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


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Question 1
carousal
A
n. highly gifted child; marvel
B
adj. hard to understand; known only to the chosen few
C
n. lazy person
D
n. drunken revel
Question 2
carping
A
n. varying form of an element
B
adj. petty criticism; fault-finding
C
v. give in; surrender
D
v. bleach; whiten
Question 3
carrion
A
n. disapproval; condemnation
B
n. rotting flesh of a dead body
C
adj. thin; slight
D
adj. unjust; wicked
Question 4
cartographer
A
n. combination (of two business corporations)
B
n. map-maker
C
n. breaking up; downfall
D
n. lavish expenditure; overabundant condition
Question 5
cascade
A
adj. slovenly; untidy
B
adj. suitable for servants; low
C
n. small waterfall
D
adj. weird
Question 6
caste
A
n. holding of an office; time during which such an office is held
B
n. one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society social stratification; prestige
C
n. block; obstacle
D
n. ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
Question 7
castigation
A
n. punishment; severe criticism
B
adj. unoriginal; obtained from another source
C
adj. weak; ineffective
D
n. excuse
Question 8
casual
A
n. place of spiritual expiation
B
adj. cloyingly sweet
C
v. weaken
D
adj. accidental; not regular or permanent
Question 9
casualty
A
n. absence of contradictions; dependability
B
adj. suffering from indigestion
C
n. serious or fatal accident
D
adj. truthful
Question 10
cataclysm
A
n. mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
B
adj. foolish; idiotic
C
n. insult to one's dignity; snub
D
n. deluge; upheaval
Question 11
catalyst
A
n. agent that brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
B
n. sleepwalker
C
n. person who is indifferent to pleasure or pain
D
adj. cheerful; hopeful
Question 12
catapult
A
adj. taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax)
B
adj. without feeling
C
adj. speaking several languages
D
n. slingshot; hurling machine
Question 13
cataract
A
n. explanatory list of symbols on a map
B
n. courteous regard for another's wish
C
adj. liable to err
D
n. great waterfall; eye abnormality
Question 14
catastrophe
A
n. morbid fear
B
n. calamity
C
adj. distinguishable; perceivable
D
v. ward off a blow
Question 15
catechism
A
n. book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer
B
n. residue from smelting metal; dross
C
n. object to be thrown or projected
D
adj. devoted to the pleasures of the senses; carnal
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