GRE Hit Parade Group 1

  1. Abscond (v)
    To depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
  2. Abberant (adj)
    Deviaing from the norm (noun form: abberation)
  3. Alacrity (n)
    Eager and enthusiastic willingness
  4. Anomoly (n)
    Deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality (adj from: anaomolous)
  5. Approbation (n)
    An expression of approval or praise
  6. Arduous (adj)
    Strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
  7. Assuage (v)
    To ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
  8. Audacious (adj)
    Daring and fearless; recklessly bold (noun form: audacity)
  9. Austere (adj)
    Without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic (noun form: austerity)
  10. Axiomatic (adj)
    Taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun forn: axiom)
  11. Canonical (adj)
    Following or in aggreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun form: canon)
  12. Capricious (adj)
    Inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
  13. Censure (v)
    To criticize severely; to officially rebuke
  14. Chicanery (n)
    Trickery or subterfuge
  15. Connoisseur (n)
    An informed and stute judge in matters of taste; expert
  16. Convoluted (adj)
    Complex or complicated
  17. Disabuse (v)
    To undecieve; to set right
  18. Discordant (adj)
    Conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
  19. Disparate (adj)
    Fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
  20. Effronter
  21. Effrontery (n)
    Extreme boldness; presumptuousness
  22. Eloquent (adj)
    Well-spoken, expressive, articulate (noun form; eloquence)
  23. Enervate (v)
    To weaken; to reduce in vitality
  24. Ennui (n)
    Dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
  25. Equivocate (v)
    To use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent (adj form: equivocal)
  26. Erudite (adj)
    Very learned; sholarly (noun form: erudition)
  27. Exculpate (v)
    Exonerate; to clear of blame
  28. Exigent (adj)
    Urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
  29. Extemporaneous (adj)
    Improvised; done without preparation
  30. Filibuster (n)
    Intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
  31. Fulminate (v)
    To loudly attack or denounce
  32. Ingenuous (adj)
    Artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  33. Inured (adj)
    Accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  34. Irascible (adj)
    Easily angered; prone to tempermental outbursts
  35. Laud (v)
    To praise highly (adj. form: laudatory)
  36. Lucid (adj)
    Clear; easily understood
  37. Magnanimity (n)
    The quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving (adj from: magnanimous)
  38. Martial (adj)
    Associated with war and armed forces
  39. Mundane (adj)
    of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
  40. Nascent (adj)
    Coming into being; in early developmental stages
  41. Nebulous (adj)a
    Vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
  42. Neologism (n)
    A new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
  43. Noxious (adj)
    Harmful; injurious
  44. Obtuse (adj)
    Lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
  45. Obviate (v)
    To anticipate and make unneccessary
  46. Onerous (adj)
    Troubling; burdensome
  47. Paean (n)
    A song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
  48. Parody (n)
    A humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
  49. Perennial (adj)
    Recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly.
  50. Perfidy (n)
    Intentional breach of faith; treachery (adj. form: perfidious)
  51. Perfunctory (adj)
    Cursory; done without care or interest
  52. Perspicacious (adj)
    Acutely perceptive; having keen discernment (noun form: perspicacity)
  53. Prattle (v)
    To babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
  54. Precipitate (adj)
    Acting with excessive haste or impulse
  55. Precipitate (v)
    to cause or happen before anticipated or required
  56. Predilection (n)
    A disposition in favor of something; preference
  57. Prescience (n)
    Foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring (adj. form: prescient)
  58. Prevaricate (v)
    To deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  59. Qualms (n)
    Misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
  60. Recant (v)
    To retract, esp. a previously held belief
  61. Refute (v)
    To disprove; to successfully argue against
  62. Relegate (v)
    to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
  63. Reticent (adj)
    Quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
  64. Solicitous (adj)
    concerned and attentive; eager
  65. Sordid (adj)
    Characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
  66. Sporadic (adj)
    Occurring only occassionaly, or in scattered instances
  67. Squander (v)
    To waste by spending or using irresponsibly
  68. Static (adj)
    Not moving, active, or in motion; at rest
  69. Stupefy (v)
    To stun, baffle, or amaze
  70. Stymie (v)
    To block, thwart
  71. Synthesis (n)
    The combination of parts to make a whole (verb form: synthesize)
  72. Torque (n)
    A force that causes rotation
  73. Tortuous (adj)
    Winding, twisting; excessively complicated
  74. Truculent (adj)
    Fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  75. Veracity (n)
    truthfulness; honesty
  76. Virulent (adj)
    Extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
  77. Voracious (adj)
    Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
  78. Waver (v)
    To move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion
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GRE Hit Parade Group 1
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