GRE Vocabulary

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  1. Lavish
    Extremely generous or extravagant; to give unsparingly
  2. Laud
    to give praise; to glorify
  3. Latent
    Potential that is not readily apparent
  4. Lassitude
    a state of diminished energy
  5. Lament
    To express sorrow, to grieve
  6. Laconic
    Using few words
  7. Irascible
    easily made angry
  8. Inundate
    To overwhelm, to cover with water
  9. Intransigent
    Uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
  10. Insipid
    Lacking interest or flavor
  11. Innocuous
    Harmless
  12. Inimical
    Hostile, unfriendly
  13. Ingenuous
    Showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  14. Inchoate
    Not fully formed, disorganized
  15. Implacable
    Unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
  16. Impetuous
    Quick to act without thinking
  17. Impervious
    Impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
  18. Imperturable
    Not capable of being disturbed
  19. Iconoclast
    One who opposes established beliefs, customs and institutions
  20. Homogenous
    Of a similar kind
  21. Gullible
    Easily deceived
  22. Guile
    Deceit, trickery
  23. Gregarious
    Outgoing, sociable
  24. Garrulous
    Tending to talk a lot
  25. Frugality
    Tending to be thrifty or cheap
  26. Fortuitous
    Happening by chance, fortunate
  27. Foment
    To arouse or incite
  28. Florid
    Excessively decoratred or embellished
  29. Fervid
    Intensely emotional, feverish
  30. Fawn
    To grovel
  31. Fanatical
    Acting excessively enthusiastic, filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
  32. Explicit
    Clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
  33. Exonerate
    To clear of blame
  34. Exigent
    Urgent; requiring immediate action
  35. Exculpate
    To clear from blame, prove innocent
  36. Exacerbate
    To make worse
  37. Euphemism
    Use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
  38. Eulogy
    Speech in praise of someone
  39. Estimable
    Admirable
  40. Esoteric
    Known or understood only by a few
  41. Erudite
    Learned, scholarly, bookish
  42. Erratic
    Wandering and unpredictable
  43. Equivocate
    To use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  44. Ephemeral
    Lasting a short time
  45. Enumerate
    To count, list, itemize
  46. Enigma
    A puzzle, a mystery
  47. Engender
    TO produce, cause, or bring about
  48. Enervate
    To reduce in strength
  49. Emulate
    To copy; to try to equal or excel
  50. Embellish
    To add ornamental or fictitious details
  51. Eloquent
    Persuasive and moving, especially in speech
  52. Elegy
    A sorrowful poem or speech
  53. Efficacy
    Effectiveness
  54. Eclectic
    Selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
  55. Dupe
    To deceive or a person who is easily deceived
  56. Dogmatic
    Dictatorial in one's opinions
  57. Dogma
    A firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
  58. Dissonance
    A harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds
  59. Dissemble
    To present a false appearance, to disguise one's real intentions or character
  60. Disparate
    Fundamentally different; entirely unlike
  61. Discern
    To perceive or recognize
  62. Disabuse
    Set right, free from error
  63. Dirge
    A funeral hymn or mournful speech
  64. Dilettante
    Someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
  65. Dilatory
    Intended to delay
  66. Dilate
    To make larger, expand
  67. Diffident
    Lacking self-confidence
  68. Diatribe
    An abusive, condemnatory speech
  69. Desultory
    Jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
  70. Desiccate
    To dry out thoroughly
  71. Deride
    To speak of or treat with contempt, to mock
  72. Deference
    Respect, courtesy
  73. Decorum
    Appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
  74. Crescendo
    Steadily increasing in volume or force
  75. Credulous
    Too trusting; gullible
  76. Corroborate
    Supporting evidence
  77. Convoluted
    Intricate and complicated
  78. Connoisseur
    A person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
  79. Condone
    To overlook, pardon or disregard
  80. Cogent
    Convincing and well-reasoned
  81. Coalesce
    To grow together to form a single whole
  82. Circumspect
    Cautious, aware of potential consequences
  83. Chicanery
    Deception by means of craft or guile
  84. Chauvinist
    Someone prejudiced in favor of a group that he or she belongs to
  85. Chaos
    Great disorder or confused situation
  86. Caustic
    Biting in wit
  87. Catalyst
    Something that brings about a change in something else
  88. Castigate
    To punish or criticize harshly
  89. Capricious
    Changing one's mind quickly and often
  90. Candid
    Impartial and honest in speech
  91. Cacophony
    Harsh, jarring noise
  92. Burnish
    To polish
  93. Burgeon
    To grow and flourish
  94. Bombastic
    Pompous in speech and manner
  95. Bolster
    Support, prop up
  96. Banal
    Predictable, cliched, boring
  97. Austere
    Severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
  98. Audacious
    Fearless and daring
  99. Attenuate
    Reduce in force or degree; weaken
  100. Assuage
    To make something unpleasant less severe
  101. Articulate
    Able to speak clearly and expressively
  102. Ardor
    Intense and passionate feeling
  103. Archaic
    Ancient, old-fashioned
  104. Arbitrate
    To judge a dispute between two opposing parties
  105. Arbitrary
    Determined by chance or impulse
  106. Approbation
    Approval and praise
  107. Apocryphal
    Of questionable authority or authenticity
  108. Apathy
    Lack of interest or emotion
  109. Antipathy
    Extreme dislike
  110. Antagonize
    To annoy or provoke to anger
  111. Anomaly
    Deviation from what is normal
  112. Analogous
    Similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
  113. Anachronism
    Something out of place in time
  114. Ambiguous
    Doubtful or uncertain, can be interpreted several ways
  115. Ameliorate
    To make better; to improve
  116. Amalgamate
    To combine, to mix together
  117. Alleviate
    To make more bearable
  118. Alacrity
    Speed or quickness
  119. Aggrandize
    To increase in power, influence and reputation
  120. Aesthetic
    Concerning the appreciation of beauty
  121. Advocate
    To speak in favor of
  122. Adulterate
    To make impure
  123. Abyss
    An extremely deep hole
  124. Abstain
    To choose not to do something
  125. Abscond
    To leave secretly
  126. Aberrant
    Deviating from what is normal or expected
  127. Abate
    To reduce in amount, degree, or severity
  128. Paradox
    A contradiction or dliemma
  129. Metaphor
    A figure of speech comparing two different things, a symbol
  130. Rarefy
    To make thinner or sparser
  131. Pungent
    Sharp and irritating to the senses
  132. Propriety
    Acting in a proper manner, obeying rules and customs
  133. Proliferate
    To increase in number quickly
  134. Malleable
    Capable of being shaped
  135. Placate
    To soothe or pacify
  136. Opprobrium
    Public disgrace
  137. Phlegmatic
    Calm and unemotional in temperament
  138. Rhetoric
    Effective writing or speaking
  139. Reticent
    Silent, reserved
  140. Quiescent
    Motionless
  141. Stolid
    Unemotional, lacking sensitivity
  142. Propitiate
    To conciliate, to appease
  143. Specious
    Deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
  144. Malinger
    To evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  145. Stigma
    A mark of shame or discredit
  146. Onerous
    Troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
  147. Lethargic
    Acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
  148. Lucid
    Clear and easily understood
  149. Loquacious
    Talkative
  150. Obsequious
    Overly-submissive and eager to please
  151. Proclivity
    A natural inclination or predisposition
  152. Plethora
    Excess
  153. Repudiate
    To reject the validity of
  154. Prudence
    Wisdom, caution or restraint
  155. Prodigal
    Lavish, wasteful
  156. Misanthrope
    A person who dislikes others
  157. Venerate
    To respect deeply
  158. Mitigate
    To soften, to lessen
  159. Pristine
    Fresh and clean, uncorrupted
  160. Obstinate
    Stubborn, unyielding
  161. Luminous
    Bright, brilliant, glowing
  162. Obviate
    To prevent; to make necessary
  163. Ostentation
    Excessive showiness
  164. Occlude
    To stop up, prevent the passage of
  165. Transitory
    Temporary, lasting a brief time
  166. Opaque
    Impossible to see through, preventing the passage of light
  167. Paragon
    Model of excellence or perfection
  168. Tacit
    Done without using words
  169. Philanthropy
    Charity, a desire or effort to promote goodness
  170. Probity
    Complete honesty and integrity
  171. Torpor
    Extreme mental and physical sluggishness
  172. Sublime
    Lofty or grand
  173. Pedant
    Someone who shows off learning
  174. Precipitate
    To throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
  175. Meticulous
    Extremely careful about details
  176. Satiate
    To satisfy fully or overindulge
  177. Vacillate
    To physically sway or be indecisive
  178. Taciturn
    Silent, not talkative
  179. Tirade
    Long, harsh speech or verbal attack
  180. Pervade
    To be present throughout, to permeate
  181. Permeate
    To penetrate
  182. Soporific
    Causing sleep or lethargy
  183. Perfunctory
    Done in a routine way; indifferent
  184. Perfidious
    Willing to betray one's trust
  185. Mollify
    To calm or make less severe
  186. Naive
    Lacking sophistication or experience
  187. Prevaricate
    To lie or deviate from the truth
  188. Zeal
    Passion, excitement
  189. Verbose
    Wordy
  190. Veracity
    Filled with truth and accuracy
  191. Pragmatic
    Practical as opposed to idealistic
  192. Vex
    To annoy
  193. Volatile
    Easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
  194. Whimsical
    Lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
  195. Plastic
    Able ot be molded, altered or bent
  196. Waver
    To fluctuate between choices
  197. Monotony
    No variation, tediously the same
  198. Viscous
    Thick and adhesive, like a slow flowing fluid
  199. Obdurate
    Hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion

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