GRE VOCAB PART 4

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GRE VOCAB PART 4
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  1. INGENUOUS
    • (adj): showing innocence or childlike simplicity
    • She was so INGENUOUS that her friends feared that her innocence and trustfulness would be exploited when she visited the big city.
  2. INIMICAL
    • (adj): hostile, unfriendly
    • Even though the children had frown up together, they were INIMICAL to each other at school.
  3. INNOCUOUS
    • (adj): harmless
    • Some snakes are poisonous, but most species are INNOCUOUS and pose no danger to humans.
  4. INSIPID
    • (adj): lacking interest or flavor
    • The critic claimed that the painting was INSIPID, containing no interesting qualities at all.
  5. INTRANSIGENT
    • (adj): uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
    • The professor was INTRANSIGENT on the deadline, insisting that everyone turn the assignment in at the same time.
  6. INUNDATE
    • (v): to overwhelm; to cover with water
    • The tidal wave INUNDATED Atlantis, which was lost beneath the water.
  7. IRASCIBLE
    • (adj): easily made angry
    • Attila the Hun's IRASCIBLE and violent nature made all who dealt with him fear for their lives.
  8. LACONIC
    • (adj): using few words
    • She was a LACONIC poet who built her reputation on using words as sparingly as possible.
  9. LAMENT
    • (v): to express sorrow; to grieve
    • The children continued to LAMENT the death of the goldfish weeks after its demise.
  10. LAUD
    • (v): to give praise; to glorify
    • Parades and fireworks were staged to LAUD the success of the rebels.
  11. LAVISH
    • (v): to give unsparingly (adj): extremely generous or extravagant
    • She LAVISHED the puppy with so many treats that it soon became overweight and spoiled.
  12. LETHARGIC
    • (adj): acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
    • The clerk was so LETHARGIC that, even when the store was slow, he always had a long line in front of him.
  13. LOQUACIOUS
    • (adj): talkative
    • She was naturally LOQUACIOUS, which was a problem in situations in which listening was more important than talking.
  14. LUCID
    • (adj): clear and easily understood
    • The explanations were written in a simple and LUCID manner so that students were immediately able to apply what they learned
  15. MALINGER
    • (v): to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
    • A common way to avoid the draft was by MALINGERING--pretending to be mentally or physically ill so as to avoid being taken by the Army.
  16. METICULOUS
    • (adj): extremely careful about details
    • To find all the clues at the crime scene, the investigators METICULOUSLY examined every inch of the area.
  17. MISANTHROPE
    • (n): a person who dislike others
    • The character Scrooge in A Christmas Carol is such a MISANTHROPE that even the sign of children singing makes him angry.
  18. MITIGATE
    • (v): to soften; to lessen
    • A judge may MITIGATE a sentence if she decides that a person committed a crime out of need
  19. MOLLIFY
    • (v): to calm or make less severe
    • Their argument was so intense that it was difficult to believe any compromise would MOLLIFY them.
  20. MONOTONY
    • (adj): lack of variation
    • The MONOTONY of the sound of the dripping faucet almost drove the research assistant crazy.
  21. OBDURATE
    • (adj): hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
    • The president was completely OBDURATE on the issue, and no amount of persuasion would change his mind.
  22. OBSEQUIOUS
    • (adj): overly submissive and eager to please
    • The OBSEQUIOUS new associate made sure to compliment her supervisor's tie and agree with him on every issue.
  23. OBSTINATE
    • (adj): stubborn, unyielding
    • The OBSTINATE child could not be made to eat any good that he disliked
  24. OBVIATE
    • (v): to prevent; to make unnecessary
    • The river was shallow enough to wade across at many points, which OBVIATED the need for a birdge.

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