GRE : The Hit Parade : Group 1 / 6

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Group 1 / 6 of Princeton Review's Hit Parade: "a list of some of the vocabulary words that most frequently appear on the GRE"

aberrant

deviating from the norm

alacrity

eager and enthusiastic willingness

anomaly

deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality

approbation

an expression of approval or praise

assuage

to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify

audacious

daring and fearless; recklessly bold

capricious

inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable

censure

to criticize severely; to officially rebuke

chicanery

trickery or subterfuge

connoisseur

an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert

discordant

conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

disparate

fundamentally distinct or dissimilar

eloquent

well-spoken; expressive; articulate

enervate

to weaken; to reduce in vitality

ennui

dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

equivocate

to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent

exculpate

exonerate; to clear of blame

exigent

urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attention

filibuster

intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action

ingenuous

artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication

inured

accustomed to accepting something undesirable

irascible

easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts

laud

to praise highly

magnanimity

the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving

martial

associated with war and the armed forces

mundane

of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary

nascent

coming into being; in early developmental stages

nebulous

vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form

neologism

a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses

noxious

harmful; injurious

obtuse

lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression

obviate

to anticipate and make unnecessary

onerous

troubling; burdensome

parody

a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art

perennial

recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly

perfunctory

cursory; done without care or interest

prattle

to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner

prescience

foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring

prevaricate

to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead

refute

to disprove; to successfully argue against

relegate

to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position

solicitous

concerned and attentive; eager

sporadic

occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances

static

not moving, active, or in motion; at rest

stupefy

to stun, baffle, or amaze

tortuous

winding; twisting; excessively complicated

truculent

fierce and cruel; eager to fight

voracious

having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous

waver

to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion

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