Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 1 of 10

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Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 1 of 10

COVEN

group of witches

AMORTIZE

to diminish by installment payments

TRITE

shallow, superficial

SEPULCHRAL

typical of a place of burial

IGNOMINIOUS

disgraceful and dishonorable

PAEAN

a song of praise or thanksgiving

APLOMB

poise, confidence

PALLIATE

to make less serious, ease

POLEMIC

argument

SOMNAMBULIST

sleepwalker

ITINERANT

wandering from place to place, unsettled

PAROCHIAL

of limited scope or outlook, provincial

TYRO

beginner, novice

VACUOUS

empty, void; lacking intelligence, purposeless

ADROIT

skillful, accomplished, highly competent

MACHINATION

plot or scheme

PROVINCIAL

rustic, unsophisticated, limited in scope

PROLIX

tedious; wordy

PERTINACIOUS

persistent, stubborn

INVETERATE

confirmed, long-standing, deeply rooted

ZENITH

highest point, summit

VOCIFEROUS

loud, vocal, and noisy

NECROMANCY

black magic

GERMINATE

to begin to grow (as in a seed or idea)

SCURRILOUS

vulgar, low, indecent

IMPROMPTU

spontaneous, without rehearsal

INTERNECINE

deadly to both sides

OBFUSCATE

to confuse, obscure

DECLIVITY

downward slope

PNEUMATIC

relating to air; worked by compressed air

CHURLISH

rude

LEVITY

humor, frivolity, gaiety

KNELL

sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure

STRINGENT

imposing severe, rigorous standards

LIBIDINOUS

lustful

OMNIPOTENT

having unlimited power

NEBULOUS

vague, cloudy

ENCOMIUM

warm praise

CHAGRIN

shame, embarrassment, humiliation

SINUOUS

winding; intricate, complex

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