GRE Hit Parade 2

  1. aesthetic
    dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful
  2. ameliorate
    to make better or more tolerable
  3. ascetic
    one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
  4. avarice
  5. burgeon
    to grow rapidly or flourish
  6. bucolic
    rustic and pastoral; characteristic of ural areas and their inhabitants
  7. cacophony
    harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance
  8. canon
    an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
  9. castigation
    severe criticism o punishment
  10. chary
    wary; cautious; sparing
  11. cogent
    appealing foribly to the mind or reason; convincing
  12. complaisance
    the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
  13. contentious
    argumentative;quarrelsome;causing controversy or disagreement
  14. contrite
    regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
  15. culpable
    deserving blame
  16. dearth
    smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack
  17. demur
    to question or oppose
  18. didactic
    intended to teach or instruct
  19. disinterested
    free of bias or self-interest; impartial
  20. dogmatic
    expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved or improvable principles
  21. ebullience
    the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
  22. eclectic
    composed of elements drawn from various sources
  23. elegy
    a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead (adj. elegiac)
  24. emollient
    soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smoothes the skin
  25. empirical
    based on observation or experiment
  26. enigmatic
    mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
  27. ephemeral
    brief; fleeting
  28. esoteric
    intended for or understood by a small, specific group
  29. facetious
    playful; humorous
  30. fallacy
    an nvalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
  31. furtive
    marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
  32. gregarious
    sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people
  33. harangue
    to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
  34. heretical
    violating accepted dogma or convention
  35. hyperbole
    an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
  36. impecunious
    lacking funds; without money
  37. incipient
    beginning to come into being or to become apparent
  38. inert
    unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
  39. innocuous
    harmless; causing no damage
  40. intransigent
    refusing to compromise
  41. inveigle
    to obtain by deception or flattery
  42. morose
    sad; sullen; melancholy
  43. odious
    evoking intense aversion or dislike
  44. penurious
    penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
  45. pernicious
    extremely harmful; potentialy causing death
  46. peruse
    examine with great care
  47. pious
    extremely reverent or devout; showing strong religious devotion
  48. prodigious
    abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
  49. prolific
    producing large volumes or amounts
  50. putrefy
    to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor
  51. quaff
    to drink deeply
  52. quiescence
    stillness; motionless; quality of being at rest
  53. redoubtable
    awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
  54. sanction
    authoritative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance; to given permission or authority to
  55. satire
    a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision
  56. stoic
    indifferent to unaffected by pleasure or pain; steadfast
  57. supplant
    to take the place of; to supersede
  58. torpid
    lethargic; sluggish; dormant
  59. ubiquitous
    existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread
  60. urbane
    sophisticated; refined; elegant
  61. vilify
    to defame; to characterize harshly
  62. viscous
    thick; sticky
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GRE Hit Parade 2
GRE Hit Parade 2