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exam Idioms & Phrases

bar exam

  • noun an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
    bar examination.
    • applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school
    • he passed the bar exam on his third try

entrance exam

  • noun examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
    entrance examination.

exam paper

  • noun a written examination
    examination paper; question sheet; test paper.

final exam

  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final.

medical exam

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical.

midterm exam

  • noun an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
    midterm examination; midterm.

oral exam

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; viva voce; oral.

preliminary exam

  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary examination; prelim.

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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