GRE Vocab.

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  1. tending to talk a lot

    synonyms: effusive; loquacious
    Garrulous
  2. to divide into two parts

    synonyms: bisect; split
    Bifurcate
  3. to soften; to lessen

    synonyms: allay; alleviate; assuage; ease; lighten; moderate; mollify; palliate; temper
    Mitigate
  4. deviation from what is normal

    synonyms: aberrancy; aberration; abnormality; deviance; deviation; irregularity; preternaturalness
    Anomaly
  5. having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; perceptive

    synonyms: acute; canny; quick
    Keen
  6. intensely emotional; feverish

    Synonyms: burning; impassioned; passionate; vehement; zealous
    Fervid
  7. something that clams or soothes pain

    synonyms: narcotic; nepenthe; opiate
    Anodyne
  8. allowing light to show through; delicate

    synonyms: gauzy; sheer; tenuous; translucent; transparent
    Diaphanous
  9. to afflict; to destroy

    synonyms: damage; plague
    Blight
  10. controversy; argument; verbal attack

    synonyms: denunciation; refutation
    Polemic
  11. an abusive, condemnatory speech

    synonyms: fulmination; harangue; invective; jeremiad; malediction; obloquy; tirade
    Diatribe
  12. an extremely deep hole

    synonyms: chasm; void
    Abyss
  13. to clear from blame; to prove innocent

    synonyms: absolve; acquit; clear; exonerate; vindicate
    Exculpate
  14. moderate in appetite

    synonyms: abstinent; continent; self-restraining; sober; temperate
    Abstemious
  15. to foretell or know by inspiration

    synonyms: auger; foresee; intuit; predict; presage
    Divine
  16. appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety

    synonyms: correctness; decency; etiquette; manners; mores; propriety; seemliness
    Decorum
  17. proper; tasteful; socially correct

    synonyms: appropriate; comme il faut; courteous; polite
    Decorous
  18. to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock

    synonyms: gibe; jeer; mock; ridicule; scoff; sneer; taunt
    Deride
  19. to express doubts or objections

    synonyms: dissent; expostulate; protest; remonstrate
    Demur
  20. steady increase in volume or force

    synonyms: acme; capstone; climax; crest; culmination; meridian; peak
    Crescendo
  21. too trusting; gullible

    synonyms: naive; susceptible; trusting
    Credulous
  22. to prevent or delay; to anticipate

    synonyms: avert; deter; hinder; obviate; preclude
    Forestall
  23. excessively decorated or embellished

    synonyms: baroque; elaborate; flamboyant; ornate; ostentatious; rococo
    Florid
  24. to act confusedly or without clear purpose

    synonyms: falter; hesitate; vacillate; waffle; waver
    Dither
  25. a gradual growth in size; an increase in amount

    synonyms: accumulation; buildup
    Accretion
  26. pleasant, harmonious sound

    synonyms: harmony; melody; music; sweetness
    Euphony
  27. charming; happily engaging

    synonyms: attractive; delightful
    Winsome
  28. lofty or grand

    synonyms: august; exalted; glorious; grand; magnificent; majestic; noble; resplendent; superb
    Sublime
  29. a long, harsh speech or verbal attack

    synonyms: diatribe; fulmination; harangue; obloquy; revilement; vilification
    Tirade
  30. to instruct morally and spiritually

    synonyms: educate; enlighten; guide; teach
    Edify
  31. to mar the appearance of; to vandalize

    synonyms: disfigure; impair; spoil
    Deface
  32. to decline in vigor, strength, or interest

    synonyms: dwindle; ebb; slacken; subside; wane
    Flag
  33. greed; strong desire

    synonyms: avarice; covetousness; rapacity
    Cupidity
  34. similar or alike in some way; equivalent

    synonyms: alike; comparable; corresponding; equivalent; homogeneous; parallel; similar
    Analogous
  35. dignified; grandiose

    synonyms: admirable; awesome; grand; majestic
    August
  36. to produce, cause, or bring about

    synonyms: beget; generate; spawn
    Engender
  37. a speech in praise of someone

    synonyms: commend; extol; laud
    Eulogy
  38. to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character

    synonyms: act; affect; assume; camouflage; cloak; counterfeit; cover up; disguise; dissimulate; fake; feign; mask; masquerade; pose; pretend; put on; sham
    Dissemble
  39. a young woman making debut in high society

    synonyms: lady; maiden
    Debutante
  40. nonsensical talk; specialized language

    synonyms: argot; cant; dialect; idiom; slang
    Jargon

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