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2012-07-15 20:24:31
gre barrons

Split of large deck provided by user 'garcia' for GRE-BARRONS, with thanks!
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  1. annul
    make void
  2. elope
    run away secretly with the intention of getting married
  3. anodyne
    drug that relieves pain or trouble; ÁøÃ...ëÁ¦; opiate; ADJ. Ex. anodyne statement
  4. anoint
    consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
  5. anomalous
    abnormal; irregular
  6. anomaly
  7. anonymity
    state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
  8. antagonism
    hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
  9. antecede
  10. antecedents
    preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
  11. antediluvian
    antiquated; extremely ancient
  12. anthem
    song of praise or patriotism; Ex. national anthem
  13. anthology
    book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
  14. anthropoid
    manlike; resembling a human being; N.
  15. anthropologist
    student of the history and science of humankind
  16. anthropomorphic
    having human form or characteristics
  17. anticlimax
    letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
  18. antidote
    remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
  19. antipathy
    aversion; dislike or opposition
  20. antiquated
    obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
  21. antiseptic
    substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
  22. antithesis
    contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
  23. anvil
    iron block used in hammering out metals
  24. apathy
    lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
  25. ape
    imitate or mimic (a person's behavior or manner)
  26. aperture
    opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
  27. apex
    tip; summit; climax; highest point
  28. aphasia
    loss of speech due to injury or illness
  29. aphorism
    pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
  30. apiary
    a place where bees are kept
  31. hive
    box for bees; V: cause to go in a hive
  32. apiculture
  33. apiarist
    person who keeps bees
  34. aplomb
    poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
  35. poise
    good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
  36. apocalyptic
    prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
  37. apocryphal
    (of a story) widely believed but untrue
  38. apogee
    highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
  39. apolitical
    having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
  40. apologist
    one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
  41. apoplexy
    stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
  42. apostate
    one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
  43. apothecary
    druggist; pharmacist
  44. apothegm(apophthegm)
    pithy, compact saying
  45. apotheosis
    elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
  46. appall
    dismay; shock deeply
  47. apparition
    ghost; phantom
  48. appease
    pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
  49. appellation
    name; title
  50. append
  51. application
    diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
  52. apposite
    appropriate; fitting
  53. appraise
    estimate value of; N. appraisal
  54. appreciate
    be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
  55. apprehend
    arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
  56. apprehensive
    fearful; discerning
  57. apprise
  58. approbation
  59. appropriate
    acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
  60. appurtenances
    subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
  61. apropos
    with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
  62. aptitude
    fitness; talent
  63. aquiline
    curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
  64. arable
    fit for growing crops; Ex. arable land
  65. arbiter
    person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
  66. arbitrary
    unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
  67. arbitrate
    act as judge (at the request of both sides)
  68. arboretum
    place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
  69. arboreal
    of or living in trees
  70. arcade
    a covered passageway usually lined with shops
  71. arcane
    esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
  72. archaeology
    study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
  73. archaic
    antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.
  74. archetype
    prototype; primitive pattern
  75. arch-
    chief; first; Ex. archbishop
  76. archipelago
    group of closely located islands
  77. archives
    public records; place where public records are kept
  78. ardor
    heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
  79. arduous
    hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
  80. argot
    slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
  81. aria
    operatic solo; a song sung by one person in an opera or oratorio
  82. arid
    (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
  83. aristocracy
    hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
  84. armada
    fleet of warships
  85. aromatic
    fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
  86. arraign
    charge in court; indict
  87. array
    marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
  88. arrears
    being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
  89. arrhythmic
    lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
  90. arrogance
    pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
  91. arroyo
    gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
  92. artery
    blood-vessel; CF. vein
  93. articulate
    effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
  94. arsenal
    storage place for military equipment
  95. artifacts
    object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
  96. artifice
    deception; trickery
  97. artisan
    a manually skilled worker
  98. artless
    without guile; open and honest
  99. ascendancy
    controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
  100. ascertain
    find out for certain; make certain