GRE Vocab

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  1. abate
    to reduce in amount, degree or severity
  2. abscond
    to leave secretly
  3. abstain
    to choose not to do something
  4. abyss
    an extremely deep hole
  5. abdulterate
    to make impure
  6. advocate
    to speak in favor of
  7. aesthetic
    concerning the appreciation of beauty
  8. aggrandize
    to increase in power, influence, and reputation
  9. alleviate
    to make more bearable
  10. amalgamate
    to combine; to mix together
  11. ambiguous
    doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways
  12. ameliorate
    to make better; to improve
  13. anachronism
    something out of place in time
  14. analogous
    similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
  15. anomaly
    deviation from what is normal
  16. antagonize
    to annoy or provoke to anger
  17. antipathy
    extreme dislike
  18. apathy
    lack of interest or emotion
  19. arbitrate
    to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
  20. archaic
    ancient, old-fashioned
  21. ardor
    intense and passionate feeling
  22. articulate
    able to speak clearly and expressively
  23. assuage
    to make something unpleasant less severe
  24. attenuate
    to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
  25. audacious
    fearless and daring
  26. austere
    severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
  27. banal
    predictable, cliched, boring
  28. bolster
    to support; to prop up
  29. bombastic
    pompous in speech and manner
  30. cacophony
    harsh, jarring noise
  31. candid
    impartial and honest in speech
  32. capricious
    changing one's mind quickly and often
  33. castigate
    to punish or criticize harshly
  34. catalyst
    something that brings about a change in something else
  35. caustic
    biting in wit
  36. chaos
    great disorder or confusion
  37. chauvinist
    someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
  38. chicanery
    deception by means of craft or guile
  39. cogent
    convincing and well reasoned
  40. condone
    to overlok, pardon, or disregard
  41. convoluted
    intricate and complicated
  42. corroborate
    to provide supporting evidence
  43. credulous
    too trusting, gullible
  44. crescendo
    steadily increasing volume or force
  45. decorum
    appropriatness of behavior or conduct; propriety
  46. deference
    respect, courtesy
  47. deride
    to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock
  48. desiccate
    to dry out thoroughly
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2012-04-02 00:49:07
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