Barron's essential GRE word set #3

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squalor

(n.)filth; degradation; sordidness

staccato

(adj.) detached or disconnected in sound or style

stanch

(v.)to stop or check the flow of

stricture

(n.)1.severe and adverse criticism; critical comments;
2.limit or restriction

strident

(a.)loud, harsh, unpleasantly noisy

stultify

(v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

stupefy

(v.)1.to make stupid, dull, or groggy;
2. to surprise or astonish

subsume

(v.)include (as a member of a group); encompass

substantive

(a.)essential,having substance,solid

subversive

(a.)1.rebellious; revolutionary
2. disastrous

succor

(v.)help; relief; aid; assistance

suffrage

(n.)The right to vote.

sundry

(a)various, several, miscellaneous

suppliant

(adj.) asking humbly and earnestly;
(n.) one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor

syllogism

(n.)a form of deductive reasoning in which the conclusion is supported by a major and minor premise

sylvan

(a.)having to do with trees or wooded areas

talisman

(n.)amulet

tautology

(n.) needless repetition of an idea by using different but equivalent words; a redundancy

taxonomy

(n.)identification, naming, and classification of species

tenets

(n.)beliefs of a group; doctrines;dogma

theocracy

(n.)government run by religious leaders

thespian

(adj.) histrionic, pertaining to drama

timbre

(n.)tone,quality

torque

(n)twisting force; force producing rotation

travail

(n.)painful or laborious effort;arduous work

treatise

(n.)A methodically and thoroughly written discussion/artice of a topic.

tremulous

timid; fearful;trembling,wavering

trepidation

(n.) fear, fright, trembling

tryst

(n.)meeting arranged by lovers; arrangement between lovers to meet

tumid

(a)1.distended,swollen(wrt to body parts)
2.turgid,bombastic(wrt to speech)

turbid

(a.)cloudy, muddy; in a state of turmoil

tutelary

(a.)protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities

uncanny

(a.)strange, mysterious, weird

undulating

(a)moving with a wavelike motion;und:wave

unfeigned

(a.)genuine

untenable

(a.)incapable of being held or defended;indefensible

untoward

unexpected;
unfortunate,unlucky

vacuous

(a.)stupidly empty of ideas

valedictory

(a.)pertaining to farewell; N: farewell address (esp. at graduation exercises)

vapid

(a.)insipid

vaunted

(a.)boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag

venal

(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption

vendetta

(n.)Blood feud

vexation

(n.)annoyance; irritation

vindictive

(a.)revengeful, spiteful

virtuoso

(n.)highly skilled artist;savant

visage

(n)countenance

vitiate

(v)to weaken, debase, or corrupt; to impair the quality or value of

vivisection

(n)1.surgery on living animals
2.ruthlessly sharp and detailed criticism or analysis

vogue

(n.)popular fashion

vortex

(n.)centre of a situation.storm, which draws in all that surrounds it

wistful

(a.)full of longing; yearning; wishful

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