Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 5 – Set 2

This is the PCSR fifth vocabulary reviewer.

1.) Adulation– noun

Servile flattery, exaggerated and hypocritical praise, excessive admiration and praise

The grand winner found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans.

2.) Bleak– adjective

Unfavorable, unpromising, black, dim

After their break-up, Mary paints a bleak picture of her future.

3.) Excoriate – verb

Censure of criticize severely, scold with biting harshness

Arman’s father furiously excoriated him after being involved in a gang war.

4.) Flux – noun

Following, series of changes

According to Lester, “Technology is in state of flux”, that’s why he cannot cope with it easily.

5.) Gourmet – noun

Connoisseur of food and drink

The culinary students were inspired to pursue their dreams after hearing the speech of a well-known gourmet.

6.) Importune – verb

Beg persistently, ask pressingly

Desperate to win the pageant, the contestant importuned her fans to vote for her.

7.) Pastiche– noun

An artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work; piece of writing or music made up of borrowed bits and pieces

Gemma’s art teacher was very disappointed after finding out that the idea she claimed to be original was a pastiche of the plays and movies she had watched.

8.) Petty – adjective

Trivial, unimportant

“We have no major complaints on this hotel’s service, only a few petty remarks that are too minor to state”, says the guest while giving her feedback.

9.) Repudiate – verb

Renounce, disown, reject

Chris disobeyed his parents and was repudiated.

10.) Salvage – verb

Rescue from loss, relieve, save

All efforts are being made to salvage the sinking ship.

Rules in Alphabetic Filing Part 5

In the previous post we have learned how to file compound and hyphenated surnames. In this post, we are going to learn how to file names with professional or personal titles.

Rule 5

Titles which are an intrinsic part of the name are considered as the first unit. Consider the following examples:

Princess Diana
Mother Theresa
King Arthur
Pastor Ed
Prince Harry

They are filed as:

King Arthur
Mother Theresa
Pastor Ed
Prince Harry
Princess Diana

But when a title of a person is added to a full name, it should be considered as last unit. Look at these examples:

Senator Panfilo Lacson
Congressman Art Dela Cruz
Attorney Jerry Villar
Doctor Hannah Villegas
Miss Lovely Pedroso

They are filed as:

Delacruz, Art Congressman
Lacson, Panfilo Senator
Pedroso, Lovely Miss
Villar, Jerry Attorney
Villegas, Hannah Doctor

Also, other titles appendages such as Sr., Jr., II., Mrs. Ph.D are also considered as the last name. Examples:

Teodoro, Albero II.
Candelaria, Jenny Mrs.
Lapuz, Ted PhD

Lastly, firm names beginning with a title should be indexed and filed as Title – (Company name). Examples:

Dr. Strange Computer Shop
Ms. Minchin’s Munchkins
Mr. Lova Laundry Shop

They are filed as:

Doctor Strange Computer Shop
Miss Minchin’s Munchkins
Mister Lova Laundry Shop

Now, try these following exercise:

Exercise 1

Father Matthew
Madam Claudia
Mistress Mary
Attorney Marra Sy
President Jaime Ramos

Exercise 2

Professor Eugene Dominguez
Mayor Robert Ambrosio
Chancellor Albert Gonzaga
Mr. Andy Smith
Ramon P. Bautista Jr.

Exercise 3

Atty. Max Moreno Law Office
Dr. Lemon Fruit Juice
Mr. Pepper Bakeshop
Mr. Clean Laundry Shop
Master Fix-it Computer Shop

Answer to Exercise 1

Father Matthew
Madam Claudia
Miss Mary
Ramos, Jaime President
Sy, Marra Attorney

Exercise 2

Ambrosio, Robert Mayor
Bautista, Ramon P.  Jr.
Dominguez, Eugene Professor
Gonzaga, Albert Chancellor
Smith, Andy Mr.

Exercise 3

Attorney Max Moreno Law Office
Doctor Lemon Fruit Juice
Master Fix-it Computer Shop
Mister Clean Laundry Shop
Mister Pepper Bakeshop

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 4 – Set 2

This is the PCSR fourth vocabulary reviewer.

1.) Tempestuous – adjective

Stormy, violent, wild

Their slight misunderstanding turned into a tempestuous argument.

2.) Bovine – adjective

Dull, slow

Nothing can rush Myra; she still acts in a bovine manner even in a middle of an emergency.

3.) Caulk – verb

Seal, block, waterproof

I immediately called the carpenter to caulk the tiles under the basin to prevent flooding.

4.) Sate – verb

Fill, gorge

I took a nap after getting sated.

5.) Roster – noun

List, schedule

The manager printed the roster for the month of October.

6.) Permeate – verb

Pass through, spread, diffuse through
During our Science class, we observed carefully how the water quickly permeated the sand.

7.) Gibberish – verb

Nonsense, babble, prattle

“Here I am again, listening to your gibberish argument.” Rommel said to himself while listening to his drunken friend.

8.) Incessant – adjective

Uninterrupted, non-stop

The incessant barking of the dogs disturbed the neighborhood.

9.) Combustible – adjective

Flammable, explosive

After the recent fire accident, the Fire Inspector ordered to keep all the combustible materials in a safe place.

10.) Loath – verb

Detest, opposed

PUV drivers conducted a nationwide strike to show how much they loathed the government.

Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 6 – Set 2

In each item, identify the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. definitly
b. unpublished
c. parallel
d. exhilarate
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. metaphor
b. excede
c. thunderstorm
d. mechanical
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. tendentious
b. posthumous
c. severe
d. reciept
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. witless
b. infamous
c. vaccuum
d. exculpate
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. exceptionable
b. buoyant
c. refference
d. brusque
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. advocacy
b. playright
c. negligence
d. paraphernalia
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. mispell
b. wean
c. projectile
d. retribution
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. scintillate
b. tantalize
c. withere
d. tangential
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. dumbell
b. tantamount
c. opulence
d. delineate
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. accost
b. despise
c. equestrian
d. pronounciation
e. None of the above.

Answers:

1. a – definitely
2. b – exceed
3. d – receipt
4. c – vacuum
5. c – reference
6. b – playwright
7. a – misspell
8. c – wither
9. a – dumbbell
10. d – pronunciation

Alphabetizing Quiz 3

File the following correctly.

Item 01

1) Universe
2) Unicorn
3) Unity
4) Unisex
5) Umbrella

a) 5-2-4-1-3
b) 5-2-4-3-1
c) 2-5-4-1-3
d) 2-4-5-1-3
e) None of the above.

Item 02

1) Violin
2) Venus
3) Vase
4) Valet
5) Vacuum

a) 5-4-2-3-1
b) 5-3-4-2-1
c) 5-4-3-1-2
d) 5-4-3-2-1
e) None of the above.

Item 03

1) Windmill
2) Western
3) Wax
4) Wardrobe
5) Wrath

a) 4-3-2-5-1
b) 4-1-3-5-2
c) 4-3-2-1-5
d) 4-3-1-2-5
e) None of the above.

Item 04

1) Xanthium
2) Xanthelasma
3) Xanthate
4) Xanthene
5) Xanadu

a) 5-2-3-4-1
b) 5-3-2-1-4
c) 5-3-2-4-1
d) 5-3-4-2-1
e) None of the above.

Item 05

1) Zaddik
2) Zaar
3) Zabaglione
4) Zaddikim
5) Zabrze

a) 2-3-5-1-4
b) 2-3-5-4-1
c) 2-5-3-1-4
d) 2-3-1-5-4
e) None of the above.

Item 06

1) Acuity
2) Bravery
3) Dreamy
4) Character
5) Estimate

a) 1-2-4-3-5
b) 1-2-4-5-3
c) 1-2-3-4-5
d) 1-4-2-3-5
e) None of the above.

Item 07

1) International
2) Fahrenheit
3) Gloomy
4) Heritage
5) Justice

a) 2-4-3-1-5
b) 2-3-4-5-1
c) 2-3-4-1-5
d) 2-3-1-5-4
e) None of the above.

Item 08

1) Owl
2) Monkey
3) Llama
4) Nightingale
5) Kangaroo

a) 5-3-2-1-4
b) 5-3-2-4-1
c) 5-3-4-2-1
d) 5-2-3-4-1
e) None of the above.

Item 09

1) Parrot
2) Snake
3) Rhinoceros
4) Turkey
5) Quail

a) 1-4-3-2-5
b) 1-4-2-5-3
c) 1-4-3-5-2
d) 1-4-2-3-5
e) None of the above.

Item 10

1) Walrus
2) Unicorn
3) Xenon
4) Vixen
5) Yak

a) 2-4-3-1-5
b) 2-1-4-3-5
c) 2-4-1-5-3
d) 2-4-1-3-5
e) None of the above.

Answer key:

1) b – 5-2-4-3-1
2) d – 5-4-3-2-1
3) c – 4-3-2-1-5
4) c – 5-3-2-4-1
5) a – 2-3-5-1-4
6) a – 1-2-4-3-5
7) c – 2-3-4-1-5
8) b – 5-3-2-4-1
9) e – 1-5-3-2-4
10) d – 2-4-1-3-5

Rule 3 Alphabetizing Exercise

Rule 3 Alphabetizing Exercise

1)
a) Belen Nicanor
b) Jose Mario
c) Marcos Belen
d) Magno Bernardo
e) Leo Rosario

2)
a) Rodrigo Lee
b) Rosario Amor
c) Sebastian Nicolas
d) Romeo Jose
e) Pedro Bello

3)
a) Neri Benedicto
b) Rosa Patricio
c) Luzia Dee
d) Manuel Santos
e) Jerico Rodolfo

4)
a) Niña Tanya
b) Miguel Carlos
c) Juan Guzman
d) Carlos Rico
e) Jose Mari

5)
a) Celeste Laviste
b) Chloe Clemente
c) Siara Faina
d) Rosell Rafael
e) Enrique Jorge

Answer:

1) c-d-b-a-e
2) b-e-d-a-c
3) a-c-b-e-d
4) b-c-e-d-a
5) b-c-e-a-d

2018 PCSR Civil Service Review Guide 2

Week 2: October 2 – October 8, 2017

PART I: MATHEMATICS

A. GCD

Youtube Tutorial Videos (Taglish)

Lesson 1: Addition of Fractions (Similar Fractions)

Lesson 2: Addition of Dissimilar Fractions (LCM by Listing)

Lesson 3: Addition of Dissimilar Fractions (Ladder Method)

Lesson 4: Addition of Mixed Fractions

More tutorial Videos

How to Add Similar Fractions

Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPEuJjpfs68&t=3s
Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCCFKPXTx-s&t=384s

How to Add Dissimilar Fractions

Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3xakFQRtn8&t=1s
Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o-h_hWcnms&t=7s

How to Add Mixed Fractions
Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAo5ZPhvkAw&t=1s
Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u91Q-kEYPcI&t=185s

Tutorial Articles

PART II: ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary

B. Grammar

Simple Tenses

Lesson 1: The Simple Present Tense

Lesson 2: The Simple Past Tense

Lesson 3: The Simple Future Tense

C. Spelling Quiz 2

D.
Part III: CLERICAL (Subprofessional)

PART III: TIPS AND TRICKS
5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary

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Alphabetizing Quiz 2

Alphabetizing Quiz 2

File the following correctly.

Item 01

1) Kilo
2) Kite
3) Kangaroo
4) Kit
5) Kindness

a) 3-1-5-4-2
b) 3-1-5-2-4
c) 3-5-1-4-2
d) 3-5-1-2-4
e) None of the above.

Item 02

1) Llama
2) Looking
3) Louder
4) Loath
5) Loudly

a) 1-4-3-2-5
b) 1-4-3-5-2
c) 1-4-2-3-5
d) 1-4-2-5-3
e) None of the above.

Item 03

1) Mumble
2) Mankind
3) Mindset
4) Mouth
5) Merry

a) 2-3-5-4-1
b) 2-5-3-4-1
c) 2-5-3-1-4
d) 2-3-5-1-4
e) None of the above.

Item 04

1) Nibble
2) Nips
3) Nightingale
4) Nerd
5) Nuisance

a) 4-1-5-3-2
b) 4-1-5-2-3
c) 4-1-3-5-2
d) 4-1-3-2-5
e) None of the above.

Item 05

1) Outrage
2) Ostracize
3) Opening
4) Orthodox
5) Optimistic

a) 3-2-5-1-4
b) 3-4-5-1-2
c) 3-5-2-1-4
d) 3-5-4-1-2
e) None of the above.

Item 06

1) Perfection
2) Prefecture
3) Pressure
4) Plagiarism
5) Practice

a) 1-5-4-3-2
b) 1-4-5-3-2
c) 1-4-5-2-3
d) 1-5-4-2-3
e) None of the above.

Item 07

1) Quince
2) Quake
3) Quiver
4) Qatar
5) Quarter

a) 4-2-1-5-3
b) 4-2-5-1-3
c) 4-2-5-3-1
d) 4-2-1-3-5
e) None of the above.

Item 08

1) Redemption
2) Rusty
3) Receptacle
4) Reusable
5) Roll

a) 3-1-4-5-2
b) 3-1-4-2-5
c) 3-1-5-4-2
d) 3-4-1-2-5
e) None of the above.

Item 09

1) Sugary
2) Statement
3) Swindle
4) Spontaneous
5) Swine

a) 4-1-2-5-3
b) 4-1-2-3-5
c) 4-2-1-5-3
d) 4-2-1-3-5
e) None of the above.

Item 10

1) Triumphant
2) Tasty
3) Trustworthy
4) Trainee
5) Treatment

a) 2-4-5-1-3
b) 2-4-5-3-1
c) 2-4-1-5-3
d) 2-4-1-3-5
e) None of the above.

Answer key:

1) a – 3-1-5-4-2
2) c – 1-4-2-3-5
3) b – 2-5-3-4-1
4) d – 4-1-3-2-5
5) e – 3-5-4-2-1
6) c – 1-4-5-2-3
7) b – 4-2-5-1-3
8) a – 3-1-4-5-2
9) d – 4-2-1-3-5
10) a – 2-4-5-1-3

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