GRE words E-Z

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  1. Eloquent
    Persuasive and moving, especially in speech
  2. Emulate
    to copy. to try to equal or excel
  3. enervate
    to reduce in strength
  4. engender
    to produce, cause, or bring about
  5. enigma
    a puzzle. a mystery
  6. Enumerate
    to count, list, or itemize
  7. ephemeral
    lasting a short time
  8. equivocate
    to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  9. erratic
    wandering and unpredictable
  10. erudite
    learned, scholarly, bookish
  11. esoteric
    known or understood by only a few
  12. estimable
  13. eulogy
    speech in praise of someone
  14. euphemism
    use of a n inoffensive word in place of a more distasteful one
  15. exacerbate
    to make worse
  16. exculpate
    to clear from blame, to make innocent
  17. exigent
    urgent, requiring immediate action
  18. exonerate
    to clear from blame
  19. explicit
    clearly stated or shown, forthright in expression
  20. fanatical
    acting excessively enthusiastic, filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
  21. fawn
    to grovel
  22. fervid
    intensely emotional, feverish
  23. florid
    excessively decorated or embellished
  24. foment
    to arouse or incite
  25. frugality
    a tendency to be thrifty or cheap
  26. garrulous
    tending to talk a lot
  27. gregarious
    outgoing, sociable
  28. guile
    deceit or trickery
  29. gullible
    easily deceived
  30. homogeneous
    of similar kind
  31. iconoclast
    one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  32. imperturbable
    not capable of being perturbed
  33. impervious
    impossible to penetrate, incapable of being affected
  34. impetuous
    quick to act without thinking
  35. implacable
    unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
  36. inchoate
    not fully formed, disorganized
  37. ingenuous
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  38. inimical
    hostile, unfriendly
  39. innocuous
  40. insipid
    lacking interest or flavor
  41. intransigent
    uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
  42. inundate
    to overwhelm, to cover with water
  43. irascible
    easily made angry
  44. laconic
    using few words
  45. lament
    to express sorrow, to grieve
  46. laud
    to give praise, to glorify
  47. lavish
    to give unsparingly, extremely generous or extravigant
  48. lethargic
    acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
  49. loquacious
  50. lucid
    clear and easily understood
  51. luminous
    bright, brilliant, glowing
  52. maligner
    to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  53. malleable
    capable of being shaped
  54. metaphor
    a figure of speech comparing two different tings, a symbol
  55. meticulous
    extremely careful about details
  56. misanthrope
    a person who dislikes others
  57. mitigate
    to soften, to lessen
  58. mollify
    to calm or make less severe
  59. monotony
    lack of variaion
  60. naive
    lacking sophistication or experience
  61. obdurate
    hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion
  62. obsequious
    overly submissive, easy to please
  63. obstinate
    stubborn, unyielding
  64. obviate
    to prevent, to make unnecessary
  65. occlude
    to stop up, to prevent the passage of
  66. onerous
    troublesome and oppressive, burdensome
  67. opaque
    impossible to see through, preventing the passage of light
  68. opprobrium
    public disgrace
  69. ostentation
    excessive showiness
  70. paradox
    a contradiction or dilema
  71. paragon
    model of excellence or perfection
  72. pedant
    someone who shows off learning
  73. perfidious
    willing to betray one's trust
  74. perfunctory
    done in a routine way, indifferent
  75. permeate
    to penetrate
  76. philanthropy
    charity, a desire or effort to promote goodness
  77. placate
    to soothe or pacify
  78. plastic
    able to be molded, altered, or bent
  79. plethora
  80. pragmatic
    practical as opposed to idealistic
  81. precipitate
    to throw violently or bring about abruptly, lacking deliberation
  82. pervaricate
    to lie or deviate from the truth
  83. pristine
    fresh and clean, uncorrupted
  84. prodigal
    lavish, wasteful
  85. proliferate
    to increase in number quickly
  86. propitiate
    to conciliate, to appease
  87. propriety
    correct behavior, obedience to rules and customs
  88. prudence
    wisdom, caution, restraint
  89. pungent
    sharp and irritating to the senses
  90. quiescent
  91. rarefy
    to make thinner or sparser
  92. repudiate
    to reject the validity of
  93. reticent
    silent, reserved
  94. rhetoric
    effective writing or speaking
  95. satiate
    to satisfy fully or overindulge
  96. soporific
    causing sleep or lethargy
  97. specious
    deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible but fallacious
  98. stigma
    a mark of shame or discredit
  99. stolid
    unemotional, lacking sensitivity
  100. sublime
    lofty or grand
  101. tacit
    done without using words
  102. taciturn
    silent, not talkative
  103. tirade
    long, harsh speech or verbal attack
  104. torpor
    extreme mental and physical slugishness
  105. transitory
    temporary, lasting a brief time
  106. vascillate
    to sway physically, to be indecisive
  107. venerate
    to respect deeply
  108. veracity
    filled with truth and accuracy
  109. verbose
  110. vex
    to annoy
  111. volatile
    easily changed or aroused, lively or explosive
  112. waver
    to fluctuate between choices
  113. whimsical
    acting in a fanciful or capricious manner, unpredictable
  114. zeal
    passion, excitement
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