Category Archives: Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 2 – Set 2

This is the PCSR second vocabulary reviewer. 1. Rue – verb Regret; lament; sorrow Annie rued for weeks when her pet died. 2. Longevity – noun Long life; durability; length of service Many believed that the environment is a great factor to one’s longevity. 3. Musty – adjective Covered with or smelling of mold; smelling… Read More »

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 1 – Set 2

This is the PCSR first vocabulary reviewer. 1.) Articulate – adjective Communicative, fluent Mr. Ramos’ articulate speech during his presentation impressed his employers. 2.) Biennial – adjective Occurring every second years Presidential meetings are usually biennial. 3.) Devise – verb Formulate, invent, think up “Have you heard about the teenager who have devised a vest… Read More »

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary 18

This is the 18th PCSR vocabulary reviewer. 1. Accomplice – noun Partner in crime Because Danny kept the stolen money, he was arrested as an accomplice in the robbery. 2. Antediluvian – adjective Prehistoric, antiquated, extremely ancient Recent discoveries in the Egypt found the ruins that were believed to be antediluvian. 3. Breach – noun… Read More »

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 16

This is the PCSR 16th vocabulary reviewer. 1. Altercation – Noun Affray, fracas, noisy quarrel, heated dispute Example: Lando and Rino’s altercation end in fist fight. 2. Brawn – Noun Heftiness, muscularity, muscular strength Example: It takes brawn to become a weightlifting champion like Hidilyn Diaz. 3. Charlatan – Noun Fraud, deceiver, quack, pretender to… Read More »

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… Read More »

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 13

This is the PCSR 13th vocabulary reviewer. 1. Knave – noun Untrustworthy person, rogue, scoundrel, unscrupulous man Example: The knave is usually suspicious of everyone around him.  2. Laggard – adjective Slow, sluggish, dilatory Example: Jimmy, a laggard, always makes his friends late too. 3. Marred – adjective Damaged, disfigured, scarred Example: It took me all day to scrub… Read More »

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 12

This is the twelfth part of the Civil Service Vocabulary Review series of Ph Civil Service Reviewer. In this series, we discuss the words that commonly appear in English vocabulary examinations. The other parts of this series can be found in this blog’s English page. 1. Abate – verb. lessen, decrease, reduce, subside Example: Mario waited for the storm to abate before leaving the… Read More »

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