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Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 9 – Set 2

This is the PCSR ninth vocabulary reviewer.

1.) Venerate – verb

Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; revere

After his beatification on March 2005, Pedro Calungsod is now venerated as a saint.

2.) Adumbrate – verb

To report or represent in an outline

The employees got excited after their supervisor adumbrated the

3.) Agglomerate – verb

A jumbled collection or mass; to pile or heap together

Nicole Hyala has an agglomeration of Hello Kitty stuff.

4.) Languid – adjective

Weak or faint from illness or fatigue; lacking spirit or liveliness

The heat makes me languid and dizzy.

5.) Votary – noun

One bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service

A group of votaries organized a concert prayer.

6.) Terminus – noun

The final point or goal; end point

Taft Station is the terminus of MRT Line 1 when you’re from North Avenue.

7.) Somnolent – adjective

Sleepy; inclined to or marked by drowsiness

The piano sound had a somnolent effect to the baby.

8.) Valorous – adjective

Valiant; courageous; brave

Chief Angeles was promoted for his valorous action that prevented the robbery.

9.) Sumptuous – adjective

Splendid and expensive-looking; costly; lavish

“I’ll marry a prince someday and I will live in a huge palace!”, says the child after watching a fairy tale.

10.) Shriek – noun

Sharp piercing cry caused by agony or terror

The baby shriek as the nurse gave him a vaccination.

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 8 – Set 2

This is the PCSR eighth vocabulary reviewer.

1.) Saunter – verb

Stroll slowly; walk leisurely

The newly-weds sauntered by the beach while enjoying the sunset.

2.) Acquiesce – verb

To agree or express agreement; to accept something without protest; to comply; submit

The employees acquiesce to the new policies.

3.) Defame – verb

To slander or libel

Miguel sue Arnold for defaming him.

4.) Contingency – noun

A possible event

Because of the bad weather, we were advised to be prepared for all possible contingencies.

5.) Emblem – noun

A symbol; special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

During Holy week, we abstain from eating meat as an emblem of our sacrifice.

6.) Castigate – verb

To punish; reprimand severely

Mang Pedro castigated his son for stealing.

7.) Exigent – adjective

Urgent; demanding attention

The exigent demand of the situation leave me no choice but to agree with the majority.

8.) Virile – adjective

Masculine; manly

Robert’s deep virile voice on the phone sounds scary.

9.) Trivial – adjective

Of little importance or value

Today’s preaching was about focusing our eyes on riches in heavens, not on the trivial things here on earth.

10.) Umbrage – noun

Feeling of anger caused by being offended; offense or annoyance

He took umbrage at my remarks.

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.