Princeton Review Vocab

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Vocabulary from the Princeton Review new GRE book
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  1. Adept
    Adjective: Very skilled or proficient at something.
  2. Astute
    Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage: "an astute businessman"
  3. Quotidian
    Of or occurring every day; daily; Ordinary or everyday, esp. when mundane.
  4. Recalcitrant
    Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority.
  5. Amorphous
    Without a clearly defined shape or form; Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable.
  6. Calumnious
    calumniatory: (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign.
  7. Maladroit
    Adjective: Ineffective or bungling; clumsy.
  8. Dessicant
    A hygroscopic substance used as a drying agent.
  9. Tyro
    A beginner or novice.
  10. Demagogue
    A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument
  11. Filigree
    Delicate and intricate ornamental work made from gold, silver, or other fine twisted wire. 2. a. An intricate, delicate, or fanciful ornamentation
  12. Tautology
    The saying of the same thing twice in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style (e.g., they arrived one after the other in succession); A statement that is true by necessity or by virtue of its logical form.
  13. Quandary
    Perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation: "Jim is in aquandary
  14. Peregrination
    traveling or wandering around
  15. Prestidigitation
    Magic tricks performed as entertainment
  16. Peroration
    The concluding part of a speech, typically intended to inspire enthusiasm in the audience.
  17. Mercurial
    (of a person) Subject to sudden or unpredictable changes; A drug or other compound containing mercury
  18. Pernicious
    Having a harmful effect, esp. in a gradual or subtle way
  19. Prescient
    Having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.
  20. Puerile
    Childishly silly and trivial.
  21. Intransigence
    intransigency: the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise
  22. Etiolated
    (of a plant) Pale and drawn out due to a lack of light.; Having lost vigor or substance; feeble.
  23. Sidereal
    Of or with respect to the stars (i.e., the fixed stars, not the sun or planets).
  24. Circumscribe
    draw a line around; "He drew a circle around the points".
  25. Prodigous
    Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
  26. Profligate
    Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
  27. Stolidity
    emotionlessness: apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
  28. Execrable
    Extremely bad or unpleasant
  29. Laconic
    (of a person, speech, or style of writing) Using very few words.
  30. Apocryphal
    (of a story or statement) Of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.

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