Can You Pass This Vocabulary Test Used By The Armed Services?

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) contains a vocabulary test called the ‘Word Knowledge Subtest’ which are used to judge suitability for a number of vocational paths in various Armed Services. They aren’t too difficult, but some of these words are probably in a dusty corner of your mind that you may need to brush them off in order to remember.

Think you’ve got what it takes to pass this vocational aptitude vocabulary test? Let’s find out!

What is the correct word for "make a groove in"?
gouge
gauge
dig
What is the correct word for "stubbornly resistant to authority or control"?
refractory
patriot
disobedient
What is the correct word for "take the place or move into the position of"?
upgrade
surpass
supersede
What is the correct word for "having or revealing little emotion or sensibility"?
chilly
stolid
solid
What is the correct word for "cause to be more favorably inclined"?
placate
incentivize
motivate
What is the correct word for "without knowledge or intention"?
ignorantly
inadvertently
accident
What is the correct word for "make aware of"?
apprise
teach
educate
What is the correct word for "capacity or power to produce a desired result"?
power
progress
efficacy
What is the correct word for "lack of self-assurance"?
confidence
displeasure
diffidence
What is the correct word for "readily reacting to suggestions and influences"?
malleable
tractable
foldable
What is the correct word for "deficient in alertness or activity"?
cold
ignorant
lethargic
What is the correct word for "concerned with practical matters"?
pragmatic
pneumatic
distant
What is the correct word for "having more than one possible meaning"?
double-sided
ambiguous
alternative
What is the correct word for "the condition of having extraneous elements"?
impurity
purity
dirty
What is the correct word for "reject as false; refuse to accept"?
dismiss
disbelieve
discredit
What is the correct word for "something difficult to endure"?
hardship
heavy
emotional
What is the correct word for "petty or reluctant in giving or spending"?
grudging
tight
poor
What is the correct word for "render imperfect"?
destroy
bar
mar
What is the correct word for "a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet"?
cover
scabbard
armor
What is the correct word for "express criticism towards"?
upbraid
iterate
say
What is the correct word for "sing or play with trills"?
marble
dance
warble
What is the correct word for "infinitely or immeasurably small"?
second
minute
tiny
What is the correct word for "a written agreement between two states or sovereigns"?
accord
contract
treaty
What is the correct word for "clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment"?
clear
evident
oblivious
What is the correct word for "marked by distress"?
scared
fraught
anxious
What is the correct word for "have in mind as a purpose"?
intend
think
intense
What is the correct word for "an artistic device or effect"?
advanced
conceit
gadget
What is the correct word for "not varying"?
equable
same
different
What is the correct word for "devoted to raising sheep or cattle"?
shepherd
pastoral
cowboy
What is the correct word for "pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable"?
disapprobation
disappropriation
dismantle

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