GRE Vocab #10
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GRE Vocab #10
Last 50 of the 500 most common GRE terms. Sobriquet to Zephyr
One of Ronald Reagan's
was "The Gipper."
Synonyms: alias; pseudonym
lih sishz uhm)
grammatical mistake; blunder in speech
“I ain’t going with you,” she said, obviously unaware of her solecism.
: blooper; faux pas; vulgarism
highly self-disciplined; frugal; austere
When he was in training, the athlete preferred to live in a
room, so he could shut out all distractions.
: restrained, simple
The lakeside vaction meant more
opportunities for the kids than the wine tour through France.
Synonyms: frisky; merry
a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
The rusty, ivy-covered World War II tank had obviously been in
: inertia, standstill
Cullen couldn’t hear her speaking over the
din of the game on TV.
: clamorous; noisy
trick designed to deceive an enemy
The Trojan Horse must be one of the most successful military
used throughout history.
Synonyms: artifice; feint; maneuver; ruse; wile
To tarnish; taint
With the help of a public relations firm, he was able to restore his
: besmirch; defile
to replace (another) by force; to take the place of
The overthrow of the government meant a new leader to supplant the tyrannical former one.
Synonyms: displace; supersede
Because of the
of pigs, pork prices have never been lower.
Synonyms: glut; plethora; repletion; superfluity; surplus
rude and bad-tempered
When asked to clean the windshield, the
gas station attendant tossed a dirty rag at the customer and walked away.
gruff; grumpy; testy
a person devoted to pleasure and luxury
, the nobleman fainted at the thought of having to leave his palace and live in a small cottage.
Synonymns: hedonist; sensualist
a self-serving flatterer; yes-man
Dreading criticism, the actor surrounded himself with admirers and
: bootlicker; fawner; lickspittle; toady
cooperation; mutual helpfulness
The rhino and the tick-eating bird live in
; the rhino gives the bird food in the form of ticks, and the bird rids the rhino of parasites.
Synonyms: association; interdependence
temporary irregularity in musical rhythm
A jazz enthusiast will appreciate the use of
in this musical genre.