Vocab. Words I
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Vocab. Words I
GRE,Daily,06/01/14 - 06/07/14
Daily Vocab. Words
to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
Several prisoners absconded from the jail.
: deviating from the norm
aberrant weather we've been having
: eager and enthusiastic willingness
She accepted the invitation with an alacrity that surprised me.
: deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
We couldn't explain the anomalies in the test results.
: an expression of approval or praise
The company has even received the approbation of its former critics.
: stenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
an arduous journey across miles of desert
: to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
He couldn't assuage his guilt over the divorce.
: daring and fearless; recklessly bold
They have audacious plans for the new school.
: without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
They choose austere furnishings for the office.
: taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
it's axiomatic that the instinct for self-preservation is universal throughout the animal kingdom
: following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
What's been going on in the stock market hardly fits canonical notions of rationality.
: inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
employees who are at the mercy of a capricious manager
: to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
The country faces international censure for its alleged involvement in the assassination.
: trickery or subterfuge
He wasn't above using chicanery to win votes.
: an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
She is a connoisseur of African art.
"Wayne was rendered insensible by a blow to the head."
"They were insensibile to the suffering of others.:
adj.lacking zest or excitement; dull
A cup of bland soup from a cafeteria is an example of insipid.
The soup was rather insipid.
adj.of or pertaining to an island, thus, excessively exclusive
"Newcomers found it difficult to make friends in the insular community."