Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 2 of 10

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40 terms · Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 2 of 10

SPORTIVE

frolicsome, playful

SURREPTITIOUS

characterized by secrecy

INTREPID

fearless

TURPITUDE

inherent vileness, foulness, depravity

NIHILISM

belief that existence and all traditional values are meaningless

CAVALCADE

a procession

MINATORY

menacing, threatening

NEOPHYTE

novice, beginner

DIMINUTIVE

small

GAUCHE

crude, socially awkward

PUNDIT

an authority or critic

SALACIOUS

lustful

ABSTRUSE

difficult to comprehend

GLIB

fluent in an insincere manner; offhand, casual

MOTE

small particle, speck

TRENCHANT

acute, sharp, incisive; forceful, effective

EFFULGENT

brilliantly shining

EXPIATE

to atone for, make amends for

PENUMBRA

partial shadow

SONOROUS

producing a full, rich sound

PHILISTINE

narrow-minded person, someone lacking appreciation for art or culture

SUPERCILIOUS

arrogant, haughty, overbearing, condescending

INTERSTICE

a space between things

EXPATIATE

to wander; to discuss or describe at length

PROBITY

honesty, high-mindedness

SEDITION

behavior promoting rebellion

PROGNOSTICATE

to predict

XENOPHOBIA

fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers

SERAPHIC

angelic, pure, sublime

MULTIFARIOUS

diverse

RENITENT

resisting pressure, obstinate

MANIFOLD

diverse, varied; comprised of many parts

FULMINATE

to explode with anger

ERSATZ

fake

FRACAS

noisy dispute

IMPECUNIOUS

poor, having no money

HARANGUE

a pompous speech

NASCENT

starting to develop, coming into existence

CONTENTIOUS

quarrelsome, disagreeable, belligerent

CANARD

a lie

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