GRE 28

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fetter

to restrain, to bind

finicky

meticulous, fussy

fissure

a crack or break

flaccid

limp, flabby, weak

flamboyant

characterised by extravagance

fluster

confuse

forbearance

patient endurance or toleration of offenses

forte

a strong point

fractious

wayward, unruly, disorderly

frenzied

feverishly fast, hectic

funereal

mournful, appropriate to a funeral

gall

bitterness, nerve

gambol

playful leaping or frisking

gaunt

thin, emaciated

gustatory

relevant to the sense of tasting

hallow

to make holy

hoary

white, old

holocaust

widespread destruction

ignominious

shameful

impious

not devout in religion

implacable

doubtful, dubious

improvident

lacking foresight or thrift

incarnadine

blood-red in colour

indenture

bound to another by contract

interstice

a small space between things

iridescent

showing of many colours

jettison

to throw overboard, abandon

jingoism

extremely aggressive and militant patriotism

lackadaisical

listless, idle

langour

lassitude or body or depression

lapidary

relating to precious stones

latitude

freedom from narrow limitations

lionize

treat as a celebrity

loiter

dawdle, loaf

lull

moment of calm

maritime

situated on or near the sea

megalomania

mental state with delusions of wealth and power

mendacious

untrue

meretricious

alluring by false or gaudy show

molt

to shed hair, skin periodically

monastic

related to monks

morbid

abnormally gloomy

naiveté

a lack of worldly wisdom

nihilism

a belief in nothing, extreme skepticism

nomadic

moving from place to place

non sequitur

an irrelevant conclusion

nuptial

relating to marriage

objurgate

to chide, scold

opalescent

iridescent, displaying colours

ornithologist

scientist who studies birds

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