GRE vocab 1

  1. abscond
    to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
  2. aberrant
    deviating from the norm (abaerration)
  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. assuage
    to ease or lessen; to appease or pacigy
  8. audacious
    daring and fearless, recklessly bold (audacity)
  9. austere
    without adornment, bare, severely simple, ascetic (austerity)
  10. axiomatic
    taken as a given, possessing self-evident truth (axiom)
  11. canonical
    gollowing 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. chicanery
    trickery or subterfuge
  15. connoisseur
    an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
  16. convoluted
    complex or complicated
  17. disabuse
    to undeceive; to set right
  18. discordant
    conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
  19. disparate
    fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
  20. effrontery
    extreme boldness; presumptuousness
  21. enervate
    to weaken; to reduce in vitality
  22. ennui
    dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
  23. equivocate
    to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
  24. erudite
    scholarly, very learned (erudition)
  25. exculpate
    to clear of blame, exonerate
  26. exigent
    urgen, pressing
  27. extemporaneous
    improvised, done without preparation
  28. filibuster
    intentional obstruction, using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
  29. fulminate
    to loudly attack or denounce
  30. ingenuous
    artless, frank and candid
  31. inured
    accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  32. irascible
    easily angered, prone to temperamental outbursts
  33. neologism
    a new word, expression or usage
  34. noxious
    harmful, injurious
  35. obtuse
    lacking sharpness of intellect, not clear or precise in thought
  36. obviate
    to anticipate and make unnecessary
  37. paean
    a song or hymn of praise
  38. perfidy
    intentional breach of faith; treachery
  39. perfunctory
    cursoty, done without care or interest
  40. perspicacious
    acutely perceptive, having keen discernment
  41. prattle
    to babble meaninglessly
  42. predilection
    a disposition in favor of something
  43. prescience
    foreknowledge of events
  44. prevaricate
    to deliberately avoid the truth
  45. qualms
    misgivings, reservations
  46. recant
    to retract, esp a previously held belief
  47. refute
    to disprove
  48. relegate
    to forcibly assign, esp to a lower place
  49. reticent
    quiet, reserved, reluctant to express thoughts
  50. solicitous
    concerned and attentive
  51. static
    not moving, active
  52. stymie
    to block, thwart
  53. tortuous
    winding, twisting
  54. truculent
    fierce and cruel
  55. virulent
    extremely harmful or poisonous
  56. veracity
    truthfulness, honesty
  57. abate
    to lessen in intensity
  58. ascetic
    one who practices rigid self-denial
  59. avarice
  60. axiom
    universally recognized principle
  61. burgeon
    to grow rapidly or flouwish
  62. bucolic
    pastoral and rustic
  63. canon
    established set of principles or code of laws
  64. castigation
    severe criticism or punishment
  65. caustic
    burning or stinging
  66. chary
  67. cogent
    appealing forcibly to the mind or reason, convincing
  68. contentious
    argumentative, quarrelsome
  69. contrite
    regretful, penitent
  70. dearth
    smallness of #, a lack
  71. demur
    to question or oppose
  72. disinterested
    free of bias or self-interest
  73. ebullience
    quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
  74. empirical
    based on observation/experiment
  75. esoteric
    intended for a small group
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GRE vocab 1