GRE Vocabulary 3

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GRE Vocabulary 3
2015-09-02 23:49:31
GRE Vocabulary Exam

Vocabulary 3 for GRE exam
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  1. Alacrity

    Her alacrity to learn more about biology grew as she diligently studied the subject.
    eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness
  2. Burgeon

    The actor hopes the use of social media will burgeon his popularity.
    grow; flourish; put forth new shoots
  3. Deleterious

    The overpopulation of large snakes in the forest is deleterious to the wild rat population.
  4. Euphemism

    While a euphemism may tone down your words, the meaning behind the phrase will remain the same.
    a polite phrase to cover something unpleasant
  5. Hypocritical

    Most people think politicians are hypocritical because they say one thing but don't do it.
  6. Lethargic

    The sick dog was very lethargic.
    tired; without energy
  7. Ogle

    She didn't mind it when the construction workers would ogle her.
    stare at; observe in an obvious manner
  8. Postulate

    The best economists in the world are working to postulate ideas that will revive international finances.
    hypothesize; propose
  9. Robust

    The freshly brewed coffee had a robust taste.
    strong; healthy; tough
  10. Tractable

    The tractable show horse instantly obeyed his handler’s commands.
    obedient; dutiful; polite
  11. Alchemy
    medieval chemistry; attempt to change base metal into gold
  12. Burnish
  13. Deliberate
    to think over deeply
  14. Euphony
    pleasant sounds
  15. Iconoclast
    person who opposes orthodoxy
  16. Levity
    flippancy; joking about serious matters
  17. Olfactory
    concerned with the sense of smell
  18. Potable
    suitable for drinking
  19. Rotund
  20. Tranquil
  21. Alibi
    an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene
  22. Buttress
    strengthen; support
  23. Delineation
    demarcation; explanation; definition; outlining
  24. Evacuate
    vacate; empty; abandon
  25. Idiosyncrasy
    a personal peculiarity; something unique to an individual
  26. Libertarian
    someone who opposes a tryanny
  27. Ominous
  28. Potent
    powerful; compelling; strong
  29. Ruminate
    think over something; ponder
  30. Transcribe
  31. Allay
  32. Byline
    the line that tells you who wrote an article
  33. Demur
    hesitate; refuse
  34. Exacerbate
    make worse
  35. Ignominious
  36. Liniment
    soothing lotion
  37. Omnipotent
  38. Pragmatic
  39. Ruse
    trick; stratagem
  40. Transgress
    go astray; disobey; commit a sin
  41. Alleviate
    make less severe
  42. Cacophony
    discordant loud noises
  43. Denounce
    condemn; speak out against
  44. Exasperated
    frustrated; annoyed
  45. Ignominy
    shame [ignominious (a) = shameful]
  46. Lithe
    flexible; supple
  47. Omniscient
  48. Pragmatist
    practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness
  49. Saccharin
    falsely sweet
  50. Transient
    short-lived; ephemeral
  51. Aloof
    distant; distracted; cold
  52. Cajole
  53. Deplete
    use up; lessen
  54. Exceptionable
    very bad (something which we should object to)
  55. Illuminate
    to light up or make clear
  56. Livid
    very angry
  57. Onerous
    burdensome; hard to undertake
  58. Preamble
    introductory material
  59. Sacrosanct
    very holy; inviolable
  60. Traverse
    to move across
  61. Altruism
    putting others first; being self-sacrificing
  62. Caldron
    huge cooking pot
  63. Deplore
  64. Exculpate
    free someone from blame; pardon; acquit
  65. Illusory
    deceptive; false; misleading
  66. Lobbyist
    person who tries to persuade someone to support a particular cause
  67. Onus
  68. Precarious
    unstable; risky
  69. Sagacious
  70. Trepidation
  71. Amass
  72. Callow
  73. Depravity
    moral corruption
  74. Execrable
    very, very bad
  75. Immoderate
    excessive; extreme
  76. Lofty
    snooty; arrogant; haughty
  77. Opaque
    does not let light through
  78. Precedent
    a previous occurrence used as a guide
  79. Sage
    a wise person
  80. Trinket
    something of little value; knick-knack
  81. Ambiguity
    uncertainty; vagueness
  82. Candid
    frank; honest
  83. Deprecate
    criticize; denounce
  84. Exegesis
    scholarly explanation or interpretation
  85. Immutable
    unchanging; permanent
  86. Longevity
    long life
  87. Opulent
    wealthy; rich; magnificent
  88. Precept
    guiding principle
  89. Salacious
    lecherous; erotic
  90. Trite
    unoriginal; dull
  91. Ambiguous
    unclear in meaning; can be interpreted in different ways
  92. Candor
    frankness; openness
  93. Deride
    ridicule; make fun of; mock
  94. Exemplary
    outstandingly good; setting a fine example
  95. Impartial
    unbiased; neutral
  96. Loquacious
  97. Ordain
    1. destine; 2. confer holy orders on a priest
  98. Precinct
    district of a city
  99. Sallow
  100. Trivial