GRE VOCAB Hit List 3

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GRE VOCAB Hit List 3
2011-09-22 22:17:45
Hit List

Hit List 3
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  1. Acumen (n)
    keen, accurate judgment or insight
  2. Adulterate (v)
    To reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients
  3. Amalgamate (v)
    to combine several elements into a whole
  4. Archaic (adj)
    outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time
  5. Aver (v)
    to state as a fact; to declare or assert
  6. Bolster (v)
    to provide support or reinforcement
  7. Diatribe (n)
    a harsh denunciation
  8. Dissemble (v)
    to disguise or conceal; to mislead
  9. Eccentric (adj)
    departing from norms or conventions
  10. Endemic (adj)
    characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
  11. Evanescent (adj)
    tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
  12. Excerbate (v)
    to make worse or more severe
  13. Fortuitous (adj)
    happening by accident or chance
  14. Germane (adj)
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
  15. Grandiloquence (n)
    pompous speech or expression
  16. Hackneyed (adj)
    rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
  17. Halcyon (adj)
    calm and peaceful
  18. Hedonism ( n)
    devotion to pleasureable pursuits, esp. to the pleasures of the senses
  19. Hegemony (n)
    the consistent dominance of one state orideology over others
  20. Iconoclast (n)
    one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
  21. Idolatrous (adj)
    given to intense or excessive devotion to something
  22. Impassive (adj)
    revealing no emotion
  23. Imperturbable (adj)
    marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness
  24. Implacable (adj)
    not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
  25. Impunity (n)
    immunity from punishment or penalty
  26. Inchoate (adj)
    in an initial stage; not fully formed
  27. Infelicitous (adj)
    unfortunate; inappropriate
  28. Insipid (adj)
    without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland
  29. Loquacious (adj)
    extremely talkative
  30. Luminous (adj)
    characterized by brightness and the emission of light
  31. Malevolent (adj)
    having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
  32. Malleable (adj)
    capable of being shaped or formed; tractable; pliable
  33. Mendacity (n)
    the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
  34. Meticulous (adj)
    characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail
  35. Misanthrope (n)
    one who hates all other humans
  36. Mitigate (v)
    to make or become less severe or intense; to moderate
  37. Obdurate (adj)
    unyielding; hardhearted; intractable
  38. Obsequious (adj)
    exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
  39. Occlude (v)
    to obstruct or block
  40. Opprobrium (n)
    disgrace; contempt; scorn
  41. Pedagogy (n)
    the profession or principles of teaching, or instructing