GRE Word Groupings

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GRE Word Groupings
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  1. ABBREVIATED COMMUNICATION
    • abridge
    • compendium
    • cursory
    • curtail
    • syllabus
    • synopsis
    • terse
  2. ACT QUICKLY
    • abrupt
    • apace
    • headlong
    • impetuous
    • precipitate
  3. ASSIST
    • abet
    • advocate
    • ancillary
    • bolster
    • corroborate
    • countenance
    • espouse
    • mainstay
    • munificent
    • proponent
    • stalwart
    • sustenance
  4. BAD MOOD
    • bilious
    • dudgeon
    • irascible
    • pettish
    • petualnt
    • pique
    • querulous
    • umbrage
    • waspish
  5. BEGINNER/AMATEUR
    • dilettante
    • fledgling
    • neophyte
    • novitiate
    • proselyte
    • tyro
  6. BEGINNING/YOUNG
    • burgeoning
    • callow
    • engender
    • inchoate
    • incipient
    • nascent
  7. BITING (as in wit or temperament)
    • acerbic
    • acidulous
    • acrimonious
    • asperity
    • casutic
    • mordacious
    • mordant
    • trenchant
  8. BOLD
    • audacious
    • courageous
    • dauntless
  9. BORING
    • banal
    • fatuous
    • hackneyed
    • insipid
    • mundane
    • pedestrian
    • platitude
    • prosaic
    • quotidian
    • trite
  10. CAROUSAL
    • bacchanalian
    • debauchery
    • depraved
    • dissipated
    • iniquity
    • libertine
    • libidinous
    • licentious
    • reprobate
    • ribald
    • salacious
    • sordid
    • turpitude
  11. CHANGING QUICKLY
    • capricious
    • mercurial
    • volatile
  12. COPY
    • coutnerpart
    • emulate
    • facsimile
    • factitious
    • paradigm
    • precursor
    • quintessence
    • simulated
    • vicarious
  13. CRITICIZE/CRITICISM
    • aspersion
    • belittle
    • berate
    • calumny
    • castigate
    • decry
    • defamation
    • denounce
    • deride/derisive
    • diatribe
    • disparage
    • excoriate
    • gainsay
    • harangue
    • impugn
    • inveigh
    • lambaste
    • objurate
    • obloquy
    • opprobrium
    • pillory
    • rebuke
    • remonstrate
    • reprehend
    • reprove
    • revile
    • tirade
    • vituperate
  14. DEATH/MOURNING
    • bereave
    • cadaver
    • defunct
    • demise
    • dolorous
    • elegy
    • knell
    • lament
    • macabre
    • moribund
    • obsequies
    • sepulchral
    • wraith
  15. DENYING OF SELF
    • abnegate
    • abstain
    • ascetic
    • spartan
    • stoic
    • temperate
  16. DICTATORIAL
    • authoritarian
    • despotic
    • dogmatic
    • hegemonic
    • imperious
    • peremptory
    • tyrannical
  17. DIFFICULT TO USE
    • abstruse
    • ambiguous
    • arcane
    • bemusing
    • cryptic
    • enigmatic
    • esoteric
    • inscrutable
    • obscure
    • opaque
    • paradoxical
    • perplexing
    • recondite
    • turbid
  18. DISGUSTING/OFFENSIVE
    • defile
    • fetid
    • invidious
    • noisome
    • odious
    • purtid
    • rebarbative
  19. EASY TO UNDERSTAND
    • articulate
    • cogent
    • eloquent
    • evident
    • limpid
    • lucid
    • pellucid
  20. ECCENTRIC/DISSIMILAR
    • aberrant
    • anachronism
    • anomalous
    • discrete
    • eclectic
    • esoteric
    • iconoclast
  21. EMBARRASS
    • abash
    • chagrin
    • compunction
    • contrition
    • diffidence
    • expiate
    • foible
    • gaucherie
    • rue
  22. EQUAL
    • equitable
    • equity
    • tantamount
  23. FALSEHOOD
    • apocryphal
    • canard
    • chicanery
    • dissemble
    • duplicity
    • equivocate
    • erroneous
    • ersatz
    • fallacious
    • feigned
    • guile
    • mendacious/mendacity
    • perfidy
    • prevaricate
    • specious
    • spurious
  24. FAMILY
    • conjugal
    • consanguine
    • distaff
    • endogamous
    • filial
    • fratricide
    • progenitor
    • scion
  25. FAVORING/NOT IMPARTIAL
    • ardor/ardent
    • docrinaire
    • fervid
    • partisan
    • tendentious
    • zealot
  26. FORGIVE
    • absolve
    • acquit
    • exculpate
    • exonerate
    • expiate
    • palliate
    • redress
    • vindicate
  27. FUNNY
    • chortle
    • droll
    • facetious
    • flippant
    • gibe
    • ocular
    • levity
    • ludicrous
    • raillery
    • riposte
    • simper
  28. GAPS/OPENINGS
    • abatement
    • aperture
    • fissure
    • hiatus
    • interregnum
    • interstice
    • lull
    • orifice
    • rent
    • respite
    • rift
  29. GENEROUS/KIND
    • altruistic
    • beneficent
    • clement
    • largess
    • magnanimous
    • munificent
    • philanthropic
    • unstinting
  30. GREEDY
    • avaricious
    • covetous
    • mercenary
    • miserly
    • penurious
    • rapacious
    • venal
  31. HARD-HEARTED
    • asperity
    • baleful
    • dour
    • fell
    • malevolent
    • mordant
    • sardonic
    • scathing
    • truculent
    • vitriolic
    • vituperation
  32. HARMFUL
    • baleful
    • baneful
    • deleterious
    • inimical
    • injurious
    • insidious
    • minatory
    • perfidious
    • pernicious
  33. HARSH-SOUNDING
    • cacophony
    • din
    • dissonant
    • raucous
    • strident
  34. HATRED
    • abhorrence
    • anathema
    • antagonism
    • antipathy
    • detestation
    • enmity
    • loathing
    • malice
    • odium
    • rancor
  35. HEALTHY
    • beneficial
    • salubrious
    • salutary
  36. HESITATE
    • dither
    • oscillate
    • teeter
    • vacillate
    • waver
  37. HOSTILE
    • antithetic
    • churlish
    • curmudgeon
    • irascible
    • malevolent
    • misanthropic
    • truculent
    • vindictive
  38. INNOCENT/INEXPERIENCED
    • credulous
    • gullible
    • ingenuous
    • naive
    • novitiate
    • tyro
  39. INSINCERE
    • disingenuous
    • dissemble
    • fulsome
    • ostensible
    • unctuous
  40. INVESTIGATE
    • appraise
    • ascertain
    • assay
    • descry
    • peruse
  41. LAZY/SLUGGISH
    • indolent
    • inert
    • lackadaisical
    • languid
    • lassitude
    • lethargic
    • phlegmatic
    • quiescent
    • slothful
    • torpid
  42. LUCK
    • adventitious
    • amulet
    • auspicious
    • fortuitous
    • kismet
    • optimum
    • portentous
    • propitiate
    • propitious
    • providential
    • talisman
  43. NAG
    • admonish
    • belabor
    • cavil
    • enjoin
    • exhort
    • harangue
    • hector
    • martinet
    • remonstrate
    • reproof
  44. NASTY
    • fetid
    • noisome
    • noxious
  45. NOT A STRAIGHT LINE
    • askance
    • awry
    • careen
    • carom
    • circuitous
    • circumvent
    • gyrate
    • labyrinth
    • meander
    • oblique
    • serrated
    • sidle
    • sinuous
    • undulating
    • vortex
  46. OVERBLOWN/WORDY
    • bombastic
    • circumlocution
    • garrulous
    • grandiloquent
    • loquacious
    • perphrastic
    • prolix
    • rhetoric
    • turgid
    • verbose
  47. PACIFY/SATISFY
    • ameliorate
    • appease
    • assuage
    • defer
    • mitigate
    • mollify
    • placate
    • prpitiate
    • satiate
    • slake
    • soothe
  48. PLEASANT-SOUNDING
    • euphonious
    • harmonious
    • melodious
    • sonorous
  49. POOR
    • destitute
    • esurient
    • impecunious
    • indigent
  50. PRAISE
    • acclaim
    • accolade
    • encomium
    • eulogize
    • extol
    • fawn
    • laud/laudatory
    • venerate/veneration
  51. PREDICT
    • augur
    • auspice
    • fey
    • harbinger
    • portentous
    • presage
    • prescient
    • prognosticate
  52. PREVENT/OBSTRUCT
    • discomfort
    • encumber
    • fetter
    • forfend
    • hinder
    • impede
    • inhibit
    • occlude
  53. SMART/LEARNED
    • astute
    • canny
    • erudite
    • perspicacious
  54. SORROW
    • disonsolate
    • doleful
    • dolor
    • elgiac
    • forlorn
    • lament
    • lugubrious
    • melancholy
    • morose
    • plaintive
    • threnody
  55. STUBBORN
    • implacable
    • inexorable
    • intractable
    • intransigent
    • obdurate
    • obstinate
    • recalcitrant
    • refractory
    • renitent
    • untoward
    • vexing
  56. TERSE
    • compendious
    • curt
    • laconic
    • pithy
    • succinct
    • taciturn
  57. TIME/ORDER/DURATION
    • anachronism
    • antecede
    • antedate
    • anterior
    • archaic
    • diurnal
    • eon
    • ephemeral
    • epoch
    • fortnight
    • millennium
    • penultimate
    • synchronous
    • temporal
  58. TIMID/TIMIDITY
    • craven
    • diffident
    • pusillanimous
    • recreant
    • timorous
    • trepidation
  59. TRUTH
    • candor/candid
    • fealty
    • frankness
    • indisputable
    • indubitable
    • legitimate
    • probity
    • sincere
    • veracious
    • verity
  60. UNUSUAL
    • aberration
    • anomaly
    • iconoclast
    • idiosyncrasy
  61. WALKING ABOUT
    • ambulatory
    • itinerant
    • peripatetic
  62. WANDERING
    • discursive
    • expatiate
    • forage
    • itinerant
    • peregrination
    • peripatetic
    • sojourn
  63. WEAKEN
    • adulterate
    • enervate
    • exacerbate
    • inhibit
    • obviate
    • stutify
    • undermine
    • vitiate
  64. WISDOM
    • adage
    • aphorism
    • apothegm
    • axiom
    • bromide
    • dictum
    • epigram
    • platitude
    • sententious
    • truism
  65. WITHDRAWAL/RETREAT
    • abeyance
    • abjure
    • abnegation
    • abortive
    • abrogate
    • decamp
    • demur
    • recant
    • recidivism
    • remission
    • renege
    • rescind
    • retrograde

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