ASVAB: Word Knowledge Pt.1

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The ASVAB Word knowledge exam is a quiz aimed at testing a person’s grammar and seeing if it is capable too grants one an entry into the military. Do you believe that you are ready for the exam right now? Take up the quiz below to be sure. Good luck!


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  • 1. 

    Nexus most nearly means:

    • A.

      Ice Cream

    • B.

      Solar System

    • C.

      Series

    • D.

      Star Trek

    Correct Answer
    C. Series
    Explanation
    Nexus is a noun that refers to a connected series or group. It is often used to describe a sequence of related things or events. Therefore, "Series" is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning of Nexus. "Ice Cream," "Solar System," and "Star Trek" do not convey the same idea of a connected series or group.

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  • 2. 

    Opulent most nearly means:

    • A.

      Rich

    • B.

      Plentiful

    • C.

      Shiny

    • D.

      Tasty

    Correct Answer
    B. Plentiful
    Explanation
    Opulent is an adjective that describes something as luxurious, wealthy, or extravagant. However, in this context, "most nearly" means the word that is closest in meaning to opulent. Among the given options, "plentiful" is the word that best aligns with the meaning of opulent. Plentiful means having a large or abundant quantity, which can be associated with wealth and luxury. Therefore, "plentiful" is the correct answer as it is the word that is most similar in meaning to opulent.

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  • 3. 

    Dross most nearly means

    • A.

      Resentful

    • B.

      Boring

    • C.

      Garbage

    • D.

      Picky

    Correct Answer
    C. Garbage
    Explanation
    Dross most nearly means garbage. Dross refers to waste or impurities, often specifically in the context of metals or materials. Just like garbage, dross is something that is considered useless or unwanted. It is commonly used to describe the residue or byproduct of a process, which is discarded as waste. Therefore, garbage is the closest synonym to dross in this context.

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  • 4. 

    The important matters were left to the codicil of the will.

    • A.

      Addendum

    • B.

      Small print

    • C.

      Lawyer

    • D.

      Executor

    Correct Answer
    A. Addendum
    Explanation
    The phrase "important matters were left to the codicil of the will" suggests that there were additional provisions or changes made to the will through a codicil. An addendum is a document that is added to an existing document to make changes or additions, which aligns with the context of the sentence. Therefore, "addendum" is the correct answer. The other options, such as "small print," "lawyer," and "executor," do not directly relate to the concept of making changes or additions to a will.

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  • 5. 

    Becky implored Bill not to go to the fight.

    • A.

      Asked

    • B.

      Forbade

    • C.

      Told

    • D.

      Begged

    Correct Answer
    D. Begged
    Explanation
    The word "implored" suggests that Becky is pleading with Bill, indicating a strong desire for him not to go to the fight. "Begged" is the most appropriate word choice as it conveys the sense of desperation and earnestness in Becky's plea. The other options, such as "asked," "forbade," and "told," do not capture the same level of urgency and intensity in Becky's request.

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  • 6. 

    In retrospect, going to the fight waasn't such a bright idea.

    • A.

      Hindsight

    • B.

      Fact

    • C.

      Forethought

    • D.

      Town

    Correct Answer
    A. Hindsight
    Explanation
    The word "hindsight" refers to the understanding or realization of something after it has happened. In this context, the statement "In retrospect, going to the fight wasn't such a bright idea" suggests that the person now realizes, after the fact, that going to the fight was not a wise decision. Therefore, "hindsight" is the correct answer as it perfectly captures the meaning of the given statement.

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  • 7. 

    He turned out to be an implaceable enemy.

    • A.

      Unbeatable

    • B.

      Strong

    • C.

      Unchangeable

    • D.

      Friendly

    Correct Answer
    C. Unchangeable
    Explanation
    The phrase "turned out to be" suggests that the person in question was initially thought to be something else, but ultimately revealed themselves to be an "implaceable enemy." The word "implaceable" implies that this enemy cannot be appeased or reconciled with, indicating a fixed and unalterable nature. Therefore, the most fitting word from the options provided is "unchangeable," as it aligns with the idea that the person's enmity is permanent and cannot be altered.

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  • 8. 

    If your're going to work here, you must comply with our requests.

    • A.

      Agree

    • B.

      Obey

    • C.

      Negotiate

    • D.

      Work

    Correct Answer
    B. Obey
    Explanation
    To comply with someone's requests means to follow or adhere to them. In the given sentence, it is stated that if you are going to work at this place, you must comply with their requests. This implies that you are expected to obey or follow their instructions and do as they ask. Therefore, "obey" is the correct answer as it best reflects the meaning of complying with their requests.

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  • 9. 

    Importunate most nearly means

    • A.

      Inopportune

    • B.

      Important

    • C.

      Annoying

    • D.

      Practical

    Correct Answer
    C. Annoying
    Explanation
    The word "importunate" is used to describe someone who is persistent or demanding, often to the point of annoyance. Therefore, the word "annoying" is the closest in meaning to "importunate".

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  • 10. 

    Tammy is one of the most persistent young ladies I know.

    • A.

      Preserving

    • B.

      Important

    • C.

      Annoying

    • D.

      Practical

    Correct Answer
    A. Preserving
    Explanation
    The word "persistent" means to continue doing something despite difficulties or opposition. In this context, Tammy is described as being one of the most persistent young ladies the speaker knows. The word "preserving" aligns with this meaning, as it refers to the act of maintaining or continuing something. Therefore, "preserving" is the most suitable word that matches the description of Tammy being persistent.

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  • 11. 

    I simply abhor ice cream on my cake.

    • A.

      Hate

    • B.

      Eat

    • C.

      Love

    • D.

      Relish

    Correct Answer
    A. Hate
    Explanation
    The phrase "I simply abhor ice cream on my cake" indicates a strong dislike or hatred towards having ice cream on cake. Therefore, the correct answer is "hate".

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  • 12. 

    Cascade most nearly means:

    • A.

      Stack

    • B.

      Waterfall

    • C.

      Movement

    • D.

      Playful

    Correct Answer
    B. Waterfall
    Explanation
    The word "cascade" is often used to describe the flow of water down a series of steps or rocks, forming a waterfall. Therefore, "waterfall" is the word that most closely relates to the meaning of "cascade".

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  • 13. 

    Deluge most nearly means:

    • A.

      Persistent

    • B.

      Plentiful

    • C.

      Maximum

    • D.

      Rainfall

    Correct Answer
    D. Rainfall
    Explanation
    Deluge refers to a heavy downpour or a sudden overwhelming amount of rain. It is often used to describe a torrential rainfall or a flood-like situation caused by excessive rainfall. Therefore, the word "rainfall" is the closest synonym to "deluge" among the given options.

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  • 14. 

    Heresy most nearly means:

    • A.

      Falsehood

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Religion

    • D.

      Testimony

    Correct Answer
    B. Opinion
    Explanation
    Heresy refers to a belief or opinion that goes against established religious or cultural norms. It is often seen as a deviation from accepted doctrines or principles. Therefore, "opinion" is the best choice as it aligns with the definition of heresy and captures the idea of holding a different belief or viewpoint.

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  • 15. 

    No matter how hard we tried, we contiuned to argue about last night.

    • A.

      Fistfight

    • B.

      Negotiate

    • C.

      Disagree

    • D.

      Discuss

    Correct Answer
    C. Disagree
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that despite their efforts, they continued to argue about last night. The word "disagree" is the best fit as it implies a difference of opinion or a lack of agreement between the parties involved. This aligns with the context of the sentence, suggesting that they were unable to reach a consensus or find common ground, leading to ongoing arguments.

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