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2009-11-23 23:53:23

GRE words to study
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  1. Abate
    to reduce in amount, degree or severity
  2. Abscond
    to leave secretly
  3. Adulterate
    to make impure
  4. Advocate
    to speak in favor of
  5. Aggrandize
    to increase in power, influence, and/or reputation
  6. Anachronism
    something out of place & time
  7. Antipathy
    extreme dislike
  8. Anomoly
    deviation from what is normal
  9. Apathy
    lack of interest or emotion
  10. Assuage
    to make something less severe
  11. Audacious
    fearless & daring
  12. Austere
    severe or stern in appearance, undecorated
  13. Bolster
    to support or prop up
  14. Banal
    predictable; clinched, boring
  15. Bombastic
    pompous in speech or manner
  16. Cacophony
    harsh, jarring noise
  17. Capricious
    changing one's mind quickly & often
  18. Castigate
    to punish or criticize harshly
  19. Chicanery
    deceptions by means of craft
  20. Cogent
    convincing or well-reasoned
  21. Convoluted
    intricate & complicated
  22. Credulous
    too trusting; gullible
  23. Deference
    respect; courtesy
  24. Deride
    to treat or speak with contempt; to mock
  25. Dessicate
    to dry out thoroughly
  26. Desultory
    jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
  27. Diatribe
    abusive or condemnatory speech
  28. Diffident
    lacking self-confidence
  29. Dilatory
    intending to delay
  30. Dilettante
    someone with an amateurish or superficial interest in a topic
  31. Disabuse
    to set right; to free from error
  32. Dissemble
    to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
  33. Dissonance
    a harsh & disagreeable combination
  34. Dogma
    a firmly held belief, often a religious view
  35. Dogmatic
    dictatorial in one's opinions
  36. Efficacy
  37. Elegy
    sorrowful poem or speech
  38. Enervate
    to reduce in strength
  39. Engender
    to produce, cause, or bring out
  40. Enigma
    a puzzle or mystery
  41. Ephemeral
    lasting a short time
  42. Equivocate
    to use expressions with double meaning in order to mislead
  43. Erudite
    learned, scholarly, & bookish
  44. Esoteric
    known or understood by only a few
  45. Estimable
  46. Exculpate
    to clear from blame; to prove innocent
  47. Exigent
    urgent; requiring immediate attention
  48. Fawn
    to grovel
  49. Fervid
    intensely emotional; feverish
  50. Foment
    to arouse or incite
  51. Garrulous
    tending to talk a lot
  52. Guile
    deceit or trickery
  53. Homogenius
    of the same kind
  54. Iconoclast
    one who opposes establish beliefs, customs, and/or institutions
  55. Impervious
    impossible to penetrate; incapable of being effected
  56. Impetuous
    act quickly without thinking
  57. Inchoate
    not fully formed; disorganized
  58. Ingeneous
    showing childlike qualities
  59. Inimicable
    hostile, unfriendly
  60. Insipid
    lacking interest or flavor
  61. Intransigent
    uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
  62. Irascible
    easily made angry
  63. Laconic
    using few words
  64. Lethargic
    acting in a sluggish or indifferent manner
  65. Loquacious