GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards V.3

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  1. felicitous
    adj
    Context Clue: "a felicitous comparison"
    appropriate; apt; well-chosen
  2. flag
    verb
    Context Clue: "flagging from exhaustion"
    lose vigor; fade; droop; grow feeble
  3. fledgling
    adj; noun
    Context Clue: "a fledgling enterprise"
    young; inexperienced; new
  4. florid
    adj
    Context Clue: "florid rhetoric"
    over ornate; flowery; ruddy; reddish
  5. flout
    verb
    Context Clue: "flouting the rules"
    reject mockingly; show contempt for; scoff at
  6. forment
    verb
    Context Clue: "formenting discord"
    stir up; incite; instigate; stimulate; provoke
  7. forestall
    verb
    Context Clue: "forestalling foreclosures"
    prevent by taking action in advance; avert; hinder
  8. frenetic
    adj
    Context Clue: "frenetic pace of urban life"
    frenzied; frantic; hectic; uncontrolled
  9. gainsay
    verb
    Context Clue: "no gainsaying the fact"
    contradict; take exception to; dispute; deny; oppose
  10. garrulity
    noun
    Context Clue: "babbling garrulity"
    talkativeness; volubility
  11. grandiloquent
    adj
    Context Clue: "a puffed-up, grandiloquent orator"
    Word Parts Clue: Grand- means big; loqu- means speech
    using inflated language; pompous; bombastic
  12. harangue
    noun; verb
    Context Clue: "a harangue against corporate greed"
    intense verbal attack; passionate, vehement speech
  13. heterodox
    adj
    Context Clue: "wildly heterodox notions"
    Word Parts Clue: Hetero- means other; dox- means opinion
    unorthodox; unconventional; disagreeing with accepted beliefs
  14. homogeneity
    noun
    Context Clue: "cultural homogeneity"
    Word Parts Clue: Homo- means same; gen- means kind
    uniformity of structure or composition; formation out of similar elements
  15. hyperbolic
    adj
    Context Clue: "hyperbolic advertising claims"
    excessively exaggerated; overstated; inflated beyond reason
  16. iconoclastic
    adj
    Context Clue: "radically iconoclastic"
    attacking cherished traditions; nonconformist; rebellious
  17. idosyncrasy
    noun
    Context Clue: "weird idosyncrasy"
    individual trait, usually odd in nature; eccentricity
  18. idolatrous
    adj
    Context Clue: "idolatrous worshippers"
    blindly devoted; excessively adoring
  19. idyllic
    adj
    Context Clue: "and idyllic island honeymoon"
    charminly carefree and simple; serene
  20. illusory
    adj
    Context Clue: "and attractive but illusory promise"
    deceptive; false; unreal; misleading
  21. impassive
    adj
    Context Clue: "poker-faced and impassive"
    without feeling; expressionless
  22. imperiousness
    noun
    Context Clue: "haughty imperiousness"
    overbearing manner; arrogance
  23. impermeable
    adj
    Context Clue: "impermeable raingear"
    impervious; impenetrable; not permitting passage its substance
  24. imperturbable
    adj
    Context Clue: "cool and imperturbable"
    composed; calm
  25. impervious
    adj
    Context Clue: "impervious to fear"
    impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; invulnerable
  26. implacable
    adj
    Context Clue: "an implacable foe"
    unable to be appeased; merciless; rentless
  27. implicit
    ajd
    Context Clue: "an implicit agreement"
    understood, but not directly stated; implied
  28. impregnable
    adj
    Context Clue: "an impregnable fortress"
    invulnerable; invincible; incapable of conceiving
  29. inchoate
    adj
    Context Clue: "a vague, inchoate feeling"
    not fully formed; undeveloped
  30. inconsequential
    adj
    Context Clue: "minor, inconsequential details"
    insignificant; unimportant; trivial
  31. indeterminate
    adj
    Context Clue: "facing an indeterminate future"
    uncertain; undefined
  32. indigent
    adj
    Context Clue: "not just broke, but indigent"
    extremely poor; destitute
  33. inert
    adj
    Context Clue: "an inert object"
    inactive; motionless; incapable of reacting chemically
  34. ingenuous
    adj
    Context Clue: "young and ingenuos"
    Useage Note: Do not confuse ingenuous with ingenious or clever.
    naive and trusting; innocent; unsophisticated
  35. innocuousness
    noun
    Context Clue: "reltive innocousness of jaywalking"
    harmlessneess; inoffensiveness
  36. insensible
    adj
    Context Clue: "insensible to pain"
    incapable of feeling; unresponsive; emotionless; unfeeling; unaware
  37. insularity
    noun
    Context Clue: "insularity and isolation"
    Word Parts Clue: Insula- means island
    narrow-mindedness; provinciality; isolation
  38. intractable
    adj
    Context Clue: "intractable as a mule"
    stubborn; unyielding
  39. intransigence
    noun
    Context Clue: "stubborn intransigence"
    stuborness; refusal of any compromise
  40. indundate
    verb
    Context Clue: "inundated with work"
    overwhelm; flood; swamp
  41. inured
    adj
    Context Clue: "inured to pain"
    accustomed; hardened; toughened
  42. invective
    noun
    Context Clue: "hurling invective"
    abuse; verbal attack
  43. irascible
    adj
    Context Clue: "hot-tempered and irascible"
    irritable; quick-tempered
  44. irresolute
    adj
    Context Clue: "irresolute dithering"
    uncertain of how to act; unsure
  45. lachrymose
    adj
    Context Clue: "weepy and lachrymose"
    tearful; weeping; sorrowful
  46. lassitude
    noun
    Context Clue: "drowsy lassitude"
    weariness; lack of energy
  47. latent
    adj
    Context Clue: "latent talent"
    potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden
  48. loquacious
    adj
    Context Clue: "loquacious taxi driver"
    talkative; long-winded
  49. lumber
    verb
    Context Clue: "lumbering like a bear"
    move heavily; shamble
  50. luminious
    adj
    Context Clue: "luminious neon lights"
    shining; issuing light; glowing

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