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Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 10

This is the tenth 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.

The Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 10

1. belligerent – angry and aggressive; feeling or showing readiness to fight

Sample Sentence: I don’t like the belligerent tone of his speech.

2. convergent – tending to come together; tending to move toward one point

Sample Sentence: Most of the speakers have convergent views toward the use of contraceptives. Continue Reading

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 1

As in any examination, of course, the sets of questions change, so it is impossible to know what are the vocabulary words that will appear in the next Civil Service Exam. However, in vocabulary exams, there are also some  word favorites.  In this series of vocabulary review, I am going to discuss some of the words that usually appear in examinations. I suggest that you do not just memorize them. To remember them better, write your own sentence using these words and speak them whenever you have a chance.

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 

1. alleviate – to make easier to endure, to lessen

Sample Sentence: After this operation, take three tablets everyday to alleviate the pain.

2. amicable – friendly, showing good will

Sample Sentence: After so many years of battle in courts, the two families finally agreed on an amicable settlement. Continue Reading