GRE Hit Parade Group 4

  1. Acerbic
    Having a sour or bitter taste or character; sharp; biting
  2. Aggrandize
    To increase in intensity, power, influence or prestige
  3. Alchemy
    A medieval science aimed as the transmutation of metals, esp. base metals into gold
  4. Amenable
    Agreeable; responsive to suggestion
  5. Anachronism
    Something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
  6. Astringent
    Having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe; something with a tightening effect on tissue
  7. Contiguous
    Sharing a border; touching; adjacent
  8. Convention
    A generally agreed-upon practice or attitude
  9. Credulous
    Tending to believe too readily; gullible
  10. Cynicism
    An attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
  11. Decorum
    Polite or appropriate conduct or behavior
  12. Derision
    Scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment
  13. Desiccate
    To dry out or dehydrate; to make dry or dull
  14. Dilettante
    One with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
  15. Disparage
    To slight or belittle
  16. Divulge
    To disclose something secret
  17. Fawn
    To flatter or praise excessively
  18. Flout
    To show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
  19. Garrulous
    Pointlessly talkative, talking too much
  20. Glib
    Marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
  21. Hubris
    Overbearing presumption or pride; arrogance
  22. Imminent
    About to happen; impending
  23. Immutable
    Not capable of change
  24. Impetuous
    Hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement
  25. Indifferent
    Having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice
  26. Inimical
    Damaging; harmful; injurious
  27. Intractable
    Not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate
  28. Intrepid
    Steadfast and courageous
  29. Laconic
    Using few words; terse
  30. Maverick
    An independent individual who does not get along with a group or party
  31. Mercurial
    Characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
  32. Mollify
    To calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intensity
  33. Neophyte
    A recent convert; a beginner; novice
  34. Obfuscate
    To deliberately obscure; to make confusing
  35. Obstinate
    Stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising
  36. Ostentatious
    Characterized by or given to pretentious display; showy
  37. Pervade
    To permeate throughout
  38. Phlegmatic
    Calm; sluggish; unemotional
  39. Plethora
    An overabundance; a surplus
  40. Pragmatic
    Practical rather than idealistic
  41. Presumptuous
    Overstepping due bounds (as or propriety or courtesy); taking liberties
  42. Pristine
    Pure; uncorrupted; clean
  43. Probity
    Adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness
  44. Proclivity
    A natural predisposition or inclination
  45. Profligate
    Excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
  46. Propensity
    A natural inclination or tendency, penchant
  47. Prosaic
    Dull; lacking in spirit or imagination
  48. Pungent
    Characterized by a strong, sharp smell or taste
  49. Quixotic
    Foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic ideals
  50. Quotidian
    Occuring or recurring daily; commonplace
  51. Rarefy
    To make or become thin, less dense; to refine
  52. Recondite
    Hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure
  53. Refulgent
    Radiant; shiny; brilliant
  54. Renege
    To fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise
  55. Sedulous
    Diligent; persistent; hard-working
  56. Shard
    A piece or broken pottery or glass
  57. Soporific
    Causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
  58. Sparse
    Thin; not dense; arranged at widely spaced intervals
  59. Spendthrift
    One who spends money wastefully
  60. Subtle
    Not obvious; elusive; difficult to discern
  61. Tacit
    Implied; not explicitly stated
  62. Terse
    Brief and concise in wording
  63. Tout
    To publicly praise or promote
  64. Trenchant
    Sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
  65. Unfeigned
    Genuine; not false or hypocritical
  66. Untenable
    Indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable
  67. Vacillate
    To waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another; waver
  68. Variegated
    Multicolored; characterized by a variety or patches of different color
  69. Vexation
    Annoyance; irritation
  70. Vigilant
    Alertly watchful
  71. Vituperate
    To use harsh, condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severly or abusively; berate
  72. Volatile
    Readily changing to a vapor; changeable; fickle; explosive
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GRE Hit Parade Group 4
Princeton Review Cracking the GRE Hit Parade Group 4