GRE Words- Group One

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GRE Words- Group One
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  1. abscond
    • (verb)
    • to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
  2. aberrant
    • (adj)
    • deviating from the norm (noun form: abberation)
  3. alacrity
    • (noun)
    • eager and enthusiastic willingness
  4. anomaly
    • (noun)
    • deviation from the noraml order, form or rule; abnormality (adj. form: anomalous)
  5. approbation
    • (noun)
    • an expression of approval or praise
  6. arduous
    • (adj)
    • strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
  7. assuage
    • (verb)
    • to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
  8. audacious
    • (adj)
    • daring and fearless; recklessly bold (noun form: audacity)
  9. austere
    • (adj)
    • without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic (noun form: austerity)
  10. axiomatic
    • (adj)
    • taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun form: axiom)
  11. canonical
    • (adj)
    • following in agreement with accepted traditional standards
    • (noun form: canon)
  12. capricious
    • (adj)
    • inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
  13. censure
    • (verb)
    • to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
  14. chicanery
    • (noun)
    • trickery or subterfuge
  15. connoisseur
    • (noun)
    • an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
  16. convoluted
    • (adj)
    • complex or complicated
  17. disabuse
    • (verb)
    • to undeceive; to set right
  18. discordant
    • (adj)
    • conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
  19. disparate
    • (adj)
    • fundamentally distinct or dissimilar¬†
  20. effrontery
    • (noun)
    • extreme boldness; presumptuousnness
  21. eloquent
    • (adj)
    • well-spoken, expressive, articulate (noun form: eloquence)
  22. enervate
    • (verb)
    • to weaken; to reduce in vitality
  23. ennui
    • (noun)
    • dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
  24. equivocate
    • (verb)
    • to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent (adj. form: equivocal)
  25. erudite
    • (adj)
    • very learned; scholarly (noun form: erudition)
  26. exculpate
    • (verb)
    • exonerate; to clear of blame
  27. exigent
    • (adj)
    • urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
  28. extemporaneous
    • (adj)
    • improvised; done without prepartion
  29. filibuster
    • (noun)
    • intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
  30. fulminate
    • (verb)
    • to loudly attack or denounce
  31. ingenuous
    • (adj)
    • artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  32. inured
    • (adj)
    • accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  33. irascible
    • (adj)
    • easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
  34. laud
    • (verb)
    • to praise highly (adj. form: laudatory)
  35. lucid
    • (adj)
    • clear; easily understood
  36. magnanimity
    • (noun)
    • the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving (adj form: magnanimous)
  37. martial
    • (adj)
    • associated with war and the armed forces
  38. mundane
    • (adj)
    • of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
  39. nascent
    • (adj)
    • coming into being; in early developmental stages
  40. nebulous
    • (adj)
    • vague; cloudly; lacking clearly defined form
  41. neologism
    • (noun)
    • a new word, expression or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
  42. noxious
    • (adj)
    • harmful, injurious
  43. obtuse
    • (adj)
    • lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
  44. obviate
    • (verb)
    • to anticipate and make unecessary¬†
  45. onerous
    • (adj)
    • troubling; burdensome
  46. paean
    • (noun)
    • a song or hymn of praise and thaksgiving
  47. parody
    • (nound)
    • a humourous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
  48. perennial
    • (adj)
    • recurrent through the year or many years happening repeatedly
  49. perfidy
    • (noun)
    • intentional breach of faith; treachery (adj form: perfidious)
  50. perfunctory
    • (adj)
    • cursory; done without care or interest
  51. perspicacious (adj)
    acutely perceptive; having keen discernment (noun form: perspicacity)
  52. prattle
    • (verb)
    • to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
  53. precipitate
    • (verb)
    • acting with excessive haste or impulse
  54. predilection
    • (noun)
    • a disposition in favor of something; preference
  55. prescience
    • (noun)
    • foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring (adj. form: prescient)
  56. prevaricate
    • (verb)
    • to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  57. qualms
    • (noun)
    • misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy¬†
  58. recant
    • (verb)
    • to retract, esp. a previously held belief
  59. refute
    • (berb)
    • to disprove; to successfully argue against
  60. relegate
    • (verb)
    • to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
  61. reticent
    • (adj)
    • quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
  62. solicitous
    • (adj)
    • concerned and attentive
    • eager
  63. sordid
    • (adj)
    • characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
  64. sporadic
    occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
  65. squander
    • (verb)
    • to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
  66. static
    • (adj)
    • not moving, active or in motion; at rest
  67. stupefy
    • (verb)
    • to stun, baffle, or amaze
  68. stymie
    • (verb)
    • to block; to thwart
  69. sythesis
    • (noun)
    • the combination of parts to make a whole (verb form: synthesize)
  70. torque
    • (noun)
    • a force that causes rotation
  71. tortuous
    • (adj)
    • winding, twisting; excessively complicated
  72. truculent
    • (adj)
    • fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  73. veracity
    • (noun)
    • truthfulness, honesty
  74. virulent
    • (adj)
    • extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
  75. voracious
    • (adj)
    • having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
  76. waver
    • (verb)
    • to move to and for; to sway; to be unsettle in opinion

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