GRE Hit Parade Group 3

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GRE Hit Parade Group 3
2010-06-23 01:24:10

Princeton Review Cracking the GRE Hit Parade Group 3
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  1. Acumen
    Keen; accurate judgement or insight
  2. Adulterate
    To reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients
  3. Amalgamate
    To combine several elements into a whole
  4. Archaic
    Outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time
  5. Aver
    To state as a fact; to declare or assert
  6. Bolster
    To provide support or reinforcement
  7. Bombastic
    Pompous; grandiloquent
  8. Diatribe
    A harsh denunciation
  9. Dissemble
    To disguise or conceal; to mislead
  10. Eccentric
    Departing from norms or conventions
  11. Endemic
    Characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
  12. Evanescent
    Tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
  13. Exacerbate
    To make worse or more severe
  14. Fervent
    Greatly emotional or zealous
  15. Fortuitous
    Happening by accident or chance
  16. Germane
    Relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
  17. Grandiloquence
    Pompous speech or expression
  18. Hackneyed
    Rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
  19. Halcyon
    Calm and peaceful
  20. Hedonism
    Devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp. to the pleasures of the senses (a hedonist is someone who pursues pleasure)
  21. Hegemony
    The consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
  22. Iconoclast
    One who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
  23. Idolatrous
    Given to intense or excessive devotion to something
  24. Impassive
    Revealing no emotion
  25. Imperturbable
    Marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness
  26. Implacable
    Not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
  27. Impunity
    Immunity from punishment or penalty
  28. Inchoate
    In an initial stage; not fully formed
  29. Infelicitous
    Unfortunate; inappropriate
  30. Insipid
    Without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland
  31. Loquacious
    Extremely talkative
  32. Luminous
    Characterized by brightness and the emission of light
  33. Malevolent
    Having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
  34. Malleable
    Capable of being shaped or formed; tractable; pliable
  35. Mendacity
    The condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
  36. Meticulous
    Characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail
  37. Misanthrope
    One who hates all other humans
  38. Mitigate
    To make or become less severe or intense; to moderate
  39. Obdurate
    Unyielding; hardhearted; intractable
  40. Obsequious
    Exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
  41. Occlude
    To obstruct or block
  42. Opprobrium
    Disgrace; contempt; scorn
  43. Pedagogy
    The profession or principles of teaching, or instructing
  44. Pedantic
    Overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education; show-offish about one's knowledge
  45. Penury
    Poverty; destitution
  46. Pervasive
    Having the tendancy to permeate or spread throughout
  47. Pine
    To yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor
  48. Pirate
    To illegally use or reproduce
  49. Pith
    The essential or central part
  50. Pithy
    Precise and brief
  51. Placate
    To appease; to calm by making concessions
  52. Platitude
    A superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful
  53. Plummet
    To plunge or drop straight down
  54. Polemical
    Controversial; argumentative
  55. Prodigal
    Recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish
  56. Profuse
    Given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant
  57. Proliferate
    To grow or increase swiftly and abundantly
  58. Queries
    Questions; inquiries; doubts in the mind; reservations
  59. Querulous
    Prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish
  60. Rancorous
    Characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
  61. Recalcitrant
    Obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  62. Repudiate
    To refuse to have anything to do with; disown
  63. Rescind
    To invalidate; to repeal; to retract
  64. Reverent
    Marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect
  65. Rhetoric
    The art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
  66. Salubrious
    Promoting health or well-being
  67. Solvent
    Able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
  68. Specious
    Seeming true, but actually being fallacious; misleadingly attractive; plausible but false
  69. Spurious
    Lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit
  70. Subpoena
    A court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
  71. Succinct
    Brief; concise
  72. Superfluous
    Exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
  73. Surfeit
    An overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess
  74. Tenacity
    The quality of adherence or persistence to something valued; persistent determination
  75. Tenuous
    Having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak
  76. Tirade
    A long and extremely critical speech; a harsh denunciation
  77. Transient
    Fleeting; passing quickly; brief
  78. Zealous
    Fervent; ardent; impassioned, devoted to a cause (a zealot is a zealous person)