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Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 6 – Set 2

This is the PCSR sixth vocabulary reviewer.

1.) Carnal– adjective

Fleshly, sensual

“People nowadays are more interested in carnal pleasures than spiritual matters”, Fr. Julyo said during his Sunday sermon.

2.) Declivity– adjective

Downward slope or bend

The kids are having fun skiing down the declivity.

3.) Heckler – noun

Person who harasses others; someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objectives.

Senator Cruz’s face turned red when he was interrupted by a heckler during his speech.

4.) Jostle – verb

Shove, bump into/against

When Superstar Maine’s cover was blown, she was jostled by the crowds.

5.) Mellifluous – adjective

Pleasing to the ear

The mellifluous tones of the piano put the baby to sleep.

6.) Protocol – noun

Diplomatic etiquette; code of correct conduct

We should follow safety protocols to avoid accident.

7.) Rhapsodize– verb

Speak or write about something with great enthusiasm and delight.

Kelly was so ecstatic after meeting her idol. She rhapsodized about it for weeks.

8.) Saturnine – adjective


They often call Ronald “Mr. Mysterious” because of his saturnine countenance and watchful eyes.

9.) Soliloquy – noun

Talking to oneself; monologue

Dina uses the soliloquy as a device to reveal the emotion of the character she needs to portray.

10.) Waif – noun

Homeless, orphaned

Because he was once a waif, Gino founded an orphanage to help the homeless and abandoned children.

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.

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 8

This is the eighth 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 8

1. bias – the action of supporting/opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way.

Sample Sentence: Good judges must be objective about their decisions and must uphold the law without bias. Continue Reading

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 7

This is the seventh 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 7

1. diligent – hardworking; constant in effort to accomplish something

Sample Sentence: That student is very diligent. He always submits his homework on time and does extra work. 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