GRE Word List 3

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  1. Alacrity
    eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness
  2. Burgeon
    grow; flourish; put forth new shoots
  3. Deleterious
  4. Euphemism
    a polite phrase to cover something unpleasant
  5. Hypocritical
  6. Lethargic
    tired; without energy
  7. Ogle
    stare at; observe in an obvious manner
  8. Postulate
    hypothesize; propose
  9. Robust
    strong; healthy; tough
  10. Tractable
    obedient; dutiful; polite
  11. Alchemy
    medieval chemistry; attempt to change base metal into gold
  12. Burnish
  13. Deliberate
    to think over deeply
  14. Euphony
    pleasant sounds
  15. Iconoclast
    person who opposes orthodoxy or established beliefs and customs
  16. Levity
    flippancy; joking about serious matters
  17. Olfactory
    concerned with the sense of smell
  18. Potable
    suitable for drinking
  19. Rotund
  20. Tranquil
  21. Alibi
    an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene
  22. Buttress
    strengthen; support
  23. Delineation
    demarcation; explanation; definition; outlining
  24. Evacuate
    vacate; empty; abandon
  25. Idiosyncrasy
    a personal peculiarity; something unique to an individual
  26. Libertarian
    someone who opposes tyranny
  27. Ominous
  28. Potent
    powerful; compelling; strong
  29. Ruminate
    think over something; ponder
  30. Transcribe
  31. Allay
    to lessen
  32. Byline
    the line that tells you who wrote an article
  33. Demur
    hesitate; refuse
  34. Exacerbate
    make worse
  35. Ignominious
  36. Liniment
    soothing lotion
  37. Omnipotent
    all powerful
  38. Pragmatic
  39. Ruse
    trick; stratagem
  40. Transgress
    go astray; disobey; commit a sin
  41. Alleviate
    make less severe
  42. Cacophony
    discordant loud noises
  43. Denounce
    condemn; speak out against
  44. Exasperated
    frustrated; annoyed
  45. Ignominy
  46. Lithe
    flexible; supple
  47. Omniscient
    all knowing
  48. Pragmatist
    practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness
  49. Saccharin
    falsely sweet
  50. Transient
    short lived; ephemeral
  51. Aloof
    distant; detached; cold
  52. Cajole
  53. Deplete
    use up; lessen
  54. Exceptionable
    very bad (something which we should object to)
  55. Illuminate
    to light up or make clear
  56. Livid
    very angry
  57. Onerous
    burdensome; hard to undertake
  58. Preamble
    introductory material
  59. Sacrosanct
    very holy; inviolable
  60. Traverse
    to move across
  61. Altruism
    putting others first; being self sacrificing
  62. Caldron
    huge cooking pot
  63. Deplore
  64. Exculpate
    free someone from blame; pardon; acquit
  65. Illusory
    deceptive; false; misleading
  66. Lobbyist
    person who tries to persuade someone to support a particular cause
  67. Onus
  68. Precarious
    unstable; risky
  69. Sagacious
  70. Trepidation
  71. Amass
  72. Callow
  73. Depravity
    moral corruption
  74. Execrable
    very, very bad
  75. Immoderate
    excessive; extreme
  76. Lofty
    snooty; arrogant; haughty
  77. Opaque
    does not let light through
  78. Precedent
    a previous occurrence used as a guide
  79. Trinket
    something of little value; knick knack
  80. Ambiguity
    uncertainty; vagueness
  81. Candid
    frank; honest
  82. Deprecate
    criticize; denounce
  83. Exegesis
    scholarly explanation or interpretation
  84. Immutable
    unchanging; permanent
  85. Longevity
    long life
  86. Opulent
    wealthy; rich; magnificent
  87. Precept
    guiding principle
  88. Salacious
    lecherous; erotic
  89. Trite
    unoriginal; dull
  90. Ambiguous
    unclear in meaning; can be interpreted in different ways
  91. Candor
    frankness; openness
  92. Deride
    ridicule; make fun of; mock
  93. Exemplary
    outstandingly good; setting a fine example
  94. Impartial
    unbiased; neutral
  95. Loquacious
  96. Ordain
    • destine
    • confer holy orders on a priest
  97. Precinct
    district of a city
  98. Sallow
  99. Trivial
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GRE Word List 3
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