# ASVAB Diagnostic Test Section II

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• 1.

### Peripheral most nearly means

• A.

Central

• B.

Opinion

• C.

Secondary

• D.

Secret

C. Secondary
Explanation
Peripheral most nearly means secondary. Peripheral refers to something that is not central or primary, but rather of lesser importance or significance. It can also refer to something that is on the outskirts or edges of a central area. In this context, central would be the opposite of peripheral, so it is not the correct answer. Opinion, secret, and secondary are all possible meanings of peripheral, but secondary is the closest in meaning.

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• 2.

### Copious most nearly means

• A.

Erratic

• B.

Abundant

• C.

Scarce

• D.

Lax

B. Abundant
Explanation
The word "copious" refers to something that is abundant or plentiful. It implies a large quantity or amount of something. Therefore, out of the given options, "abundant" is the best synonym for "copious" as it conveys the same meaning of a plentiful or ample amount.

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• 3.

### Imparrial most nearly means

• A.

Hostile

• B.

Prejudiced

• C.

Incomplete

• D.

Unbiased

D. Unbiased
Explanation
The word "imparrial" is likely a typo and should be "impartial". Impartial means not biased or prejudiced, and therefore the correct answer is "unbiased".

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• 4.

### Pensive most nearly means

• A.

Oppressed

• B.

Caged

• C.

Thoughtful

• D.

Worried

C. Thoughtful
Explanation
The word "pensive" is used to describe someone who is deeply or seriously thoughtful, often in a sad or reflective way. It implies a state of deep contemplation or introspection. The other options do not convey the same meaning as "thoughtful." "Oppressed" means being subjected to harsh or unjust treatment, "caged" refers to being confined or imprisoned, and "worried" means feeling anxious or concerned. Therefore, "thoughtful" is the best choice that closely matches the meaning of "pensive."

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• 5.

### Predict most nearly means

• A.

Foretell

• B.

Decide

• C.

Prevent

• D.

Forget

A. Foretell
Explanation
The term "predict" refers to making an educated guess or estimation about a future event or outcome based on available information or evidence. It involves using logical reasoning and analysis to anticipate what may happen. "Foretell" is synonymous with predict, as it also means to predict or forecast future events. Therefore, "foretell" is the most accurate choice that aligns with the meaning of "predict".

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• 6.

### Banish most nearly means

• A.

Hate

• B.

Welcome

• C.

Exile

• D.

C. Exile
Explanation
Banish means to send someone away or to force them to leave a place as a form of punishment or to get rid of them. Exile, which is the correct answer, is the closest synonym to banish as it refers to the act of forcing someone to live away from their home or country. Hate, welcome, and fade do not accurately capture the meaning of banish.

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• 7.

### Wary most nearly  means

• A.

Calm

• B.

Curved

• C.

Confused

• D.

Cautious

D. Cautious
Explanation
The word "wary" is often used to describe someone who is cautious or careful, especially in a situation that may be risky or dangerous. This person is alert and watchful, paying close attention to their surroundings. Therefore, the word "wary" most nearly means "cautious".

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• 8.

### Generic most nearly means

• A.

General

• B.

Cheap

• C.

Fresh

• D.

Elderly

A. General
Explanation
The word "generic" is commonly used to describe something that is general or common, rather than specific or unique. It is often used to refer to products or medications that do not have a brand name and are not associated with a particular company. In this context, "generic" is synonymous with "general" as it implies a lack of specific characteristics or attributes. Therefore, the correct answer is "general".

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• 9.

### Distort most nearly means

• A.

Wrong

• B.

Evil

• C.

Deform

• D.

Harm

C. Deform
Explanation
Distort most nearly means "deform". This word refers to the act of changing the shape, form, or appearance of something, often in a negative or unnatural way. It implies a deviation from the original or intended state, suggesting a loss of integrity or accuracy. The other options, "wrong", "evil", and "harm", do not capture the specific meaning of "distort" as altering the physical or visual characteristics of something.

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• 10.

### Solemn most nearly means

• A.

Amusing

• B.

Harmful

• C.

Speech

• D.

Serious

D. Serious
Explanation
Solemn is an adjective that describes a serious and dignified state or manner. It is often associated with a formal and grave atmosphere. The other options, such as amusing, harmful, and speech, do not convey the same meaning as solemn. Therefore, the correct answer is serious.

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• 11.

### Negligent most nearly means

• A.

Pajamas

• B.

Morbid

• C.

Careless

• D.

Dark

C. Careless
Explanation
Negligent most nearly means careless. Negligent is an adjective that describes someone who fails to take proper care or does not pay enough attention to something. Similarly, careless is an adjective that describes someone who does not take care or is not cautious. Both words convey a lack of attention or responsibility towards a particular task or situation. Therefore, careless is the closest synonym to negligent in this context.

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• 12.

### Beneficial most nearly means

• A.

• B.

Wise

• C.

Harmful

• D.

Generous

Explanation
The word "beneficial" is used to describe something that is advantageous, favorable, or advantageous. It implies that something is helpful or beneficial in a positive way. Therefore, the word "helpful" is the closest synonym to "beneficial" among the given options.

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• 13.

### Aloof most nearly means

• A.

Above

• B.

Tidy

• C.

Clever

• D.

Reserved

D. Reserved
Explanation
The word "aloof" is used to describe someone who is distant or detached from others, often due to a lack of interest or emotional involvement. This aligns with the meaning of "reserved," which refers to someone who is restrained or self-controlled in their interactions with others. Both words suggest a certain level of distance or detachment, making "reserved" the most fitting synonym for "aloof."

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• 14.

### Reside most nearly means

• A.

Remain

• B.

Home

• C.

Dwell

• D.

Sediment

C. Dwell
Explanation
The word "reside" means to live or have one's permanent home in a particular place. Among the given options, "dwell" is the closest in meaning to "reside." "Dwell" also means to live or reside in a place. Therefore, "dwell" is the correct answer that most nearly means "reside."

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• 15.

### Placid most nearly means

• A.

Lazy

• B.

Calm

• C.

Solemn

• D.

Devious

B. Calm
Explanation
The word "placid" is typically used to describe a calm and peaceful state or demeanor. It implies a sense of tranquility and serenity. This aligns with the meaning of the word "calm," which also refers to a state of peacefulness and absence of agitation or disturbance. Therefore, "calm" is the most appropriate synonym for "placid."

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• 16.

### Deplete most nearly means

• A.

Exhaust

• B.

Erase

• C.

Hurry

• D.

Beg

A. Exhaust
Explanation
Deplete means to use up or consume the entirety or a large amount of something, resulting in a significant decrease or exhaustion. This aligns with the meaning of "exhaust," as both terms imply the complete or substantial reduction of a resource or energy. Therefore, "exhaust" is the most suitable synonym for "deplete" among the given options.

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• 17.

### Wretched most nearly means

• A.

Twisted

• B.

Forced

• C.

Miserable

• D.

Increased

C. Miserable
Explanation
The word "wretched" is typically used to describe someone or something that is in a state of extreme unhappiness, suffering, or misery. It is often associated with feelings of despair, hopelessness, and sadness. Therefore, "miserable" is the closest synonym to "wretched" as it captures the essence of the word and conveys the same meaning.

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• 18.

### Refute most nearly means

• A.

Garbage

• B.

Deny

• C.

Offer

• D.

Difficult

B. Deny
Explanation
Refute means to prove a statement or argument to be false or incorrect. It involves providing evidence or logical reasoning to contradict or disprove a claim. Deny, which means to declare something to be untrue or to refuse to admit or accept, is the closest synonym to refute in this context. Therefore, deny is the correct answer.

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• 19.

### Voluntary most nearly means

• A.

Willing

• B.

Charity

• C.

Prisoner

• D.

Careless

A. Willing
Explanation
Voluntary means to do something willingly or by choice, without being forced or obligated to do so. It implies a sense of willingness and readiness to take part in an action or activity. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "willing."

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• 20.

### Hinder most nearly means

• A.

Lose

• B.

Loose

• C.

Despair

• D.

Check

D. Check
Explanation
The word "hinder" means to create an obstacle or prevent progress. "Check" is the closest synonym to hinder as it also means to stop or obstruct. "Lose" means to no longer have something, "loose" means not tight or secure, and "despair" means to lose hope. Out of these options, only "check" has a similar meaning to hinder.

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• 21.

### George developed an ______ plan to earn the extra money he needed to start his own business.

• A.

Elitist

• B.

Irrational

• C.

Aloof

• D.

Ingenious

D. Ingenious
Explanation
George developed an ingenious plan to earn the extra money he needed to start his own business. This suggests that his plan was clever, creative, and innovative, demonstrating his ability to think outside the box and come up with a solution that others may not have considered. The word "ingenious" implies that George's plan was effective and likely to succeed, showcasing his resourcefulness and entrepreneurial mindset.

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• 22.

### After an hour of heavy rain, the thunderstorm ________, and we were able to continue our golf game.

• A.

Abated

• B.

Constricted

• C.

Evoked

• D.

Germinated

A. Abated
Explanation
After an hour of heavy rain, the thunderstorm abated, and we were able to continue our golf game.

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• 23.

### We knew everything about the newest member of our groups she was very _______

• A.

Expressive

• B.

Secretive

• C.

Reserved

• D.

Artistic

A. Expressive
Explanation
The correct answer is "expressive" because the sentence states that "we knew everything about the newest member of our group," implying that the person was open and forthcoming about themselves. The word "expressive" suggests that the person freely expressed their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, making it the most fitting choice among the given options.

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• 24.

### Because Mark needed to pass the exam, he made studying a ______ over watching his favorite television show.

• A.

Priority

• B.

Conformity

• C.

Concept

• D.

Necessity

A. Priority
Explanation
The word "priority" fits best in the given sentence because it indicates that Mark made studying more important or a higher priority than watching his favorite television show. The other options do not convey the same meaning. "Conformity" refers to compliance with rules or standards, "concept" refers to an abstract idea, and "necessity" refers to something that is required or essential.

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• 25.

• A.

Council

• B.

Portrayal

• C.

Disguise

• D.

Reunion