GRE Wordlist

  1. adumbrate
    to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch
  2. anathema
    a person or thing detested or loathed

    a curse; execration
  3. asperity
    harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner
  4. asseverate
    to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively; aver
  5. assiduous
    constant; unremitting

    constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task;
  6. augury
    an omen, token, or indication
  7. bellicose
    inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious
  8. calumniate
    to make false and malicious statements about; slander
  9. captious
    apt or designed to ensnare or perplex, especially in argument
  10. cavil
    to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily
  11. celerity
    swiftness; speed
  12. chimera
    a mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
  13. denouement
    the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel
  14. descry
    to discover; preceive; detect.

    to see by looking carefully; discern; espy
  15. execrate
    to detest utterly; abhor; abominate;

    to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce
  16. exegesis
    critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, expecially of the Bible
  17. expiate
    to atone for; make amends or reparation
  18. extirpate
    to remove or destory totally; do away with; exterminate
  19. gainsay
    • to deny, dispute, or contradict.
    • to speak or act against; oppose
  20. heterodox
    not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology
  21. ineluctable
    incapable of being evaded; inescapable
  22. insouciant
    free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree
  23. inveterate
    • settle or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling;
    • firmly established by long continuance
  24. lubricious
    arousing or expressive of sexual desire; lustful; lecherous
  25. meretricious
    • alluring by a show or flashy or vulgar attraction
    • pertaining to or characteristic of a prostitute
    • cheap, showy
  26. minatory
  27. nonplussed
    to render utterly perplexed; puzzled completely
  28. obstreperous
    • resisting control or restriant in a difficult manner
    • noisy, clamorous, or boisterous
  29. panegyric
    a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy
  30. parsimonious
    characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy
  31. pellucid
    allowing the maximun passage of light, as glass
  32. peroration
    a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language
  33. puerile
    • of or pertaining to a child or to childhood.
    • childishly foolish; immature or trivial
  34. puissance
    power, might or force
  35. cardinal
    of prime importance; chief; principal
  36. consequential
    • result, or outcome
    • self-important; pompous
  37. essay
    • to try; attempt.
    • to put to test; make trial of
  38. exact
    • to call for, demand, or require
    • to force or compel the payment
  39. fell
    fierce; cruel
  40. occult
    • hidden from view
    • secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated
  41. pedestrian
    lacking in vitality, imagination, disctinction
  42. pied
    having patches of two or more colors
  43. pine
    to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully
  44. astringent
    hashly biting; caustic;
  45. derision
    ridicule; mockery
  46. flout
    to treat with disdain, scorn, or contemp
  47. obfuscate
    to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
  48. prosaic
    commonplace or dull
  49. sedulous
    diligent; hard-working
  50. shard
    a fragment, especially of broken earthenware
  51. spendthrift
    wastefully extravagant; prodigal
  52. unfeigned
    sincere; genuine
  53. vexation
    irritaation; annoyance
  54. aver
    to state as a fact
  55. hedonism
    devotion to pleasure as a way of life
  56. pithy
    precise and brief
  57. placate
    to appease or pacify
  58. platitude
    • superficial remark
    • flat, dull
  59. profuse
  60. tenuous
    • thin or slender in form, as a thread.
    • lacking a sound basis
  61. accolade
    an expression of praise
  62. adulation
    excessive praise; intensive adoration
  63. ascetic
    one who practice rigid self-denial
  64. contriate
  65. harangue
    a scolding or a long intense verbal attack
  66. incipient
    become apparent
  67. odious
    evoking intense dislike
  68. pernicious
    extremely harmful
  69. preen
    to dress up
  70. putrefy
    cause to rot or decay
  71. vilify
    to speak ill of; defame; slander
  72. alacrity
    cheerful readiness, promptness
  73. ennui
    dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from bordem or apathy
  74. fulminate
    to loudly attack or denounce
  75. ingenuous
    artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  76. solicitous
    concerned and attentive; egar
  77. stupefy
    • to stun, as with narcotic, a shock,or a strong tmotion
    • to overwhelm with amazement
  78. qualms
    • an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct;
    • reservation; cause for hesitancy
  79. stymie
    to block; thwart
  80. truculent
    fierce; cruel; savagely brutal
  81. squander
    to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
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