GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards V.4

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  1. magnanimity
    noun
    Context Clue: "benevolent magnanimity"
    generosity; greatness of spirit; nobility
  2. malinger
    verb
    Context Clue: "lazybones malingering"
    shirk; feign illness to evade work
  3. malleable
    adj
    Context Clue: "as malleable as soft gold"
    capable of being shaped by pounding; soft and pliable
  4. maverick
    noun
    Context Clue: "a maverick breaking away from the herd"
    rebel; nonconformist; oddball
  5. mendacious
    adj
    Context Clue: "mendacious as a used car salesman"
    untruthful; lying; deceitful
  6. mericurial
    adj
    Context Clue: "mercurial mood swings"
    unpredictable; volatile
  7. metamorphosis
    noun
    Context Clue: "Anakin's metamorphosis into Darth Vader"
    change of form; transformation
  8. misanthrope
    noun
    Context Clue: "a distrustful misanthrope"
    one who hates or distrusts people
  9. morose
    adj
    Context Clue: "morosed and depressed"
    melancholy; gloomy
  10. neophyte
    noun
    Context Clue: "an inexperienced neophyte"
    novice; beginner
  11. obduracy
    noun
    Context Clue: "pigheaded obduracy"
    stubborness; inflexibility
  12. obsequious
    adj
    Context Clue: "obsequious bootlickers"
    servile; fawning
  13. obviate
    verb
    Context Clue: "obviating a need"
    prevent; make unnecessary
  14. occlude
    verb
    Context Clue: "occluding and artery"
    shut; close; clog; block
  15. officious
    adj
    Context Clue: "and officious bureaucrat"
    meddlesome; interfering
  16. onerous
    adj
    Context Clue: "and onerous burden"
    heavy; oppressive
  17. opprobrium
    noun
    Context Clue: "scorn and opprobrium"
    discrace caused by shameful behavior; state of dishonor
  18. oscillate
    verb
    Context Clue: "ocillating between hope and fear"
    swing to and fro like a pendulum; waver
  19. ostentation
    noun
    Context Clue: "vulgar ostentation"
    pretentious show of wealth; gaudy display; excessive showiness
  20. plapable
    adj
    Context Clue: "a plapable hit"
    tangible; obvious
  21. panegryic
    noun
    Context Clue: "a eloquent panegryic"
    tribute; formal expression of praise
  22. paragon
    noun
    Context Clue: "a paragon of virtue"
    model of prefection; pattern of excellence
  23. parsimony
    noun
    Context Clue: "meaness and parismony"
    excessive frugality; meanness
  24. pathological
    adj
    Context Clue: "a pathological liar"
    caused by disease; manifesting compulsive behavior; abnormal
  25. paucity
    noun
    Context Clue: "the paucirt of information"
    scarcity; fewness
  26. peccadillo
    noun
    Context Clue: "a mere peccadillo"
    minor sin; slight offence; slip
  27. pendantic
    adj
    Context Clue: "a pedantic schoolmaster"
    showing off one's learning; nitpicking
  28. penchant
    noun
    Context Clue: "the administration's penchant for secrecy"
    strong inclination; decided taste; definite liking
  29. penury
    noun
    Context Clue: "reduced to penury"
    extreme poverty; desitution; pennilessness
  30. perennial
    adj; noun
    Context Clue: "perennial underachievers"
    lasting many years; enduring; continuing
  31. perfidious
    adj
    Context Clue: "perfidious Judas"
    disloyal; treacherous; deceitful
  32. perfunctory
    adj
    Context Clue: "a perfunctory glance"
    superficial; cursory; indifferent
  33. permeable
    adj
    Context Clue: "passing through a permeable membrane"
    pentrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through
  34. phlegmatic
    adj
    Context Clue: "calm and phlegmatic"
    calm; composed
  35. plasticity
    noun
    Context Clue: "the plasticity of clay"
    physical malleability; capable of being molded
  36. platitude
    noun
    Context Clue: "an empty platitude"
    trite remark; commonplace statement
  37. plethora
    noun
    Context Clue: "a plethora of options"
    superabundance; excess
  38. plummet
    verb
    Context Clue: "temperatures plummeted to below 0"
    drop sharply; fall swiftly
  39. porous
    adj
    Context Clue: "porous as a sponge"
    full of pores; permeable; allowing passage of air or liquids
  40. preamble
    noun
    Context Clue: "a preamble explaining the statute"
    preface; introduction; foreword
  41. precarious
    adj
    Context Clue: "the precarious balance between civil liberties and security"
    dangerous; risky
  42. precipitate
    adj
    Context Clue: "beating a precipitate retreat"
    hasty; rash; sudden; abrupt
  43. precursor
    noun
    Context Clue: "a precursor of the revolution to come"
    forerunner; predecessor
  44. prevaricate
    verb
    Context Clue: "fibbers prevaricate"
    lie; fib;
  45. pristine
    adj
    Context Clue: "a pristine white sandy beach"
    unspoiled; pure; unpolluted
  46. probity
    noun
    Context Clue: "a high reputation for probity"
    integrity; honesty
  47. problematic
    adj
    Context Clue: "the future is problematic"
    doubtful; uncertain
  48. prodigality
    noun
    Context Clue: "reckless prodigality"
    wasteful extravagance; recklessness with money
  49. profligacy
    noun
    Context Clue: "vice and profligacy"
    dissipation; debauchery
  50. prohibitive
    adj
    Context Clue: "the prohibitive cost:
    inclined to prevent or forbit

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