GRE Vocab 1

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GRE Vocab 1
2013-03-04 16:09:38
English vocab GRE

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  1. Iniquitous
    grossly unfair and morally wrong
  2. Whet
    a. sharpen the blade of (a tool or weapon); b. excite or stimulate (someone’s desire, interest, or appetite); n. a thing that stimulates appetite or desire
  3. Mitred
    a. joined with a mitre joint or seam; b. bearing, wearing, or entitled to wear a mitre3
  4. Aureole
    a. a circle of light or brightness surrounding something, especially as depicted in art around the head or body of a person represented as holy; b. another term for areola; c. Geology the zone of metamorphosed rock surrounding an igneous intrusion
  5. Adroitness
    cleverness or skill
  6. Obduracy
    stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action
  7. Aquiline
    like an eagle; hooked or curved like an eagle's beak
  8. harrumph
    clear the throat noisily; grumpily express dissatisfaction
  9. Crinoline
    stiffened or hooped petticoat worn to make a long skirt stand out
  10. bereft
    deprived of or lacking; sad and lonely, especially through someone's death
  11. unruffled
    not disordered or disarranged; calm, not disturbed
  12. mauve
    of a pale purple color
  13. mottled
    mark with sports or smears of color
  14. swain
    young lover or suitor
  15. pall
    cloth spread over a coffin, hearse, or tomb; a dark cloud of smoke, dust
  16. carafe
    open-topped glass flask used for serving wine or water
  17. gilt
    covered with a thin line of gold
  18. invidious
    a. Of a charge, complaint, report, etc.: Tending or fitted to excite odium, unpopularity, or ill feeling against some one. Now rare; b.  a. Of an action, duty, topic, etc.: Entailing odium or ill will upon the person performing, discharging, discussing, etc.; giving offence to others; c. viewed with dislike; d. of a comparison or distinction; offensively discriminating