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Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 7 – Set 2

This is the PCSR seventh vocabulary reviewer.

1.) Adamant– adjective

Hard; inflexible

Romy’s statement “My love for you is as adamant as Wolverine’s claws” made his friends tease him.

2.) Composure – noun

Statement of mind under stress

The rookie accepted all the challenges with composure.

3.) Embellish – verb

Adorn; beautify; decorate

Beads and sequences embellished the Reyna Elena’s gown.

4.) Genealogy – noun

Record of descent; lineage

I had fun using the new G-app or Genealogy App that shows your celebrity genealogy.

5.) Irksome – adjective

Boring; dull

I find the movie “The Beguiled” irksome because of the slow flow of the story.

6.) Nauseate – verb

Cause to become sick; fill with disgust; sicken

Malou’s sense of smell is very sensitive since she’s pregnant. Anything that has odor nauseates her.

7.) Parameter – noun

Boundary

The police officer instructed his men to check the parameters to ensure the guests safety.

8.) Prim – adjective

Very precise and formal

Miss Minchin ordered her girls to be prim and proper on the event day.

9.) Sacrosanct – adjective

Most sacred

During the war in Marawi, the terrorists invaded the churches and destroy all the sacrosanct things inside.

10.) Scrutinize – verb

Examine closely and critically

Jessa is known for her ability to scrutinize everything to death.

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 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 town.

2. Bilk – verb
to defraud, cheat, to illegally obtain money by deception

Example: A case was filed against the previous treasurer for bilking the company.

3. Chagrin – noun
distressed or humiliated, disappointment

Example: Justin felt nothing but chagrin after being rejected by his crush.

4. Dank – adjective
clammy, musty, unpleasantly moist or humid

Example: Being stuck on the middle of a dank rain forest was the worst experience for me.

5. Emulate – verb
copy, imitate

Example: One of the judges at the pageant says that they’re going to choose the one who’s worth emulating.

6. Filch – verb
steal (esp. something of small value)

Example: Mrs. Miller’s kids were scolded for filching their neighbors’ guavas.

7. Garrulous – adjective
excessively talkative, chatty, loquacious, wordy

Example: Aunt Nanette is the most garrulous lady I’ve ever known. She can speak for hours without getting tired.

8. Humdrum – adjective
monotonous, dull, boring

Example: Nestor quit his job because of his humdrum work routine.

9. Incessant – adjective
uninterrupted, continuing without pause

Example: The incessant flow of blood was from her would was the reason of her death.

10. Jaunt – noun
short journey, trip

Example: Last week, we had a quick jaunt to Baguio.

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 9

This is the ninth 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.

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 9

1. affliction – state of pain, distress, or grief

Sample Sentence: We must not abandon our brothers and sisters in the time of their affliction.

2. cajole – to persuade someone to do something or to give you something by making promises or saying nice things

Sample Sentence: Anna, the favorite daughter in the family, cajoled her father to buy her a new computer. Continue Reading

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 6

This is the sixth part of the Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Series. This series provides words that are usually used in examinations both local and abroad. Included in this reviewer are the meaning of the words as well as a sample sentence using these words. The complete list of this series can be found in the English page.

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 6

1. brusque – unfriendly, rude, rough

Sample Sentence: Even some educated people cannot hide their brusque manner sometimes.

2. deprive – to take something away, to withhold something from the enjoyment or possession  Continue Reading

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 5

This is the fifth of the Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Series. This series provides words that are usually used in examinations. Included in this reviewer are the meaning of the words as well as a sample sentence using these words. The complete list of this series can be found in the English page.

 Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 5

1. affable – friendly, easy to talk to

Sample Sentence: He is a very good person, always welcoming, always affable.

2. docile – easily taught, obedient, ready to learn

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Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 4

This is the fourth Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review. This review series consists of the most commonly used words in vocabulary exams both local an international.   I have simplified their meanings and use them in a sentence.  Although you can memorize their meanings,  it is more effective if you use them in a sentence whenever possible and appropriate. Get a notebook and write your sentence or use the comment box below.

1. arid – with very little rain or moisture, extremely dry

In the recent climate change, in some countries, the farmers could not grown anything on the lands that had become arid. In some countries, though, it has been raining and flooding a lot.

2. conformist – a person who complies or follows tradition and usual practices (manners, religion, dress, etc).

Being a conformist is good most of the time. But sometimes you must learn how to take risks.   Continue Reading

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 3

 This is the third of the Civil Service Exam Vocabulary review series. In this series, I am going to discuss the most popular words used in vocabulary examinations. Hopefully, some of these words will come up the next time you take the Civil Service Examination.

Aside from memorizing these words, I suggest that you use them in sentences. Write sentences using these words. If you will memorize these words without using them, it is likely that you will forget them sooner or later.

1. boisterous – noisy, rough, and energetic

Sample Sentence: The sound of her boisterous laughter was disturbing everyone.

2. camaraderie – a feeling of friendship to a group; good-fellowship

Sample Sentence: One of the most valuable things you learn in school aside from academic lessons is camaraderie. Continue Reading

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