GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards V.2

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  1. connoisseur
    adj
    Context Clue:
    "a conoisseur of fine wines"
    person competent to act as a judge of art, ect.; person with discriminating taste
  2. contention
    noun
    Context Clue: "data supporting the contention"
    claim or thesis; disagreement; debate; conflict
  3. contrite
    adj
    Context Clue: "a contrite sinner"
    remorseful; deeply sorry
  4. conundrum
    noun
    Context Clue: "a puzzling conundrum"
    riddle; puzzle; difficult problem; dilemma
  5. converge
    verb
    Context Clue: "roads converging at an intersection"
    come together; tend to meet; approach an intersecting point
  6. convoluted
    adj
    Context Clue: "twisted, convoluted logic"
    intricate; highly complex, even devious
  7. craven
    adj; noun
    Context Clue: "too craven to fight"
    cowardly; spineless
  8. daunt
    verb
    Context Clue: "Nothing can daunt the Fantistic Four!"
    intimidate; frighten; dishearten
  9. denigrate
    verb
    Context Clue: "denigrating someone's efforts"
    blacken; belittle; defamel; disparage
  10. desiccate
    verb
    Context Clue: "desiccated by the heart"
    dry up; preserve by removing moisture; dehydrate
  11. desultory
    adj
    Context Clue: "random, desultory remarks"
    aimless; haphazard; unfocused; disappointing in performance
  12. diatribe
    noun
    Context Clue: "bitter, lengthy diatribes"
    bitter; accusing criticism; sharp verbal attack
  13. dichotomy
    noum
    Context Clue: "the dichotomy between theory and pratice"
    division; split; branching into two parts; duality
  14. diffidence
    noun
    Context Clue: "natural diffidence and reserve"
    shyness; self-doubt; lack of self-confidence
  15. diffuse
    adj
    Context Clue: "a diffuse mass of interstellar dust"
    widely spread out; scattered
  16. dirge
    Context Clue: "a funeral dirge"
    funeral song or tune
  17. disabuse
    verb
    Context Clue: "disabused of false illusions"
    correct a false impression; free someone from an erroneous belief; undeceive
  18. discrete
    adj
    Context Clue: "discrete particles"
    seperate; unconnected; isolated
  19. disingenuous
    adj
    Context Clue: "cynically disingenuous claim"
    lacking candor; falsely pretending to be frank; insincere
  20. disinterested
    adj
    Context Clue: "a disinterested observer"
    unbiased; impartial; neutral
  21. disjointed
    adj
    Context Clue: "disjointed ramblings"
    disconnected; incoherent; disorganized; taken apart at the joints
  22. disparate
    adj
    Context Clue: "seemingly disparate topics"
    fundamentally different; unrelated; unlike
  23. dissemble
    verb
    Context Clue: "politicians dissembling about their records"
    hide behind a false appearance; conceal one's motives
  24. dissolution
    noun
    Context Clue: "dissolution of a marriage"
    disintegration; dissolving into parts; termination
  25. dissonance
    noun
    Context Clue: "jarring dissonance"
    discord; disagreement
  26. distend
    verb
    Context Clue: "distends the stomach"
    expand; swell up; inflate
  27. divest
    verb
    Context Clue: "divested of his clothing"
    strip; free from; take away
  28. ebullience
    noun
    Context Clue: "bubbling over with ebullience"
    overflowing; a boiling over; overflowing enthusiam
  29. efficacy
    noun
    Context Clue: "the efficacy of vaccine"
    effectivness; usefulness
  30. effrontery
    noun
    Context Clue: "brazen effrontery"
    shameless boldness; sheer nerve; insolence
  31. elaboration
    noun
    Context Clue: "elaboration on a topic"
    embellishment; amplification; refinement; addition of details
  32. elegy
    noun
    Context Clue: "a funeral elegy"
    mournful poem; lament for the dead; melancholy musical composition
  33. elicit
    verb
    Context Clue: "eliciting a response"
    draw forth; evoke; promtp; succeed in obtaining information from someone
  34. empirical
    adj
    Context Clue: "empirical data"
    based on experience; verifiable by experiment or observation
  35. encomium
    noun
    Context Clue: "showering encominums on the victor"
    high praise; formal tribute
  36. endemic
    noun
    Context Clue: "endemic to the tropics"
    native; indigenous
  37. enervate
    verb
    Context Clue: "shoveling snow enevated him"
    weaken; render feeble; drain
  38. engender
    verb
    Context Clue: "name-calling engenders hatred"
    cause; produce; create
  39. equanimity
    noun
    Context Clue: "bearing troubles with equanimity"
    composure; calmess of temperament
  40. equivocate
    verb
    Context Clue: "equivocationg like a politician"
    lie; speak misleadingly
  41. erudition
    noun
    Context Clue: "vast erudition"
    deep scholarly knowledge; learning
  42. eulogize
    verb
    Context Clue: "eulogizing the dear departed"
    praise highly; extol; give or write a laudatory speech
  43. euphemism
    noun
    Context Clue: "euphemisms for torture"
    mild expression used in place of an unplesent one; act of substituting an inoffensive term
  44. exculpate
    verb
    Context Clue: "evidence exculpating the defendant"
    Word Parts Clue: ex- means without; culpa- means blame
    clear of blame; expnerate; vindicate; acquit
  45. exigent
    adj
    Context Clue: "exigent demands"
    urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action
  46. extrapolation
    noun
    Context Clue: "making an unwarranted extrapolation"
    estimate; projection
  47. facetious
    adj
    Context Clue: "smart alecks making facetious remarks"
    humorous; joking (often inappropriately); not seriously intended
  48. fallacy
    noun
    Context Clue: "logical fallacy"
    mistaken idea based on flawed reasoning; invalid argument; erroneousness
  49. fatuous
    adj
    Context Clue: "fatuous fathead"
    brainless; inane; asinine; smugly foolish
  50. fawning
    adj
    Context Clue: "fawning flatterer"
    attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

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