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poly
many
un
not
liber
free
nomic
customary
Abate
End
pare
cut
compensation
commission
cosm
order, world
hydrogen #
1
inimical
unfriendly; hostile:
ephemeral
anything short-lived
deplore
to be sorry
Caustic
Corrosive, harsh, stinging
facet
side or aspect
chronic
constant; habitual; inveterate:
wile
deceitful cunning; trickery.
forensic is pertaining to
law
insignificant
unimportant, trifling, or petty:
deleterious
injurious to health, harmful
kvetch
to complain, esp. chronically.
penultimate
next to the last:
Mut
Meaning: changeWord def: mutate (change)
communication between neighboring cells is maintained through
endoplasmic reticulum
scrutiny
a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
atlas
a bound collection of maps.
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed:
corroborate
to make more certain; confirm:
poignant
keenly distressing to the feelings:
compliant
complying; obeying, obliging, or yielding, esp. in a submissive way:
resonant
resounding or echoing, as sounds:
garble
to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble:
im-
Meaning: intoWord def: imbibe (drink in)
radar can operate as high as
100,000mhz
adamant
utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc.
exacerbate
to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling, etc.); aggravate.
incisive
remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute:
assiduous
constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive
eccentric
deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd:
terse
neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
chronological
arranged in the order of time:
oblique
indirectly stated or expressed; not straightforward:
proximity
nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.
diligent
constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything; done or pursued with persevering attention
bravado
a pretentious, swaggering display of courage.
prolix
extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
what disease is cause by vitamin deficiency
rickets
array
a directional antenna or system of antennas for radio transmission or reception.
convene
to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.
hypocrisy
a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
disputatious
fond of or given to disputation; argumentative; contentious:
exceed
to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.:
evoke
to produce or suggest through artistry and imagination a vivid impression of reality:
empirical
derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
commensurate
having the same measure; of equal extent or duration.
gregarious
fond of the company of others; sociable.
hideous
horrible or frightful to the senses; repulsive; very ugly:
discreet
Judicious in ones conduct or speech, esp. with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect. careful
augment
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent
inveterate
settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like:
evince
to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove.
irritate
to excite to impatience or anger; annoy.
fog is not a result of precipitation true of false
true
teem
to abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile (usually fol. by with).
insularity
of or pertaining to an island or islands:
animosity
a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action:
aperture
an opening, as a hole, slit, crack, gap, etc.
loquacious
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous:
domicile
a place of residence; abode; house or home.
the aurora borealis can only be seen in the
northern hemisphere
garrison
to put (troops) on duty in a fort, post, station, etc.
emulated
to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass:
acrid
sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.:
outmoded
To cause something to go out of style or become obsolete.
Washers that have teeth all around the circumference to prevent them from slipping are called:A. shakeproof washersB. jaw washersC. flat washersD. split-lock washers
A. shakeproof washers
paradigm
a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, esp. the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.
Goad A. insult B. incite C. please D. bore
B incite
A security guard walks the equivalent of six city blocks when he makes a circuit around the building. If he walks at a pace of eight city blocks every 30 minutes, how long will it take him to complete a circuit around the building, assuming he doesn’t r
C. 22.50 minutes.Divide 30 by 8 to determine that the security guard takes 3.75 minutes to walk one city block. Multiply 3.75 by 6, the number of blocks it takes to complete the circuit, to arrive at 22.50, or 221⁄2 minutes.
min
little
annu,enni
year
press
squeeze
x+x^2=
x^3
vapid
dull
Commendable
Praiseworthy
Hemorrhage
Loss
brusque
concise
inter
between, among
lame means
disabled
flummery
mumbo jumbo
co2 is
carbon dioxide
Adversity
Hardship, difficult time
medium
means of communication
arcanum
a secret; mystery.
raucous
harsh; strident; grating:
nuetrons
lack charge (are nuetral)
representation
the act of representing.
repugnant
distasteful, objectionable, or offensive:
chimera
a mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
rotund
round in shape; rounded:
hypo-
Meaning: underWord def: hypodermic (below the skin)
blood leaving the lungs is
oxygenated
unconscionable
not guided by conscience; unscrupulous.
genesis
an origin, creation, or beginning.
belligerent
warlike; given to waging war.
alacrity
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness:
concurrent
occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side:
amiable
having pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; friendly and sociable, agreeable; willing to accept the wishes or suggestions of others
interim
an intervening time; interval; meantime:
pre-
Meaning: beforeWord def: precede (go before)
how many oz in a lb
16
proclivity
natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition:
upheaval
strong or violent change or disturbance, as in a society:
deference
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
supersede
to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing.
asperity
harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner; severity; acrimony:
pathetic
causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable:
congregation
an assembly of persons brought together for common religious worship.
dissension
strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
burnished
To polish a surface by friction.
extant
in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost:
austere
severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding:
rigorous
characterized by rigor; rigidly severe or harsh, as people, rules, or discipline:
taciturn
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
what current is the electrical current most likely used in everyday appliances
alternating
elite
the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons.
generalize
to infer (a general principle, trend, etc.) from particular facts, statistics, or the like.
vie
to strive in competition or rivalry with another; contend for superiority:
disparage
to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle:
discrepant
(usually of two or more objects, accounts, findings etc.) differing; disagreeing; inconsistent:
passive
not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling.
sundry
sundry things or items, esp. small, miscellaneous items of little value.
plausible
having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable:
credulous
willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.
tumultuous
full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar:
palatial
of, pertaining to, or resembling a palace:
solemn
grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood:
in-
into
ex. ingest (take into the body by mouth)
_________ are not considered members of the basic food groups.
vitamins and minerals
assimilate
to take in and incorporate as one's own; absorb:
mundane
of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly:
retrospect
contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc.
scrutinize
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention
juxtapose
to place close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast.
delineate
to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially:
buffoon
a person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc.
ball and socket joints
as in the hip and shoulder
pathos
the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion.
kernel
a whole seed grain, as of wheat or corn.
procure
to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means:
Not counting the sun, the closest star to the Earth is:A. RigelB. Proxima CentauriC. AntaresD. Betel
B. Proxima Centauri
amalgamate
to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine:
The term penny is used to designate the:A. number of threads per inch on a screwB. length of a nailC. cost of a nailD. material a nail is made from
B. length of a nail
A baker sells a dozen donuts for $3.99. The cost to make three donuts is $0.45. How much is the total profit on 5-dozen donuts?A. $17.70B. $13.20C. $2.19D. $10.95
D. $10.95Multiply $0.45 (the cost of making 3 donuts) by 4 to find the cost of making a dozen donuts: $0.45 × 4 = $1.80. Then multiply the cost of making a dozen donuts by 5 to determine the cost per 5 dozen: $1.80 × 5 = $9.00. Next, multiply the selling price per dozen times 5, the number of dozens sold: $3.95 × 5 = $19.95. Finally subtract the cost of making 5-dozen donuts from the price the baker sells them for to determine the profit: $19.95 – $9.00 = $10.95.
oper
work
anthrop
man
fug
flee
circum
around
superfluous
unnecessary
gravity
seriousness
Burrow
Nestle
brittle
fragile
ev
time, age
corp
bodyex corporate
stentorian
extremely loud
mesmerize
to hypnotize.
.06 x 50=
3
Ardent
Passionate, excitable, eager
iota
very small amount
archaic
primitive; ancient; old:
valid
sound; just; well-founded:
a meter= ___ centimeters
100
salutation
the act of saluting.
oblivious
Unmindful; unconscious; unaware usually fol. by of or to:
pretense
pretending or feigning; make-believe:
imbroglio
a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations.
retro-
Meaning: backWord def: retrogression (a step back)
what organ cleans human blood
kidneys
raffish
gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry.
loom
a hand-operated or power-driven apparatus for weaving fabrics, containing harnesses, lay, reed, shuttles, treadles, etc.
stodgy
heavy, dull, or uninteresting; tediously commonplace; boring:
glib
readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so:
static
showing little or no change:
electrons are particles that are
negatively charged
illicitly
not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful.
plenitude
fullness or adequacy in quantity, measure, or degree; abundance:
mutilate
to injure, disfigure, or make imperfect by removing or irreparably damaging parts:
pundit
a learned person, expert, or authority.
cautious
showing, using, or characterized by caution:
germinate
to begin to grow or develop.
dubious
doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt:
philanthropy
altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.
converse
opposite or contrary in direction, action, sequence, etc.; turned around.
rationale
the fundamental reason or reasons serving to account for something.
bigotry
Stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion
a kingdom consisting of eukaryotic single celled organisms is the
protista kingdom
legacy
a gift of property, esp. personal property, as money, by will; a bequest.
chaos
a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order.
detritus
rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice.
incite
to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action:
quarantine
a strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.
arcane
known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric:
trivial
of very little importance or value; insignificant:
impetuous
of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive:
dissent
To differ in sentiment or opinion, esp. from the majority; withhold assent; disagree often fol. by from:
vindicate
to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like; to afford justification for or justify
proponent
a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
urbane
having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities:
extort
To wrest or wring money, information, etc. from a person by violence, intimidation, or abuse of authority; obtain by force, torture, threat, or the like.
Assimilate most nearly means: A. absorb B. react C. pretend D. lie
A absorb
most asteroids can be found between
mars and jupiter
commodity
an article of trade or commerce, esp. a product as distinguished from a service.
mitigate
to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
cauterize
to burn with a hot iron, electric current, fire, or a caustic, esp. for curative purposes; treat with a cautery.
diction
manner in which words are used in speech
novice
a person who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she is placed; beginner; tyro:
surrogate
a person appointed to act for another; deputy.
vacillate
to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute:
diffusion is
the movement of particles from an area of high concentration to an area of lower concentration
meander
to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course:
refrain
To abstain from an impulse to say or do something often fol. by from:
charade
a word or phrase acted out in this game.
amulet
a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm.
To decrease capacitance, capacitors:A. should have less voltage applied to themB. should be connected in parallelC. should be connected in seriesD. should be eliminated
C. should be connected in series
Helical gears have:A. straight teethB. slanted teethC. teeth of unequal sizeD. no advantage over spur gears
B. slanted teethThe teeth of helical gears are slanted.
A printing plant that produces baseball cards has a monthly overhead of $6,000. It costs 18 cents to print each card, and the cards sell for 30 cents each. How many cards must the printing plant sell each month in order to make a profit? A. 30,000 B. 40,0
D. 60,000 .30x - .18x > 6000.12x > 6000x > 50,000you would need to make more than 50,000. So the answer is (D) 60,000
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