ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test 1

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The vociferous student was pleased by the good debate score.

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Vociferous means expressing feelings or opinions in a very loud or forceful way. The closest synonym is vehement.

Boisterous most nearly means

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Boisterous means noisy and mischievous.

The shopkeeper kicked the juvenile would-be thief out of the store.

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A juvenile is a youth, so to be juvenile is to act immature or youthful.

The man only possessed a cursory education.

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The word cursory means hastily done with little attention to detail, or preliminary.

Verbose most nearly means

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A verbose person uses too many words, and can be described as long-winded.

The issue was of minute importance.

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Slight means very weak or minor, and minute means very small or insignificant.

Abundant most nearly means

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Abundant means ample, or more than sufficient.

Wry most nearly means

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Wry means a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. Droll is the closest synonym.

Compendious most nearly means

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Laconic means using few words. Compendious means using few words, succinct, or condensed, as in a summary.

Vibrant most nearly means:

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Vivid means bright or colorful. Dull means colorless. Crooked means not straight. Shy means reserved or awkward when meeting new people.

The employee was proud of her unblemished reputation.

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A blemish is a flaw or defect, so an unblemished reputation is one without a flaw or defect.

The credible witness took the stand in the trial.

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Credible means reliable, plausible, or believable.

Two estranged siblings were eventually able to overcome their enmity.

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Enmity is the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something. Acrimony is the closest synonym.

It’s not unusual to shed a tear during a poignant scene in a movie.

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Poignant is an adjective meaning affecting or emotionally moving.

I approached the snarling dog with much trepidation.

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Trepidation means caution or fearfulness. Bravery means courage. Excitement means enthusiasm or exhilaration. Recklessness means carelessness.

Vindictive most nearly means

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A vindictive person, by definition, is someone inclined to seek revenge.

The intrepid soldier led his men into battle.

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Intrepid means bold or brave.

The prolific author had many books published.

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Prolific means fruitful or productive. Profuse means plentiful and abundant. It’s the closest synonym to profuse.

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