hit parade group 3

  1. acumen
    keen, accurate judgement or insight
  2. adulterate
    to reduce purity by combining with inferioir ingredients
  3. amalgamate
    to combine serveral elements into a whole
  4. archaic
    out dated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time
  5. aver
    to state as a fact; to declare or assert
  6. bolster
    to provide support or reinforcement
  7. bombastic
    pompous; grandiloquent
  8. diatribe
    a harsh denunciation
  9. dissemble
    to disguise or conceal; to mislead
  10. eccentric
    departing from norms or conventions
  11. endem ic
    charactersitc of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
  12. evanescent
    tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
  13. exacerbate
    to make worse or more severe
  14. fervent
    greatly emotional or zealous
  15. fortuitous
    happening by accident or chance
  16. germane
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropritae in subject matter
  17. grandiloquence
    pompous speech or expression
  18. hackneted
    rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
  19. halcyon
    calm and peacefull
  20. hendonism
    devotion topleasurable pursuits, esp., to the pleases of the senses
  21. hegemony
    the consitend dominance of one state or ideology over others
  22. iconoclast
    on ewho attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
  23. idolatrous
    given to intense or excessive devotion to something
  24. imapssive
    revealing no emotion
  25. imperturbable
    marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness
  26. implacable
    not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
  27. impunity
    immunity from punishment or penalty
  28. inchoate
    in an initial stage; not fully formed
  29. infelicitous
    unfortunate; innapropriate
  30. insipid
    without taste or flavor, lacking in spirid; bland
  31. loquacious
    extremely talkative
  32. malleable
    capable of being shaped or fomred; tractable; pliable
  33. mendacity
    the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
  34. meticulous
    characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail
  35. misanthrope
    one who hates all other humans
  36. mitigate
    to make or become less severe or intense; to moderate
  37. obdurate
    unyielding; hardhearted; intractable
  38. obsequious
    exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
  39. occlude
    to obstruct or block
  40. approbrium
    disgrace; contempt; scron
  41. pedantic
    overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education; show offish about one's knowledge
  42. penury
    poverty; destitution
  43. pine
    to yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor
  44. pith
    to essential or central part
  45. pithy
    precise and brief
  46. placate
    to appease; to calm by making concessions
  47. platitude
    a superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningfull
  48. plummet
    to plunge or drop straight down
  49. polemical
    controversial; argumentative
  50. prodigal
    recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish
  51. profuse
    given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant
  52. proliferate
    to grow or increase swiftly and abundantly
  53. querulous
    prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish
  54. rancorous
    charcterized by bitter long lasting resentment
  55. recalcitrant
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  56. repudiate
    to refuse to have anything to do with; to disown
  57. rescind
    to invalidate; to repeal; to retract
  58. reverente
    marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect
  59. rhetoric
    the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
  60. salubrious
    promothing health or well being
  61. solvent
    able to meet financial obligacions; able to dissolve another substance
  62. specious
    seeming true, but acctually being fallacious; misleadingly attractive; plausible but false
  63. spurious
    lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit
  64. succinct
    brief; concise
  65. superfluous
    exceeding what is sufficient or necesssary
  66. surfeit
    an overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess
  67. tenacity
    the quality of adherence or persistence to somehting valued; persistent determination
  68. tenuous
    having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak
  69. tirade
    a long and extremely critical speech; a harsh denunciation
  70. transisient
    fleeting; passing quickly; brief
  71. zealous
    fervent; ardent; impassioned, devoted to a cause
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hit parade group 3
vocabulary words for the GRE