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Vocabulary words to study for the Revised GRE
Exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical
1. Open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous.
2. Uncertain or questionable in nature.
1. Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense
: "the letter assuaged the fears of most members".
2. Satisfy (an appetite or desire)
: "an opportunity occurred to assuage her desire for knowledge".
Having or showing great knowledge or learning.
1. Intensely enthusiastic or passionate.
2. Burning, hot, or glowing.
: one who makes a show of knowledge
: one who is unimaginative or who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or
use of knowledge
Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
1. Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
2. Beget (offspring)
Lasting for a very short time
1. A change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
2. Alternation between opposite or contrasting things
1. Health-giving; healthy
2. (of a place) Pleasant; not run-down
2. Disgraceful; shameful
Inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality
Deliberately avoid using; abstain from
1. of or pertaining to actors or acting.
2. deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic, in behavior or speech
1. Tending to obstruct or harm
2. Unfriendly; hostile
1. A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
2. Elaborate praise or laudation
1. Cheerful and full of energy
2. (of liquid or matter) Boiling or agitated as if boiling
Having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition
Showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence
fragrant or delicious
Including a wide variety of things; all-embracing
to make better; improve
intense and passionate feeling
to punish or criticize harshly
deception by means of craft or guile
too trusting; gullible
to dry out thoroughly
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
to clear from blame; to prove innocent
urgent; requiring immediate action
excessively decorated or embellished
tending to talk a lot
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
not fully formed; disorganized
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
easily made angry
using few words
to evade responsiblity by pretending to be ill
to calm or make less severe
hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
to stop up; to prevent hte passage of
model of excellence or perfection
willing to betray one's trust
done in a routine way; indifferent
to lie or deviate from the truth
to conciliate; to appease
causing sleep or lethargy
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
unemotional; lacking sensitivity
done without using words
silent, not talkative
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
to respect deeply