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2012-08-10 19:35:06

GRE words
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  1. alacrity
    eager and enthusiastic willingness
  2. approbation
    an expression of approval or praise
  3. capricious
    inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
  4. effrontry
    extreme boldness; presumptuousness
  5. equivocate
    to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
  6. erudite
    very learned; scholarly
  7. exigent
    urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
  8. fulminate
    to loudly attack or denounce
  9. ingenuous
    artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  10. inured
    accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  11. irascible
    easily angered; prone to tempramental outbursts
  12. obviate
    to anticipate and make unnecessary
  13. paean
    a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
  14. perfidy
    intentional breach of faith; treachery
  15. perspicacious
    acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
  16. prescience
    foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring
  17. prevaricate
    to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  18. solicitous
    concerned and attentive; eager
  19. truculent
    fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  20. veracity
    truthfulness, honesty
  21. chary
    wary; cautious; sparing
  22. cogent
    appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
  23. contrite
    regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
  24. demur
    to question or oppose
  25. didactic
    intended to instruct or teach
  26. emollient
    soothing; making less harsh; molifying
  27. facetious
    playful; humorous
  28. impecunious
    lacking funds; without money
  29. intransigent
    refusing to compromise
  30. inveigle
    to obtain by deception or flattery
  31. penurious
    penny-pinching; thrifty
  32. peruse
    to examine with great care
  33. prodigous
    abundant in size, force, extent
  34. quaff
    to drink deeply
  35. quiescence
    stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest
  36. redoubtable
    awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
  37. torpid
    lethargic; sluggish; dormant
  38. urbane
    sophisticated; refined; elegant
  39. aver
    to state as fact; declare, assert
  40. bombastic
    pompous, grandiloquent
  41. germane
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
  42. hackneyed
    rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
  43. halcyon
    calm, peaceful
  44. inchoate
    in an initial stage; not fully formed
  45. infelicitous
    unfortunate; inappropriate
  46. mendacity
    the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
  47. obdurate
    unyielding; hardhearted; intractable
  48. obsequious
    exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
  49. opprobrium
    disgrace; contempt; scorn
  50. penury
    poverty; destitution
  51. platitude
    a superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful
  52. rancorous
    characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
  53. recalcitrant
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  54. salubrious
    promoting health or well-being
  55. specious
    seeming true, but actually being fallacious; misleadingly attrative; plausible but false
  56. credulous
    tending to believe too readily; gullible
  57. dilettante
    one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
  58. garrulous
    pointlessly talkative
  59. intractible
    not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate
  60. laconic
    using few words; terse
  61. probity
    adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness
  62. profligate
    excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
  63. recondite
    hidden, concealed; difficult to understand; obscure
  64. refulgent
    radiant; shiny; brilliant
  65. sedulous
    diligent; persistant; hard-working
  66. spendthrift
    one who spends money wastefully
  67. trenchant
    sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
  68. variegated
  69. vituperate
    to use harsh condemnatory langugae; to abuse or censure severly or abtrusively; to berate
  70. brook
    to tolerate, endure, countenance
  71. chauvinist
    a blindly devoted patriot
  72. die
    a tool used for shaping
  73. essay
    to test or try, attempt, experiment
  74. fell
    inhumanely cruel
  75. grouse
    complain, grumble
  76. meet
    fitting, proper
  77. pied
  78. abjure
    to renounce/reject solemnly; recant
  79. adumbrate
    to foreshadow vaguely or intimate; to suggest or outline sketchily
  80. anathema
    a solmen or ecclesiastical curse
  81. anodyne
    soothing; assuages or allays pain
  82. apotheosis
    deification; glorification to godliness; an exalted example, model of perfection
  83. asperity
    severity; rigor; roughness; harshness
  84. asseverate
    to aver, allege, assert
  85. augury
    omen, portent
  86. calumniate
    to slander, male false accusation
  87. captious
    disposed to point out trivial faults; calculated to confuse or entrap in argument
  88. cavil
    to find fault without good reason
  89. celerity
    speed, alacrity (think accelerate)
  90. contumacious
    insubordinate, rebellious
  91. desuetude
  92. diaphanous
    transparent, gauzy
  93. diffident
    reserved, shy, unassuming; lacking in self-confidence
  94. encomium
    glowing and enthusiastic praise; pangyric, tribute, eulogy
  95. excoriate
    to censure scathingly; to upbraid
  96. exegesis
    critical examination, explication
  97. expiate
    to atone or make amends for
  98. gainsay
    to deny, dispute, contradict, oppose
  99. indefatibable
    not easily exhaustible, tireless, dogged
  100. ineluctable
    certain, inevitable
  101. inimitable
    one of a kind, peerless
  102. insouciant
    unconcerned, carefree, heedless
  103. jejune
    vapid, uninteresting, nugatory; childish, immature, puerile
  104. meretricious
    cheap, gaudy, tawdry, flashy, showy
  105. minatory
    menacing, threatening
  106. nadir
    low point, perigee
  107. nonplussed
    baffled, bewildered, at a loss for what to do/think
  108. obstreperous
    noisily and stubbornly defiant, aggresively boisterous
  109. palliate
    to make something seem less serious, to gloss over, to make less severe/intense
  110. panegyric
    formal praise, eulogy, encomium
  111. pellucid
    transparant, easy to understand
  112. peroration
    the concluding part of a speech, flowery, rhetorical
  113. plangent
    poudning, thundering, resounding
  114. prolix
    long-winded, verbose
  115. propitiate
    to appease; to conciliate
  116. puerile
    childlish, immature, jejune, nugatory
  117. puissance
    pwoer, strength
  118. pusillanimous
    cowardly, craven
  119. sagacious
    having sound judgment; perceptive, wise; like a sage
  120. salutory
    remedial, wholesome, causing improvement
  121. sanguine
    cheerful, confident, optimistic
  122. saturnine
    gloomy, dark, sullen, morose
  123. sententious
    aphoristic or moralistic; epigrammatic; tending to moralize excessively 
  124. stentorian
    extremely loud and powerful
  125. stygian
    gloomy, dark
  126. tendentious
    biased; showing marked tendencies
  127. tyro
    novice, greenhorn, rank amateur
  128. vitiate
    to corrupt, debase, spoil, make ineffective
  129. voluble
    fluent, verbal, having easy use of spoken language
  130. invidious
    causing envy
  131. antediluvian
    made, evolved, or developed a long time ago
  132. superannuation
    to make, declare, or prove obsolete or out-of-date
  133. laudable
    worthy of praise
  134. pedant
    one who makes a show of knowledge; one who is unimaginative or who unduly emphasizesminutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge
  135. capricious
    impulsive; unpredictable
  136. acrimony
    harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or disposition
  137. sinecure
    an office or position that requires little or no work and that usually provides an income
  138. gainsay
    to declare to be untrue or invalid
  139. scurrilous
    vulgar and evil
  140. ignominious
    marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame
  141. supercilious
    coolly and patronizingly haughty
  142. ribald
    crude, offensive
  143. mellifluous
    having a smooth rich flow
  144. recondite
    hidden from sight
  145. wag
    wit, joker
  146. punctilious
    marked by or concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions
  147. salubrious
    favorable to or promoting health or well-being
  148. truculent
    feeling or displaying ferocity
  149. ebullient
    boiling, agitated
  150. phlegmatic
    having or showing a slow and stolid temperament
  151. ambrosial
    something extremely pleasing to taste or smell
  152. mollify
    to soothe in temper or disposition
  153. cosset
    to treat as a pet
  154. picayune
    of little value
  155. consummate
    complete in every detail
  156. conflagration
    conflict, war; fire
  157. rapacious
    excessively grasping or covetous