ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test 1
The intrepid soldier led his men into battle.
Intrepid means bold or brave.
Verbose most nearly means
A verbose person uses too many words, and can be described as long-winded.
The credible witness took the stand in the trial.
Credible means reliable, plausible, or believable.
Vindictive most nearly means
A vindictive person, by definition, is someone inclined to seek revenge.
The man only possessed a cursory education.
The word cursory means hastily done with little attention to detail, or preliminary.
The issue was of minute importance.
Slight means very weak or minor, and minute means very small or insignificant.
Abundant most nearly means
Abundant means ample, or more than sufficient.
The shopkeeper kicked the juvenile would-be thief out of the store.
A juvenile is a youth, so to be juvenile is to act immature or youthful.
The employee was proud of her unblemished reputation.
A blemish is a flaw or defect, so an unblemished reputation is one without a flaw or defect.
It’s not unusual to shed a tear during a poignant scene in a movie.
Poignant is an adjective meaning affecting or emotionally moving.
Boisterous most nearly means
Boisterous means noisy and mischievous.
The vociferous student was pleased by the good debate score.
Vociferous means expressing feelings or opinions in a very loud or forceful way. The closest synonym is vehement.
The prolific author had many books published.
Prolific means fruitful or productive. Profuse means plentiful and abundant. It’s the closest synonym to profuse.
Wry most nearly means
Wry means a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. Droll is the closest synonym.
Two estranged siblings were eventually able to overcome their enmity.
Enmity is the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something. Acrimony is the closest synonym.
Compendious most nearly means
Laconic means using few words. Compendious means using few words, succinct, or condensed, as in a summary.
I approached the snarling dog with much trepidation.
Trepidation means caution or fearfulness. Bravery means courage. Excitement means enthusiasm or exhilaration. Recklessness means carelessness.
Vibrant most nearly means:
Vivid means bright or colorful. Dull means colorless. Crooked means not straight. Shy means reserved or awkward when meeting new people.
She did an exhaustive study on the effects of pollution.
Exhaustive means thorough. Quick means fast. Angry means mad or cross. Healthy means in good health.
It was evident that we were not wanted there.
Evident means clear or revealed. Secretive means mysterious. Honest means truthful. Disguised means unrecognizable or camouflaged.
In that part of the country, towns and cities are scarce.
Scarce means rare or unusual. Frightening means scary. Adrift means afloat. Peaceful means calm.
Her test results did not look promising.
Promising means hopeful or optimistic. Certain means definite. Passionate means ardent. Harmful means detrimental or dangerous.
She often gets in trouble because of her defiance.
Defiance means resistance to authority or rebelliousness. Loudness means noisy. Violence means cruelty or brutality. Dishonesty means the act of lying.
The war was the most costly in US history.
Costly means expensive. Dangerous means menacing or threatening. Mistaken means incorrect. Rare means unusual or precious.
The word clarify most nearly means:
Clarify most nearly means to explain. Question means to ask. Forget means to cease to remember. Abuse means to harm someone.
The word mysterious most nearly means:
Mysterious means puzzling or inscrutable. Wander means to roam or to travel. Invincible means indestructible. Immature means childish or not fully developed.
The word irate most nearly means:
Irate means furious or very angry. Joyful means happy. Sinister means threatening or malicious. Lonely means solitary.
The word aggression most nearly means:
Aggression means attack, or forceful behavior. Soothing means calming. Approval means authorization or blessing. Bewilder means confuse.
The collector was thrilled to obtain an original Van Gogh painting.
Obtain means to acquire or come into possession of. Find means to locate. Reject means to deny or dismiss. Disrupt means to interrupt.
Her claims about vaccines are very controversial.
Claims, in this instance, means allegations. Research means analysis. Natural means not man-made. Conspiracies means a collusion in plan.
Many people use aloe because of its healing properties.
Properties, in this instance, means charactertistics. Land refers to ownable properties, or the Earth's surface. Colors are the given hue of an object. Leaves means parts of a plant.
He maintains a very busy schedule.
Maintains means keep. Loses means to means to miss or squander. Wants means to desire something. Hopes for means to desire or to wish for.
Most people find his singing voice very appealing.
Appealng means attractive. Annoying means irritating. Helpful means giving assistance. Angry means wrathful.
I didn't think that the portrayal of the president in the movie was realistic.
Realistic means accurate or truthful. Flattering means complimentary. Interesting means engaging or fascinating. Uncomfortable means causing discomfort.
The word obstinate most nearly means:
Obstinate means stubborn. Unruly means not submissive. Creative means having the power of creating. Childish means immature.
I could have done better in school, but I never wanted to exert myself.
Exert means to make use of. Befriend means to make friends with someone. Scold means to reprimand. Release means to free.
He toiled for years before buying his home.
Toiled means worked. Saved means to put money away. Wandered means to roam aimlessly. Questioned means asked for an answer.
The word partial most nearly means:
Partial means incomplete. Amicable means friendly. Strange means unusual or odd. Compassionate means feeling compassion or kindness for someone.
When she walked into the room, she instantly felt that something was amiss.
Amiss means wrong. Sinister means evil or malicious. Surprising means unexpected. Ornate means excessively detailed or fancy.
Her father seemed to be in a perpetual bad mood.
Perpetual means constant. Former means pervious. Improved means to be made better. Apparent means obvious.
His new job comes with a substantial responsibility.
Substantial means sizable or large. Small means not large. Lonely means feeling friendless. Expensive means costly.
She can quickly make sense of psychological concepts.
Concepts means ideas. Meetings refers to a gathering of people. Textbooks are books that are used for a class. Profession
My dream has always been to have a house on the coast.
Coast means the shore of an ocean or sea. Countryside refers to rural areas. Urban refers to cities. Foreign means unknown or alien.
He is always hopeful and tries not to dwell on the bad times.
Dwell, in this instance, means to linger on a subject. Inhabit means to live in a residence. Speak means to talk. Journey means to travel.
After losing his job, he struggled with financial problems.
Financial means relating to money. Emotional means full of emotion. Professional means appropriate to a profession. Natural means not man-made.
The word undertake most nearly means:
Undertake means to take a task upon oneself. Bury means to lay to rest after death. Suppress means to restrain. Dismiss means to send away.
The word boast most nearly means:
Boast means brag. Assault means to attack. Challenge means to dispute or question. Approach means to request or a suggestion.
The monk was known for being very humble.
Humble means meek. Proud means arrogant or self-important. Ambitious means desiring success. Jealous means envious.
He bolted down the stairs when the phone rang.
Bolted means sprinted or ran quickly. Fell means to tumble accidentally. Skipped means to bounce or jump over. Jumped means to hop over.
The police came to investigate an incident at the park.
Incident means occurrence. Crime means an illegal action. Mystery means something unknown or unexplained. Attack means assault.