Vocab. Words IV
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Vocab. Words IV
GRE,Daily,06/01/14 - 06/07/14
Daily Vocab. Words IV
: a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
his retirement party featured many paeans for his long years of service to the company
: a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
He has a talent for writing parodies.
: recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
Flooding is a perennial problem for people living by the river.
: intentional breach of faith; treachery
They are guilty of perfidy.
: cursory; done without care or interest
the violinist delivered a perfunctory performance that displayed none of the passion and warmth he was once known for
: acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
The perspicacious salesman earned a great living because he knew how to read his customers.
: to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
They prattled on into the night, discussing school, music, and friends.
: acting with excessive haste or impulse
: to cause to happen before anticipated or required
The budget problem was precipitated by many unexpected costs.
: a disposition in favor of something; preference
a young lad with a predilection for telling tall tales
: foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring
He predicted their response with amazing prescience.
: to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
Government officials prevaricated about the real costs of the project.
: misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
she has no qualms about downloading pirated music files from the Internet
: to retract, esp. a previously held belief
Witnesses threatened to recant their testimony when the court released their names to the paper.
: to disprove; to successfully argue against
The lawyer refuted the testimony of the witness.
: to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
courtiers and generals who incurred the emperor's disfavor were soon relegated to the farther reaches of the empire
An example of loquacious is someone who calls and talks for three minutes straight without pausing.
the loquacious host of a radio talk show
"He made a lucid argument to support his theory."
adj.weighty, mournful, or gloomy, especially to an excessive degree
"Jake's lugubrious monologues depressed his friends."