Majortest Gre 1500

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gre words from majortest.com all words listed in alphabetical order.

Abasement

humiliation; degradation

Abate

reduce in intensity

Aberration

deviation from the normal

Abeyance

Temporary cessation or suspension

Abhor

hate

Abjure

renounce; swear to refrain from something

Abraded

worn away; eroded [abrade (v); abrasion (n)]

Abrasion

1. damage to skin caused by scraping; 2. process of scraping or rubbing [abrade (v)]

Abrasive

rough; coarse; harsh

Abrogate

abolish

Abscission

cutting; process causing leaves to fall off

Absolution

forgiveness; pardon; release

Abstain

desist; go without; withdraw

Abstemious

self denying; refraining from indulging

Abstruse

difficult to understand; obscure

abut

adjoin; border

Abysmal

very deep; very bad

Accolade

tribute; honor; praise

Accretion

accumulation of matter; growth produced by adding from the outside

Acolyte

disciple; follower or attendant

Acquiesce

to agree to; give in to

Acrid

sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)

Acrophobia

fear of heights

Acuity

sharpness (mental or visual)

Adamant

hard; inflexible

Admonitory

scolding [admonition (n)]

Adroit

skilful

Adulation

strong admiration; worship

Adumbrate

outline; indicate

Adversity

hardship

Advocate

support

Aesthetic

concerning art of beauty

Affable

friendly; social; easygoing

Agog

Highly excited

Aisle

corridor; passageway (esp. between rows of seats)

Alacrity

quickness; enthusiasm; eagerness

Alchemy

medieval chemistry

Alibi

an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene

Allay

to lessen

Alleviate

make less severe

Alleviated

made less severe [alleviation (n); alleviate (v)]

Allure

1. attraction (n); 2. to attract (v)

Aloof

distant; detached; cold

Altruism

putting others first; being self-sacrificing

Amalgamate

join; consolidate [amalgamation (n)]

Amass

accumulate

Ambidextrous

able to use both left and right hands equally well

Ambiguity

uncertainty; vagueness

Ambiguous

unclear in meaning

Ambivalence

lack of clarity; wavering; the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes

Ambulatory

able to walk around

Ameliorate

make better

Amelioration

improvement

Amiable

friendly

Amity

friendship

Amorphous

lacking in shape

Amortize

pay off a debt in installments

Anachronistic

occurring in the wrong time period [anachronism (n)]

Analgesic

medicine to combat pain

Analogous

comparable

Analogue

1. something similar; 2. output proportional to input (engineering)

Anarchy

chaos; lack of government

Anecdote

a brief amusing story

Animosity

hatred; antagonism

Annex (v)

take possession of; seize; capture

Annex

a building which is an addition to an existing building

Anodized

electroplated; coated with thin layer of metal

Anomaly

something which does not fit in a pattern; irregularity

Antagonism

hostility; strong opposition

Antagonistic

opposed; hostile; aggressive

Antediluvian

outdated; prehistoric; very old-fashioned

Anthology

a book which is a collection of poems or stories

Anthropocentrism

putting man at the center of one's philosophy

Antipathy

hatred

Antiquated

outdated; old fashioned

Apathetic

indifferent; uninterested; lethargic

Apathy

lack of interest or emotion

Aphoristic

expressed tersely [aphorism (n) = short statement; maxim]

Apocryphal

untrue; made up

Apostrophe

1. punctuation mark; 2. appeal to someone not present (a figure of speech)

Appease

pacify; soothe; calm down; make peace with

Apposite

fitting; suitable

Apprehension

slight fear; sense of something unfavorable

Apprehension

slight fear; sense of something unfavorable

Apprehensive

worried; fearful

Approbation

approval [opp. disapprobation]

Arable

can be cultivated

Arbitrary

random; for no definite reason

Arbitrator

mediator; person appointed to judge a dispute [arbitrate (v)]

Arboreal

living in trees; concerned with trees

Arcane

obscure; known only to a few people

Archaic

ancient; outdated; old fashioned

Archetype

prototype; primitive pattern; classic example of

Archives

collections of old records; place of storage of old documents

Arduous

hard

Armada

fleet of ships

Arresting

attracting attention; striking

Arson

deliberate, criminal starting of fires

Articulate

clear; lucid; eloquent

Artifice

deception; trickery

Artisan

craftsman

Artless

without effort; without trickery; simple

Ascetic

without luxuries; severely simple

Asperity

using harsh or critical tone [Aspertion]

Assay

1. try; 2. assess purity

Assiduous

thorough; diligent

Assuage

to calm

Astute

perceptive; sharp-witted

Asylum

place of refuge or safety

Atavism

A reappearance of an earlier characteristic

Atheist

person who does not believe in God

Atonement

making amends for sin or crime [atone (v)]

Atrophy

waste away from lack of use

Attenuate

make thin; weaken

Augment

increase; make bigger

Augury

prediction, looking for omens [auger (v)]

Auspicious

favorable; promising to turn out well

Austere

severely plain

Avaricious

greedy for money

Aver

affirm; verify

Aversion

firm dislike

Baleful

evil

Balk

hinder and prevent; hesitate over

Balm

soothing ointment or anything soothing [balmy (a)]

Banal

common; dull

Banality

ordinariness; dullness

Bane

troublesome influence; curse

Barrage

extended gunfire to cover an attack; dam across river; deluge of information etc.

Bastion

fortress; stronghold

Befuddle

confuse

Begrudge

resent

Beguile

mislead; lure

Belabor

explain in unnecessary detail; To work at or to absurd length

Beleaguer

besiege; attack

Belie

contradict; give a false impression

Belittle

to demean

Bellicose

war-like; aggressive

Belligerent

aggressive; ready to fight

Bemoan

lament; Regret strongly

Benevolent

kindly

Benign

kindly; harmless

Benignity

compassion; gentleness; fondness

Bent (n)

inclination; aptitude

Bequeath

leave something in one's will to be given after one's death

Berate

scold; criticize

Beret

type of cap

Bestial

behaving like a beast; brutal

Bigot

narrow-minded, prejudiced person