Take our free ASVAB Word Knowledge practice test. These 16 questions need to be completed within 8 minutes. ASVAB vocabulary questions are an important component of your AFQT score. Some of the questions will simply ask you what a word means. Other questions will use the word in context and then you will need to pick the definition. Start your exam prep now with our ASVAB Word Knowledge practice questions.
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The teenager abandoned his job because he found it to be onerous.
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). Onerous describes a task, duty, or responsibility that involves a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty.
Disparate most nearly means
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). Something is disparate if it contains fundamentally different elements.
She did not condone his insubordination.
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). Condone means to accept and allow a behavior to continue.
The new senator was a man of candor.
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). Candor is the quality of being open and honest in expression.
Contrived most nearly means
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). Contrived means deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously.
I paid a nominal amount of money to join the stamp collecting club.
Question 6 Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Nominal means very small or minimal in comparison with the actual value.
Clandestine most nearly means
Question 7 Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Clandestine means kept or done in secret. Covert means something concealed or secret, so it is the closest synonym.
The fetid liquid soaked through my shoes.
Question 8 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). Something that is fetid smells extremely unpleasant, which is also a definition of putrid.
Instigate most nearly means
Question 9 Explanation:
The correct answer is (B). Instigate means to bring about or initiate an action or event.
Our relationship was ephemeral.
Question 10 Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Ephemeral means lasting for a very short time.
Abrogate most nearly means
Question 11 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). To abrogate is to repeal or do away with.
The agency's controversial decision was not based on any empirical evidence.
Question 12 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). Empirical means verifiable by observation, experiment, or experience.
Deference most nearly means
Question 13 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). Deference means humble submission and respect.
Legitimate most nearly means
Question 14 Explanation:
The correct answer is (B). Something that is legitimate is acceptable according to the law.
My speech got little applause from the apathetic audience.
Question 15 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). Apathetic means having no emotion, enthusiasm, or concern.
There is camaraderie within the small groups at our church.
Question 16 Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Camaraderie is mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
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