GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards V.1

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  1. aberrant
    adj
    Context Clue: "wildly aberrant behavior"
    Word Parts Clue: Ab- means away from; err means wander.
    abnormal; deviant
  2. abate
    verb
    Context Clue: "a forest fire abating"
    subside; moderate; lessen in intensity
  3. abeyance
    noun
    Context Clue: "held in abeyance"
    temporary inactivity; suspended action
  4. abstemious
    adj
    Context Clue: "an abstemious regimen"
    sparring in eating and drinking; temperate
  5. adulterate
    verb
    Context Clue: "adulterating coffee with chicory"
    make inpure by adding inferior or tainted substances; contaminate
  6. aggregate
    noun
    Context Clue: "taken in the aggregate"
    Word Part Clue: Greg- means flock
    sum total; gross amount; whole mass; materials used in making concrete
  7. alacrity
    noun
    Context Clue: "accepting with alacrity"
    promptness; cheerful willingness; eagerness
  8. amalgmate
    verb
    Context Clue: "amalgmating several schools into one"
    combine; unite in one body; merge
  9. ameliorate
    verb
    Context Clue: "ameliorating working conditions"
    improve; make better or more bearable
  10. anachronistic
    adj
    Context Clue: "an anachronistic throwback"
    Word Parts Clue: Chron- means time
    chronologically out of place; out of its proper time period
  11. anomaly
    adj
    Context Clue: "spacial anomaly"
    irregularity; abnormality
  12. antipathy
    noun
    Context Clue:
    "natural antipathy of cats and dogs"
    Word Parts Clue: Anti- means against; path- means feeling.
    habitual adversion; intense dislike; hatred
  13. apochryphal
    adj
    Context Clue: "wildly apocryphal rumors"
    not authentic; invented rather than true; mythical
  14. apostate
    noun
    Context Clue: "treacherous apostate"
    one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; deserter; defector; traitor
  15. apprise
    verb
    Context Clue: "Keep me apprised of the situation!"
    inform; make aware of; notify
  16. approbation
    noun
    Context Clue: "esteem and approbation"
    approval; praise
  17. ascetic
    noun
    Context Clue: "a self-denying astetic"
    one who pratices self-denial; hermit; abstainer
  18. asperity
    noun
    Context Clue: "ill-humored asperity"
    Word Parts Clue: Asper- means harsh or rough
    sharpness of temper; harshness of manner; severity
  19. aspersion
    noun
    Context Clue: "vile aspersions"
    Word Parts Clue: Asper- means harsh or rough
    slanderous remark; abusive attack; slur
  20. assidious
    adj
    Context Clue: "assiduous efforts"
    diligent; persistent
  21. assuage
    verb
    Context Clue: "assuaging greif"
    alleviate; mitigate; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy or appease (hunger)
  22. astringent
    adj; noun
    Context Clue: "sour as astringent, unripe fruit"
    bitter in taste; caustic
  23. attenuate
    verb
    Context Clue: "aspirin attenuating a fever's intensity"
    Word Part Clue: ten- means thin
    weaken or lessen; make thinner or finer; becoming weak or fine
  24. autonomy
    noun
    Context Clue: "personal autonomy"
    Word Part Clue: auto- means self; nom- means rule
    political or personal independence; self-governance
  25. aver
    verb
    Context Clue: "averring the truth"
    Word Parts Clue: ver- means true
    assert confidently; affirm; declare
  26. baleful
    adj
    Context Clue: "a baleful glance"
    deadly; having a malign influence; threating harm or misfortune
  27. banality
    noun
    Context Clue: "the banality of cliche`s"
    lack of orginality; a commonplace expression
  28. bane
    noun
    Context Clue: "the bane of his existence"
    cause of ruin or misery; curse
  29. beneficent
    adj
    Context Clue: "a beneficent donor"
    producing benefits; charitable; generous
  30. blithe
    adj
    Context Clue: "blithe and carefree"
    carefree; happy
  31. bolster
    verb
    Context Clue: "bolstering an arguement"
    support; reinforce
  32. bombastic
    adj
    Context Clue: "a bombastic orator"
    prententious and long-winded; pompous; using inflated language
  33. boor
    noun
    Context Clue: "insensitive, uncouth boor"
    someone who acts in a rude or insensitive way; lout; oaf
  34. brook
    verb
    Context Clue: "not brooking misconduct"
    allow; tolerate; put up with
  35. burgeon
    verb
    Context Clue: "burgeoning population"
    develop rapidly; flourish
  36. burnish
    verb
    Context Clue: "burnishing a brass candlestick
    make shiny by rubbing; polish
  37. cacophonous
    adj
    Context Clue: "as cacophonous as car alarms"
    unpleasant-sounding; grating
  38. castigation
    noun
    Context Clue: "severe public castigation"
    verbal punishment; scolding; severe criticism
  39. catalyst
    noun
    Context Clue: "a catalyst for change"
    someon or something that precipitates an action or change; substance that initiates or speeds up a chemical reaction without itself being affected
  40. caustic
    adj
    Context Clue: "burned by caustic chemicals"
    able to burn, dissolve, or corrode by chemical action; corrosive
  41. chicanery
    noun
    Context Clue: "resorting to chicanery"
    trickery to deceive someone; deception; fraud
  42. coagulate
    verb
    Context Clue: "blood coagulating"
    thicken; congeal; clot
  43. coda
    noun
    Context Clue: "a fitting coda to life"
    concluding setion of a musical or literary composition; something that rounds out; summarizes, or concludes
  44. cogent
    adj
    Context Clue: "cogent reasons"
    convincing; well-argued; powerfully persuasive
  45. commensurate
    adj
    Context Clue: "salary commensurate with experience and qualifications"
    proportionate; adequate
  46. compendium
    noun
    Context Clue: "a useful compendium of information"
    comprehensive through brief summary of a larger work; inventory
  47. complaisant
    adj
    Context Clue: "a complaisant supreme court"
    obliging; eager to please; overly polite
  48. compliant (1)
    adj
    Context Clue: "compliant to their parents' wishes"
    submissive; yielding; willing to obey
  49. compliant (2)
    adj
    Context Clue: "Energy-Star compliant dishwashers"
    conforming to requirements; meeting official obligations
  50. confound
    verb
    Context Clue: "confounding the experts"
    confuse; mix up; puzzle; baffle

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