GRE set 3`

  1. acumen - N
    keen, accurate judgement or insight
  2. adulterate - V
    to reduce purity by combing with inferior ingredients
  3. amalgamate - V, amalgamation - N
    to combine several elements into a whole
  4. archaic - A
    outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive time
  5. aver - V
    to state as a fact, to declare or assert
  6. bolster - V
    to provide support or reinforce
  7. bombastic - A bombast -N
    pompous, grandiloquent
  8. diatribe - N
    a harsh denunciation
  9. dissemble - V
    to disguise or conceal; to mislead
  10. eccentric - A
    departing from norms or conventions
  11. endemic - A
    characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
  12. evanescent - A
    to make worse or more severe
  13. fervent -A, fevor - N
    greatly emotional or zealous
  14. fortuitous - A
    happening by accident or chance
  15. germane - A
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
  16. grandiloquence - N, grandiloquent - A
    pompous speech or expression
  17. hackneyed - A
    rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usuage
  18. halcyon - A
    calm and peaceful
  19. hedonism - N
    devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp. to the pleasures of the senses (a hedonist is someone who pursues pleasure)
  20. hegemony - N
    the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
  21. iconoclast - N
    one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
  22. idolatrous - A, idolatry - N
    given to intense or excesssive devotion to something
  23. impassive - A
    revealing no emotion
  24. imperturable - A
    marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness
  25. implacable - A
    not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
  26. impunity - N
    immunity from punishment or penalty
  27. inchoate - Ain an initial stage; not fully formed
  28. infelicitous - A
    unfortunate, inappropriate
  29. insipid - A
    without taste or flavor, lacking in spirit, bland
  30. loquacious - A
    extremely talkative
  31. luminous - A
    characterized by brightness and the emission of light
  32. malevolent - A malevolence - N
    having or showing often vicious ill will, spite or hatred
  33. malleable - A
    capable of being shaped or formed, tractable, pliable
  34. mendacity - N mendacious - A
    the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
  35. meticulous - A
    characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail
  36. misanthrope - N, misanthropic - A
    one who hates all other humans
  37. mitigate - V
    to make or become less severe or intense, to moderate
  38. obdurate - A
    unyielding; hardhearted; intractable
  39. obsequious - A
    exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
  40. occlude - V
    to obstruct or block
  41. opprobrium - N
    disagree, contempt, scorn
  42. pedagogy - N
    the profession or principles of teaching or instructing
  43. pedantic - A
    overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education; show-offish about one's knowledge penury
  44. pervasive - A
    having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout
  45. pine - V
    to yearn intensively; to languish; to lose vigor
  46. pirate - V
    to illegally use or reproduce
  47. pith - N
    the essential or central part
  48. pithy - A
    precise and brief
  49. placate - V
    to appease, to clam by making concessions
  50. platitude - N
    a superficial remark esp. one offered as meaningful
  51. plummet - V
    to plunge or drop straight down
  52. polemical - A
    controversial; argumentative
  53. prodigal - A
    recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish
  54. profuse - A
    given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant
  55. proliferate - V
    to grow or increase swiftly and abundantly
  56. queries - N
    questions; inquiries; doubts in the mind; reservations
  57. querulous - A
    prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish
  58. rancorous - A
    characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
  59. recalcitrant - A
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  60. repudiate - V
    to refuse to have anything to do with; disown
  61. rescind - V
    to invalidate, to repeal, to retract
  62. reverent - A, reverence - N
    marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect
  63. rhetoric - N
    the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
  64. salubrious - A
    promoting health or well-being
  65. solvent - A
    able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
  66. specious - A
    seeming true, but actually being fallacious; misleading attractive; plausible but false
  67. spurious - A
    lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit
  68. subpoena - N
    a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
  69. succinct - A
    brief; concise
  70. superfluous - A
    exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
  71. surfeit -N/V
    an overabundant supply; excess, to feed or supply to excess
  72. tenuous - A
    having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak
  73. tirade - N
    a long and extremely critical speech; a harsh denunciation
  74. transient - A
    fleeting, passing quickly, brief
  75. tenacity - N
    the quality of adherence or persistence to something valued; persistent determination
  76. zealous - A, zealot
    fervent, ardent, impassioned, devoted to a cause
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GRE set 3`
GRE set 3