ASVAB vocab Flashcards

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rupt
break
encore
repetition
ostracized
banished
clamor
uproar
pro
forward
frugal
economical
sequ, secut
follow
oper
workex co-operate
connoisseur
expert judge
meter, metr, mens
measure
abrupt
sudden or unexpected:
lapse
a slight deviation.
penury
extreme poverty; destitution.
melange
a mixture; medley.
cur, curr, curs
run, course
age
action, resultex break: breakage
pedantic
ostentatious in one's learning.
query
a question; an inquiry.
pretense
pretending or feigning; make-believe:
dis-
Meaning: apart, notWord def: discontent (not content)
flagrant
shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring:
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident:
distrait
inattentive because of distracting worries, fears, etc.; absent-minded.
glib
readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so:
luminous
radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright.
mores
folkways of central importance accepted without question and embodying the fundamental moral views of a group
cryptic
mysterious in meaning; puzzling; ambiguous:
stringent
rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe:
assimilate
to be or become absorbed.
ami-, amic-
Meaning: loveWord def: amicable (friendly)
requisition
the act of requiring or demanding.
rancor
bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.
audacious
extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless:
dearth
an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack as during famine
harbinger
anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign:
fortuitous
happening or produced by chance; accidental; lucky or fortunate
diligent
constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything; done or pursued with persevering attention
demure
characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.
teem
to empty or pour out; discharge.
disconcerting
to disturb the self-possession of; perturb; ruffle:
composure
serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquillity:
specious
apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible:
divergent
differing or deviating; a mathematical expression having no finite limits
bene-
good
ex. benign or benefit (good or harmless)
the process of cellular respiration in animals occurs in the
mitochondria
resolute
firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
fiscal
of or pertaining to financial matters in general.
apparition
a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, esp. a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith:
caliber
the diameter of something of circular section, esp. that of the inside of a tube:
entice
lead on by exciting hope or desire
arcane
known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric:
grotesque
odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.
innovation
introduction of a new idea or method
malaise
a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
unanimity
the state or quality of being unanimous; a consensus or undivided opinion:
redoubt
an isolated work forming a complete enclosure of any form, used to defend a prominent point.
empirical
derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
abstemious
sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.
impetuous
characterized by sudden or rash action or emotion; impulsive
fluctuating
to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly:
boisterous
rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained:
The textbook presented a finite number of solutions to the problem.A. unlimitedB. limitedC. varietyD. unusual
B. limited
scrutinize
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
function
the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role.
immune
protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation.
homogeneous
composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous:
deplorable
causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable:
repast
a quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating:
delegate
a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
surrogate
a person appointed to act for another; deputy.
At an early age Jane showed a proclivity for music and dancing.A. predispositionB. interestC. dislikeD. fever
A. predisposition
what chamber of the heart pumps blood to the lungs
right ventricle
exculpate
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame
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.
pundit
a man in India esteemed for his wisdom or learning: often used as a title of respect.
aggrandize
to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend.
lunar eclipse occurs when
the moon moves into the earths shadow
 
 A tube has a radius of 3 inches and a height of 5 inches. What’s its approximate volume?
A. 34 cubic inches
B. 141 cubic inches
C. 565 cubic inches
D. 45 cubic inches
 
 
 
B. 141 cubic inches
 
 
For cylinders, Volume = πr2(h). In this problem, V = π(32)(5). Assume π is approximately 3.14. V is approximately equal to (3.14)(9)(5) or 141 cubic inches.
Which of the following isn’t a conductor of electricity?A. waterB. graphiteC. goldD. glass
D. glassGlass is an insulator. Other insulators are plastics, paper, and rubber.
Brian works for five hours and is paid $24. Christina works for three hours and is paid $10.95. How much more per hour does Brian make than Christina?A. $1.15B. $1.25C. $1.35D. $1.37
A. $1.15Brian’s hourly wage is 24÷5 ($4.80). Christina’s hourly wage is 10.95÷3 ($3.65).$4.80 − $3.65 = $1.15.
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