GRE Vocab pt.3

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GRE Vocab pt.3
2012-01-18 21:17:59
gre vocab

most common vocab
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  1. Prattle
    to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
  2. Precipitate (1)
    acting with excessive haste or impulse
  3. Precipitate (2)
    to cause or happen before anticipated or required
  4. Predilection
    a disposition in favor of something; preference
  5. Prescience
    foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring
  6. Prevaricate
    to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  7. Qualms
    misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
  8. Recant
    to retract, esp. a previously held belief
  9. Refute
    to disprove; to successfully argue against
  10. Relegate
    to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
  11. Reticent
    quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
  12. Solicitous
    concerned and attentive; eager
  13. Sordid
    characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
  14. Sporadic
    occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
  15. Squander
    to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
  16. Static
    not moving, active, or in motion; at rest
  17. Stupefy
    to stun, baffle, or amaze
  18. Stymie
    to block; to thwart
  19. Synthesis
    the combination of parts to make a whole
  20. Torque
    a force that causes rotation
  21. Tortuous
    winding, twisting; excessively complicated
  22. Truculent
    fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  23. Veracity
    truthfulness, honesty
  24. Voracious
    having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
  25. Waver
    to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion