Barron's GRE with sentences -Wordlist U 1/1
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bwees on December 27, 2012
A complete list of Barron's GRE Wordlist, with meanings and sentences.
The series has the entire wordlist split by alphabets, and also a mega complete wordlist, of all 3757 words.
This is Wordlist U.
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|ubiquitous|| being everywhere; omnipresent; catholic; pandemic|
That Christmas "The Little Drummer Boy" seemed ubiquitous: Justin heard the tune everywhere he went.
|ulterior|| buried; concealed (ẩn giấu; không nói)|
You must have an ulterior motive for your behavior, since there is no obvious reason for it.
|ultimatum|| last demand; warning (tối hậu thư)|
Since they have ignored our ultimatum, our only recourse is to declare war.
|umbrage|| resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; huff; irritation|
She took umbrage at his remarks and stormed away in a huff.
|unanimity|| complete agreement|
We were surprised by the unanimity with which our proposals were accepted by the different groups.
|unassuaged|| unsatisfied; not soothed|
Her anger is unassuaged by your apology.
|unassuming|| modest; humble|
He is so unassuming that some people fail to realize how great a man he really is.
She had a sudden fit of unbridled rage.
|uncanny|| strange; mysterious; hermetic; enigmatic; perplexing|
You have the uncanny knack of reading my innermost thoughts.
|unconscionable|| unscrupulous; excessive (1.vô lý 2. unscrupulous thiếu trung thực)|
She found the load shark's demands unconscionable and impossible to meet.
|uncouth|| clumsy; boorish; brusque; blunt; abrupt; barbarian; churlish|
Most biographers portray Lincoln as an uncouth and ungainly young man.
|unction|| the act of anointing with oil (sự xức dầu)|
The anointing with oil of a person near death is called extreme unction.
|unctous|| oily; bland (hypocritical; sanctimonious lịch sự quá mức như giả tạo)|
Uriah Heep disguised his nefarious actions by unctuous protestations of his "'umility."
|undermine|| weaken; sap; attenuate; enervate; grow feeble; flag|
The recent corruption scandals have undermined many people's faith in the city government.
Adressing the jogging class, Kim underscored the importance to runners of good nutrition.
|undulate|| move with a wavelike motion|
The flag undulated in the breeze (wind)
|unearth|| dig up|
When they unearthed the city, the archeologists found many relics of an ancient civilization.
|unearthly|| not earthly (mundane; terrestrial thuộc trái đất, trần tục); weird|
There is an unearthly atmosphere in her work that amazes the casual observer.
|unequivocal|| plain; obvious (equivocal = ambiguous = vague = nebulous = hazy = obscure)|
My answer to your proposal is an unequivocal and absolute "No."
|unerring|| infallible |
My teacher unerringly pounced on the one typographical error in my essay.
She approached the guillotine with unfaltering steps.
|unfeigned|| genuine; real|
She turned so pale that I am sure her surprise was unfeigned.
|unfettered|| liberated; freed from chains|
Chained to the wall for months on end, the hostage despaired that he would ever be unfettered.
|unfledged|| immature; fledgling|
It is hard for an unfledged writer to find a sympathetic publisher.
|unfrock|| to strip a priest or minister of church authority (bắt trả áo thầy tu, tước chức)|
To disbar a lawyer, to unfrock a priest, to suspend a doctor's license to practice--these are extreme steps that the authorities should take only after careful consideration.
|unguent||ointment Apply this unguent to the sore muscles before retiring.|
|unilateral|| one-sided; biased; prejudiced; partisan; partial|
This legislation is unilateral since it binds only one party in the controversy.
|unimpeachable|| blameless and exemplary (quá trung thực đến k thể nghi ngờ)|
Her conduct in office was unimpeachable and her record is spotless.
|unison|| unity of pitch; complete accord|
The choir sang in unison.
|unkempt|| disheveled; with uncared-for appearance; messy|
The beggar was dirty and unkempt.
The secret service agents in charge of protecting the President tried to be as unobtrusive as possible.
Margaret Mitchell's book Gone with the Wind was an unprecedented success.
During adolescence many attractive young people somehow acquire the false notion that their appearance
|unravel|| disentangle; solve; figure out|
With equal ease Miss Marple unraveled tangled balls of yarn and baffling murder mysteries.
|unrequited|| not reciprocated (không được đáp lại) (reciprocate = requite = return)|
Suffering the pangs of unrequited love, Olivia rebukes Cesario for his hard-heartedness.
|unruly|| disobedient; lawless; stubborn|
The only way to curb this unruly mob is to use tear gas.
|unsavory|| 1.distasteful; 2.morally offensive|
People with unsavory reputations should not be allowed to work with young children.
They prayed he would come back from the war unscathed.
|unseemly|| unbecoming; indecent; inappropriate (không thích hợp; k tề chỉnh)|
Your levity is unseemly at this time of mourning.
Although James was an experienced emergency room nurse, he occasionally became queasy when faced
with a particularly unsightly injury.
|unsullied|| untarnished 1. stainless 2. angelic (không có vết nhơ)|
I am happy that my reputation is unsullied.
I find your theory untenable and must reject it.
|untoward|| unfortunate; hapless|
Untoward circumstances prevent me from being with you on this festive occasion.
|unwarranted|| unjustified; groundless; undeserved (không có lý do no foundation to support)|
We could not understand Martin's unwarranted rudeness to his mother's guests.
|unwieldy|| awkward; cumbersome; unmanageable; ungainly (nặng nề, cồng kềnh)|
The large carton was so unwieldy that the movers had trouble getting it up the stairs.
|unwitting|| unintentional; not knowing|
She was the unwitting tool of the swindlers
He hesitated to assume the unwonted role of master of ceremonies at the dinner.
|upbraid|| scold; reproach; chide; chastise; chasten (quở mắng)|
I must upbraid him for his unruly behavior.
|uproarious|| marked by commotion; extremely funny; very noisy; boisterous|
The uproarious comedy hit Home Alone featured Macaulay Culkin, whose mugging and comic antics
provoked gales of uproarious laughter from audiences coast to coast.
|upshot|| outcome; consequence|
The upshot of the rematch was that the former champion proved that he still possessed all the skills of his youth.
|urbane|| suave; elegant (lịch lãm duyên dáng)|
The courtier was urbane and sophisticated
|urchin|| mischievous (bad) child (usually a boy) (ranh con, nhóc hư)|
Get out! This store is no place for grubby urchins!
|ursine|| bearlike; pertaining to a bear|
Because of its ursine appearance, the great panda has been identified with the bears; actually, it is closely related to the raccoon.
|usurp|| seize power; supplant|
The revolution ended when the victorious rebel leader usurped the throne.
|usury|| lending money at illegal rates of interest|
The loan shark was found guilty of usury.
|utopia|| imaginary land with perfect social and political system|
Shangri-la was the name of James Hilton's Tibetan utopia.
|uxorious|| excessively devoted to one's wife|
His friends laughed at him because he was so uxorious and submissive to his wife's desires.
|undergird|| strengthen the base of; support|
Whereas relativity theory undermined the Newtonian mechanics, cosmology was undergirded by it.