Daily Vocab. II Week 4

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Daily Vocab. II Week 4
2014-07-06 23:27:45
GRE Vocab
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Daily Vocab. II Week 4
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  1. divulge
    verb: to disclose something secret

    Its consultants almost never even divulge their clients' identities.
  2. fawn
    verb: to flatter or praise excessively

    Western culture seems to fawn over attention-seeking extroverts while introverts are overlooked.
  3. flout
    verb: to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention

    A college of wit-crackers cannot flout me out of my humor.
  4. garrulous
    adj: pointlessly talkative; talking too much
  5. glib
    adj: marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial

    Many senior administrators are smooth and glib, in the manner of politicians.
  6. hubris
    noun: overbearing presumption or pride; arrogance

    The leader of the cult had so much hubris he believed the government would never be able to capture him.
  7. imminent
    adj: about to happen; impending

    When the Secret Service arrived, everyone knew the president’s arrival was imminent.
  8. immutable
    adj: not capable of change

    When two people get married, it is with the assumption that their feelings for each other are immutable and will never alter.
  9. impetuous
    adj: hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement

    His impetuous behavior landed him in prison.
  10. indifferent
    adj: having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice

  11. inimical
    adj: damaging; harmful; injurious

    The dog and cat are inimical to each other.
  12. intractable
    adj: not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate

    It was a brilliant simplification of an intractable problem.
  13. intrepid
    adj: steadfast and courageous

    The intrepid kitten walked slowly in front of the two big dogs.
  14. laconic
    adj: using few words; terse

    a laconic reply
  15. maverick
    noun: an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

    You are the maverick who chooses to buck the accepted scientific orthodoxy.
  16. rescind
    • v.to repeal or annul
    • An example of rescind is someone calling off their wedding.
    • The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
  17. sagacious
    • adj.having a sharp or powerful intellect or discernment. (n: sagacity).
    • An example of sagacious is someone checking the oil in their car before a long road trip.
    • a sagacious critique of the current social climate in our nation
  18. sanguine
    • adj.cheerful; confident:
    • "Her sanguine attitude put everyone at ease."
    • (Sangfroid (noun) is a related French word meaning unflappibility. Literally, it means cold blood)