Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 17
This is the PCSR 17th vocabulary reviewer.
1. Scurrilous – Adjective
Scandalous, defamatory, libelous, offensive
Example: Once you enter the world of the show business, you should be ready to face the scurrilous attacks of your bashers.
2. Ebullient – Adjective
Showing excitement; cheerful and full of energy
Example: The host’s ebullient nature is contagious.
3. Primp – Verb
Groom oneself with care; tidy; spend time making minor adjustments to (one’s hair, makeup)
Example: The groom stood by nervously while his bride-to-be primped one last time before the mirror.
4. Expedite – Verb
Hasten; hurry; accelerate
Example: The client requested to expedite the delivery due to her tight schedule.
5. Affluence – Noun
Example: The philanthropist uses his affluence to help people in need.
6. Consort – Noun
Husband or wife; or companion
Example: The search for a consort for the debutant ended happily.
7. Flout – Verb
Defy; break; disobey
Example: The protesters flouted all authority.
8. Gawk – Verb
Stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
Example: Ruben gawked at Sally as she walked down the stairs.
9. Haggle – Verb
Argue about the price; negotiate; bargain
Example: Although Gina is quite wealthy, she will haggle to save a peso.
10. Hoard – Verb
Stockpile; accumulate for future use; stock; store
Example: Whenever there are rumors of food shortage, many people are tempted to hoard food.