Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 3 of 10

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Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 3 of 20

PLAIT

to braid

EMOLLIENT

having soothing qualities, esp. for skin

VOLUBLE

speaking much and easily, talkative; glib

FECUND

fertile, fruitful, productive

PRURIENT

lustful, exhibiting lewd desires

COALESCE

to grow together; cause to unite as one

KISMET

fate

DEMAGOGUE

leader who appeals to prejudice and emotions rather than rational argument

IMBUE

to infuse; dye; wet, moisten

INERT

unable to move, tending to inactivity

PARSIMONY

stinginess

FETID

foul-smelling, putrid

ILLUSORY

unreal, deceptive

PROSTRATE

lying face downward, lying flat on the ground

REVELRY

boisterous festivity

RECREANT

disloyal; cowardly

PECULATION

theft of money or goods

INDEFATIGABLE

never tired

VIRILE

manly, having qualities of an adult male

RIPOSTE

a retort

ROCOCO

very highly ornamented

DICTUM

authoritative statement; popular saying

VISCOUS

thick, syrupy, and sticky

INCULPATE

to blame; charge with a crime

MERITORIOUS

deserving reward or praise

ALTRUISM

unselfish concern for others' welfare

JOCULAR

jovial, playful, humorous

FACETIOUS

witty in an inappropriate way

DIAPHANOUS

allowing light to show through; delicate

SUBTERFUGE

trick or tactic used to avoid something

RAILLERY

lighthearted jesting

INGRATIATE

to bring oneself purposely into another's good graces

LIONIZE

to treat as a celebrity

SCABBARD

sheath for sword or dagger

IMPERIOUS

arrogantly self-assured, domineering, overbearing

GRANDILOQUENCE

pompous talk, fancy but meaningless language

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