Vocab. Words III
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Vocab. Words III
GRE,Daily,06/01/14 - 06/07/14
Daily Vocab. Words
: artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
The little boy’s ingenuous habit of constantly telling the truth made him unpopular at school.
: accustomed to accepting something undesirable
Does violence on television inure children to violence in real life?
: easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
an irascible old football coach
: to praise highly
an actor who in his lifetime received all the laud and honor that the theater world could bestow
: clear; easily understood
He is able to recognize his wife in his lucid moments.
: the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
His enemies he treated with the greatest magnanimity; no bloody executions followed the victory of the Milvian Bridge.
: associated with war and the armed forces
one of the basic tenets of martial law
: of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
mundane chores, like washing dishes
: coming into being; in early developmental stages
The actress is now focusing on her nascent singing career.
: vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
These philosophical concepts can be nebulous.
: a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
He also joined words together to create neologisms
: harmful, injurious
mixing bleach and ammonia can cause noxious fumes that can seriously harm you
: lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
He is too obtuse to take a hint.
: to anticipate and make unnecessary
The new medical treatment obviates the need for surgery.
: troubling; burdensome
The government imposed onerous taxes on imports.
adj.present or potential but not evident or active (n
An example of latent are fingerprints which cannot be seen.
he has a latent talent for acting that he hasn't had a chance to express yet
adj.praiseworthy; commendable (v. laud)
An example of laudable is a person who donates to charity and wants to save the world.
you showed laudable restraint in dealing with that ridiculously demanding customer
n.giant whale, therefore, something very large
An example of a leviathan is a large aircraft carrier.
The factory is a towering leviathan in the middle of the town.