GRE Wordlist Vocabulary : Starting Alphabet ‘A’ (Multiple Choice Questions)


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Question 1
alias
A
n. contrast; direct opposite of or to
B
n. essential quality
C
n. an assumed name
D
n. substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness
Question 2
alienate
A
v. shorten
B
v. dismay; shock
C
v. border upon; adjoin
D
v. make hostile; separate
Question 3
alimentary
A
adj. readily managed; willing to be led
B
adj. secret; mysterious
C
adj. calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
D
adj. supplying nourishment
Question 4
alimony
A
n. hostile feeling or intent
B
n. sharpness (of temper)
C
n. payments make to an ex-spouse after divorce
D
n. story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
Question 5
allay
A
v. embarrass
B
v. calm; pacify
C
v. improve
D
v. refer indirectly
Question 6
allege
A
v. border upon; adjoin
B
v. refrain; withhold from participation
C
v. agree; accept
D
v. state without proof
Question 7
allegory
A
n. medieval chemistry
B
n. brutal deed
C
n. story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
D
n. mixture as of metals
Question 8
alleviate
A
v. consecrate
B
v. state strongly or positively; insist on or demand recognition of (rights or claims etc)
C
v. attach
D
v. relieve
Question 9
alliteration
A
n. repetition of beginning sound in poetry
B
n. place where different varieties of trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
C
n. sum; total
D
n. examination of accounts
Question 10
alloy
A
n. sharp upslope of a hill
B
n. sharp upslope of a hill
C
n. mixture as of metals
D
n. monarch with supreme power
Question 11
allude
A
v. declare openly
B
v. calm; pacify
C
v. refer indirectly
D
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use
Question 12
allure
A
v. entice; attract
B
v. renounce; give up
C
v. destroy
D
v. insult; offend
Question 13
allusion
A
n. oval building with tiers of seats
B
n. brutal deed
C
n. indirect reference
D
n. brutal deed
Question 14
alluvial
A
adj. hard or inflexible
B
adj. lively
C
adj. fearful; discerning
D
adj. pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
Question 15
aloft
A
adj. easy to approach; obtainable
B
adv. upward
C
adj. able to walk
D
adj. hostile; opposed
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