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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