Vocabulary List Preliminary Top School Papers p6

Vocabulary List Preliminary Top School Papers 2015

I hope that everyone has had a good break! My P6 students have started on their Preliminary Papers and I have prepared the Vocabulary list below. The words are taken from the Vocabulary MCQ section of the papers.

Catholic High One

1) provoke – stimulate or incite (someone) to do or feel something, especially by arousing anger in them.
2) evoke – bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind.
3) invoke – to mention (someone or something) in an attempt to make people feel a certain way or have a certain idea in their mind
invoke – to make use of (a law, a right, etc.)
4) appease – to make (someone) pleased or less angry by giving or saying something desired
5) rouse – to wake (someone) from sleep
6) wane – to become smaller or less : to decrease in size, amount, length, or quality


1) ruckus – a noisy argument, fight, etc.
2) thwarted – to prevent (someone) from doing something or to stop (something) from happening
3) exacerbated – to make (a bad situation, a problem, etc.) worse
4) impeded – to slow the movement, progress, or action of (someone or something)
5) infallible – not capable of being wrong or making mistakes
6) indispensable – extremely important and necessary


1) annihilate – to destroy (something or someone) completely
2) congregate – to come together in a group or crowd
3) marred – to ruin the beauty or perfection of (something) : to hurt or damage the good condition of (something)
4) blighted – spoil, harm or destroy
5) festooned – a long chain or strip of something (such as flowers or cloth) that is hung as a decoration
6) rotund – fat and round
7) corpulent – having a large bulky body
8) emaciated – to cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin
9) contemptuously – feeling or showing deep hatred or disapproval : feeling or showing contempt

Henry Park

1) overzealous – excessively enthusiastic
2) contender – a person who tries to win something in a contest; especially : a person who has a good chance of winning
3) forfeited – something that is lost or given up as punishment or because of a rule or law
4) accredited – to say that something is good enough to be given official approval


1) pledged – a serious promise or agreement/ a promise to give money
2) depleted – to use up the supply
3) substantial – large in amount, size, or number
4) weighty – very important and serious
5) infinite – having no limits


1) prevailed – to get control or influence
2) oversight – a mistake made because someone forgets or fails to notice something
3) negligence – failure to take the care that a responsible person usually takes : lack of normal care or attention

Maha Bodhi

1) intense – very great in degree : very strong
2) agonising – extremely painful
3) inventive – having or showing an ability to think of new ideas and methods : creative or imaginative
4) innovative – having new ideas about how something can be done
5) loomed – a frame or machine for interlacing at right angles two or more sets of threads or yarns to form a cloth


1) lures – an appealing or attractive quality
2) fabricate – to make or build (something)
3) negligible – very small or unimportant
4) ambling – to walk slowly in a free and relaxed way


1) revoked – to officially cancel the power or effect of (something, such as a law, license, agreement, etc.) : to make (something) not valid
2) revamped – to make (something) better or like new again
3) afflicting – to cause pain or suffering to (someone or something)
4) inflicting – to cause someone to experience or be affected by (something unpleasant or harmful)
5) hoax – to trick or deceive (someone)
6) gimmick – something that is not serious or of real value to attract people’s attention (especially to buy something)
7) indifferent – not interested in or concerned about something

Nan Hua

1) versatile – able to do many different things
2) vigilant – carefully noticing problems or signs of danger
3) exert – to use (strength, ability, etc.)
4) enforce – to make (a law, rule, etc.) active or effective : to make sure that people do what is required by (a law, rule, etc.)


1) tyranny – to make (a law, rule, etc.) active or effective : to make sure that people do what is required by (a law, rule, etc.)
2) benevolence – disposition to do good
3) eliciting – to get (a response, information, etc.) from someone
4) integrating – to combine (two or more things) to form or create something
5) conscientious – very careful about doing what you are supposed to do : concerned with doing something correctly

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