GRE Vocab Words

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GRE Vocab Words
2013-06-23 17:26:54
GRE verbal Vocab

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  1. Opulence
    State of being richly supplied, wealthy, affluent or abundant
  2. Valor
    Boldness or determination ini the face of danger
  3. Prolific
    Producing offspring, in large quantities, to be fruitful
  4. Unilateral
    Occurring on one side only
  5. heralded
    a person or thing that proclaims or announces something before it happens
  6. hullabaloo
    A clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar
  7. culpable
    deserving blame or censure
  8. Sequestration
    removal or separation
  9. sobriquet
    name, nickname
  10. Chagrin
    a feeling of vexation
  11. meliorated
    To make better, to improve
  12. Repudiate
    To cast off or disown
  13. Proclamation
    Something that is proclaimed, declared
  14. fervor
    intense heat or warmth
  15. Gild
    To coat with gold
  16. Kohl
    powdered cosmetic used to darken the eyelids
  17. referents
    The object or event to which a term or symbol refers (terms of relating)
  18. Promulgate
    To make known by open declaration, to set forth
  19. Arbitrate
    To decide
  20. Incursions
    hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory
  21. exigent
    requiring immediate action or aid
  22. cretaceous
    resembling or containing chalk

    Geology - a period of the Mesozoic Era
  23. Galvanizing
    • To stimulate by a galvanic current
    • to stimulate
    • to coat
  24. Foment
    • To instigate or foster
    • promote growth
  25. Obloquy
    Censure, blame or abusive language aimed at a person or thing
  26. Diaphanous
    Very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
  27. Ubiquitous
    Existing or being everywhere, at the same time
  28. Pragmatic
    pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations
  29. Esoteric
    Understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest
  30. Inimical
    Adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable
  31. pernicious
    deadly; fatal,
  32. Irresolute
    doubtful, not resolute, not complete
  33. Seditious
    anything promoting discontent or rebellion
  34. Cabal
    A small group of secret plotters, against government or authorities
  35. Artifice
    A clever trick, cunning
  36. Hegemony
    Leadership; predominance
  37. chicanery
    trickery or deception by quibbling
  38. Imprecation
    cursing, a curse
  39. Plucky
    showing courage, bravery
  40. ribald
    vulgar or indecent in speech
  41. Politic
    shrewd or prudent in practical matters, diplomatic
  42. Inoculation
    to implant a disease in something
  43. inexorable
    not flexible, unyielding
  44. laudatory
    Containing or expressing praise
  45. Conciliatory
    To overcome distrust, to win or gain
  46. Despondent
    Feeling or showing profound hopelessness
  47. Diffident
    lacking confidence in one's own ability.
  48. abate
    to reduce in amount, degree or severity
  49. abscond
    to leave secretly
  50. aggrandize
    to increase in power, influence and reputation
  51. amalgamate
    to combine, to mix together
  52. ameliorate
    to make better, to improve
  53. anachronism
    something out of place in time
  54. anomaly
    deviation from what is normal
  55. antipathy
    extreme dislike
  56. arbitrate
    to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
  57. ardor
    intense and passionate feeling
  58. assuage
    to make something unpleasant less severe
  59. attenuate
    to reduce in force or degree, to weaken
  60. audacious
    fearless and daring
  61. austere
    severe or stern in appearance, undecorated
  62. bolster
    to support, to prop up
  63. bombastic
    pompous in speech and manner
  64. cacophony
    harsh, jarring noise
  65. candid
    impartial and honest in speech
  66. capricious
    changing one's mind quickly and often
  67. castigate
    to punish or criticize harshly
  68. caustic
    biting in wit
  69. chicanery
    deception by means of craft of guile
  70. cogent
    convincing and well reasoned
  71. convoluted
    intricate and complicated
  72. Corroborate
    To provide supporting evidence
  73. credulous
    too trusting; gullible
  74. crescendo
    steadily increasing volume or force
  75. decorum
    appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
  76. Deference
    respect, courtesy
  77. deride
    to speak or treat with contempt; to mock
  78. desultory
    jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
  79. diatribe
    an abusive, condemnatory speech
  80. diffident
    lacking self-confidence
  81. dilatory
    intended to delay
  82. dilettante
    someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
  83. dirge
    a funeral hymn or mournful speech
  84. disabuse
    to set right, to free from error
  85. discern
    to perceive, to recognize
  86. disparate
    fundamentally different; entirely unlike
  87. dissemble
    to present a false appearance, to disguise one's real intentions or character
  88. dissonance
    a harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds
  89. dogma
    a firmly held opinion, often a religious belief
  90. elegy
    a sorrowful poem or speech
  91. emulate
    to copy; to try to equal or excel
  92. enervate
    to reduce in strength
  93. engender
    to produce, cause or bring about
  94. enigma
    a puzzle, a mystery
  95. enumerate
    to count, to list or itemize
  96. ephemeral
    lasting a short time
  97. equivocate
    to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  98. erudite
    learned, scholarly, bookish
  99. esoteric
    known or understood by only a few
  100. estimable
  101. euphemism
    use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
  102. exculpate
    to clear from blame; prove innocent
  103. exigent
    urgent; requiring immediate action
  104. exonerate
    to clear of blame
  105. fawn
    to grovel
  106. fervid
    intensely emotional; feverish
  107. florid
    excessively decorated or embellished
  108. foment
    to arouse or incite
  109. garrulous
    tending to talk alot
  110. gregarious
    outgoing, sociable
  111. guile
    deceit or trickery
  112. iconoclast
    one who opposes established beliefs, customs and institutions
  113. imperturbable
    not capable of being disturbed
  114. impetuous
    quick to act, without thinking
  115. implacable
    unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
  116. inchoate
    not fully formed, disorganized
  117. ingenious
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  118. inimical
    hostile, unfriendly
  119. innocuous
  120. insipid
    lacking interest or flavor
  121. intransigent
    uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
  122. inundate
    to overwhelm, to cover with water
  123. irascible
    easily made angry
  124. laconic
    using few words
  125. lament
    to express sorrow, to grieve
  126. laud
    to give praise, to glorify
  127. loquacious
  128. lucid
    clear and easily understood
  129. malinger
    to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  130. metaphor
    a figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbol
  131. misanthrope
    a person who dislikes others
  132. mitigate
    to soften, to lessen
  133. mollify
    to calm or make less severe
  134. obdurate
    hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
  135. obsequious
    overly submissive and eager to please
  136. obstinate
    stubborn, unyielding
  137. obviate
    to prevent; to make unnecessary
  138. occlude
    to stop up; to prevent the passage of
  139. onerous
    troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
  140. opprobrium
    public disgrace
  141. ostentation
    excessive showiness
  142. paradox
    a contradiction or dilemma
  143. paragon
    model of excellence or perfection
  144. pedant
    someone who shows off learning
  145. perfidious
    willing to betray one's trust
  146. perfunctory
    done in a routine way; indifferent
  147. permeate
    to penetrate
  148. placate
    to soothe or pacify
  149. pragmatic
    practical as opposed to idealistic
  150. precipitate
    to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
  151. prevaricate
    to lie or deviate from the truth
  152. prodigal
    lavish, wasteful
  153. proliferate
    to increase in number quickly
  154. propitiate
    to conciliate; to appease
  155. propriety
    correct behavior, obedience to rules and customs
  156. prudence
    wisdom, caution, or restraint
  157. quiescent
  158. rarefy
    to make thinner or sparser
  159. repudiate
    to reject the validity of
  160. reticent
    silent, reserved
  161. rhetoric
    effective writing or speaking
  162. satiate
    to satisfy fully or overindulge
  163. soporific
    causing sleep or lethargy
  164. Specious
    deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
  165. stolid
    unemotional; lacking sensitivity
  166. sublime
    lofty or grand
  167. tacit
    done without using words
  168. taciturn
    silent, not talkative
  169. tirade
    long, harsh speech or verbal attack
  170. torpor
    extreme mental and physical sluggishness
  171. vacillate
    to sway physically; to be indecisive
  172. venerate
    to respect deeply
  173. veracity
    filled with truth and accuracy
  174. verbose
  175. vex
    to annoy
  176. zeal
    passion, excitement
  177. compendium
    a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
  178. cursory
    hasty, not thorough
  179. curtail
    terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
  180. terse
    brief and to the point
  181. apace
    with rapid movements
  182. headlong
    in a hasty and foolhardy manner
  183. abet
    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
  184. ancillary
    serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary;
  185. countenance (not face)
    formal and explicit approval
  186. espouse
    to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
  187. mainstay
    a prominent supporter
  188. munificent
    Generous; liberal in giving
  189. proponent
    one who argues in support of something, supporter
  190. stalwart
    a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
  191. bilious
    irritable as if suffering from indigestion
  192. dudgeon
    anger, resentment
  193. pettish
    easily irritated or annoyed
  194. petulant
    easily irritated or annoyed
  195. pique
    a sudden outburst of anger
  196. querulous
    habitually complaining
  197. umbrage
    a feeling of anger caused by being offended
  198. waspish
    very irritable