GRE Wordlist 16

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Selected words from the Barron's GRE Word list 16.

duress

n. forcible restraint, especially unlawfully

dwindle

v. shrink; reduce

dyspeptic

adj. suffering from indigestion

ebb

v. recede; lesson (also n.)

ebullient

adj. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

eccentric

adj. irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre

eccentricity

n. oddity; idiosyncrasy

ecclesiastic

adj. pertaining to the church

eclectic

adj. selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources

ecstatic

adj. feeling great rapture or delight

eddy

n. swirling current of water, air, etc. (also v.)

edify

v. instruct; correct morally

eerie

adj. weird

effeminate

adj. having womanly traits

effervescence

n. inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation

effete

adj. lacking vigor; worn out; sterile

efficacy

n. power to produce desired effect

effigy

n. dummy

effluvium

n. sing. noxious smell

effrontery

n. impudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve; presumptuousness; సిగ్గుమాలినతనం;
impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolence, nerve, audacity, gall, sauce, forwardness, brass, presumption

effusive

adj. pouring forth; gushing

egregious

adj. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking; outrageous

egress

n. exit

elegy

n. poem or song expressing lamentation; dirge

elicit

v. draw out by discussion; extract, educe

elixir

n. cure-all; something invigorating; అమృతం

ellipsis

n. omission of words from a text

eloquence

n. expressiveness; persuasive speech; oratory, rhetoric, elocution

elusive

adj. evasive; baffling; hard to grasp

elysian

adj. relating to paradise; blissful

emaciated

adj. thin and wasted; gaunt, scraggy, haggard, skinny, thin, lean, scrawny

emanate

v. issue forth; arise, originate, proceed

emancipate

v. set free; liberate, release, enfranchise, deliver, manumit

embargo

n. ban on commerce or other activity; prohibition, interdict

embark

v. commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey

embellish

v. adorn; ornament; enhance, as a story

embezzlement

n. stealing; peculation, defalcation, misappropriation, fraud

emboss

v. produce a design in raised relief

embroil

v. throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle; tangle, involve, mix up, implicate, confuse

embryonic

adj. undeveloped; rudimentary; embryo, fetal, foetal, germinal

emend

v. correct, usually a text

emetic

n. substance causing vomiting

eminent

adj. high; lofty

emissary

n. agent; messenger

emollient

n. soothing or softening remedy (also adj.); lenitive

empathy

n. ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.

enamored

adj. in love

enclave

n. territory enclosed within an alien land

encomiastic

adj. praising; eulogistic; eulogistic, panegyrical, panegyric

encomium

n. high praise; eulogy

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