GRE Vocabulary

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GRE Vocabulary
2011-08-23 23:41:46
GRE Vocab vocabulary

GRE vocabulary from Princeton Review's "Cracking the New GRE"
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  1. capricious
    Inclined to change one's mind impulsively, erratic.
  2. censure
    To criticize severely; to offcially rebuke
  3. chicanery
    trickery or subterfuge
  4. enervate
    to weaken
  5. erudite
    very learned
  6. inured
    accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  7. magnanimity
    the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
  8. nascent
    coming into being; in early developmental stages
  9. obtuse
    lacking in sharpness or intellect
  10. perennial
    recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
  11. perfidy
    intentional breach of faith; treachery
  12. perspicacious
    acutely perceptive
  13. predilection
    a disposition in favor of something; preference
  14. prevaricate
    to deliberately avoid the truth
  15. truculent
    fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  16. solicitous
    concerned and attentive; eager
  17. sordid
    characterized by filth, grime, or squalor
  18. bucolic
    rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
  19. chary
    wary; cautious; sparing
  20. complaisance
    the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
  21. contentious
  22. furtive
    marked by stealth; covert
  23. incipient
    beginning to come into being or to become apparent
  24. inveigle
    to obtain by deception or flattery
  25. penurious
    excessively thrifty
  26. pernicious
    extremely harmful
  27. prodigious
    abundant in size, force, or extent
  28. quaff
    to drink deeply
  29. torpid
    lethargic; sluggish
  30. supplant
    to take the place of; to supersede
  31. acument
  32. dissemble
    to disguise or conceal; to mislead
  33. fortuitous
    happening by accident or chance
  34. germane
    appropriate in subject matter; relevant
  35. hegemony
    consistent dominance of one state or ideolog yover others
  36. imperturable
    marked by extreme calm
  37. implacable
    incapable of being appeased or significantly changed
  38. impunity
    immunity from punishment
  39. inchoate
    in an initial stage; not flly frmed
  40. infelicitous
    unfortunate; inappropriate
  41. obdurate
  42. opprobrium
    disgrace; contempt
  43. pith
    essential or central part
  44. pithy
    precise and brief
  45. polemical
    controversial; argumentative
  46. rancorous
    characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
  47. recalcitrant
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  48. repudiate
    to refuse to have anything to do with; to disown
  49. specious
    seeming true, but actually being fallacious; plausible but false
  50. spurious
    lacking validity
  51. surfeit
    an overabundant supply
  52. acerbic
    having a sour or bitter taste or character
  53. aggrandize
    to increase in intensity, power, influence, or prestige
  54. credulous
  55. dilettante
    one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
  56. disparage
    to slight or belittle
  57. flout
    to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
  58. glib
    marked by ease or informality; nonchalant
  59. impetuous
    hastily or rashly energetic
  60. inimical
  61. intractable
  62. laconic
    using few words
  63. mercurial
    characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
  64. mollify
    to calm or soothe
  65. probity
    adherence to highest principles
  66. proclivity
    a natural predisposition or inclination
  67. profligate
    excessively wasteful
  68. quotidian
    occuring daily; commonplace
  69. refulgent
    radiant; brilliant
  70. recondite
    hidden; concealed
  71. sedulous
    persistent; hard-working
  72. trenchant
    sharply perceptive; keen
  73. untenable
  74. vacillate
    to waver indeciseively between one course of action or opinion and another
  75. vituperate
    to use harsh condemnatory language
  76. chauvinist
    a blindly devoted patriot
  77. die
    a tool used for shaping
  78. fell
    inhumanly cruel
  79. essay
    to test or try
  80. grouse
    to complain or grumple
  81. intimate
    to imply, suggest, or insinuate
  82. list
    to lean to one side
  83. meet
    fitting and proper
  84. nice
    exacting, extremely precise
  85. occult
    hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension
  86. rail
    to complain about bitterly
  87. rent
  88. table
    to remove from consideration
  89. abjure
    to reject solemny, to recant; to avoid
  90. adumbrate
    to foreshadow vaguely or intimate; to obscure or overshadow
  91. anathema
    a solemn curse
  92. anodyne
  93. apogee
    farthest or highest point; zenith
  94. apotheosis
    a model of excellence or perefection
  95. asperity
    severity, rigor; roughness, harshness; irritability
  96. asseverate
    to aver, allege, or assert
  97. assiduous
    diligent, hard-working
  98. augury
  99. bellicose
  100. calumnate
    to slander
  101. captious
    disposed to point out trivial faults
  102. cavil
    to find fault without good reason
  103. celerity
    speed, alacrity
  104. contumacious
    insubordinate, rebellious
  105. denouement
    an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
  106. descry
    to discriminate or discern
  107. desuetude
  108. desultory
    random; aimless
  109. excoriate
    to censure scathingly
  110. execrate
    to denounce, to feel loathing for
  111. expiate
    to atone or make amends for
  112. extirpate
    to destroy
  113. fractious
  114. imbroglio
    difficult or embarassing situation
  115. indefatigable
  116. ineluctable
  117. inimitable
    one of a kind
  118. insouciant
    unconcerned, carefree
  119. inveterate
    deep rooted, ingrained
  120. lubricious
    lewd, wanton, slippery
  121. meretricious
    cheap, gaudy, flashy
  122. minatory
  123. nadir
    low point, perigee
  124. nonplussed
    baffled, bewildered
  125. obstreperous
    noisily and stubbornly defiant
  126. palliate
    to make something seem less serious
  127. pellucid
  128. peroration
    the concluding part of a speech, flowery part
  129. plangent
    pounding, thundering
  130. prolix
    long-winded, verbose
  131. propitiate
    to appease
  132. puerile
  133. puissance
    power, strength
  134. remonstrate
    to protest
  135. sagacious
    having sound judgment, like a sage
  136. salacious
  137. salutary
    remedial, wholesome
  138. saturnine
    gloomy, morose
  139. sanguine
    cheerful, optimistic
  140. sententious
    aphoristic or moralistic, tending to moralize excessively
  141. stentorian
    extremely loud and powerful
  142. stygian
    gloomy, dark
  143. tendentious
  144. tyro
  145. vitiate
    to corrupt, debase, spoil
  146. voluble
    fluent, verbal, having easy use of spoken language