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Word Knowledge ASVAB short test 1

Ephemeral most nearly means:
A. short-lived
B. mythical
C. dead
D. exceptional
The fruit was edible. What is edible?
A. wax
B. expensive
C. foreign
D. digestible
Her conversation was incoherent. What is incoherent?
A. eloquent
B. succinct
C. unintelligible
D. amusing
Her eyesight was acute. Acute means:
A. sharp
B. poor
C. unusual
D. tested
Raffish most nearly means:
A. clean
B. serene
C. tawdry
D. expensive
Mulct most nearly means:
A. complain
B. play
C. work
D. defraud
Kvetch most nearly means:
A. assert
B. yell
C. complain
D. argue
Universities and colleges should be designed to cater to the philomath. What is philomath?
A. students
B. scholars
C. teachers
D. faculty
Debouch most nearly means:
A. emerge
B. fight
C. relax
D. capture
The word most opposite in meaning to benison is:
A. theft
B. replaceable
C. curse
D. heavy
The gold was kept in a secure vault. What is secure?
A. locked
B. safe
C. unknown
D. thick
Assimilate most nearly means:
A. absorb
B. react
C. pretend
D. lie
The commodity was sold. What is commodity?
A. product
B. stock
C. idea
D. table
Fiscal most nearly means:
A. year
B. financial
C. calendar
D. three months
He gave a succinct account of the events. what is succinct?
A. passionate
B. lengthy
C. uncensored
D. concise
The actions of the CEO were unconscionable.
What is unconscionable?
A. clever
B. illegal
C. excessive
D. automatic
He tried to goad his audience. Goad means:
A. insult
B. incite
C. please
D. bore
He ran headlong into the fight. What is headlong?
A. headfirst
B. reluctantly
C. happily
D. recklessly
Flagrant most nearly means:
A. quiet
B. amazing
C. delayed
D. glaring
His irritability was obvious to everyone. Obvious means:
A. apparent
B. unknown
C. annoying
D. brought
Isochronous most nearly means:
A. fast
B. slow
C. equal
D. different
It was a sturdy table.
What is sturdy?
A. well-built
B. ugly
C. thick
D. small
Ridicule most nearly means:
A. mock
B. support
C. ride
D. silly
Brevity is the soul of wit.
What is brevity?
A. beauty
B. intelligence
C. terseness
D. humor
She was a tennis fanatic.
What is fanatic?
A. observer
B. zealot
C. player
D. coach
He facilitated her promotion. facilitated means:
A. hindered
B. helped
C. disliked
D. ignored
The textbook presented a finite number of solutions to the problem. finite means:
A. unlimited
B. limited
C. variety
D. unusual
The spectator enjoyed the game. spectator means:
A. competitor
B. observer
C. referee
D. organizer
Enmity most nearly means:
A. enemy
B. hatred
C. anger
D. childish
The teacher cited some examples. cited means:
A. memorized
B. finished
C. specified
D. examined