GRE Vocab A.txt
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GRE Vocab A.txt
N. Suspended action.
The deal was held in
until her arrival.
Adj. Wretched; lacking pride.
On the streets of New York the homeless live in
V. Renounce upon oath; disavow.
Pressure from university authorities caused th eyoung scholar to
his heretical opinions.
were accompanied by loud noises that he humorously labeled "Opera in the Bath".
N. Removal by cutting off, as in surgery; separation; also refers to
Gas gangrene is so potentially deadly that doctors advise
of the gangrenous tissue.
Adj. Obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
Baffled by the
philosophilca texts, Dave asked Lexy to explain Kant.
N. Sharp upslope of a hill.
The care could not go up the
in high gear.
The fisherman was
with the best that the sporting goods store could supply.
Adj. Slightly sour; sharp; caustic.
Jmaes was unpopular becaues of his sarcastic and
N. Peak; pinnacle; highest point.
Welles's success in
of his career as an actor.
Acj. Bitter in words or manner.
The candidate attacked his opponent in highly
I fail to understand what
you to reply to this letter so nastily.
N. Mental keenness.
helped her to succeed where others had failed.
N. Solemn urging. Her
to tell the truth did not change the witnesses' testimony.
N. Staff officer assisting the commanding; assistant.
Though Wellington delegated many tasks to his chief
, Somerset was in no doubt as to who made all major decisions.
Adj. Accidental; casual.
She found this
meeting with her friend extremely fortunate.
V. Refer (to).
to this matter so frequently, you must regard it as important.
N. Shield; defense.
of the Bill of Rights, we enjoy our most treasured freedoms.
V. Increase or intensify; raise in power, wealth, rank, or honor.
The history of the past quarter century illustrates how a President may
his power to act aggressively in internal affairs.
Adj. Supplying nourishment.
canal in our bodies is so named because digestion of food occurs there.
Adj. Pertaining to soil deposits left by running water.
The farmers found the
deposits at the mouth of the river very fertile.
N. Food of the gods.
was supposed to give immortality to any human who ate it.
Adj. Causing insensitivity to pain.
properties in this lotion will provide temporary relief.
N. Solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse.
The Ayatolla Khomeine heaped
upon "The Great Satan," That is, the United States. To him, America and the west were
Adj. Serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary.
capacity Doctor Watson was helpful; however, he could not solve a perplexing case on his own.
N. Critical remark.
He resented the
of his critics, particularly because he realized they were true.
N. Hostile feelign or intent.
of the speaker became obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.
V. Reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling.
After the glass is
, it will be less subject to chipping and cracking.
N. Drug that relieves pain; opiate.
His pain was so great that no
could relieve it.
Adj. Antiquated; extremely ancient.
Looking at his great-aunt's antique furniture, her young heir exclaimed, "Heavens! How positively
Adj. Extravagantly odd.
Putting on an
disposition, Hamlet act so odd that the Danish court thinks him mad.
N. Pithy maxim or saying.
is usually philosophic or scientific, as compared to an adage, which is usually more homely and concrete.
Adj. Spurious; not authentic; invented rather than true.
although many versions exist of the famous story of Emerson's visit to Thoreau in jail, the tale is most likely
N. Highest point.
When the moon is furhtest away from the earth in its orbit, it is at its
N. Elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something.
The Roman empress Livia envied the late Emporeror Augustus his
; she hoped that she, too, would be exalted to the ranks of the gods upon her death.
Adj. Appropriate; fitting.
She was always able to find the
phrase, the correct expression for every occasion.
N. Subordinate possessions.
He bought the estate and all its
of the underworld, she was "taken for a ride."
V. Marshal; draw up in order.
His actions were bound to
public sentiment against him.
N. Controlling influence.
President Marcos failed to maintain his
over the Philippines.
N. Sharpness (of temper).
These remarks, spoken with
, stung the boys to whom they had been directed.
N. Slanderous remark.
Rather than attacking President Cleveland's arguments with logic, his opponent resorted to casting
on the president's moral character.
Adj. Binding; causing contraction; harsh or severe.
quality of the unsweetened lemon juice made swallowing difficult.
N. Resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback.
In his love for gardening, Martin seemed an
to his Tuscan ancestors.
N. Omen; prophecy.
He interpreted the departure of the birds as an
N. Sun's corona; halo.
Many medieval paintings depict saintly characters with
around their heads.
N. Secondary or minor occupation.
His hobby proved to be so fascinating and profitable that gradually he abondoned his regular occupation and concentrated on his
Adj. Like an uncle.
pride did not prevent him from noticing his nephew's shortcomings.