still other gre words

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still other gre words
2011-07-05 02:16:37

other obscure words that may be on the test that i've encountered in various places--including online gre practice tests.
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  1. supine
    failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakenss or indolence; lying face upward
  2. philately
    • 1. the collecting of stamps and other postal matter as a hobby or an investment
    • 2. the study of postage stamps, etc.
  3. nuncupative
    declared orally, as opposed to writing, esp. by a mortally wounded soldier or sailor
  4. mete
    dispense or allot justic, a punishment, or harsh treatment
  5. pejorative
    expressing contempt or disapproval
  6. saturnine
    (of a person or their manner) slow and gloomy :
  7. procrustean
    (esp. of a framework or system) enforcing uniformity or conformity without regard to natural variation or individuality
  8. dulcify
    sweeten; calm or soothe
  9. apogee
    the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is furthest from the earth.
  10. perigee
    the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the earth
  11. georgic
    a poem or book dealing with agriculture or rural topics
  12. mellifluous
    (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear
  13. stygian
    poetic/literary: very dark
  14. pied
    having two or more different colors
  15. oppugn
    call into question the truth or validity of.
  16. perjury
    willfully tell an untruth when giving evidence to a court; commit perjury.