GRE high frequency words

  1. abate
    to subside or to moderate
  2. aberrant
    abnormal or deviant
  3. abeyance
    suspended action
  4. abscond
    to depart secretly and hide
  5. abstemious
    sparing in eating and drinking temperate
  6. admonish
    to warn or to scold harshly or to criticize severly
  7. adulterate
    to make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
  8. aesthetic
  9. aggregate
    to gather or to accumulate
  10. alacrity
    a cheerful promptness or eagerness
  11. alleviate
    to relieve
  12. amalgamate
    to combine or to unite in one body
  13. ambiguous
    unclear or doubtful in meaning
  14. ambivalence
    the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
  15. ameliorate
    to improve
  16. anachronism
    something or someone misplaced in time
  17. analoguous
  18. anarchy
    the absence of a governing body
  19. anomalous
    abnormal or irregular
  20. antipathy
    a firm dislike
  21. apathy
    lack of caring or indifference
  22. appease
    to pacify or to soothe or to relieve
  23. apprise
    to inform
  24. approbation
    an approval
  25. arduous
    hard or strenuous
  26. artless
    without deceit or open and honest
  27. ascetic
    practicing self denial or stern
  28. assiduous
  29. assuage
    to ease or lessen pain or satisfy hunger or soothe anger
  30. attenuate
    to make thinner or weaken or to lessen
  31. audacious
    daring or bold
  32. austere
    forbiddingly stern or severely simple and unornamented
  33. autonomous
    self governing
  34. aver
    to assert confidently or to declare
  35. banal
  36. belie
    to contradict or to give a false impression
  37. beneficent
    kindly or doing good
  38. bolster
    to support or to reinforce
  39. bombastic
    pompous or using inflated language
  40. boorish
    rude or insensitive
  41. burgeon
    to grow forth or to send out buds
  42. burnish
    to make shiny by rubbing or to polish
  43. buttress
    to support or to prop up
  44. cacophonous
    discordant or inharmonious
  45. capricious
    unpredictable or fickle
  46. castigation
    punishment or severe criticism
  47. catalyst
    an agent that influences the pace of a chemical reaction while it remians unaffected and unchanged, person or thing that causes action
  48. caustic
    burning or saracastically biting
  49. chicanery
    trickery or deception
  50. coagulate
    to thicken or to congeal or to clot
  51. coda
    concluding section of a musical or literary composition, something that summarizes or concludes
  52. cogent
  53. commensurate
    corresponding in extent, degree, amount
  54. compendium
    a brief or comprehensive summary
  55. complaisant
    trying to please or overly polite or obliging
  56. compliant
    yielding or conforming to requirements
  57. conciliatory
    reconciling or soothing
  58. condone
    to overlook or to forgive
  59. confound
    to confuse or to puzzle
  60. connoisseur
    a person competent to act as a judge of art or a lover of art
  61. contention
    a claim or thesis
  62. contentious
  63. contrite
    feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
  64. conundrum
    a riddle or a difficult problem
  65. converge
    to appoach
  66. convoluted
    coiled around or involved or intricate
  67. craven
  68. daunt
    to intimidate or to frighten
  69. decorum
    a propriety or oderliness and good taste in manners
  70. default
    a failture ot act
  71. deference
    a courteous regard for anothers wish
  72. delineate
    to portray or to depict or to sketch
  73. denigrate
    to blacken or to soil or to ruin
  74. deride
    to ridicule or to make fun of
  75. derivative
    unoriginal or obtained from another source
  76. desiccate
    to dry up
  77. desultory
    aimless or haphazard or digressing at random
  78. deterrent
    something that discourages
  79. diatribe
    a bitter scolding
  80. dichotomy
    a split or branching into two parts (especially contradicting parts)
  81. diffidence
  82. diffuse
    wordy or rambling or spread out
  83. digression
    wandering away from the subject
  84. dirge
    express sorrow with music
  85. disabuse
    to correct a false impression or to undeceive
  86. discerning
    mentally quick and observant or having insight
  87. discordant
    not harmonious or conflicting
  88. discredit
    to defame or destroy confidence in or disbelieve
  89. discrepancy
    a lack of consistency or a difference
  90. discrete
    separate or unconnected or consisting of distinct parts
  91. disingenuous
    lakcing genuine candor or insincere
  92. disinterested
  93. disjointed
    lacking coherence or separated at the joints
  94. dismiss
    to eliminate from consideration or to reject
  95. disparage
    to belittle
  96. disparate
    basicallly difference or unrelated
  97. dissemble
    to disguise or to pretent
  98. disseminate
    to distribute or to spread or to scatter
  99. dissolution
    a disintegration or looseness in morals
  100. dissonance
    discord or opposite of harmony
  101. distend
    to expand or to swell out
  102. distill
    to purify or to refine or to concentrate
  103. diverge
    to vary or to go in different directions from the same point
  104. divest
    to strip or to deprive
  105. document
    to provide written evidence
  106. dogmatic
    opinionated or arbitrary
  107. dormant
    sleeping or lethargic or latent
  108. dupe
    someone easily fooled
  109. ebullient
    showing excitement or overflowing with enthusiasm
  110. eclectic
    selective or composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
  111. efficacy
    power to produce desired effect
  112. effrontery
    impudence or shameless boldness or sheer nerve or presumptuousness
  113. elegy
    poem or song expressing a cry of sorrow
  114. elicit
    to draw out by discussion
  115. embellish
    to adorn or to enhance or to ornament
  116. empirical
    based on experience
  117. emulate
    to imitate or to rival
  118. endemic
    prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specfiic area or country
  119. enervate
    to weaken
  120. engender
    to cause or to produce
  121. enhance
    to increase or to improve
  122. ephemeral
    short lived or fleeting
  123. equanimity
    a calmness of temperament or compsure
  124. equivocate
    to lie or to mislead or an attempt to conceal the truth
  125. erudite
    learned or scholarly
  126. esoteric
    hard to understand or known only to the chosen few
  127. eulogy
    an expression of praise or often on the occasion of someone's death
  128. euphemism
    a mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
  129. exacerbate
    to worsen or embitter
  130. exculpate
    to clear from blame
  131. exigency
    an urgent situation or pressing needs or demand or a state of requiring immediate attention
  132. extrapolation
    a projection or a conjecture
  133. facetious
    joking often inappropriately or humorous
  134. facilitate
    to help bring about or to make less difficult
  135. fallacious
    false or misleading
  136. fatuous
    brainless or inane or foolish or yet smug
  137. fawning
    trying to please by behaving obsequiously, flattering or cringing
  138. felicitous
    apt or suitable expressed or well chosen
  139. fervor
    a flowing ardor or an intensity of feeling
  140. flag
    to droop or grow feeble
  141. fledging
  142. flout
    to reject or to mock or to show contempt for
  143. foment
    to stir up or instigate
  144. forestall
    to prevent by taking action in advance
  145. frugality
    thrift or economy
  146. futile
    useless or hopeless or ineffectual
  147. gainsay
    to deny
  148. garrulous
    loquacious or wordy or talkative
  149. goad
    to urge on
  150. gouge
    to overcharge
  151. grandiloquent
    pompous or bomastic or using high sounding language
  152. gregarious
  153. guileless
    without deceit
  154. gullible
    easily deceived
  155. harangue
    long, passionate and fierce speech
  156. homogeneous
    of the same kind
  157. hyperbole
    an exaggeration or overstatement
  158. iconoclastic
    attacking cherished traditions
  159. idolatry
    a worship of idols or excessive admiration
  160. immutable
  161. impair
    to injure or to hurt
  162. impassive
    without feeling or imperturbable or stocial
  163. impede
    to hinder or block
  164. impermeable
    impervious or not permitting passage through its substance
  165. imperturbable
    calm or placid
  166. impervious
    impenetrable or incapable of being damaged or distressed
  167. implaceable
    incapable of being pacified
  168. implicit
    understood bu not stated
  169. implode
    to burst inward
  170. inadvertently
    unintentionally or by oversight or carelessly
  171. inchoate
    recently begun or rudimentary or elementary
  172. incongruity
    a lack of harmony or absurdity
  173. inconsequential
    insignificant or unimportant
  174. incorporate
    to introduce something into a larger whole or combine or to unite
  175. indeterminate
    uncertain or not clearly fixed or indefinite
  176. indigence
  177. indolent
  178. inert
    inactive or lacking power to move
  179. ingenuous
    naive and trusting or young or unsophisticated
  180. inherent
    firmly established by nature or habit
  181. innocuous
  182. insensible
    unconscious or unresponsive
  183. insinuate
    to hint or to imply or to creep in
  184. insipid
    lacking in flavor or dull
  185. insularity
    a narrow mindedness or isloation
  186. intractable
    unruly or stubborn or unyielding
  187. intransigence
    a refusal of any comprise or stubborness
  188. inundate
    to overwhelm or to flood or to submerge
  189. inured
    accustomed or hardened
  190. invective
    an abuse (not physical)
  191. irascible
    irritable or easily angered
  192. irresolute
    uncertain how to act or weak
  193. itinerary
    a plan of a trip
  194. laconic
    brief and to the point
  195. lassitude
    a languor or a weariness
  196. latent
    potential but undeveloped or dormant or hidden
  197. laud
    to praise
  198. lethargic
    drowsy, dull
  199. levee
    an earthen or stone embarkment to prevent flooding
  200. levity
    a lack of seriousness or steadiness
  201. log
    a record of voyage or flight or a record of a day to day activities
  202. loquacious
  203. lucid
    easily understood or clear or intelligible
  204. luminous
    shining or issuing light
  205. magnanimity
  206. malingerer
    one who feigns illness to escape duty
  207. malleable
    capable of being shaped by pounding or impressionable
  208. maverick
    a rebel or nonconformist
  209. mendacious
    lying or habitually dishonest
  210. metamorphosis
    a change of form
  211. meticulous
    excessively careful or painstaking or scrupulous
  212. misanthrope
    one how hates mankind
  213. mitigate
    to lessen in intensity or moderate or appease
  214. mollify
    to soothe
  215. morose
    ill humored or sullen or melancholy
  216. mundane
    wordly as opposed to spiritual or everyday
  217. negate
    to cancel out or to nullify or to deny
  218. neophyte
    a recent convert or beginner
  219. obdurate
  220. obsequious
    slavishly attentive or servile or flattery
  221. obviate
    to make unnecessary or to get rid of
  222. occlude
    to shut or to close
  223. officious
    meddlesome or excessively pushy in offering one's services
  224. onerous
  225. opprobrium
    infamy or vilification
  226. oscillate
    to vibrate pendulumlike or to waver
  227. ostentatious
    show or pretentious or trying to attract attention
  228. paragon
    a model of perfection
  229. partisan
    one sided or prejudiced or commited to a party
  230. pathological
    pertaining to disease
  231. paucity
  232. pedantic
    showing off learning or bookish
  233. penchant
    a strong inclination or liking
  234. penury
    a severe poverty or a stinginess
  235. perennial
    something long lasting
  236. perfidious
    treacherous or disloyal
  237. perfunctory
    superficial or not torough or lacking interest or enthusiasm
  238. permeable
    penetrable or porous or allowing liquids or gas to pass through
  239. pervasive
    spead throughout
  240. phlegmatic
    calm or not easily diturbed
  241. piety
    a devoutness or reverence for god
  242. placate
    to pacify or to conciliate
  243. plasticity
    an ability to be molded
  244. platitude
    a trite remark or a commonplace comment
  245. plethora
    an excess or an overabundance
  246. plummet
    to fall sharply
  247. porous
    full of pores
  248. pragmatic
    practical or concerned with the practical worth or impace of something
  249. preamble
    an introductory statement
  250. precarious
    uncertain or risky
  251. precipitate
    rash or remature or hasty or sudden
  252. precursor
    a forerunner
  253. presumptuous
    arrogant or taking liberties
  254. prevaricate
    to lie
  255. pristine
    characteristic of earlier times or primative
  256. probity
    an uprightness or incorruptibility
  257. problematic
    doubtful or unsettled or questionable or perplexing
  258. prodigal
    wasteful or reckless with money
  259. profound
    deep or not superficial or complete
  260. prohibitive
    tending to prevent the purchase or use of something
  261. proliferate
    to grow rapidly or to spread or to muliply
  262. propensity
    a natural inclination
  263. propitiate
    to appease
  264. propriety
    a fitness or a correct conduct
  265. proscribe
    to ostracise or to banish or to outlaw
  266. pungent
    stinging or sharp in taste or smell or caustic
  267. qualified
    limited or restricted
  268. quibble
    a minor objection or complaint
  269. quiescent
    at rest or dormant or temporarily inactive
  270. rarefied
    made less dense of a gas
  271. recalcitrant
    obstinately stubborn or determined to resist authority or unruly
  272. recant
    to disclaim or disavow or to retract a previous statement or to openly confess an error
  273. recluse
    a hermit or a loner
  274. recondite
    abstruse or profound or secret
  275. refractory
    stubborn or unmanageable
  276. refute
    to disprove
  277. relegate
    to banish to an inferior position or delegate or assign
  278. reproach
    to express disapproval or disappointment
  279. reprobate
    a person hardened in sin or devoid of a sense of decency
  280. repudiate
    to disown or to disavow
  281. rescind
    to cancel
  282. resolution
    a determination
  283. resolve
    a determination or a firmness of purpose
  284. reticent
    reserved or uncommunicative or inclined to silence
  285. reverent
    respectful or worshipful
  286. sage
    a person celebrated for wisdom
  287. salubricous
  288. sanction
    to approve, ratify
  289. satiate
    to satisfy fully
  290. saturate
    to soak thoroughly
  291. savor
    to enjoy or have a distinctive flavor, smell or quality
  292. secrete
    to hide away or cache or to produce and release a substance into an organism
  293. shard
    a fragment, generally of pottery
  294. skeptic
    a doubter or a person who suspends judement until having examined the evidence supporting a point of view
  295. solicitous
    worried or concerned
  296. soporific
    sleep causing or marked by sleepiness
  297. specious
    seemingly reasonable but incorrect or misleading often intentionally
  298. spectrum
    a colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism
  299. sporadic
    occuring irregularly
  300. stigma
    a token of disgrace, brand
  301. stint
    to be thrifty, set limits
  302. stipulate
    to make express conditions, specify
  303. stolid
    dull or impassive
  304. striated
    marked with parallel bands, grooved
  305. strut
    a pompous walk
  306. strut
    a supporting bar
  307. subpoena
    a writ summoning a whitness to appear
  308. subside
    to settle down, descend, grow quiet
  309. substantiate
    to establish by evidence, verify, support
  310. supersede
    to cause to be set aside, replace, make obsolete
  311. supposition
    a hypothesis, surmise
  312. tacit
    understood, not put into words
  313. tangential
    peripheral, only slightly connected, digressing
  314. tenuous
    thing, rare, slim
  315. tirade
    an extended scolding, denunciation, harangue
  316. torpor
    a lethargy, sluggishness, dormancy
  317. tortuous
    winding, full of curves
  318. tractable
    docile, easily managed
  319. transgression
    a violation of a law, sin
  320. truculence
    an aggressiveness, ferocity
  321. vacillate
    to waver, fluctuate
  322. venerate
    to revere
  323. veracious
  324. verbose
  325. viable
    practical or workable
  326. viscous
    sticky or gluey
  327. vituperative
    abusive, scolding
  328. volatile
    changeable, explosive, evaporating rapidly
  329. warranted
    justified, authorized
  330. wary
    very cautious
  331. welter
    a turmoil, bewildering jumble
  332. whimsical
    a capricous, fanciful
  333. zealot
    a fanatic, person who shows excessive zeal
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