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50 more GRE vocab words

Emulate

to copy; to try to equal or excel

Innocuous

harmless

Condone

to overlook, pardon, or disregard

Iconoclast

one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions

Perfidious

willing to betray someone's trust

Garrulous

tending to talk a lot

Dogmatic

dictatorial in one's opinions

Trenchant

acute, sharp, or incisive; forceful; effective

Politic

shrewd and practical in managing or dealing with things; diplomatic

Dither

to act confusedly or without clear purpose

Abjure

to reject; to abandon formally

Belfry

a bell tower; the room in which a bell is hung

Antagonize

to annoy or provoke to anger

Aerie

a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling

Pervade

to be present throughout; to permeate

Epicure

a person with refined taste in food and wine

Mannered

artificial or stilted in character

Decorous

proper; tasteful; socially correct

Deride

to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock

Prudence

wisdom, caution, or restraint

Palatial

relating to a palace; magnificent

Investiture

ceremony conferring authority

Eulogy

a speech in praise of someone

Diurnal

active or occurring during the day

Abeyance

temporary suppression or suspension

Obstinate

stubborn; unyielding

Impasse

a blocked path; a dilemma with no solution

Enumerate

to count, list or itemize

Voluble

talkative; speaking easily; glib

Deleterious

subtly or unexpectedly harmful

Blithe

joyful, cheerful or without appropriate thought

Bifurcate

to divide into two parts

Kinetic

relating to motion; characterized by movement

Inquest

an investigation; an inquiry

Polyglot

a speaker of many languages

Mar

to damage or deface; to spoil

Probity

complete honesty and integrity

Insurrection

rebellion

Assuage

to make something unpleasant less severe

Insipid

lacking interest or flavor

Axiom

premise; postulate; self-evident truth

Acme

the highest point; the summit; the highest level or degree attainable

Sardonic

cynical; scornfully mocking

Declivity

a downward slope

Debutante

a young woman making debut in high society

Curmudgeon

a cranky person, usually an old one

Tyro

beginner; novice

Philanthropy

charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness

Venerable

respected because of age

Credulous

too trusting; gullible

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