GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards V.5

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  1. Proliferate
    verb
    Context Clue: "wepons of mass destruction proiferating"
    increase in number; spread rapidly
  2. Propensity
    noun
    Context Clue: "a propensity for violence"
    innate inclination; natural tendency
  3. propitiate
    verb
    Context Clue: "propitiating the gods with a sacrifice"
    appease; soothe
  4. propriety
    noun
    Context Clue: "a sense of propriety"
    fitness; correctness in behavior; decency
  5. proscribe
    verb
    Context Clue: "proscribing waterboarding as torture"
    denounce; condem; prohibit
  6. pundit
    noun
    Context Clue: "a political pundit"
    learned authority; expert analtst
  7. pungent
    adj
    Context Clue: "the pugnent smell of vinegar"
    acrid-tasting; strong-smelling; bitter
  8. quiescent
    adj
    Context Clue: "quiecent and still"
    at rest; still; quiet
  9. rarefied
    adj
    Context Clue: "having rarefied tastes"
    made less dense; select
  10. recalcitrant
    adj
    Context Clue: "unruly, recalcitrant children"
    unruly; obstinately stubborn
  11. recant
    verb
    Context Clue: "recanting a statement"
    disclaim; retract a previous statement
  12. reclusive
    adj
    Context Clue: "a reclusive hermit"
    solitary; seeking isolation
  13. recondite
    adj
    Context Clue: "recondite scholarship"
    difficuly to understand; obscure
  14. redoubtable
    adj
    Context Clue: "a redoubtable adversary"
    formidable; commanding respect
  15. refractory
    adj
    Context Clue: "disobedient and refractory"
    unruly; stubborn
  16. reprobate
    noun
    Context Clue: "a wicked reprobate"
    unprincipled or evil person; scoundrel
  17. rescind
    verb
    Context Clue: "rescinding a order"
    revoke; repeal
  18. salubrious
    adj
    Context Clue: "inhaling the salubrious mountain air"
    healthful; beneficial
  19. sanction
    verb
    Context Clue: "sanctioning a right by law"
    officially authorize; approve; allow
  20. satiate
    verb
    Context Clue: "satiating a gnawing hunger"
    satisfy fully, or excessively; gorge
  21. secrete
    verb
    Context Clue: "salivary gland secreting spit"
    produce and release a bodily substance
  22. shard
    noun
    Context Clue: "broken potshards"
    broken pieces; fragment of earthenware
  23. solicitous
    adj
    Context Clue: "excessively solicitous parents"
    anxious; worried; concerned
  24. speciousness
    noun
    Context Clue: "the utter speciousness of his arguement"
    seeming plausibility; deceptiveness
  25. stigma
    noun
    Context Clue: "the stigma of bankruptcy"
    mark of discrace; blemish
  26. stint
    verb
    Context Clue: "stinting on food"
    set limits; be thrifty
  27. stipulate
    verb
    Context Clue: "stipulating a price"
    make express conditions; specify
  28. stolid
    adj
    Context Clue: "stolid indifference"
    impassive; unemotional
  29. striated
    adj
    Context Clue: "striated muscle tissue"
    marked with parallel bands; grooved; rigid
  30. supposition
    noun
    Context Clue: "only a mere supposition"
    assumption; hypothesis
  31. tacit
    adj
    Context Clue: "tacit agreement"
    understood without being put in words; unspoken
  32. tangential
    adj
    Context Clue: "fly off in a tagential direction"
    peripheral; off on a tangent
  33. tenuous
    adj
    Context Clue: "tenuous ties"
    thin; threadlike
  34. tirade
    noun
    Context Clue: "setting off a violent tirade"
    bitter outburst
  35. torpor
    noun
    Context Clue: "apathy and torpor"
    apathy; sluggishness; lethargy
  36. tortuous
    adj
    Context Clue: "a tortuous argument"
    full of twists and turns; winding
  37. tout
    verb
    Context Clue: touting a new product"
    publicize; promote
  38. tractable
    adj
    Context Clue: "docile and tractable"
    docile; submissive
  39. transgression
    noun
    Context Clue: "a transgression of divine law"
    violation of a law; sin; wrongdoing
  40. truculence
    noun
    Context Clue: "ferocious truculence"
    agressiveness; hostility
  41. veneration
    noun
    Context Clue: "regarding saints with veneration"
    profound respect; reverence
  42. veracious
    adj
    Context Clue: "a veracious account"
    truthful; honest
  43. viable
    adj
    Context Clue: "a viable feus"
    practical; workable
  44. virtuosity
    noun
    Context Clue: "astonishing technical virtuosity"
    extreme ability in an artistic form; masterly skill or technique
  45. viscous
    adj
    Context Clue: "viscous as honey"
    sticky; thick
  46. vituperative
    adj
    Context Clue: "vitriolic and vituperative"
    abusive; scathing; insulting
  47. warranted
    adj
    Context Clue: "drawing a warranted conclusion"
    justified; authorized
  48. welter
    noun
    Context Clue: "a welter of regulations"
    muddle; clutter; confusion
  49. zealotry
    noun
    Context Clue: "religious zealotry"
    fanaticism; intolerance of conflicting beliefs
  50. zenith
    noun
    Context Clue: "reaching he zenith of success"
    highest point; apex; peak

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