. successful
8. d. tongue
9. c. tattoo
10. a. weird

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