GRE vocab 1

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GRE vocab 1
2013-08-08 23:54:42

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  1. abscond  v
    to secretly hide away
  2. aberrant  adj
    deviate from norm
  3. alacrity  n
    eager, enthusiastic willingness
  4. anomaly  n
  5. approbation  n
    express approval & praise
  6. arduous  adj
    strenuous, taxing; require significant effort
  7. assuage  v
    to ease, lessen; appease, pacify
  8. audacious  adj
    daring, fearless, recklessly bold
  9. austere  adj
    bare; severely simple; without adornment
  10. axiomatic  adj
    possessing self-evident truth; taken for granted
  11. canonical  adj
    follow/agree with accepted/traditional standards
  12. capricious  adj
    erratic, unpredictable
  13. censure  v
    to criticize
  14. chicanery  n
  15. connoisseur  n
    expert; judge in matters of taste
  16. convoluted  adj
    complex; complicated
  17. disabuse  v
    to set right
  18. discordant  adj
    conflicting; harsh in sound
  19. disparate  adj
    distinct; dissimilar
  20. effrontery  n
    extreme boldness; presumptuousness
  21. eloquent  adj
    well-spoken, expressive, articulate
  22. enervate  v
    to weaken, reduce vitality
  23. ennui  n
    dissatisfaction & restlessness resulting from boredom/apathy
  24. equivocate  v
    to use ambiguous language with deceptive intent
  25. erudite  adj
  26. exculpate  v
    to exonerate; clear of blame
  27. exigent  adj
    urgent, pressing
  28. extemporaneous  adj
    improvised; done without preperation
  29. filibuster  n
    longed speechmaking to delay legislation
  30. fulminate  v
    to loudly attack or denounce
  31. ingenuous  adj
    frank, candid; lack sophistication
  32. inured  adj
    accustomed to accepting something undesireable
  33. irascible  adj
    easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
  34. laud  v
    to praise highly
  35. lucid  adj
    clear; easily understood
  36. magnanimity  n
    quality of being generously noble in mind & heart
  37. martial  adj
    associated with war & armed forces
  38. mundane  adj
    typical or of concerned with the ordinary
  39. nascent  adj
    coming into being; in early developmental stages
  40. nebulous  adj
    vague; cloudy
  41. neologism  n
    new word, expression;  creation or use of new words
  42. noxious  adj
    harmful, injurious
  43. obtuse  adj
    lack sharpness; not clear or precise in thought or expression
  44. obviate  v
    to anticipate and make unneccessary
  45. onerous  adj
    troubling; burdensome
  46. paean  n
    song/hymn of praise/thanksgiving
  47. parody  n
    humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect
  48. perennial  adj
    recurrent through the yr; happening repeatedly
  49. perfidy  n
    intentional breach of faith; treachery
  50. perfunctory  adj
    cursory; done without care or interest
  51. perspicacious  adj
    acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
  52. prattle  v
    to babble meaninglessly
  53. precipitate  adj
    acting with excessive haste/impulse
  54. precipitate  v
    to cause or happen before anticipated or required
  55. predilection  n
    disposition in favor of something; preference
  56. prescience  n
    knowing of events prior to their occuring
  57. prevaricate  v
    to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  58. qualms  n
    misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
  59. recant  v
    to retract previously held belief
  60. refute  v
    to disprove; argue against
  61. relegate  v
    to forcibly assign to a lower position
  62. reticent  adj
    quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts/feelings
  63. solicitous  adj
    concerned & attentive; eager
  64. sordid  adj
    characterized by filth, grime; foul
  65. sporadic  adj
    occurring only occasionally, in scattered instances
  66. squander  v
    to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
  67. static  adj
    not moving, active or in motion; at rest
  68. stupefy  v
    to stun, baffle, or amaze
  69. stymie  v
    to block; thwart
  70. synthesis  n
    combination of parts to make a whole
  71. torque  n
    a force that causes rotation
  72. tortuous  adj
    winding, twisting; excessively complicated
  73. truculent  adj
    fierce & cruel; eager to fight
  74. veracity   n
    truthfulness, honesty
  75. virulent  adj
    extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile
  76. voracious  adj
    insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit
  77. waver  v
    to mot to & fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion