GRE Vocab Pt.2

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  1. fitfully
    intermittently, unpredictably, of and on
  2. inviolable
    sacrosanct, sacred and unassailable
  3. apocryphal
    dubious, doubtful
  4. ruddy
    flushed, rubicund, red in a healthy sense
  5. quiescence
    inactivity

    • Definition of QUIESCENT
    • 1: marked by inactivity or repose : tranquilly at rest
    • 2: causing no trouble or symptoms <quiescent gallstones>
  6. conciliation
    appeasement
  7. chimerical
    fanciful or impossible

    : existing only as the product of unchecked imagination :fantastically visionary or improbable

    2: given to fantastic schemes
  8. finicky
    picky or choosy
  9. artless
    open and honest, ingenuous
  10. affected
    deceptive, guileful

    : inclined, disposed <was well affected toward her>

    • 2a : having or showing an attitude or mode of behavior that is not natural or genuinely felt : given to or marked by affectation <spoke in an affected manner>
    • b : assumed artificially or falsely : pretended <an affected interest in art>
  11. rococo
    stern, ascetic
  12. garish
    tasteless, guady
  13. cagey
    cautious, noncommital
  14. winsome
    alluring, charming, appealing
  15. pulchritude
    very beautiful
  16. comeliness
    very beautiful
  17. homeliness
    common, rustic
  18. spate
    multitude or great number
  19. obduracy
    stubbornness, determination
  20. prescience
    foresight
  21. emendation
    improvement
  22. moot
    no longer relevant
  23. inscrutability
    inability to understand
  24. metonym
    another name for
  25. euphemism
    a more pleasant name given to something unpleasant
  26. syllogism
    • Having to do with logic or argument.
    • : a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in “every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable”)
    • 2: a subtle, specious, or crafty argument
    • 3: deductive reasoning
  27. ineluctable
    unavoidable
  28. incommensurate
    disproportionate
  29. aphrodisiac
    arousing
  30. emetic
    sickening
  31. pugnacious
    easily provoked
  32. stalwart
    strongly courageous, resolute, not stubborn or argumentative
  33. doughty
    strongly courageous, resolute, not stubborn or argumentative
  34. opprobious
    offensive
  35. latent
    dormant
  36. cant
    insincere
  37. plaintive
    sad
  38. arresting
    attracting attention
  39. recondite
    profound

    • 1: hidden from sight : concealed
    • 2: difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend : deep <a recondite subject>
    • 3: of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure <recondite fact about the origin of the holiday — Floyd Dell>
  40. condign
    fitting, well deserved
  41. meet
    fitting, well deserved
  42. clement
  43. merciful
  44. elucidation
    explanation
  45. malapropism
    absurd misuse of words
  46. tepid
    marked by lack of enthusiasm, lacking in force
  47. emaciated
    made thin by starvation
  48. kismet
    luck
  49. imbroglio
    confusion
  50. furtively
    secretly

    • a : done by stealth : surreptitiousb : expressive of stealth : sly <had a furtive look about him>
    • 2: obtained underhandedly : stolen
  51. stentorian
    powerful to sound, extremely loud
  52. expository
    writings that explains or sets forth ideas
  53. felicitous
    appropriately and pleasingly expressed
  54. poignant
    causing strong feelings
  55. imbibe
    consume by drinking or eating
  56. imperturbation
    calmness
  57. excoriate
    to denounce
  58. extol
    praise
  59. aplomb
    self assurance

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