GRE VOCAB PART 3

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  1. ESTIMABLE
    • (adj): admirable
    • ex: Most people consider it ESTIMABLE that Mother Teresa spent her life helping the poor of India.
  2. EUPHEMISM
    • (n): use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one.
    • ex: The funeral director preferred to use the EUPHEMISM sleeping instead of the word dead.
  3. EXACERBATE
    • (v): to make worse
    • ex: It is unwise to take aspirin to try to relieve heartburn; instead of providing relief, the drug will only EXACERBATE the problem.
  4. EXCULPATE
    • (v): to clear from blame; prove innocent
    • ex: The adversarial legal system is intended to convict those who are guilty and to EXCULPATE those who are innocent.
  5. EXIGENT
    • (adj) urgent; requirign immediate action
    • ex: The patient was losing blood so rapidly that it was EXIGENT to stop the source of the bleeding.
  6. EXONERATE
    • (v): to clear of blame
    • ex: The fugitive was EXONERATED when another criminal confessed to committing the crime.
  7. EXPLICIT
    • (adj): clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
    • ex: The owners of the house left a list of EXPLICIT instructions detailing their house-sitter's duties, including a schedule for watering the house plants.
  8. FAWN
    • (v): to grovel
    • ex: The understudy FAWNED over the director in hopes of being cast in the part on a permanent basis.
  9. FERVID
    • (adj): intensely emotional; feverish
    • ex: The fans of Maria Callas were unusually FERVID, doing anything to catch a glimpse of the great opera singer.
  10. FLORID
    • (adj): excessively decorated or embellished
    • The palace had been decorated in a FLORID style; every surface had been carved and gilded.
  11. FOMENT
    • (v): to arouse or incite
    • The protesters tried to FOMENT feeling against the war through their speeches and demonstrations.
  12. GARRULOUS
    • (adj): tending to talk a lot
    • The GARRULOUS parakeet distracted its owner with its continuous talking.
  13. GREGARIOUS
    • (adj): outgoing, talkative, sociable
    • She was so GREGARIOUS that when she found herself alone, she felt quite sad.
  14. GUILE
    • (v): deceit or trickery
    • Since he was not fast enough to catch the roadrunner on foot, the coyote resorted to GUILE in an effort to trap his enemy.
  15. ICONOCLAST
    • (n): one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
    • His lack of regard for traditional beliefs soon established him as an ICONOCLAST.
  16. IMPERTURBABLE
    • (adj): not capable of being disturbed
    • The counselor had so much experience dealing with distraught children that she seemed IMPERTURBABLE, even when faced with the wildest tantrums.
  17. IMPERVIOUS
    • (adj): impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
    • A good raincoat will be IMPERVIOUS to moisture.
  18. IMPETUOUS
    • (adj): quick to act without thinking
    • It is not good for an investment broker to be IMPETUOUS, since much thought should be given to all the possible options.
  19. IMPLACABLE
    • (adj): unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
    • His rage at the betrayal was so great that he remained IMPLACABLE for weeks.
  20. INCHOATE
    • (adj): not fully formed; disorganized
    • The ideas expressed in Nietzsche's mature work also appear in an INCHOATE form in his earliest writing.

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