Barron's GRE with sentences -Wordlist P 4/6
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bwees on December 27, 2012
A complete list of Barron's GRE Wordlist, with meanings and sentences.
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This is Wordlist P.
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Her essays were, for the main part, polemics for the party's policy.
|politic|| expedient; prudent; well devised; wise; perceptive; perspicacious; insightful (khôn ngoan)|
Even though he was disappointed, he did not think it politic to refuse the offer.
|polity|| form of government of nation or state (tổ chức nhà nước)|
Our polity should be devoted to the concept that the government should strive for the good of all citizens.
|polygamist|| one who has more than one spouse at a time|
He was arrested as a polygamist when his two wives filed complaints about him.
|polyglot|| speaking several languages (a biết nhiều thứ tiếng; n, người biết)|
New York City is a polyglot community because of the thousands of immigrants who settle there.
|pomposity|| self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt; ostentation; pretension; grandiloquence|
Although the commencement speaker had some good things to say, we had to laugh at his pomposity and general air of parading his own dignity.
|ponderous|| weighty; unwieldy; cumbersome; ungainly; bulky (có trọng lượng)|
His humor lacked the light touch; his jokes were always ponderous.
|pontifical|| (1) pertaining to a bishop or pope (a, thuộc giáo hoàng, thuộc giám mục) (2) pompous or pretentious|
From the very beginning of his ministry it was clear from his pontifical pronouncements that John was destined for a high pontifical office.
|pore|| ponder; scrutinize; (nghiên cứu nghiền ngẫm suy xét vấn đề gì)|
Determined to become a physician, Beth spends hours poring over her anatomy text.
|porous||full of pores; like a sieve Dancers like to wear porous clothing because it allows the ready passage of water and air.|
|portend|| foretell; presage; forecast; foreshadow; prefigure|
The king did not know what these omens might portend and asked his soothsayers to interpret them.
|portent|| sign; omen; forewarning; premonition|
He regarded the black cloud as a portent of evil.
|portly|| stout; corpulent (béo tốt; đẫy đà; nhiều thịt)|
The salesclerk tactfully referred to the overweight customer as portly rather than fat.
|poseur|| person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; (người ra vẻ, màu mè)|
Some thought Dali was a brillant painter; others dismissed him as a poseur.
|posterity|| descendants; future generations|
We hope to leave a better world to posterity.
|posthumous|| after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death)|
The critics ignored his works during his lifetime; it was only after the posthumous publication of his last
novel that they recognized his great talent.
|postulate|| (n) 1. self-evident truth (coi như đúng k bàn cãi) 2. theory, assumption; supposition; presupposition; premise|
We must accept these statements as postulates before pursuing our discussions any further.
|posture|| assume an affected pose; act artificially(giả điệu bộ của ai khác)|
No matter how much Arnold boasted or postured, I could not believe he was as important as he pretended to be.
|potable|| suitable for drinking|
The recent drought in the Middle Atlantic States has emphasized the need for extensive research in ways of
making sea water potable.
|potent|| powerful; persuasive; greatly influential|
The jury was swayed by the highly potent testimony of the crime's sole eyewitness.
|potentate|| monarch; sovereign; king|
The potentate spent more time at Monte Carlo than he did at home on his throne.
|potion|| dose (of liquid)|
Tristan and Lsolde drink a love potion in the first act of the opera.
|potpourri|| heterogeneous mixture; medley|
He offered a potpourri of folk songs from many lands.
|poultice|| soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body (thuốc đắp)|
He was advised to apply a flaxseed poultice to the inflammation.
|pragmatist|| practical person|
No pragmatist enjoys becoming involved in a game that he can never win
|prate|| speak foolishly; boast idly; babble; gibberish; gabble; prattle (nói ba láp, nói tầm phào)|
Let us not prate about our qualities; rather, let our virtues speak for themselves.
|prattle|| babble; prate|
The children prattle endlessly about their new toys.
|preamble|| introduction; prelude|
In the preamble to the Constitution, the purpose of the document is set forth.
|precarious|| uncertain; risky|
I think this stock is a precarious investment and advise against its purchase.
|precedent|| something preceding in time that may be used as an authority or guide for future action (tiền lệ, thông lệ N)|
This decision sets a precedent for future cases of a similar nature.
|precedent|| (a) preceding in time, rank, etc.|
Our discussions, precedent to this event, certainly did not give you any reason to believe that we would adopt your proposal.
|precept|| practical rule guiding conduct (lời day, lời giáo huấn)|
"Love thy neighbor as thyself" is a worthwhile precept.
|precipice|| cliff; dangerous position (vách đứng, núi đá)|
Suddenly Indiana Jones found himself dangling from the edge of a precipice.
|precipitate|| (a) headlong; rash; hasty|
Do not be precipitate in this matter; investigate further.
|precipitate|| (v) throw headlong; hasten|
The removal of American political support appeared to have precipitated the downfall of the Marcos regime.
|precipitous|| (a) steep; overhasty (precipice N)|
This hill is difficult to climb because it is so precipitous; one slip, and our descent will be precipitous as well.
|preclude|| eliminate; obviate|
This contract does not preclude my being employed by others at the same time that I am working for you.
|precocious|| advanced in development (sớm phát triển, sớm hiểu biết)|
By her rather adult manner of discussing serious topics, the child demonstrated that she was precocious.
|precursor|| forerunner; harbinger; presager|
Though Gray and Burns share many traits with the Romantic poets who followed them, most critics
consider them precursors of the Romantic Movement, not true Romantics.
The hawk is a predatory bird.
|predecessor|| former occupant of a post (người đi trước)|
I hope I can live up to the fine example set by my late predecessor in this office.
|predilection|| partiality; preference; inclination; leaning; penchant|
Although the artist used various media from time to time, she had a predilection for watercolors.
|preeminent|| outstanding; superior|
The king traveled to Boston because he wanted the preeminent surgeon in the field to perform the
|preempt|| head off; forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself; supplant|
Hoping to preempt any attempts by the opposition to make educational reform a hot political issue, the
candidate set out her own plan to revitalize the public schools.
|preen|| make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction|
As Kitty preened before the mirror, carefully smoothing her shining hair, she couldn't help preening herself
on her good looks.
The chairman made a few prefactory remarks before he called on the first speaker.
|prehensile|| capable of grasping or holding (có thể cầm nắm)|
Monkeys use not only their arms and legs but also their prehensile tails in traveling through the trees.
|prelate|| church dignitary (giáo chủ; giám mục)|
The archbishop of Moscow and other high-ranking prelates visited the Russian Orthodox seminary.
|prelude|| preamble; introduction|
I am afraid that this border raid is the prelude to more serious attacks.
|premeditate|| predetermine (lên kế hoạch trước)|
She had premeditated the murder for months, reading about common poisons and buying weed killer that
|premise|| assumption; postulate|
Because Jack had based his argument upon a faulty premise, his opponent cheerfully pointed out the holes
in his logic.
|premonition|| portent; omen; forewarning; prefigurement|
We ignored these premonitions of disaster because they appeared to be based on childish fears.
|premonitory|| serving to warn|
You should have visited a doctor as soon as you felt these premonitory chest pains.
|preponderance|| superiority of power, quantity, etc. dominance|
The rebels sought to overcome the preponderance of strength of the government forces by engaging in
|postulate|| (v) assume; presume; suppose; premise|
(n) 1.assumption; presumption; presupposition; supposition; postulate; postulation 2. (định đề)
(presumption N presumptuous - arrogant - haughty - insolent - impudent kiêu ngạo)