ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test 1
Boisterous most nearly means
Boisterous means noisy and mischievous.
Verbose most nearly means
A verbose person uses too many words, and can be described as long-winded.
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.
The prolific author had many books published.
Prolific means fruitful or productive. Profuse means plentiful and abundant. It’s the closest synonym to profuse.
It’s not unusual to shed a tear during a poignant scene in a movie.
Poignant is an adjective meaning affecting or emotionally moving.
The man only possessed a cursory education.
The word cursory means hastily done with little attention to detail, or preliminary.
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.
Wry most nearly means
Wry means a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. Droll is the closest synonym.
The credible witness took the stand in the trial.
Credible means reliable, plausible, or believable.
Abundant most nearly means
Abundant means ample, or more than sufficient.
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.
The intrepid soldier led his men into battle.
Intrepid means bold or brave.
Compendious most nearly means
Laconic means using few words. Compendious means using few words, succinct, or condensed, as in a summary.
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.
I approached the snarling dog with much trepidation.
Trepidation means caution or fearfulness. Bravery means courage. Excitement means enthusiasm or exhilaration. Recklessness means carelessness.
The issue was of minute importance.
Slight means very weak or minor, and minute means very small or insignificant.
Vindictive most nearly means
A vindictive person, by definition, is someone inclined to seek revenge.