Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 17

This is the PCSR 17th vocabulary reviewer.

1.) abrade – verb

scrape, wear away by friction

Mina’s legs were abraded by rocks during their trekking.

2.) expropriate – verb

take possession of

Mr. Gomez questioned the government’s right to expropriate his land to build a housing project.

3.) forlorn – adjective

sad, lonely

Abandoned by his owner, the forlorn puppy sat and waited for their return.

4.) heinous – adjective

atrocious, extremely wicked

Senator Sanchez agreed to bring back the death penalty for heinous crimes.

5.) inane – adjective

silly, stupid

Gina was accosted by her supervisor for her inane remarks during the meeting.

6.) lampoon – verb

ridicule, satirize

The manager lampooned the employee’s idea.

7.) martinet – noun

strict disciplinarian, moralist

Miss Minchin was a martinet who demands discipline from her schoolgirls.

8.) nebulous – adjective

vague, hazy, cloudy

Rodel’s plan is as nebulous as the water in the pond. He can’t really tell what he’s up to.

9.) odyssey – noun

long, eventful journey

Alfred is reminiscing his odyssey from being an actor to a politician.

10.) polyglot – adjective

knowing or using several languages

JR is a polyglot. He’s been to many countries and has learned many different languages.

August 2017 PCSR CIVIL SERVICE REVIEW GUIDE 16

After learning work problems, we now learn how to answers sequences and series.

PART I: MATH

A. Videos
Number Sequence and Series Part 1
Number Sequence and Series Part 2
Number Sequence and Series Part 3
Number Sequence and Series Part 4

B. Articles

A Teaser on Answering Number Series Questions
How to Solve Civil Service Exam Number Series Problems 1
How to Solve Civil Service Exam Number Series Problems 2
How to Solve Civil Service Exam Number Series Problems 3
How to Solve Civil Service Exam Number Series Problems 4

Part II: ENGLISH

A. Spelling

Spelling Quiz 16

B. Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 16

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After learning work problems, we learn about rate, base, and percentage. If you want to further your knowledge about them, you may also want to study about their applications which are discount and interest.

PART I: MATH
A. RATE BASE AND PERCENTAGE
Part 1 Introducing Rate, Base, and Percentage
Part 2 Calculating for Percentage
Part 3 Calculating for the Rate
Part 4 Calculating for the Base
Part 5 Calculating Rate, Base, and Percentage
Part 6 Calculating Discounts and Interests

B. DISCOUNT
Part 1 Discount Sample Problem 1
Part 2 Discount Sample Problem 2
Part 3 Discount Sample Problem 3
Part 4 Discount Sample Problem 4
Part 5 Discount Sample Problem 5
Part 6 Discount Problems and Rate, Base, and Percentage

C. INTEREST
Part 1 Introduction to Problems about Simple Interest
Part 2 Formula for Simple Interest
Part 3 Interest and Investment Problems
Part 4 Interest Problems: Finding the Principal
Part 5 Interest Problems: Finding the Rate
Part 6 Interest Problems: Finding the Time

Part II: ENGLISH
A. Vocabulary
Civil Service Vocabulary Quiz

B. Spelling
Spelling Quiz 15

Enjoy!

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After learning motion problems, let us now study work problems.

PART I: MATH

A. Videos
How to Solve Work Problems Part 1
How to Solve Work Problems Part 2
How to Solve Work Problems Part 3
How to Solve Work Problems Part 4
How to Solve Work Problems Part 5

B. Articles
How to Solve Work Problems Part 1
How to Solve Work Problems Part 2
How to Solve Work Problems Part 3

Part II: ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary
Civil Service Exam Vocabulary 14

B. Spelling

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 14

Enjoy!

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After learning age problems, let us now learn motion problems. Motion problems are problems that deal with distance, rate, and time. Watch the videos below and read the articles.

PART I: MATH
A. Videos

Introduction to Motion Problems
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 1
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 2
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 3
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 4
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 5

B. Articles
Introduction to Motion Problems
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 1
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 2
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 3
How to Solve Motion Problems Part 4

Part II: ENGLISH
A. Vocabulary
Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 13

B. Grammar
B.1A Subject-verb agreement Practice Test

B.1B Subject-verb agreement Answers

B.2A Grammar and Correct Usage Practice Test

B.2B Grammar and Correct Usage Answers

C. Spelling

Civil Service Spelling Quiz 13

Enjoy!

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After learning how to solve number problems, let’s learn how to solve age problems. Watch the videos below and read the articles. Exercises will be posted on Wednesday.

PART I: MATH

A. Videos
How to Solve Age Problems Part 1
How to Solve Age Problems Part 2
How to Solve Age Problems Part 3
How to Solve Age Problems Part 4
How to Solve Age Problems Part 5
How to Solve Age Problems Part 6
How to Solve Age Problems Part 7
How to Solve Age Problems Part 8

B. Articles

The Age Problem Solving Series
How to Solve Age Problems Part 1
How to Solve Age Problems Part 2
How to Solve Age Problems Part 3

Part II: ENGLISH

A. Reading Comprehension

B. Vocabulary
Civil Service Exam Vocabulary 12

C. Spelling
Civil Service Exam Spelling Quiz 12

Enjoy!

August 2017 PCSR Civil Service Review Guide 11

Here’s the Review Guide 11 for the Civil Service Exam.

PART I: MATH
A. Videos
— Series 1 —
How to Solve Number Problems Mentally 1
How to Solve Number Problems Mentally 2
How to Solve Number Problems Mentally 3

— Series 2 —
How to Solve Word Number Problems Part 1
How to Solve Word Number Problems Part 2
How to Solve Word Number Problems Part 3

— Series 3 —
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 1
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 2
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 3

B. Articles

— Series 1 —
The Solving Number Word Problems Series
How to Solve Number Word Problems Mentally
How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 1
How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 2
How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 3
How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 4

— Series 2 —
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 1
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 2
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 3

Part II ENGLISH
A. Vocabulary
Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 11

B. Grammar and Correct Usage
How to Use the Articles A, An, and The
When to use the Pronouns I and me

C. Spelling

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 11

Enjoy!

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PART I: MATH

A. Videos
Lesson 1: Introduction to Equations
Lesson 2: Solutions to Equations
Lesson 3: Properties of Equality
Lesson 4: Solving Equations Part 1
Lesson 5: Solving Equations Part 2
Lesson 6: Solving Equations Part 3
Lesson 7: Solving Equations Part 4

Here’s another series of tutorials.

How to Solve Equations Part 1
How to Solve Equations Part 2
How to Solve Equations Part 3

B. Articles
A Tutorial on Solving Equations Part 1
A Tutorial on Solving Equations Part 2
A Tutorial on Solving Equations Part 3

PART II: ENGLISH
How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 1
How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 2
How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 3

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Review 10

Spelling Quiz

Spelling Quiz 10

Enjoy!

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