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


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