ASVAB Word Knowledge

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  • 1. 

    Emphasize most nearly means

    • A.

      Justify

    • B.

      Demain

    • C.

      Calculate

    • D.

      Accentuate

    Correct Answer
    D. Accentuate
    Explanation
    The word "emphasize" means to give importance or prominence to something. The word "accentuate" is the closest in meaning to "emphasize." It means to highlight or draw attention to something. Therefore, "accentuate" is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning of "emphasize."

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  • 2. 

    We will long remember our PERILOUS journey

    • A.

      Lengthy

    • B.

      Primitive

    • C.

      Chaotic

    • D.

      Hazardous

    Correct Answer
    D. Hazardous
    Explanation
    The word "perilous" suggests that the journey was extremely dangerous or risky. The word "hazardous" also means dangerous or risky, making it the most appropriate choice to describe the journey.

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  • 3. 

    Inept most nearly means

    • A.

      Selfish

    • B.

      Silly

    • C.

      Bungling

    • D.

      Choosy

    Correct Answer
    C. Bungling
    Explanation
    The word "inept" refers to someone who lacks skill or competence. Among the given options, "bungling" best captures this meaning as it suggests clumsiness or incompetence in performing tasks. "Selfish" refers to someone who is concerned only with their own interests, "silly" means lacking seriousness or common sense, and "choosy" means being selective or particular. Therefore, "bungling" is the closest synonym for "inept".

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  • 4. 

    Adage most nearly means

    • A.

      Receipt

    • B.

      Farewell

    • C.

      Proverb

    • D.

      Sum

    Correct Answer
    C. Proverb
    Explanation
    The word "adage" refers to a traditional saying or proverb that expresses a common truth or wisdom. It is a concise statement that is widely accepted and often passed down through generations. Therefore, "proverb" is the best synonym for "adage" among the given options.

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  • 5. 

    Fervently most nearly means

    • A.

      Passionately

    • B.

      Expactantly

    • C.

      Fancifully

    • D.

      Painfully

    Correct Answer
    A. Passionately
    Explanation
    Fervently means to do something with great passion, enthusiasm, and intensity. It implies a strong emotional or heartfelt involvement in an action or belief. Therefore, passionately is the closest synonym to fervently as it captures the essence of intense and enthusiastic involvement in something. The other options - expectantly, fancifully, and painfully - do not convey the same level of passion and intensity as fervently does.

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  • 6. 

    Oppressive most nearly means

    • A.

      Inaccurate

    • B.

      Tyrannical

    • C.

      Contrary

    • D.

      Painful

    Correct Answer
    B. Tyrannical
    Explanation
    The word "oppressive" refers to something that is harsh, cruel, and unjustly controlling. "Tyrannical" is the word that most closely matches this definition. It describes a person or system that exercises power in a cruel and oppressive way, often without regard for the rights or well-being of others. Therefore, "tyrannical" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Devout most nearly means

    • A.

      Open

    • B.

      Pious

    • C.

      Loose

    • D.

      Wicked

    Correct Answer
    B. Pious
    Explanation
    The word "devout" is often used to describe someone who is deeply religious or committed to their faith. They are dedicated, reverent, and show great devotion to their beliefs and practices. Therefore, "pious" is the best choice as it closely matches the meaning of "devout".

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  • 8. 

    They CONSOLED each other after the accident

    • A.

      Vindicated

    • B.

      Arraigned

    • C.

      Esteemed

    • D.

      Solaced

    Correct Answer
    D. Solaced
    Explanation
    The word "solaced" means to comfort or console someone. In the given sentence, the subject "they" are consoling each other after the accident. This implies that they are providing comfort and support to each other during a difficult time. Therefore, "solaced" is the correct answer as it best fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    Complexity most nearly means

    • A.

      Majority

    • B.

      Intricacy

    • C.

      Entirety

    • D.

      Simplicity

    Correct Answer
    B. Intricacy
    Explanation
    The word "complexity" refers to the state or quality of being intricate, complicated, or difficult to understand. It suggests that something is made up of various interconnected parts or has many details or factors that contribute to its overall nature. Therefore, "intricacy" is the closest synonym to "complexity" among the given options. "Majority" refers to a larger number or amount, "entirety" refers to the whole or complete extent of something, and "simplicity" refers to the quality of being easy to understand or do.

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  • 10. 

    Prestige most nearly means

    • A.

      Status

    • B.

      Assurance

    • C.

      Skepticism

    • D.

      Consideration

    Correct Answer
    A. Status
    Explanation
    Prestige refers to the reputation, influence, or standing that someone or something has in society. It is closely related to one's social status and is often associated with high regard, respect, and admiration. Therefore, "status" is the best synonym for prestige among the given options.

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  • 11. 

    Void most nearly means

    • A.

      Firm

    • B.

      Irregular

    • C.

      Empty

    • D.

      Uneven

    Correct Answer
    C. Empty
    Explanation
    The word "void" is often used to describe something that is completely empty or devoid of anything. It implies a complete absence or lack of substance, content, or meaning. Therefore, "empty" is the closest synonym to "void" among the given options.

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  • 12. 

    Nurture most nearly means

    • A.

      Acquire

    • B.

      Neglect

    • C.

      Cultivate

    • D.

      Regulate

    Correct Answer
    C. Cultivate
    Explanation
    The word "nurture" refers to the process of caring for, fostering, and encouraging the growth or development of something or someone. "Cultivate" is the closest synonym to "nurture" as it also implies the act of fostering and promoting the growth or development of something. "Acquire" means to gain or obtain, "neglect" means to fail to care for or pay attention to, and "regulate" means to control or manage. Therefore, "cultivate" is the best match for the meaning of "nurture".

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  • 13. 

    Projectile most nearly means

    • A.

      Assignment

    • B.

      Machine

    • C.

      Missile

    • D.

      Colunm

    Correct Answer
    C. Missile
    Explanation
    Projectile refers to an object that is thrown or launched into the air with an initial velocity and then moves under the force of gravity. It typically follows a curved path and is commonly used to refer to objects such as bullets, rockets, or other objects that are propelled through the air. Therefore, the term "missile" best aligns with the meaning of "projectile" as it refers to a weapon or object that is propelled through the air.

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  • 14. 

    Frolic most nearly means

    • A.

      Entertain

    • B.

      Fidget

    • C.

      Amuse

    • D.

      Play

    Correct Answer
    D. Play
    Explanation
    The word "frolic" is defined as to play or engage in lively, joyful activity. It is often associated with playful and energetic behavior. Therefore, "play" is the closest synonym to "frolic" among the given options.

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  • 15. 

    Surplus most nearly means

    • A.

      Advantage

    • B.

      Excess

    • C.

      Summit

    • D.

      Junk

    Correct Answer
    B. Excess
    Explanation
    Surplus refers to an amount or quantity that exceeds what is needed or required. It implies an excess or extra amount beyond what is necessary. Therefore, the closest meaning to surplus is "excess".

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