GRE Common Words.txt

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  1. Calumny
    making a false statement meant to injure a person's reputation
  2. Abberation
    A deviation from the normal
  3. Auspicious
    Favorable, not sinister
  4. demur
    Show reluctance/hesitation
  5. iconolast
    someone who attacks cherised beliefs (religions, idols, etc.)
  6. Veracious
  7. amorphous
  8. acrimony
    bitterness/ill will
  9. intimate
    to be subtle, suggest something subtly
  10. chastise
    to reprimand harshly
  11. maintain
    to assert something
  12. galvanize
    to excite or inspire (someone) to action
  13. ambivalent
    mixed emotions/conflicting emotions
  14. artful
    exhbiting artistic skill or clever in a cunning way
  15. equivocal
    confusing or ambiguous
  16. anomalous
    not normal
  17. Qualify
    to make something less severe
  18. betray
    to reveal or make known unintentionally
  19. Amenable
    to easily persuade
  20. censure
    to express strong disapproval
  21. innocuous
    wont produce harmful effects, harmless
  22. involved
  23. undermine
    to weaken
  24. parsimonious
    extremely frugal, miserly
  25. harangue
    long pompous-like speech, tirade
  26. vindicate
    to clear of accusations
  27. egregious
    standing out in a bad way
  28. restive
  29. belie
    to misrepresent, to lie
  30. mercurial
    a person prone to mood swings
  31. prodigal
    excessive, wastefully extravagant
  32. wanting
  33. profligate
    spending too much resources
  34. ingenous
    naïve and innocent
  35. venerate
    to respect deeply
  36. extant
    to exist (still in existence)
  37. parochial
    small in scope or outlook
  38. disinterested
    unbiased, neutral
  39. upbraid
    to reproach, to scold
  40. Laconic
    saying very few words
  41. ambiguous
    open to more than one interpretation, unclear
  42. venality
    being susceptible to bribes or corruption
  43. impertinent
    being disrespectful
  44. prevaricate
    to speak in an evasive way
  45. amalgam
    mix of different things
  46. commensurate
    to be in proportion or corresponding in degree
  47. gregarious
    outgoing, socializing with others
  48. frugal
    not spending much money
  49. enervate
    to sap energy from
  50. castigate
    to reprimand harshly
  51. anomaly
    a dviation from the normal
  52. lucid
    easily understood, clear, bright
  53. precipitate
    to end prematurely
  54. assuage
    to make milder, or less severe, to relieve
  55. erudite
    having great knowledge, being scholarly
  56. opaque
    to be clear, or easily understood, transparent
  57. enigma
    a puzzling situation or contratdiction
  58. fervid
    burning or heated in spirit, hot
  59. placate
    to appease or pacify
  60. zeal
    great warmth for something, desire, enthusiasm
  61. abstain
    to refrain
  62. audacious
    extremely bold, without restriction
  63. desiccate
    to preserve
  64. gullible
    easily tricked
  65. laudable
    deserving praise
  66. pedant
    person who overemphasizes, excessive or inappropriate display of learning
  67. vacillate
    to be indecisive, or to sway or stagger
  68. adulterate
    to make impure or less desireable
  69. capricious
    erractic change, unpredictable
  70. engender
    to produce, to cause, to give rise
  71. homogenous
    mixed together, common origin
  72. loquacious
    talking too much or freely, wordy
  73. pragmatic
    practical point of view
  74. volatile
    explosive, break out in violence
  75. apathy
    lack of interest, absence of emotion
  76. corroborate
    to make more certain or confirm
  77. ephemeral
    lasting a very short time, short-lived
  78. mitigate
    to lessen, make less severe
  79. propriety
    suitability, conformity to established standards of good behavior
  80. speculations
    consdierations (passing judgements)
  81. disparage
    to depreciate, to lower
  82. bolsters
    to support
  83. porous
    permeable, breakable
  84. innovative
    introducing something new
  85. implausible
    not having truth or credibility
  86. translucent
    clear, bright, easy to understand
  87. novel
    something new
  88. infamous
    have a bad reputation, notorius
  89. incongruous
    inappropriate, out of place
  90. pretnetious
    assumptions of dignity or importance
  91. myriad
    great number or person or things ( a lot of)
  92. quixotic
    extravagantly chivalrous or romantic
  93. derision
    ridicule, mockery
  94. provocation
    to provoke, something that incites
  95. cognizant
    to be aware or have a realization
  96. vicissitudes
    a change or variation
  97. salient
    to stand out
  98. salubrious
    healthful, promoting health
  99. inherent
    existing as a perment element
  100. opprobirous
    disgraceful or shameful
  101. endemic
    natural or beloning exclusively to a particular place
  102. nuance
    subtle or slight difference
  103. abate
    to reduce in amount or severity
  104. abscond
    to leave secretly
  105. advocate
    to speak in favor of
  106. aesthetic
    concerning the appreciation of beauty
  107. aggrandize
    to increase in power/size
  108. alleviate
    to make more bearable
  109. ameliorate
    to make better, to improve
  110. anachronism
    something out of place in time
  111. antagonize
    to annoy or provoke to anger
  112. antipathy
    extreme dislike
  113. arbitrate
    to judge a dispute between two opposing parties (judge arby)
  114. ardor
    intense and passionate feeling
  115. attenuate
    to reduce in force or degree, to weaken
  116. austere
    severe or stern in appearance, undecorated
  117. bolster
    to support
  118. bombastic
    pompous in speech and manner
  119. cacophony
    harsh, jarring noise
  120. candid
    impartial and honest in speech
  121. caustic
    biting in wit (explosive, flammable, combustible)
  122. chauvinist
    someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
  123. chicanery
    deception by means of craft or guile
  124. guile
    deceit or trickery
  125. cogent
    convincing and well-reasoned
  126. convoluted
    intricate and complicated
  127. corroborate
    provide supporting evidence
  128. credulous
    too trusting, gullible
  129. crescendo
    steadily increasing volume or force
  130. decorum
    appropriateness of behavior or conduct.
  131. deference
    respect, courtesy
  132. deride
    to speak or treat with contempt, to mock
  133. desultory
    jumping from one thing to another, disconnected
  134. diatribe
    an abusive, condemnatory speech
  135. diffident
    lacking self-confidence
  136. dilate
    to make larger, to expand
  137. dilatory
    intended to delay
  138. dilettante
    someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic (hipsters)
  139. dirge
    a funeral hymn or mournful speech
  140. disabuse
    to set right, to free from error
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GRE Common Words.txt
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