GRE Vocabulary V (Princeton Review)

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  1. alloy
    • verb: to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior
    • unalloyed means pure
  2. appropriate
    verb: to take for one's own use; to confiscate
  3. arrest, arresting
    verb/adj: to suspend; to engage; holding one's attention: as in arrested adolescence, an arresting portrait
  4. august
    adj: majestic, venerable
  5. bent
    noun: leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency
  6. broach
    verb: to bring up; to announce; to begin to talk about
  7. brook
    verb: to tolerate; to endure; to countenance
  8. cardinal
    adj: major, as in cardinal sin
  9. chauvinist
    noun: a blindly devoted patriot
  10. color
    verb: to change as if by dyeing, i.e., to distort, gloss, or affect (usually the first)
  11. consequential
    • adj: pompous, self-important
    • (primary definitions are: logically following; important)
  12. damp
    verb: to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound
  13. die
    noun: a tool used for shaping, as in a tool-and-die shop
  14. essay
    verb: to test or try; to attempt; to experiment
  15. exact
    verb: to demand; to call for; to require; to take
  16. fell
    • verb: to cause to fall by striking
    • adj: inhumanely cruel
  17. flag
    verb: to sag or droop; to become spiritless; to decline
  18. flip
    adj: sarcastic, impertinent, as in flippant: a flip remark
  19. ford
    verb: to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream
  20. grouse
    verb: to complain or grumble
  21. guy
    noun: a rope, cord, or cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to steady or reinforce using a guy: think guide
  22. intimate
    verb: to imply, suggest, or insinuate
  23. list
    verb: to tilt or lean to one side
  24. lumber
    verb: to move heavily and clumsily
  25. meet
    adj: fitting, proper
  26. milk
    verb: to exploit; to squeeze every last ounce of
  27. mince
    verb: to pronounce or speak affectedly; to euphemize, to speak too carefully. Also, to take tiny steps; to tiptoe
  28. nice
    adj: exacting, fastidious, extremely precise
  29. obtain
    adj: to be established, accepted, or customary
  30. occult
    adj: hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension
  31. pedestrian
    adj: commonplace, trite, unremarkable, quotidian
  32. pied
    adj: multicolored, usually in blotches
  33. pine
    verb: to lose vigor (as through grief); to yearn
  34. plastic
    adj: moldable; pliable, not rigid
  35. pluck
    noun: courage, spunk, fortitude
  36. prize
    verb: to pry, to press or force with a lever; something taken by force, spoils
  37. rail
    verb: to complain about bitterly
  38. rent
    verb: torn (past tense of rend); an opening or tear caused by such
  39. quail
    verb: to lose courage; to turn frightened
  40. qualify
    verb: to limit
  41. sap
    verb: to enervate or weaken the vitality of
  42. scurvy
    adj: contemptible, despicable
  43. singular
    adj: exceptional, unusual, odd
  44. stand
    noun: a group of trees
  45. steep
    verb: to saturate or completely soak, as in to let a tea bag steep
  46. strut
    noun: the supporting structural cross-part of a wing
  47. table
    verb: to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration
  48. tender
    verb: to proffer or offer
  49. waffle
    verb: to equivocate; to change one's position
  50. wag
    noun: wit, joker
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GRE Vocabulary V (Princeton Review)
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GRE Vocabulary Princeton
Beyond the Hit Parade Group 1
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