GRE Hit Parade 4

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GRE Hit Parade 4
2012-09-08 11:30:00

GRE Hit Parade 4
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  1. acerbic
    having a sour or bitter taste or character
  2. aggrandize
    to increase in intensity, power, influence, or prestige
  3. amenable
    agreeable; responsive to suggestion
  4. anachronism
    something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
  5. astringent
    having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe
  6. credulous
    tending to believe too readily; gullible
  7. decorum
    polite or appropriate conduct or behavior
  8. desiccate
    to dry out or dehydrate; to make dull or dry
  9. dilettante
    one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
  10. disparage
    to slight or belittle
  11. flout
    to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
  12. garrulous
    pointlessly talkative; talking too much
  13. glib
    marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
  14. immutable
    not capable of change
  15. impetuous
    hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement
  16. inimical
    damaging; harmful; injurious
  17. intractable
    not easily managed or directed
  18. laconic
    using few words; terse
  19. maverick
    an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party
  20. mercurial
    characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
  21. mollify
    to calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intensity
  22. obfuscate
    to deliberately obscure; to make confusing
  23. obstinate
    stubborn; hard-headed; uncompromising
  24. ostentatious
    characterized by or given to pretentious display; showy
  25. phlegmatic
    calm; sluggish; unemotional
  26. pragmatic
    practical rather than idealistic
  27. probity
    adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness
  28. proclivity
    a natural predisposition or inclination
  29. profligate
    excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
  30. prosaic
    dull; lacking in spirit or imagination
  31. quixotic
    foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic ideals
  32. quotidian
    occurring or recurring daily; commonplace
  33. rarefy
    to make or become thin, less dense; to refine
  34. recondite
    hidden; concealed; difficult to understand
  35. refulgent
    radiant; shiny; brilliant
  36. renege
    to fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise
  37. sedulous
    diligent; persistent; hard-working
  38. soporific
    causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
  39. spendthrift
    one who spends money wastefully
  40. tacit
    implied; not explicitly stated
  41. trenchant
    sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
  42. unfeigned
    genuine; not false or hypocritical
  43. untenable
    indefensible; not viable; uninhibitable
  44. vacillate
    to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another
  45. variegated
    multicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different color
  46. vituperate
    to use harsh condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severly or abusively; to berate