Vocab. Words II
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Vocab. Words II
GRE,Daily,06/01/14 - 06/07/14
Daily Vocab Words
: complex or complicated
a convoluted explanation that left the listeners even more confused than they were before
: to undeceive; to set right
let me disabuse you of your foolish notions about married life
: conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
She has the difficult task of bringing together a number of discordant elements.
: fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
disparate notions among adults and adolescents about when middle age begins
: extreme boldness; presumptuousness
the little squirt had the effrontery to deny eating any cookies, even with the crumbs still on his lips
: well-spoken, expressive, articulate
His success serves as an eloquent reminder of the value of hard work.
: to weaken; to reduce in vitality
the surgery really enervated me for weeks afterwards
: dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
the kind of ennui that comes from having too much time on one's hands and too little will to find something productive to do
: to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
The applicant seemed to be equivocating when we asked him about his last job.
: very learned; scholarly
the most erudite people in medical research attended the conference
: exonerate; to clear of blame
The court exculpated him after a thorough investigation.
: urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
started his workday with a flood of exigent matters that required his quick decision
: improvised; done without preparation
caught by surprise, I had to make an extemporaneousspeech at the awards banquet
: intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
They engaged in a filibuster that lasted for over a week.
: to loudly attack or denounce
She was fulminating about the dangers of smoking.
adj.stubborn; immovable; unwilling to change
"She was so intransigent we finally gave up trying to convince her."
adj.prone to outbursts of temper, easily angered
An example of irascible is a man who becomes extremely mad at even the slightest of mistakes.
an irascible old football coach
adj.using few words; terse
"a laconic reply."