TPR GRE Set 4
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TPR GRE Set 4
ThePrincetonReview GRE Vocab Vocabulary
The Princton Review's Hit Parade GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards Set 4
: to praise
s: <an actor who in his lifetime received all the laud and honor that the theater world could bestow>
: frankness, sincere; impartial
s: She spoke with candor about racism.
: talking to yourself
s: Hamlet's soliloquy begins with “To be or not to be.”
: natural inclination or tendency;
laying face down
: <he was prone to emotional outbursts under stress>
<quickly subdue the suspect and get him into a proneposition>
: kuh-pree-shuh s
s: The court ruled that the punishment was arbitrary and capricious.
: subject to will or judgement without restriction (an arbitrary decision)
capricious, unreasonable, unsupported (an arbitrary demand for payment)
tyrannical, uncontrolled/unrestricted (an arbitrary government)
: generosity in forgiving an insult or injury; noble;
s: <She was too magnanimous to resent all the things others had said to her.>
: something that causes a reaction without itself being affected; something that precipitates an event or change
s: His imprisonment by the government served as the catalyst that helped transform social unrest into revolution.
: strong feeling of dislike
: uh-vur-zhuh n
s: <I simply have this ingrained aversion to the sight of bloodshed.>
: expand/swell (The sea distended about them.)
to expand by stretching (Habitual overeating had distended his stomach.)
: talkative, garrulous
: loh-kewy-shuh s
s: the loquacious host of a radio talk show
: corrosive; severly critical or sarcastic
s: She wrote a caustic report about the decisions that led to the crisis.
: deviating from the ordinary
: uh-ber-uh nt
s: <a year of aberrant weather—record rainfall in the summer, record heat in the autumn>
: capable of being molded
s: the plasticity of social institutions; thegreat plasticity of clay.
s: mundane chores, like washing dishes
: exclusion from social acceptance
: os-truh-siz-uh m
s: the boy was ostracized by his friend because he still sucked on his thumb
: not following any one system, and using what's considered best of each element
s: The collection includes an eclectic mix of historical artifacts.
: something that is not in its correct historical or chronological time
: uh-nak-ruh-niz-uh m
s: He's an old-fashioned politician who is seen by many of his colleagues as an anachronism.
: natural inclination/tendency
s: He had a propensity for crime.
: belonging/characteristic to a particular place
s: <the fish is not an endemic species of the lake, and it is rapidly devouring the native trout population>
: to depart in a sudden/secret manner
s: The suspect absconded to Canada.
: inconsistent with common order; irregular
: uh-nom-h-lus s
s: Researchers could not explain the anomalous test results.
: to try to equal or excel; imitate to surpass
s: artists emulating the style of their teachers
: to give notice to; to inform
s: <let me apprise you of the current situation>
: lasting for an indefinitely long time; perpetual; lasting throughout the entire year
: puh-ren-ee-uh l
s: Flooding is a perennial problem for people living by the river.
: uneasy feeling
s: <she has no qualms about downloading pirated music files from the Internet>
: antique; primitive
s: <a man with some archaic notions about the proper sphere for women>
: tendency, inclination
s: a bent for painting.
: practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and spiritual discipline
s: an ascetic diet of rice and beans
: impromptu; previously planned but delived with help of few/no notes
: ik-stem-puh-rey-nee-uh s
s: <caught by surprise, I had to make an extemporaneous speech at the awards banquet>
: difficult, strenuous
: ahr-joo-uh s
s: He went through a long and arduous training program.
: understood by only a select few; confidential
s: <metaphysics is such an esoteric subject that most people are content to leave it to the philosophers>
: reddish/rosy (a florid complexion)
flowery, excessively ornate (florid writing)
: servile flattery
s: he courtiers fawned over the king.
: being at rest, quiet, inactive
: kwee-es-uh nt
s: a quiescent mind.
: disregard or overlook; give tacit approval to;
: kuh n-dohn
s: a government that has been accused of condoning racism
: typical or ideal example
s: the British monarchy itself is the epitome of tradition
: suh k-singkt
s: <a pocket guide that provides succinct explanations for rules of grammar and punctuation>
: to reject as having no authority or binding force; disown; refuse to accpet
s: She says she has evidence which repudiates the allegations.
: to dehydrate