GRE Study Words 2

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  1. Lachrymose
    tearful; sad
  2. Obfuscate
    deliberately making something difficult to understand
  3. Repudiate
    shun; eschew
  4. Blithe
    free-spirited; carefree
  5. Crepuscular
    active at dawn and dusk
  6. Abstruse
    difficult to understand; obscure
  7. Envenom
    to cause bitterness and bad feeling
  8. Laconic
    using few words; brief and to the point
  9. Oblique
    indirect; slanting
  10. Plumage
    feathers of a bird
  11. Resignation
    acceptance of fate
  12. Ephemeral
  13. Acquiesce
    to give in to; to agree to
  14. Bombast
    arrogant; pompous language
  15. Curtail
    to cut short
  16. Epicure
    someone who appreciates good food and drink
  17. Heed
    listen to
  18. Lampoon
    ridicule; spoof
  19. Resonant
  20. Tenuous
    flimsy; not solid
  21. Acrid
    sharp; pungent
  22. Boorish
  23. Cynical
    believing that people only act out of selfish motives.
  24. Epistle
    a letter (form of communication)
  25. Heresy
    against orthodox opinion
  26. Lance
    spear; spike; javelin
  27. Poignant
    deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions
  28. Terse
    concise; to the point
  29. Acrophobia
    fear of heights
  30. Bourgeois
    middle class; materialistic values
  31. Debility
    weakness; incapacity
  32. Languid
    tired; slow
  33. Resplendent
    shining; glowing
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