Some Gre words #3

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ludicrous

appearing ridiculous, absurd

vigilance

watchfulness, alert attention

sagacity

keenness of perception; soundness of judgment; wisdom, ability to make good judgments

commodious

roomy, spacious

egregious

conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense), outstandingly bad, flagrant; shocking bad

churl

rude, ill-bred, mean-spirited person

carnal

physical; relating to physical appetite, especially sexual

bulwark

a protective structure of stone or concrete; bastion

semblance

an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; likeness , resemblance; appearance

husband

use cautiously and frugally, to manage economically; to use sparingly; cultivate

engross

to occupy the complete attention, absorb fully

somniferous

sleep inducing, soporific

advent

arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)

effect

to bring about, accomplish; to cause, to make happen

schism

division of a group into opposing factions, split (esp. religious)

laceration

cut; torn j/ragged wound; tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound, jagged wound

cicatrix

normal scar resulting from the healing of a wound

snippet

a small piece; a fragment; morsel; tidbit

blister

a painful red swelling on the skin that contains liquid, caused usually by continuous rubbing, especially on your foot, or by burning; subject to harsh criticism

prim

feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper; stiffly correct; overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish

wanton

sexually immodest or promiscuous, lewd or lascivious, spend wastefully; become extravagant

staid

sedate; unemotional; serious

plodding

slow-moving and unexciting; monotonous; diligent, hardworking

jettison

to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome; to discard; to reject

tepid

lukewarm; almost cold; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

blandish

to coax, persuade through flattery

frugality

thrift; economy; marked by avoiding waste and being economical

opulence

wealth, affluence, abundance

bellicose

warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome

strident

harsh sounding; grating; squeaky , squeaking

tumid

(esp. of a part of the body) swollen, distended; bombastic; pompous

vapid

tasteless, insipid; banal, dull

ardent

passionate, impassioned, characterized by intense emotion; glowing or shining like fire; fiery

strive

struggle; try hard, exert, attempt by employing effort

lassitude

weariness of body or mind, lack of energy, languor; weariness

contingent

occurring or existing only if (certain circumstances) are the case; dependent on; possible but not certain to occur

proscribe

prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw; condemn

admonish

warn firmly; to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty

congruity

correspondence, harmony, agreement

daunt

to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage, dismay

abrogate

to repeal, cancel, declare null and void; to abolish, usually by authority

apotheosize

to deify, to glorify, to elevate to divine status

fruition

fulfillment, realization; enjoyment derived from use or possession

elation

great happiness and exhilaration; euphoria

despondency

depression, dejection

confound

to baffle, perplex, confuse; frustrate; refute

assiduous

persistent, attentive, diligent

sinecure

a position requiring little or no work; an easy job

rail

criticize severely

dissemble

to disguise or conceal; deliberately give a false impression;, to pretend, stimulate; pass over

mince

make less severe or harsh; minimize

prolix

tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; lengthy; verbose

cantankerous

quarrelsome, peevish, ill-tempered; disagreeable

staunch

firm and steadfast; firm and dependable especially in loyalty;

waffle

speak or write equivocally about an issue, wastefully; fail to make up one's mind (Amer.)

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