GRE part 1.txt

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  1. Abate

    V [uh-beyt]
    • Subside, moderate, put an end to
    • (Intensify, increase, augment)
    • To make or become less intense
  2. Aberrant

    Adj [uh-ber-uhnt]
    • Abnormal, deviant
    • (Normal, usual)
    • departing from the right, normal, or usual course
  3. Abeyance

    N [uh-bey-uhns]
    • Waiting, suspension
    • (Ongoing action, continuance)
    • Suspended action
  4. Abstemious

    Adj [ab-stee-mee-uhs]
    • Restrained, sober
    • (Unrestrained, intemperate, immoderate)
    • Restrained behavior or appetite
  5. Adulterate

    V [uh-duhl-tuh-reyt]
    • To debase or make impure.
    • (purify)
    • Make impure by adding substances
  6. Aggregate

    N, V [ag-ri-geyt]
    • Sum total; gross amount; whole mass.
    • (individual unit; isolated element)
    • Taken in the aggregate.
  7. Alacrity

    V [uh-lak-ri-tee]
    • Promptness; cheerful willingness.
    • (reluctance; apathy; listlessness)
    • Accepting with alacrity.
  8. Amalgamate

    V [uh-mal-guh-meyt]
    • Combine; unite; merge.
    • (separate; divide)
    • Amalgamating several school into one
  9. Ameliorate

    V [uh-meel-yuh-reyt]
    • Improve; make better.
    • (worsen; aggravate)
    • Ameliorating working conditions
  10. Anachronistic

    Adj [uh-nak-ruh-nis-tik]
    • Chronologically out of place; out of its proper time.
    • (historically appropriate)
    • An anachronistic throwback.
  11. Anomaly

    N [uh-nom-uh-lee]
    • Deviation from the norm.
    • (normal specimen)
    • A bird that cannot fly is an anomaly.
  12. Antipathy

    N [an-tip-uh-thee]
    • Intense dislike.
    • (sympathy; attraction)
    • Natural antipathy of cats and dogs.
  13. Apocryphal

    Adj [uh-pok-ruh-fuhl]
    • Invented rather than true.
    • (verified)
    • Wildly apocryphal rumors.
  14. Apostate

    N [uh-pos-teyt]
    • One who abandons his religious faith.
    • (loyalist)
    • Treacherous apostate.
  15. Apprise

    V [uh-prahyz]
    • Inform; notify.
    • (withhold information)
    • Keep me apprised of the situation.
  16. Approbation

    N [ap-ruh-bey-shuhn]
    • Approval; good opinion.
    • (disapprobation; disapproval)
  17. Ascetic

    N [uh-set-ik]
    • One who practices self-denial.
    • (one who given to self-indulgence)
    • A self-denial ascetic.
  18. Asperity

    N [uh-sper-i-tee]
    • Harshness of manner; roughness of surface.
    • (mildness)
    • Ill-humored asperity.
  19. Aspersion

    N [uh-spur-zhuhn]
    • Abusive attack; comment.
    • (complimentary remark)
  20. Assiduous

    Adj [uh-sij-oo-uhs]
    • Persistent.
    • (lazy)
    • An assiduous student.
  21. Assuage

    v [uh-sweyzh]
    • easy or lessen pain; satisfy hunger.
    • (intensify)
    • assuaging grief
  22. Astringent

    adj, n [uh-strin-juhnt]
    • bitter in taste; harshly biting.
    • (gentle; mild in taste)
    • The astringent quality of the unsweetened lemon juice.
  23. Attenuate

    v [uh-ten-yoo-it]
    • weaken or lessen in density, force, degree; become weak.
    • (intensify; strengthen)
    • Aspirin attenuating a fever's intensity.
  24. Autonomy

    n [aw-ton-uh-mee]
    • political or personal independence; freedom.
    • (dependence)
    • Personal autonomy.
  25. Aver

    v [uh-vur]
    • declare; state formally as a fact.
    • (deny)
    • Avering the truth.
  26. Baleful

    adj [beyl-fuhl]
    • evil; full of menacing; threatening harm.
    • (good; helping)
    • A baleful glance.
  27. Banality
    n
    • common saying.
    • (freshness; originally)
    • The banality of cliches.
  28. Bane

    n [beyn]
    • curse.
    • (blessing; piece of good fortune)
    • The bane of his existence.
  29. Beneficent

    adj [buh-nef-uh-suhnt]
    • producing benefits.
    • (baleful)
    • A beneficent donor.
  30. Blithe

    adj [blahyth]
    • carefree; happy.
    • (uptight; anxious)
    • Blithe and carefree.
  31. Bolster

    v [bohl-ster]
    • support; reinforse
    • (weaken; undermine)
    • Bolstering an argument
  32. Bombastic

    adj [bom-bas-tik]
    • using inflated language; high-sounding.
    • (simple and straightforward)
  33. Boor
    n
    • someone who acts in a rude or insensitive way.
    • (courteous person)
  34. Brook
    v
    • allow; tolerate; accept
    • (refuse to permit)
    • The dean would brook no interference with his disciplinary actions.
  35. Burgeon

    v [bur-juhn]
    • develop rapidly.
    • (shrink)
    • The town burgeoned into a city.
    • He burgeoned into a fine actor.
  36. Burnish

    v [bur-nish]
    • to polish a surface by friction; to make smooth and bright.
    • (make dull)
  37. Cacophonous

    adj [kuh-kof-uh-nuhs]
    • unpleasant sounding.
    • (pleasant-sounding; harmonious)
    • As cacophonous as car alarms.
  38. Castigation

    n [kas-ti-geyt]
    • verbal punishment; severe criticism.
    • (strong approval)
    • Severe public castigation.
  39. Catalyst

    n [kat-l-ist]
    • (inhibitor; anticatalyst)
    • A catalyst for change.
  40. Caustic

    adj [kaw-stik]
    • capable of burning; corroding; dissolve.
    • (mild; soothing)
    • Burned by caustic chemicals.
  41. Chicanery

    n [shi-key-nuh-ree]
    • trickery to deceive someone; fraud.
    • (honesty)
    • He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job.
  42. Coagulate

    v [koh-ag-yuh-leyt]
    • thicken; clot.
    • (liquefy; dissolve)
    • Blood coagulating.
  43. Coda

    n [koh-duh]
    • concluding section or speech; summarizes or concludes.
    • (introduction; prelude)
  44. Cogent

    adj [koh-juhnt]
    • convincing; well-argued.
    • (poorly reasoned; unsound)
    • Cogent reasons.
  45. Commensurate

    adj [kuh-men-ser-it]
    • abequate; proportionate.
    • (inappropriate; disproportionate)
  46. Compendium

    n [kuhm-pen-dee-uhm]
    • summary of a large work; a full list or inventory.
    • (none found)
    • A useful compendium of information.
  47. Complaisant

    adj [kom-pluh-zant]
    • eager to please; overly polite.
    • (unaccommodating)
    • A complaisant Supreme Court.
  48. Compliant

    adj [kuhm-plahy-uhnt]
    • obeying; manufactured or produced in accordance with a specified body of rules.
    • (resistant; noncompliant)
  49. Confound

    v [kon-found]
    • Confuse; mix; puzzle.
    • (clarify; distinguish)
    • Confounding the experts.
  50. Connoisseur

    n [kon-uh-sur]
    • person competent to act as a judge of art.
    • (philistine)
    • A connoisseur of fine wines.
  51. Contention

    n [kuhn-ten-shuhn]
    • Claim or thesis.
    • (agreement)
    • Data supporting the contention.
  52. Contrite

    adj [kuhn-trahyt]
    • deeply sorry.
    • (unremorseful)
    • A contrite sinner.
  53. Conundrum

    n [kuh-nuhn-druhm]
    • Riddle; puzzle.
    • (explanation; solution)
    • A puzzling conundrum.
  54. Converge

    n [kuhn-vurj]
    • Come together; tend to meet.
    • (diverge; deviate; branch off)
    • Roads converging at an intersection.
  55. Convoluted

    adj [kon-vuh-loo-tid]
    • highly complex; coiled around.
    • (straghtforward; uncomplicated)
    • Twisted, convoluted logic.
  56. Craven

    adj, n [krey-vuhn]
    • Spineless
    • (brave; bold)
    • Too craven to fight.
  57. Daunt

    v [dawnt, dahnt]
    • Frighten; intimidate.
    • (encourage)
    • Nothing can daunt the Fearless Four.
  58. Denigrate

    v [den-i-greyt]
    • Blacken.
    • (praise; acclaim)
    • Denigrating someone's efforts.
  59. Desiccate

    v [des-i-keyt]
    • dry up; dehydrate.
    • (moisten; hydrate)
    • Desiccated by the heat.
  60. Desultory

    adj [des-uhl-tawr-ee]
    • aimless; unfocused.
    • (methodical; assiduous)
    • Random, desultory remarks.
  61. Diatribe

    n [dahy-uh-trahyb]
    • sharply abusive attack or criticism.
    • (praise)

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