GRE Set 1

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abscond

to run off and hide

aberrant

deviating from the norm

alacrity

liveliness and eagerness

approbation

official recognition or approval

austere

without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic

axiomatic

self-evident truth

canonical

following an agreement

capricious

change one's mind erratically

censure

criticize, officially rebuke

chicanery

trickery

convoluted

complex

disabuse

to undeceive, to set right

discordant

conflicting, dissonant

disparate

distinct, different

effrontery

extreme blodness, presumptuousness

enervate

weaken, reduce in vitality

ennui

restlessness from boredom, apathy

equivocate

use language purposefully to deceive

erudite

scholarly

exculpate

to clear of blame

exigent

urgent, a pressing matter

extemporaneous

improvised

fulminate

to loudly attack or denounce

ingenuous

frank, lacking in sophistication

inured

accepting something undesirable

irascible

easily angered

laud

to praise highly

lucid

clear, easily understood

magnanimity

personality trait of being noble in mind and heart

nascent

coming into being

neologism

new term

noxious

harmful, injurious

obviate

to anticipate and make unnecessary

onerous

troublesome, burdensome

paean

psalm; hymn

perennial

year round

perfidy

treachery

perfunctory

cursory, done without care or interest

perspicacious

perceptive

prattle

filibuster, idle or foolish and irrelevant talk

precipitate

acting with haste

predilection

preference

prescience

knowing events before they happen

prevaricate

to avoid the truth

qualms

misgivings

relegate

forcibly assign to lower ranks

reticent

quiet, reserved

solicitous

concerned and attentive

sordid

characterized by filthe and grime

stupefy

to amaze, baffle

stymie

to block

synthesis

combination to make a whole

tortuous

winding, twisting

truculent

fierce and cruel

veracity

truthfulness, honesty

virulent

extremely harmful or poisonous

voracious

ravenous, "a slave to..."

waver

to move to and fro, to sway

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