Common GRE.txt

  1. satiate
    to satisfy fully or overindulge
  2. soporific
    causing sleep or lethargy
  3. specious
    deceptively attractive
  4. stigma
    a mark of shame or discredit
  5. stolid
  6. sublime
    lofty or grand
  7. tacit
    done without using words
  8. taciturn
    silent, not talkative
  9. tirade
    long, harsh speech or verbal attack
  10. torpor
    extreme mental and physical sluggishness
  11. transitory
    temporary, lasting a brief time
  12. vacillate
    to sway physically
  13. venerate
    to respect deeply
  14. veracity
    filled with truth and accuracy
  15. verbose
  16. vex
    to annoy
  17. volatile
    easily aroused or changeable
  18. waver
    to fluctuate between choices
  19. whimsical
    acting in a fanciful or capricious manner
  20. zeal
    passion, excitement
  21. laconic
    using few words
  22. lament
    to express sorrow
  23. laud
    to give praise
  24. lavish
    to give unsparingly (V)
  25. lethargic
    acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
  26. loquacious
  27. lucid
    clear and easily understood
  28. luminous
    bright, brilliant, glowing
  29. malinger
    to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  30. malleable
    capable of being shaped
  31. metaphor
    a figure of speech comparing two different things
  32. meticulous
    extremely careful about details
  33. misanthrope
    a person who dislikes others
  34. mitigate
    to soften
  35. mollify
    to calm or make less severe
  36. monotony
    lack of variation
  37. naive
    lacking sophistication or experience
  38. obdurate
    hardened in feeling
  39. obsequious
    overly submissive and eager to please
  40. obstinate
    stubborn, unyielding
  41. obviate
    to prevent
  42. occlude
    to stop up
  43. onerous
    troublesome and oppressive
  44. opaque
    impossible to see through
  45. opprobrium
    public disgrace
  46. ostentation
    excessive showiness
  47. fanatical
    acting excessively enthusiastic
  48. fawn
    to court favor by a flattering manner
  49. fervid
    intensely emotional
  50. florid
    excessively decorated or embellished
  51. foment
    to arouse or incite
  52. frugality
    a tendency to be thrifty or cheap
  53. garrulous
    tending to talk a lot
  54. gregarious
    outgoing, sociable
  55. guile
    deceit or trickery
  56. gullible
    easily deceived
  57. homogenous
    of a similar kind
  58. iconoclast
    one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  59. imperturbable
    not capable of being disturbed
  60. impervious
    impossible to penetrate
  61. impetuous
    quick to act without thinking
  62. implacable
    unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
  63. inchoate
    not fully formed
  64. ingenuous
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  65. inimical
    hostile, unfriendly
  66. innocuous
  67. insipid
    lacking interest or flavor
  68. intransigent
  69. inundate
    to overwhelm
  70. irascible
    easily made angry
  71. eclectic
    selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
  72. efficacy
  73. elegy
    a sorrowful poem or speech
  74. eloquent
    persuasive and moving, especially in speech
  75. emulate
    to copy
  76. enervate
    to reduce in strength
  77. engender
    to produce, cause, or bring about
  78. enigma
    a puzzle
  79. enumerate
    to count, list, or itemize
  80. ephemeral
    lasting a short time
  81. equivocate
    to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  82. erratic
    wandering and unpredictable
  83. erudite
    learned, scholarly, bookish
  84. esoteric
    known or understood by only a few
  85. estimable
  86. eulogy
    speech in praise of someone
  87. euphemism
    use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
  88. exacerbate
    to make worse
  89. exculpate
    to clear from blame
  90. exigent
  91. exonerate
    to clear of blame
  92. explicit
    clearly stated or shown
  93. decorum
    appropriateness of behavior or conduct
  94. deference
    respect, courtesy
  95. deride
    to speak of or treat with contempt
  96. desiccate
    to dry out thoroughly
  97. desultory
    jumping from one thing to another
  98. diatribe
    an abusive, condemnatory speech
  99. diffident
    lacking self-confidence
  100. dilate
    to make larger
  101. dilatory
    intended to delay
  102. dilettante
    someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
  103. dirge
    a funeral hymn or mournful speech
  104. disabuse
    to set right
  105. discern
    to perceive
  106. disparate
    fundamentally different
  107. dissemble
    to present a false appearance
  108. dissonance
    a harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds
  109. dogma
    a firmly held opinion, often a religious belief
  110. dogmatic
    dictatorial in one's opinions
  111. dupe
    to deceive
  112. banal
    predictable, cliched, boring
  113. bolster
    to support
  114. bombastic
    pompous in speech and manner
  115. cacaphony
    harsh, jarring noise
  116. candid
    impartial and honest in speech
  117. capricious
    changing one's mind quickly and often
  118. castigate
    to punish or criticize harshly
  119. catalyst
    something that brings about a change in something else
  120. caustic
    biting in wit
  121. chaos
    great disorder or confusion
  122. chauvinist
    someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
  123. chicanery
    deception by means of craft or guile
  124. cogent
    convincing and well reasoned
  125. condone
    to overlook, pardon, or disregard
  126. convoluted
    intricate and complicated
  127. corroborate
    to provide supporting evidence
  128. credulous
    too trusting
  129. crescendo
    steadily increasing volume or force
  130. abate
    to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
  131. abscond
    to leave secretly
  132. abstain
    to choose not to do something
  133. abyss
    an extremely deep hole
  134. adulterate
    to make impure
  135. advocate
    to speak in favor of
  136. aesthetic
    concerning the appreciation of beauty
  137. aggrandize
    to increase in power, influence, and reputation
  138. alleviate
    to make more bearable
  139. amalgamate
    to combine, to mix together
  140. ambiguous
    doubtful or uncertain
  141. ameliorate
    to make better
  142. anachronism
    something out of place in time
  143. analogous
    similar or alike in some way
  144. anomaly
    deviation form what is normal
  145. antagonize
    to annoy or provoke to anger
  146. antipathy
    extreme dislike
  147. apathy
    lack of interest or emotion
  148. arbitrate
    to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
  149. archaic
    ancient, old-fashioned
  150. ardor
    intense and passionate feeling
  151. articulate
    able to speak clearly and expressively
  152. assuage
    to make something unpleasant less sever
  153. attenuate
    to reduce in force or degree
  154. audacious
    fearless and daring
  155. austere
    severe or stern in appearance
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