GRE Top 200 (Unknown)

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GRE Top 200 (Unknown)
2011-06-21 05:27:45

Words that I did not know that are on the top 200 of the GRE
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  1. abscond
    to leave quickly, secretly
  2. prevarication
    a lie
  3. fervid
    passionate/intense; zealous
  4. arbitrate
    to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
  5. attenuate
    to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
  6. banal
    predictable, cliched, boring
  7. capricious
    changing one's mind quickly and often
  8. chicanery
    deception by means of craft or guile
  9. cogent
    convincing and well-reasoned
  10. diffident
    lacking self-confidence
  11. dilettante
    someone with an amateurish/superficial interest in a topic
  12. dirge
    funeral hymn or mournful speech
  13. cognitive dissonance
    the inner conflict produced when long-standing beliefs are contradicted by new evidence
  14. enervate
    to reduce in strength
  15. enumerate
    to count, list, or itemize
  16. estimable
  17. exigent
    urgent, requiring immediate action
  18. florid
    excessively decorated or embellished
  19. foment
    to amuse or incite
  20. garrulous
    tending to talk a lot
  21. gregarious
    outgoing, sociable
  22. impetuous
    quick to act without thinking
  23. inchoate
    not fully formed, disorganized
  24. ingenuous
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  25. inimical
    hostile, unfriendly; adverse in tendency or effect
  26. intransigent
    uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
  27. inundate
    to overwhelm; to cover with water
  28. irascible
    easily made angry
  29. laconic
    using few words
  30. malinger
    to avoid responsibility by feigning illness
  31. obsequious
    overly submissive and eager to please
  32. obdurate
    hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
  33. obviate
    to prevent; to make unnecessary
  34. guile
    deceit or trickery
  35. occlude
    to stop up; to prevent the passage of
  36. opprobrium
    public disgrace
  37. paragon
    model of excellence or perfection
  38. pendant
    someone who shows off learning
  39. perfiduous
    willing to betray one's trust
  40. perfunctory
    done in a routine way; indifferent
  41. precipitate
    to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
  42. prodigal
    lavish, wasteful
  43. propitiate
    to conciliate; to appease
  44. quiescent
  45. rarefy
    to make thinner or sparser
  46. specious
    deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
  47. stolid
    unemotional; lacking sensitivity
  48. torpor
    extreme mental or physical sluggishness
  49. vacillate
    to sway physically; to be indecisive