GRE vocab

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  1. dilettante
    someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
  2. dirge
    a feneral hynm or mournful speech
  3. diabuse
    to set right; to free from error
  4. disparate
    fundamentally different; entirely unlike
  5. dissemble
    to present a false appearance; to disguise ones real intentions or character
  6. dissonance
    a harsh and disagreeable combination, often sounds
  7. dogma
    a firmly held opintion, often religious belief
  8. dogmatic
    dictatorial in ones opinions
  9. eclectic
    selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
  10. elegy
    a sorrowful poem or speech
  11. enervate
    to reduce in strength
  12. engender
    to produce, cause, or bring about
  13. enumerate
    to count, list, or itemize
  14. ephemeral
    lasting a short time
  15. equivocate
    to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  16. erudite
    learned, scholarly, bookish
  17. esoteric
    known or understood by only a few
  18. estimable
  19. eulogy
    speech in praise of someone
  20. euphemism
    use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
  21. exculpate
    to clear from blame, prove innocent
  22. exigent
    urgent, requiring immediate action
  23. exonerate
    to clear of blame
  24. fawn
    to grovel
  25. fervid
    intensely emotional, feverish
  26. florid
    excessively decorated or embellished
  27. foment
    to arouse or incite
  28. garrulous
    tending to talk a lot
  29. gregarious
    outgoing, sociable
  30. guile
    deciet, trickery
  31. iconoclast
    one who opposes estrablished beliefs, customs, and institutions
  32. imperturbable
    not capable of being disturbed
  33. impervious
    impossible to penetrate, incapable of being affected
  34. impetuous
    quick to act without thinking
  35. inchoate
    not fully formed, disorganized
  36. ingenuous
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  37. inimical
    hostile, unfriendly
  38. innocuous
  39. insipid
    lacking interet or flavor
  40. intransigent
    uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
  41. irascible
    easily made angry
  42. laconic
    using few words
  43. lament
    to express sorrow, to grieve
  44. laud
    to give praise, to glorify
  45. loquacious
  46. malinger
    to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  47. misanthrope
    a person who dislikes others
  48. mitigate
    to soften, to lessen
  49. mollify
    to calm or make less severe
  50. obdurate
    hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion
  51. obsequious
    overly submissive and eager to please
  52. obstinate
    stubborn, unyielding
  53. obviate
    to prevent, to make unnecessary
  54. onerous
    troublesome and oppressive, burdensome
  55. opprobrium
    public disgrace
  56. ostentation
    excessive showiness
  57. paragon
    model of excellence or perfection
  58. pedant
    someone who shows off learning
  59. perfidious
    willing to betray ones trust
  60. perfunctory
    done in a routine way, indifferent
  61. pragmatic
    practical as opposed to idealistic
  62. precipitate
    to throw violently or bring about abruptly, lacking deliberation
  63. prevaricate
    to lie or deviate from the truth
  64. prodigal
    lavish, wasteful
  65. proliferate
    to increase in number quickly
  66. propitiate
    to conciliate, to appease
  67. quiescent
  68. rarefy
    to make thinner or sparser
  69. repudiate
    to reject the validity of
  70. reticent
    silent, reserved
  71. rhetoric
    effective writing or speaking
  72. soporific
    causing sleep or lethargy
  73. specious
    deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible but fallacious
  74. stolid
    unemotional, lacking sensitivity
  75. sublime
    lofy or grand
  76. tacit
    done without using words
  77. taciturn
    silent, not talkative
  78. tirade
    long, harsh speech or verbal attack
  79. torpor
    extreme mental and physical sluggishness
  80. transitory
    temporary, lasting a breif time
  81. vacillate
    to sway phyiscally, to be indecisive
  82. venerate
    to respect deeply
  83. veracity
    filled with truth and accuracy
  84. verbose
  85. vex
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