Top 52 GRE Words (Kaplan)

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anomaly

abnormality

assuage

to ease or lessen

enigma

mysterious

equivocal

use ambiguous language to deceive

erudite

scholarly

fervid

intensely emotional

lucid

intelligible, clear

opaque

dense

placate

to appease

precipitate (adj.)

hasty

precipitate (v.)

to cause to happen before anticipated or required

prodigal

extravagant

zeal

passion, excitement

abstain

to refrain from an activity

adulterate

to reduce purity

apathy

lack of interest or feeling

audacious

daring

capricious

unpredictable

corroborate

to provide supporting evidence

desiccate

dehydrate

engender

give rise to

ephemeral

fleeting

gullible

easily deceived

homogenous

same throughout

laconic

using few words

laudable

praise highly

loquacious

extremely talkative

mitigate

make less severe

pedant

someone who shows off learning

pragmatic

practical rather than idealistic

propriety

appropriateness

vacillate

to waver indecisively

volatile

lively or explosive; changeable

advocate

to argue for

antipathy

aversion, dislike

bolster

provide support or reinforcement

cacophany

harsh, jarring sound

deride

express contempt

dissonance

lack of harmony; conflict

enervate

to weaken

eulogy

speech honoring the dead

garrulous

talking too much

ingenuous

unsophisticated

lethargic

sluggish

malleable

easily influenced or shaped

misanthrope

one who hates humankind

obdurate

hardhearted, inflexible

ostentation

excessive showiness

paradox

contradiction

philanthropic

humanitarian

prevaricate

mislead; deliberately avoid truth

venerate

to revere

waver

to sway; be unsettled in opinion

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