vocab gre

  1. abscond
    to depart clandenstinely; to steal off and hide
  2. abberant
    deviating from the norm
  3. alacrity
    eager and enthusiastic willingness
  4. anomaly
    deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
  5. approbation
    an expression of approval or praise
  6. arduous
    strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
  7. assauge
    to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
  8. audacious
    daring and fearless; recklessly bold
  9. austere
    without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
  10. axiomatic
    taken as given; possessing self-evident truth
  11. canonical
    following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
  12. capricious
    inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
  13. censure
    to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
  14. disabuse
    to undeceive; to set right
  15. effrontery
    extreme boldness, presumptuousness
  16. enervate
    to weaken; to reduce in vitality
  17. ennui
    dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
  18. equivocate
    to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
  19. exculpate
    exonerate; to clear of blame
  20. exigent
    urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action
  21. extemporaneous
    improvised; done without preparation
  22. fulminate
    to loudly attack or denounce
  23. ingenuous
    artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  24. inured
    accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  25. noxious
    harmful, injurious
  26. obviate
    to anticipate and make unnecessary
  27. perfidy
    intentional breach of faith; treachery
  28. perfunctory
    cursory; done without care or interest
  29. perspicacious
    acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
  30. precipitate (adj)
    acting with excessive haste or impulse
  31. predilection
    a disposition in favor of something; preference
  32. prevaricate
    to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  33. reticent
    quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
  34. solicitous
    concerned and attentive; eager
  35. tortuous
    winding, twisting; excessively complicated
  36. truculent
    fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  37. virulent
    extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
  38. burgeon
    to grow rapidly or flourish
  39. bucolic
    rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
  40. castigation
    severe criticism or punishment
  41. caustic
    burning or stinging; causing corrosion
  42. chary
    wary; cautious; sparing
  43. cogent
    appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
  44. dearth
    smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack
  45. demur
    to question or oppose
  46. disinterested
    free of bias or self-interest; impartial
  47. ebullience
    the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
  48. emollient
    soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smoothes the skin
  49. gregarious
    sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people
  50. harangue
    to deliver a forceful or angry speech
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