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GRE List 3
2011-12-05 21:34:14
GRE List

Words for the GRE
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  1. Acerbic a
    having a sour or bitter taste
  2. aggrandize v
    to increase in intensity power, or influence
  3. alchemy n
    turning base metals into gold
  4. anachronism n
    something or someone out of place in terms of historic or chronological context
  5. contiguous adj
    sharing a border; touching; adjacent
  6. dilettante n
    one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
  7. disparage v
    to slighten or belittle
  8. flout v
    to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
  9. garrulous adj
    pointlessly talkative, talking too much
  10. glib a
    marked by ease or informality, nonchalant, lacking in depth
  11. hubris n
    overbearing presumption or pride
  12. immutable a
    not capable of change
  13. impetuous a
    hastly or rashly energetic
  14. inimical a
    damaging, harmful, injurious
  15. intractable a
    not easily managed or directed, stubborn
  16. intrepid a
    steadfast and courageous
  17. laconic a
    using few words
  18. maverick n
    an independant individual who does not go along with a group or party
  19. mercurial a
    characterized by rapid and unpredicatble change in mood
  20. neophyte n
    a recent convert, beginner or novice
  21. obfuscate v
    to deliberately obscure, to make confusing
  22. phelgmatic a
    calm, sluggish, unemotional
  23. probity a
    pure, uncorrupted, clean
  24. proclivity n
    a natural predisposition or inclination
  25. profligate v
    excessively wasteful, recklessly extravagant
  26. prosaic a
    dull, lacking in spirit or imagination
  27. quixotic a
    foolishly impractical, makred by lofty romantic ideals
  28. quotidian a
    occurring or recurring daily, commonplace
  29. rarefy v
    to make or become thin, less dense
  30. recondite a
    hidden, concealed, difficult to understand
  31. refulgent a
    radiant, shiny
  32. sedulous a
    diligent, persistent, hard working
  33. tacit a
    implied, not explicitly stated
  34. trenchant a
    sharply perceptive, keen
  35. unfeigned a
    genuine, not false or hypocritical
  36. untenable a
    indefensible, not viable, uninhabitable
  37. vacillate v
    to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another
  38. variegated a
    multicolored, characterized by a variety of patches of different color
  39. vexation n
    annoyance, irritation
  40. vituperate v
    to use harsh condemnatory language, to abuse or censure severely