Commonly Used Vocabulary Words

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  • 1. 
    The suspect's concluding statement contradicted his initial statement.Concluding means:
    • A. 

      His initial statement was the same as the one he just gave.

    • B. 

      His initial statement was different than the one he previously gave.

    • C. 

      He gave an incomplete statement

    • D. 

      He chose to remain silent

  • 2. 
    Her lack of confidence was obvious during the interview. Confidence means:
    • A. 

      The girl's best friend started a rumor

    • B. 

      Lack of belief in oneself

    • C. 

      Communication made in secret

    • D. 

      Lack of disbelief in another

  • 3. 
    Despite his courageous act, the officer acted modest. Courageous means:
    • A. 

      To act very cowardly

    • B. 

      To act very bravely

    • C. 

      To act very shy

    • D. 

      To act very outgoing

  • 4. 
    After being asked to remain seated, the students are continuing to be a nuisance. Continuing means:
    • A. 

      The students are not stopping

    • B. 

      The students took a break, then decided to keep going

    • C. 

      The students decided to stop

    • D. 

      The students went home

  • 5. 
    After the storm, there was a lot of debris.Debris means:
    • A. 

      There were too many cars stopped

    • B. 

      There were a lot of open lanes

    • C. 

      There was a lot of traffic

    • D. 

      There was a lot of rubbish

  • 6. 
    We live by the decisions we make. Decisions means:
    • A. 

      The lies we tell wil always affect others

    • B. 

      The lie we tell will always affect us

    • C. 

      We live by the choices we make

    • D. 

      This word is used incorrectly

  • 7. 
    Attitude is everything when looking for a job. Attitude means:
    • A. 

      How one perceives themselves

    • B. 

      Self-confidence

    • C. 

      Being in control of your feelings and emotions

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    A man's intelligence can often bolster his attractivenessAttractiveness means:
    • A. 

      Attractiveness can be hindered when a man is intelligent

    • B. 

      Being intelligent can decrease a man's attractiveness.

    • C. 

      A man can seem more appealing when he is intelligent

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 9. 
    I do not believe you are an excellent candidate for this position. Candidate means:
    • A. 

      The person doesn't meet the requirements

    • B. 

      The person was being sarcastic

    • C. 

      The person is over qualified

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    I tried explaining to him that it was a coincidence.Coincidence means:
    • A. 

      It was a planned event

    • B. 

      It was unplanned

    • C. 

      This person is really admitting that the are stalking the other

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    How efficient is this product?Efficient means:
    • A. 

      Effective

    • B. 

      Affective

    • C. 

      Distress

    • D. 

      Stressful

  • 12. 
    Lisa knew her date was exaggerating about his income. Exaggerating means:
    • A. 

      Being evasive

    • B. 

      Not being completely honest

    • C. 

      Going overboard

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 13. 
    Consultation and collaboration are essential components in a work place. Essential means:
    • A. 

      Necessary

    • B. 

      Critical

    • C. 

      Important

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 14. 
    After getting to know him, her interest in him diminished. Diminished means:
    • A. 

      Increased

    • B. 

      Decreased

    • C. 

      Stayed the same

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    She does well as a Counselor because she can be empathetic.Empathetic means:
    • A. 

      Able to understand

    • B. 

      Able to be aware

    • C. 

      Able to beware of the thoughts and feelings of others

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 16. 
    A Beautiful Boy is a book, where the author tells his son's addiction to heroin and crystal meth.Heroin means:
    • A. 

      His son did was a hero

    • B. 

      His soon was a hero while addicted to crystal meth.

    • C. 

      His son was addicted to narcotics

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    His obscene gesture was some what humorous. Gesture means:
    • A. 

      He expressed himself well

    • B. 

      A form of expression

    • C. 

      Inability to express himself

    • D. 

      This word is used incorrectly

  • 18. 
    I may like extravagant items, but it does not make my world spin. Extravagant means:
    • A. 

      Elaborate items

    • B. 

      Inexpensive items

    • C. 

      Fake items

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    When he drinks alcohol he is very belligerent. Belligerent means:
    • A. 

      Happy

    • B. 

      Quiet

    • C. 

      Talkative

    • D. 

      Hostile

  • 20. 
    After being harassed for over a year, the judge finally granted her a restraining order. Harassed means:
    • A. 

      A hostile situation was created

    • B. 

      An unpleasant situation was created

    • C. 

      Provided unwanted attention

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 21. 
    Several colleges and universities are closing their Spring admissions indefinitely. Indefinitely means:
    • A. 

      The colleges and universities have to decided to leave their admissions open forever.

    • B. 

      Every student will be admitted into the Spring semester

    • C. 

      The colleges and universities are not sure when Spring admission will open again.

    • D. 

      This word is used incorrectly

  • 22. 
    Michale's parents were called for a parent-teacher conference regarding the incident. Incident means:
    • A. 

      Occurrence of an action

    • B. 

      Michale has not been doing his homework

    • C. 

      All the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    His reputation was still tarnished after proving his innocence. Innocence means:
    • A. 

      He was found guilty of a legal crime

    • B. 

      He was given freedom from legal guilt

    • C. 

      He became more popular

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    A strong indication of attraction is when someone's eyes dilate.Indication means:
    • A. 

      Warning

    • B. 

      Symptom

    • C. 

      Sign

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 25. 
    Despite his learning disabilities, he refused to ever be mediocre. Mediocre means:
    • A. 

      Perform High

    • B. 

      Perform Low

    • C. 

      Just get by

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    Working out five days a week at the same place, can sometime be a bit monotonous. Monotonous means:
    • A. 

      Too much

    • B. 

      Too little

    • C. 

      Unvarying

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    A mandated reporter can be charged with a misdemeanor if they do not report child abuse. Misdemeanor means:
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      A crime less than a felony

    • C. 

      A stiff fine

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    The teacher sent the student to the office for shouting obscenities during the video. Obscenities means:
    • A. 

      Could not remain quiet

    • B. 

      Offensive remarks

    • C. 

      Was shouting answers

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    She went through a series of obstacles to win the grand prize.Obstacles means:
    • A. 

      Situations that will leave someone feeling fatigue

    • B. 

      Situations that will increase your endurance

    • C. 

      Situations that impede progress

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    Sometimes it is better to remain mysterious. Mysterious means:
    • A. 

      Quiet

    • B. 

      Outgoing

    • C. 

      Remain unknown

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 31. 
    Many libraries are adjusting their operating hours. Libraries mean:
    • A. 

      A place where there are a collection of books

    • B. 

      A place where there are a collection journal articles

    • C. 

      A place where people can go to study

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 32. 
    There were too many occupants in the car. Occupants means:
    • A. 

      Too many drugs

    • B. 

      Too many people

    • C. 

      Too many narcotics

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 33. 
    The situation became overwhelming when she began working her second job. Overwhelming means:
    • A. 

      Upsetting

    • B. 

      Easy to handle

    • C. 

      Effortless

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    The movie that is about to be shown suggest parental supervision. Parental means:
    • A. 

      To prevent

    • B. 

      To leave alone

    • C. 

      To watch over

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 35. 
    Do these streets run parallel to each other?Parallel means:
    • A. 

      Up and down

    • B. 

      In opposite directions

    • C. 

      In the same direction

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 36. 
    As a kid I participated in a variety of sports. Participated means:
    • A. 

      To refuse

    • B. 

      To quiet

    • C. 

      Take part in

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 37. 
    The physician stated that he has the ability to exhibit several different personalities.Physician means:
    • A. 

      Someone who works in law enforcement

    • B. 

      Someone who practices medicine

    • C. 

      Someone who doesn't do anything

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 38. 
    The physician stated that he has the ability to exhibit several different personalities.Personalities means:
    • A. 

      Various characteristics

    • B. 

      Emotional characteristics

    • C. 

      Dispositions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 39. 
    The student was not aware he is not allowed to carry prescription medicine. Prescription means:
    • A. 

      A written direction for a therapeutic or corrective agent

    • B. 

      Something recommended by a doctor

    • C. 

      Something recommended to help improve an individual's health

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 40. 
    The United States has one of the highest number of people living in poverty.Poverty means:
    • A. 

      Insufficient resources

    • B. 

      Sufficient resources

    • C. 

      Too many resources

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 41. 
    A warning has been issued that a man has been man portraying himself as a police officer. Portraying means:
    • A. 

      To pretend

    • B. 

      To role play

    • C. 

      Depict

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 42. 
    After arriving on the scene, the police officer realized the child needed needed to be given oxygen. Oxygen means:
    • A. 

      Air

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Sugar

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    She immediately began preparing for her presentation after the assignment was given. Preparing means:
    • A. 

      To put together

    • B. 

      To make leave for another time

    • C. 

      To procrastinate

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 44. 
    It was not pertinent to talk about what happen last year. Pertinent means:
    • A. 

      Inappropriate

    • B. 

      Irrelevant

    • C. 

      Relevant

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 45. 
    I ounce worked for a lawyer who was paralyzed from the chest down.Paralyzed means:
    • A. 

      Inability to move

    • B. 

      Overbearing

    • C. 

      Stubborn

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    The odor from the boys restroom was marijuana. Odor means:
    • A. 

      Foul smell

    • B. 

      Scent

    • C. 

      Something that emits a sweet or pleasing scent

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 47. 
    While I hope it doesn't rain, the dark clouds in the sky make it probable that it willProbable means:
    • A. 

      Likely to be or become true or real

    • B. 

      Unsure

    • C. 

      Unlikely to Occur, most likely not to happen

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 48. 
    Drug use among high school students is a prevalent behavior.Prevalent means:
    • A. 

      Unacceptable

    • B. 

      Acceptable

    • C. 

      Common

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    She often becomes irritated when people do not pronounce her name correctly. Pronounce means:
    • A. 

      To say correctly

    • B. 

      To say incorrectly

    • C. 

      To avoid saying

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 50. 
    Is it be better for a man to pursue a girl, or for a girl to pursue a man? Pursue means:
    • A. 

      To ignore

    • B. 

      To ask out

    • C. 

      To chase

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 51. 
    The dance rehearsal will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m.Rehearsal means:
    • A. 

      Private performance

    • B. 

      Private session

    • C. 

      Private act

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 52. 
    He never quarreled about religion with his parents or anyone else.Quarreled means:
    • A. 

      Dispute

    • B. 

      Discuss

    • C. 

      Praise

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 53. 
    People often do not recognize her when she wears her hair straight. Recognize means:
    • A. 

      To avoid

    • B. 

      Take serious

    • C. 

      To formally acknowledge

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 54. 
    I can not remember the last time I went to reconciliation. Reconciliation means:
    • A. 

      The act of penance

    • B. 

      To restore friendship or harmony

    • C. 

      To accept something that is unpleasant

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 55. 
    The couple decided to have a romantic rendezvous at their favorite restaurant.Rendezvous means:
    • A. 

      A meeting at an appointed place and time

    • B. 

      To sit and reflect

    • C. 

      To avoid

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 56. 
    I rendered the criminals helpless and then captured them.Rendered means:
    • A. 

      To cause

    • B. 

      To become

    • C. 

      To make

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 57. 
    What are the requirements to be admitted into a four-year university? Requirements means:
    • A. 

      Something wanted

    • B. 

      Something needed

    • C. 

      A prerequisite

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 58. 
    He was resisting arrest because he was under the influence. Resisting means:
    • A. 

      Oppose

    • B. 

      To go along with

    • C. 

      To agree

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 59. 
    Whose responsibility was it to bring the drinks?Responsibility means:
    • A. 

      Liable

    • B. 

      Accountable

    • C. 

      Amenable

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 60. 
    The respiration done in human beings is done automatically. Respiration means:
    • A. 

      Eye hand coordination

    • B. 

      The blood flow

    • C. 

      Single complete act of breathing

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 61. 
    The jury thought it was ridiculous that the judge overturned their decision. Ridiculous means
    • A. 

      Ridicule

    • B. 

      Laughable

    • C. 

      Absurd

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 62. 
    The lack of evidence resulted in an acquittal.Resulted means:
    • A. 

      Proceed

    • B. 

      Arise

    • C. 

      Consequence

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 63. 
    Many dog owners will give their dogs a sedative on the 4th of July. Sedative means:
    • A. 

      Euthanize

    • B. 

      Kill

    • C. 

      Calm

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 64. 
    Individuals who often seem tough skin, are actually very sensitive people. Sensitive means:
    • A. 

      Delicately aware of attitude and feelings

    • B. 

      Stubborn

    • C. 

      Emotionless

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 65. 
    She was only a sophomore when she became pregnant. Sophomore means:
    • A. 

      High school graduate

    • B. 

      College graduate

    • C. 

      A student in the second year at college or a 4-year secondary school

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 66. 
    A PPO insurance is better than an HMO when someone needs to see a specialist. Specialist means:
    • A. 

      Someone who more aware about a certain subject

    • B. 

      To concentration on a certain field

    • C. 

      To be knowledgeable in a certain area of stud

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 67. 
    The two high schools share a long time rivalry. Rivalry means:
    • A. 

      Competition

    • B. 

      One striving for competitive advantage

    • C. 

      One of two or more striving to reach or obtain something that only one can possess

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 68. 
    When I walked out of the elevator the man collapsed and had a seizure. Seizure means:
    • A. 

      Physical manifestations

    • B. 

      Conquer

    • C. 

      To take possession

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 69. 
    The cop asked him to take a sobriety test after smelling alcohol on his breath. Sobriety means:
    • A. 

      To avoid

    • B. 

      To tell a story

    • C. 

      The quality or state of being sober

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 70. 
    Never underestimate the strength of a small person. Strength means:
    • A. 

      The power to resist force

    • B. 

      Toughness

    • C. 

      Ability to resist an attack

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 71. 
    Was there sufficient evidence to prosecute him?Sufficient means:
    • A. 

      Inadequate

    • B. 

      Adequate

    • C. 

      Below average

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 72. 
    In the event of a suicide, a school must be careful not to glorify the event. Suicide means:
    • A. 

      Homicide

    • B. 

      Accidental death

    • C. 

      When one takes their own life

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 73. 
    She loses friends rather quickly because she fails to show tact. Tact means:
    • A. 

      Carelessness

    • B. 

      A keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense

    • C. 

      Well mannered

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 74. 
    The standard protocol for every dog, is to have their temperament measured.Temperament means:
    • A. 

      Disposition

    • B. 

      Climate

    • C. 

      Degree of weather

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 75. 
    After his boss found out he lied on his resume, he was terminated. Terminated means:
    • A. 

      Coming to an end, or capable of ending

    • B. 

      To kill

    • C. 

      To suspend

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 76. 
    During her interview, they asked her what counseling technique she favored the most. Technique means:
    • A. 

      To oppose to

    • B. 

      To study

    • C. 

      Ability to treat such details or use such movements

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 77. 
    She didn't bring the issue up because she felt it was rather trivial. Trivial means:
    • A. 

      Too important

    • B. 

      Having too much significance

    • C. 

      Not very important

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 78. 
    When you speak to your manager about his presentation, please remember not to undermine his authority. Undermine means:
    • A. 

      To reduce in intensity or effectiveness

    • B. 

      To make weak : lessen the strength of

    • C. 

      Enfeeble

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 79. 
    She is very superstitious, she will not even walk under a ladder. Superstitious means:
    • A. 

      A notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary

    • B. 

      A form of religion

    • C. 

      Maintaining good faith

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 80. 
    Since she was a witness, she will be subpoena. Subpoena means:
    • A. 

      A certificate

    • B. 

      A waiver

    • C. 

      A writ commanding a person designated in it to appear in court under a penalty for failure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 81. 
    How many universities are there in the state of California?Universities means:
    • A. 

      Two-year institution

    • B. 

      Four-year institution

    • C. 

      A mental institution

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 82. 
    Your sarcastic attitude is unnecessary. Unnecessary means:
    • A. 

      Needed

    • B. 

      Wanted

    • C. 

      Not needed

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 83. 
    A warrant is out for his arrest after he failed to show up for his court date. Warrant means:
    • A. 

      A grant

    • B. 

      To issue a warning

    • C. 

      A commission or document giving authority to do something

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 84. 
    That gentleman can have a very vulgar personality.Vulgar means:
    • A. 

      Lewdly or profanely indecent

    • B. 

      Inappropriate

    • C. 

      Offensive

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 85. 
    School violence is a major issue for several schools. Violence means:
    • A. 

      Distortion

    • B. 

      Infringement

    • C. 

      Outrage

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 86. 
    The shoe store and the market are within the same vicinity. Vicinity means:
    • A. 

      Surrounding area

    • B. 

      District

    • C. 

      Proximity

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 87. 
    Many people will say that I am vertically challenged. Vertically means:
    • A. 

      Intellectual

    • B. 

      Handicap

    • C. 

      Perpendicular

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 88. 
    The vehicle was towed after the driver was found to be intoxicated. Vehicle means:
    • A. 

      Form of insurance

    • B. 

      Drivers license

    • C. 

      Registration

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 89. 
    The two men were wrestling on the ground when the police arrived. Wrestling means:
    • A. 

      To unbalance another

    • B. 

      Subdue

    • C. 

      When two individuals struggle hand in hand

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 90. 
    The school felt his behavior was unmanageable, so he was expelled. Unmanageable means:
    • A. 

      Conduct

    • B. 

      To achieve one's purpose

    • C. 

      To succeed in accomplishing

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 91. 
    Please remember to bring a valid form of identification. Valid means:
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Cogent

    • C. 

      Telling

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 92. 
    She claimed she also suffered from verbal abuse. Verbal means:
    • A. 

      Spoken rather than written

    • B. 

      Consisting of or using words only and not involving action

    • C. 

      Of or relating to facility in the use and comprehension of words

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 93. 
    The scarf is a very versatile item. Versatile means:
    • A. 

      Having only one use

    • B. 

      Useless

    • C. 

      Having several uses

    • D. 

      All of the above