AFQT Word Knowledge Test
Members of a team must u͟n͟i͟f͟y͟ in order to succeed.
In this sentence, unify refers to the dynamic created within a team. The inference is that in order to succeed, the members of a team need to act as one. Of the answer choices, only unite, describes working as one unit or coming together to succeed. By using the context of the given sentence, you can decipher this answer even if you don’t know the exact meaning of the original word.
When my f͟i͟d͟e͟l͟i͟t͟y͟ was questioned, I became angry.
The root of the word given, fidelity, is "fid" meaning "belief" or "faith". A person’s fidelity is their belief or faith in something. Faithfulness would be another way to say this.
The n͟e͟o͟p͟h͟y͟t͟e͟ looked to the senior members of the group for direction.
The Latin root of the word neophyte is neo which means new. This makes it easy to see that choice (C) is the clear choice as someone that is new is a beginner.
Problems, when unresolved, tend to m͟u͟l͟t͟i͟p͟l͟y͟.
By examining the root of the word multiply, which is multi, you can see that the logical answer is increase as “multi” means much or many. Replicate is incorrect because “replicate” means to copy and something that is multiplied results in a different result than the original variable.
C͟a͟s͟u͟a͟l͟t͟y͟ most nearly means:
Casualty means any person, group, thing, etc., that is harmed or destroyed as a result of some act or event.
L͟u͟m͟i͟n͟o͟u͟s͟ most nearly means:
Luminous means shining. Radiating, is the most similar in meaning.
Fortunately, they had an a͟u͟x͟i͟l͟i͟a͟r͟y͟ police force
The Latin root of the word auxiliary is aux which means augmented or increased. This makes it easy to see that choice backup is the clear choice as someone that is auxiliary is a backup and not a standard or experienced police force. Although the backup police force may be armed, that is an assumption and not the meaning of auxiliary.
L͟e͟g͟i͟b͟l͟e͟ most nearly means:
Legible means readable. The word that sounds similar and means “available” is eligible, but available is not the correct answer because we are looking for the synonym to legible. You may have heard of someone keeping a “ledger” to write down notes. Since “legere” means to write then adding “ible”, which means able to, as a suffix makes the word translate to able to write and if a person is able to write correctly then their handwriting is legible, or something that is readable.
F͟a͟w͟n͟ most nearly means:
Fawn means to act in a servant type manner so praise is the answer option closest to the word in question
The man was so d͟e͟s͟o͟l͟a͟t͟e͟ that he didn't have a date for Friday night.
Desolate describes a person who is lonely.
His response to the insult seemed i͟n͟v͟o͟l͟u͟n͟t͟a͟r͟y͟ and unexpected.
Involuntary means doing something unintentionally. Another word for intent would be will. In looking at the answer choices, only unwilling is a possible answer.
There are a f͟i͟n͟i͟t͟e͟ number of possible solutions to every problem.
Something that is finite is limited and another word for limited is restricted.
A͟b͟b͟r͟e͟v͟i͟a͟t͟e͟ most nearly means:
Abbreviate comes from the root "brev" which means short.
The gloves weren't very d͟u͟r͟a͟b͟l͟e͟.
Durable is an adjective meaning able to last, so fragile and translucent are out. While the gloves may or may not be attractive, lasting, is the closest in meaning.
D͟e͟r͟i͟d͟e͟ most nearly means
To deride means to make fun of or laugh at which is the same as ridicule.
B͟i͟l͟a͟t͟e͟r͟a͟l͟ most nearly means:
Bilateral means involving or pertaining to two-sides. Of the answer choices, only two-sided, really means the same thing as the given word.
R͟e͟m͟i͟t͟ most nearly means:
Remit contains the prefix "re-", which means again and the word mit which means to send. Thus, remit means to send something back. Of the choices given, send back, means to send again.
C͟i͟r͟c͟u͟m͟n͟a͟v͟i͟g͟a͟t͟e͟ most nearly means:
Circumnavigate means to go or maneuver around.
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