princeton GRE voc

  1. censure
    to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
  2. disparate
  3. ennui
    dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
  4. exigent
  5. filibuster
    intentional obstruction
  6. ingenuous
    artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  7. inured
    accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  8. magnanimity
    the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
  9. nebulous
    vague; cloudy
  10. nascent
    coming into being; in early developmental stages
  11. neologism
    a new word, expression, or usage
  12. obtuse
    lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
  13. obviate
    to anticipate and make unnecessary
  14. onerous
    troubling; burdensome
  15. perennial
    recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
  16. perfunctory
    done without care or interest
  17. relegate
  18. solicitous
    concerned and attentive; eager
  19. tortuous
    winding; twisting; excessively complicated
  20. truculent
    fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  21. voracious
  22. ascetic
    one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
  23. bucolic
    characteristic of rural areas
  24. contentious
    argumentative; quarrelsome
  25. effrontery
    extreme boldness
  26. extemporaneous
  27. facetious
    playful; humorous
  28. fulminate
    to loudly attack or denounce
  29. hyperbole
    an exaggerated statement
  30. paean
    a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
  31. penurious
    excessively thrifty; ungenerous
  32. perfidy
  33. pernicious
    extremely harmful
  34. perspicacious
  35. precipitate
    acting with excessive haste or impulse
  36. predilection
  37. prolific
    producing large volumes or amounts; productive
  38. quiescence
  39. redoubtable
    awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
  40. reticent
  41. ubiquitous
    existing everywhere
  42. veracity
  43. vilify
    to defame; to characterize harshly
  44. virulent
    extremely harmful or poisonous
  45. avarice
  46. demur
    to question or oppose
  47. didactic
    teach or instruct
  48. ebullience
    the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
  49. emollient
  50. empirical
    based on observation or experiment
  51. furtive
    stealth; covert
  52. harangue
    to deliver a pompous speech or tirade
  53. heretical
    against convention
  54. impecunious
    lack of funds, witout money, poor
  55. incipient, nascent
  56. intransigent
    refusing to compromise
  57. inveigle
    to obtain by deception or flattery
  58. odious, aversion
  59. quaff
    to drink deeply
  60. urbane
    sophisticated; refined; elegant
  61. acerbic
    sour or bitter taste
  62. fervent
  63. germane
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
  64. glib
    nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
  65. halcyon
    calm and peaceful
  66. hubris
    arrogance, pride
  67. impetuous, vehement
    passionate, implusive
  68. mendacity
  69. mercurial
    unpredictable change in mood
  70. opprobrium
  71. phlegmatic
    calm; sluggish; unemotional
  72. polemical
    controversial; argumentative
  73. rancorous
    bitter resentment
  74. sedulous
    diligent; persistent; hard-working
  75. soporific
    cause sleep
  76. contiguous
    touching; adjacent
  77. derision
    scorn, ridicule
  78. propensity, proclivity
    natural inclination
  79. quixotic
    foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic ideals
  80. recondite
    hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure
  81. refulgent
    radiant; shiny; brilliant
  82. spendthrift
    spends money wastefully
  83. tacit
  84. untenable
    not viable; uninhabitable
  85. variegated
  86. vituperate
    abusive language
  87. acumen
    keen insight
  88. dissemble
    disguise or conceal
  89. hegemony
    dominence over others
  90. infelicitous
    unfortunate; inappropriate
  91. occlude
    to obstruct or block
  92. recalcitrant
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  93. surfeit
    excess; overindulgence
  94. tenuous
    having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak
  95. transient
    fleeting, brief
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princeton GRE voc
princeton GRE voc