Daily Vocab. V Week 3

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Daily Vocab. V Week 3
2014-06-02 21:03:40
GRE,Daily,06/15/14 - 06/21/14
Daily Vocab. V Week 3
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  1. repudiate
    • verb: to refuse to have anything to do with; to disown
    • Before me now is plaintiff's motion to repudiate the settlement agreement.
  2. rescind
    • verb: to invalidate; to repeal; to retract
    • However, years later, your country decided to rescind this law so that dual citizenship became possible.
  3. reverent
    • adj: marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect
    • noun form: reverence
    • The proposed inscriptions for the monument must be reverent, tasteful, and pay respectful tribute to the deceased.
  4. rhetoric
    • noun: the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
    • He has all the proper sentiments, and his rhetoric and rimes are easy work for him.
  5. salubrious
    • adj: promoting health or well-being
    • The environment was more salubrious, with nutritious food available from their crops and cows.
  6. solvent
    • adj: able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
    • The idea that keeping a particular individual's firm solvent should be in the national interest may sound odd.
  7. specious
    • adj: seeming true, but actually being fallacious; misleadingly attractive; plausible but false
    • His arguments and specious comparisons are bogus and not worth seriously entertaining, in my humble opinion.
  8. spurious
    • adj: lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit
    • The quote may be spurious, but it contains a grain of truth.
  9. subpoena
    • noun: a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
    • He used his subpoena power to put people on the stand for day after day.
  10. succinct
    • brief; concise
    • The inscription that inspired me was succinct and to the point.
  11. superfluous
    • adj: exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
    • In a climate where clothes are superfluous, this is how you dress up for special occasions.
  12. surfeit
    • verb: an overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess
    • Instead, the technology-driven surfeit of modern information has made the need for clarity and concision more acute.
  13. tenacity
    • noun: the quality of adherence or persistence to something valued; persistent determination
    • adj form: tenacious
    • Jake’s tenacity allowed him to excel in college while working two jobs.
  14. tenuous
    • adj: having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak
    • Because the evidence against her is tenuous, the accused murderer will be released from jail on bail.
  15. tirade
    • noun: a long and extremely critical speech; a harsh denunciation
    • Because Carrie is normally a laidback person, she shocked everyone with her tirade.
  16. transient
    • adj: fleeting; passing quickly; brief
    • The snow is transient and will melt as soon as the sun appears.
  17. zealous
    • adj: fervent; ardent; impassioned, devoted to a cause
    • (a zealot is a zealous person)
    • The zealous detective searched for the killer for over twenty years.
  18. propitiate
    • v.to conciliate; to appease:
    • "They made sacrifices to propitiate angry gods."
  19. Pulchritudinous
    • adj.beautiful (n: pulchritude)
    • A person who is very beautiful would be described as pulchritudinous.
  20. pusillanimous
    • adj.cowardly, timid, or irreselute; petty:
    • "The pusillanimous leader soon lost the respect of his people."