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GRE words

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  1. aberrant
    deviating from the norm

    —Synonyms 1. wandering. 2. divergent, unusual.

    Walking down the street with your private parts exposed is an example of aberrant behavior.
  2. alacrity
    eager and enthusiastic willingness

    —Synonyms 1. eagerness, keenness; fervor, zeal. 2. sprightliness, agility.

    I did not fail to notice the alacrity with which Fred raised his hand when a volunteer was needed
  3. anomaly
    deviation from the normal order; abnormality
  4. I am an anomaly among my collegues.
  5. arduous
    strenuous, taxing; requiring a lot of effort

    —Synonyms 1. hard, toilsome, onerous, wearisome, burdensome, exhausting.

    My undergrad studies have been a long and arduous struggle.
  6. assuage
    to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify

    —Synonyms 1. alleviate, lessen. mitigate

    Alcohol helps assuage the stress and worry my days at work bring me.
  7. audacious
    extremely brave; recklessly daring and fearless

    —Synonyms 1. courageous, intrepid, dauntless, venturesome. 3. unabashed,shameless; impertinent, forward.

    Lola had been audacious enough to call her one of her classmates utterly stupid on the first day of class.
  8. canonical
    following an accepted, traditional standard;

    Synonyms: approved, authoritative, authorized, lawful, legal, official, orthodox,
  9. censure
    to criticize severely; officially rebuke

    —Synonyms 1. condemnation, reproof, reproach, reprehension, rebuke,reprimand, stricture, animadversion

    Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.
  10. discordant
    conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

    Dad's voice can be very discordant.
  11. disparate
    fundamentally distinct or dissimilar

    —Synonyms separate, divergent, incommensurable, unlike.

    Having widely varying interests, the students had disparate responses toward the novel.
  12. effrontery
    extreme boldness; shamelessness

    —Synonyms 1. impertinence, impudence, cheek.

    She displayed her effrontery personality when she asked for another piece of cake at the strangers party.
  13. eloquent
    well-spoken; articulate

    I am studying these flash cards in order to become more eloquent.
  14. ennui
    dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

    —Synonyms listlessness, tedium, lassitude, languor.

    There are three cures for ennui: sleep, drink and drugs.
  15. extemporaneous
    improvised; done without preparation

    The temp at the company delivered an extemporaneous excuse to why she was late.
  16. filibuster
    intentional obstruction esp. by using a ridiculously long speech to delay legislative action
  17. fulminate
    to loudly attack or denounce; to explode

    Synonyms :animadvert, berate, vilify , bluster, castigate, censure, condemn, curse, declaim, denounce,

    Fred was fulminated by the media for setting fire to the church.
  18. ingenuous
    artless; lacking in sophistication; sincere

    —Synonyms 1. frank, straightforward, open. 2. guileless.

    Its easy to talk to ingenuous drug dealers about your problems.
  19. inured
    accustomed to accepting something undesirable; accustomed to hardship

    Synonyms: acclimate, familiarize, habituate, harden, makeready, season, toughen, train

    Many years in and out of bad homes inured the orphan to a life of lonliness.
  20. irascible
    easily angered

    —Synonyms 1, 2. testy, touchy, peppery, choleric, short-tempered.

    Papa is a rash and irascible old man.
  21. laud
    to praise highly

    —Synonyms 1. applaud, honor.

    The crowded lauded me when the play ended.
  22. abscond
    to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide;

    syn: flee, bolt

    The theif absconded from the scene before the police showed up.
  23. approbation
    an expression of approval or praise;

    Synonyms: admiration, consent,endorsement

    Amy's probation officer gave her his approbation when she completed her time.
  24. axiomatic
    understood; possessing self-evident truth

    Synonyms:absolute, accepted, aphoristic, apothegmatic, obvious

    It is axiomatic that you should not use an axe to cut steel.
  25. disabuse
    to undeceive; to set right

    Synonyms: correct, debunk, disenchant, disillusion

    Dumb people need to be continuously disabused about which hand is left and right.
  26. equivocate
    to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent

    Synonyms: beat around the bush, prevaricate

    I hate when people equivocates instead of saying 'this is equal to this.'