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Word Knowledge for ASVAB Power Practice Problems (page 2)

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Updated on Aug 12, 2011

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  1. c.   Peripheral means of or relating to the edge, on the outer boundary; not of central importance or relevance.
  2. b.   Copious means large in number or quantity; abundant, plentiful.
  3. d.   Impartial means to be without prejudice or bias.
  4. c.   Pensive means moodily or dreamily thoughtful.
  5. a.   To predict means to declare in advance or to foretell.
  6. c.   To banish means to drive out from home or country, or to exile.
  7. d.   To be wary means to be attentive especially to danger, or to be cautious.
  8. a.   Generic means having the characteristic of a whole group, or general.
  9. c.   To distort means to twist out of the normal state, or to deform.
  10. d.   Solemn means marked by grave sobriety, or serious.
  11. c.   Negligent means neglectful, or careless.
  12. a.   Beneficial means to confer a benefit, to be advantageous or helpful.
  13. d.   Aloof means distant in feeling, or reserved.
  14. c.   To reside means to occupy a place as one's home, or to dwell.
  15. b.   Placid means free of disturbance, or calm.
  16. a.   Deplete means to reduce or deprive; exhaust means to empty completely.
  17. c.   Wretched means extremely distressed, or miserable.
  18. b.   To refute means to prove wrong, or to deny the truth of a statement.
  19. a.   Voluntary means done by one's own will, or willing.
  20. d.   To hinder means to hold back; one meaning of to check means to slow or bring to a stop.
  21. d.   Ingenious means marked by originality, resourcefulness, and cleverness in conception.
  22. a.   Abated means decreased in force or intensity.
  23. a.   An expressive person would be one who is open or emphatic when revealing opinions or feelings.
  24. a.   Priority means having the right to receive attention before others.
  25. b.   Portrayal means a representation or portrait.
  26. c.   Secretive means being disposed to secrecy, or to hiding things from others.
  27. b.   Prudent means careful or wise in practical affairs.
  28. a.   To rendezvous is to meet or assemble by appointment or arrangement.
  29. d.   Evoked means called up, summoned, or produced.
  30. a.   Monotonous means having a tedious sameness.
  31. d.   A person who is ecstatic is in a state of ecstasy, or thrilled.
  32. d.   Prompt means on time, or punctual.
  33. b.   To corroborate is to make certain, support, or confirm.
  34. c.   Erratic means unpredictable, uncertain, or irregular.
  35. b.   Something that is moderate is not subject to extremes, or average.
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