Vocab. Words V
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Vocab. Words V
GRE,Daily,06/01/14 - 06/07/14
Daily Vocab. Words V
: quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
her husband is by nature a reticent person, and she resigned herself to that fact long ago
: concerned and attentive; eager
I appreciated his solicitous inquiry about my health.
: characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
he managed to rise above the sordid streets upon which he grew up
: occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
sporadic loud noises kept startling everyone
: to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
squandered all her money gambling in casinos
: not moving, active, or in motion; at rest
the static installation of the statue in that niche means that no one will ever see its back, which is also of interest
: to stun, baffle, or amaze
stupefied by the ruling that he could not compete because his missed the qualifying age by two days
: to block; to thwart
Progress on the project has been stymied by lack of money.
: the combination of parts to make a whole
a philosophy that is a kind of synthesis of several schools of Western and Eastern thought
: a force that causes rotation
: winding, twisting; excessively complicated
a tortuous path up the mountain
: fierce and cruel; eager to fight
die-hard fans who became truculent and violent after their team's loss
: truthfulness, honesty
We questioned the veracity of his statements.
: extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
the virulent look on her face warned me that she was about to say something unkind
: having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
it seemed like the voracious kitten was eating her weight in food every day
: to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion
The kite wavered in the wind.
n.generosity and nobility. (adj
When you are very generous to everyone around and you give great gifts, this is an example of magnanimity.
Because she was kind and generous, the magnanimous queen was loved by all.
adj.malicious; evil; having or showing ill will
"Some early American colonists saw the wilderness as malevolent and sought to control it."
n.one who hates people
"He was a true misanthrope and hated even himself."