GRE Vocab study 2

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  1. Delineate
    To represent by sketch
  2. Deride
    To ridicule
  3. Derision
    Ridicule
  4. Desultory
    Aimless
  5. Diatribe
    Bitter/ malicious criticism
  6. Didactic
    Pertaining to teaching
  7. Dilatory
    Causing delay
  8. Disconcert
    to disturb the composure of
  9. Dissemble
    to disguise or pretend
  10. Dissolution
    Breaking up of a union or persons
  11. Divest
    To strip; to deprive
  12. Ebullient
    Showing great enthusiasm or exhilartation
  13. Efficacy
    Power to produce an intended effect
  14. Effrontery
    Boldness
  15. Egress
    Exit
  16. Elegy
    A poem lamenting the dead
  17. Elicit
    to extract without violence; to learn through discussion
  18. Emulate
    Imitate
  19. Engender
    To produce
  20. Enervate
    To weaken
  21. Ennui
    Boredom
  22. Ephemeral
    Short-lived, fleeting
  23. Equanimity
    Evenness of mind or temper
  24. Equivocal
    Ambiguous
  25. Eradicate
    To destroy completely
  26. Erudite
    Very learned
  27. Eschew
    To keep clear of
  28. Esoteric
    Hard to understand
  29. Exacerbate
    To make sharp/ to make worse
  30. Exigency
    Urgent situation
  31. Expatiate
    To speak or write at some length
  32. Extirpate
    To root out, to eradicate
  33. Facetious
    Amusing
  34. Fallacious
    Illogical
  35. Fatuous
    Idiotic
  36. Fervor
    Ardor or intensity of feeling
  37. Fledgling
    Inexperienced
  38. Foment
    To nurse to life; to encourage
  39. Fulminate
    to cause to explode
  40. gainsay
    to contradict
  41. garrulous
    trivial talking
  42. germane
    relevant
  43. goad
    to urge on
  44. grandiloquent
    pompous/ bombastic
  45. gregarious
    sociable, outgoing
  46. guileless
    without deceit
  47. halcyon
    calm
  48. harangue
    a tirade
  49. harbinger
    one who foreruns and announces the coming of a person or thing
  50. Hersey
    opinion or doctrine subversive of settled or accepted beliefs
  51. iconoCLAST
    an image- breaker
  52. IgnominIOUS
    shameful
  53. IMpecunIOUS
    Having no money
  54. IMpede
    To hinder
  55. IMperIOUS
    Insisting on obedience
  56. IMperturbable
    calm
  57. IMpervIOUS
    impenetrable
  58. IMplicit
    Implied
  59. Importune
    To harass with persistent demands
  60. IMpugn
    To assail with arguments or accusations
  61. Inane
    Silly
  62. Inchoate
    Recently begun
  63. Indolence
    Laziness
  64. Ineffable
    Unutterable
  65. Inert
    Inactive
  66. Inexorable
    Unrelenting
  67. Innocuous
    Harmeless
  68. Insouciant
    Nonchalant
  69. Intrepid
    Fearless/ bold
  70. Inure
    to harden or toughen by use
  71. Invidious
    Showing envy
  72. Itinerant
    wandering (without itinerary)
  73. Laconic
    brienf
  74. latent
    dormant
  75. licentious
    wanton
  76. magnanimity
    generosity
  77. malingerer
    one who feigns illness to escape duty
  78. maverick
    rebel
  79. mendacious
    untrue
  80. mitigate
    to lessen in intensity
  81. modicum
    a smaill amount
  82. mollify
    to soothe
  83. mordant
    biting
  84. morose
    ill-humored
  85. Nefarious
    extremely wicked
  86. megate
    to cancel out
  87. neophyte
    beginner
  88. obdurate
    stubborn
  89. Obfuscate
    To darken
  90. Obsequious
    Servile, ready to serve
  91. Obviate
    to make unnecessary
  92. odious
    hateful
  93. officious
    meddlesome
  94. onus
    burden
  95. opprobrium
    infamy
  96. oscillate
    to waver
  97. ostentation
    showy
  98. paragon
    model of perfection
  99. parsimonious
    sparing in spending of money
  100. partisan
    one-sided
  101. paucity
    few
  102. penchant
    strong inclination
  103. penurious
    excessively sparing in the use of money, frugal
  104. perfidy
    treachery
  105. pernicious
    tending to kill or hurt
  106. pervasive
    spread throughout
  107. phlegmatic
    not easily roused to emotion
  108. pious
    religious
  109. platitude
    trite
  110. portend
    foretell
  111. pragmatic
    practical
  112. precarious
    perilous
  113. precipitate
    rash
  114. precocious
    mature at a young age

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