GRE Hit Parade 1

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  1. aberrant
    deviating from the norm
  2. alacrity
    eager and enthusiastic willingness
  3. approbation
    an expression of approval or praise
  4. assuage
    to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
  5. austere
    without adornment; bare; severely simple
  6. axiomatic
    taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
  7. canonical
    following or in agreement with accepted traditional standards
  8. capricious
    inclined to change one's mind imulsively; erratic; unpredictable
  9. censure
    to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
  10. chicanery
    trickery or subterfuge
  11. disabuse
    to undeceive; to set right
  12. discordant
    conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
  13. disparate
    fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
  14. effrontery
    extreme boldness; presumptuousness
  15. enervate
    to weaken; to reduce in vitality
  16. ennui
    dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
  17. equivocate
    to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
  18. erudite
    very learned; scholarly
  19. exculpate
    exonerate; to clear of blame
  20. exigent
    urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
  21. extemporaneous
    improvised; done without preperation
  22. filibuster
    intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
  23. fulminate
    to loudly attack or denounce
  24. ingenuous
    artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  25. inured
    accustomed to something undesirable
  26. irascible
    easily angered; prone to temperamental
  27. lucid
    clear; easily understood
  28. magnanimity
    the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp in forgiving
  29. martial
    associated with war and the armed forces
  30. nascent
    coming into being; in early developmental stages
  31. nebulous
    vague;cloudy; lacking clear defined form
  32. neologism
    a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
  33. obtuse
    lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
  34. obviate
    to anticipate and make unecessary
  35. onerous
    troubling; burdensome
  36. paean
    a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
  37. perennial
    recurrent through the years or many years; happening repeatedly
  38. perfidy
    intentional breach of faith; treachery
  39. perfunctory
    cursory; done without care or interest
  40. perspicacious
    acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
  41. precipitate
    acting with excessive haste or impulse
  42. precipitate
    to cause or happen before anticipated or required
  43. predilection
    a disposition in favor of something; preference
  44. prescience
    foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occuring
  45. prevaricate
    to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  46. recant
    to retract, esp. a previously held belief
  47. relegate
    delegate; to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
  48. reticent
    quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
  49. solicitous
    concerned and attentive; eager
  50. sordid
    characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
  51. squander
    to waste by spending ot using irresponsibly
  52. stymie
    to block; to thwart
  53. tortuous
    winding, twisting; excessively complicated
  54. truculent
    fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  55. veracity
    truthfulness, honesty
  56. virulent
    extremely harmful or posionous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
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GRE Hit Parade 1
2012-08-29 05:26:22

Hit Parade 1
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