GRE Hit Parade 3

  1. acumen
    keen, accurate judgement or insight
  2. adulterate
    to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients
  3. amalgamate
    to combine several elements into a whole
  4. aver
    to state as a fact, to declare or assert
  5. bombastic
    pompous; grandiloquent
  6. diatribe
    a harsh denunciation
  7. dissemble
    to disguise or conceal; to mislead
  8. endemic
    characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
  9. evanescent
    tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
  10. germane
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
  11. grandiloquence
    pompous speech or expression
  12. hackneyed
    rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
  13. halcyon
    calm and peaceful
  14. hedonism
    devotion to pleasurable pursuits. esp. to the pleasures of the senses
  15. hegemony
    the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
  16. iconoclast
    one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions
  17. idolatrous
    given to intense or excessive devotion to something
  18. impassive
    revealing no emotion
  19. implacable
    not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
  20. inchoate
    in an initial stage; not fully formed
  21. infelicitous
    unfortunate; inappropriate
  22. insipid
    without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland
  23. loquacious
    extremely talkative
  24. mendacity
    the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
  25. misanthrope
    one who hates all other humans
  26. obdurate
    unyielding; hardhearted; intractable
  27. obsequious
    exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
  28. occlude
    to obstruct or block
  29. opprobrium
    disgrace; contempt; scorn
  30. pedagogy
    the profession or principles of teaching, or instructing
  31. pedantic
    overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education; show-offish about one's knowledge
  32. penury
    poverty; destitution
  33. pith
    the essential or central part
  34. pithy
    precise and brief
  35. placate
    to appease; to calm by making concessions
  36. platitude
    a superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful
  37. polemical
    controversial; argumentative
  38. prodigal
    recklessly wasteful; extravagant; lavish
  39. querulous
    prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish
  40. rancorous
    characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
  41. recalcitrant
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  42. repudiate
    to refuse to have anything to do with; to disown
  43. reverent
    marked by, feeling or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect
  44. rhetoric
    the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
  45. salubrious
    promoting health or well-being
  46. solvent
    able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
  47. specious
    seeming true, but actually being fallacious; misleadingly attractive; plausible but false
  48. spurious
    lacking authenticity ot validity; false; counterfeit
  49. surfeit
    an overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess
  50. transient
    fleeting; passing quickly; brief
Card Set
GRE Hit Parade 3
GRE Hit Parade 3