GRE : The Hit Parade : Group 4 / 6

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Group 4 / 6 of Princeton Review's Hit Parade: "a list of some of the vocabulary words that most frequently appear on the GRE"

acerbic

having a sour or bitter taste or character

amalgamate

to combine several elements into a whole

amenable

agreeable; responsive to suggestion

bolster

to provide support or reinforcement

bombast

self-important or pompous writing or speech

bombastic

pompous; grandiloquent

credulous

tending to believe too readily; gullible

diatribe

a harsh denunciation

fawn

to flatter or praise excessively

fervent

greatly emotional or zealous

flout

to demonstrate contempt for, as in a rule or convention

fortuitous

happening by fortunate accident or chance

garrulous

pointlessly talkative; talking too much

germane

relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter

glib

marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial

halcyon

calm and peaceful

hubris

arrogant presumption or pride

idolatrous

given to intense or excessive devotion to something

imminent

about to happen; impending

imperturbable

marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness

impetuous

hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement

implacable

not capable of being appeased or significantly changed

indifferent

having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice

intrepid

steadfast and courageous

laconic

using few words; terse

malleable

capable of being shaped or formed; tractable; pliable

maverick

an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

mendacity

the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty

mercurial

characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood

meticulous

characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail

mollify

to calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intensity

obdurate

unyielding; hardhearted; intractable

obfuscate

to deliberately obscure; to make confusing

obsequious

exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

obstinate

stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising

opprobrium

disgrace; contempt; scorn

ostentatious

characterized by or given to pretentiousness

pedantic

the parading of learning; excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules

pervade

to permeate throughout

pervasive

having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout

phlegmatic

calm; sluggish; unemotional

pirate

to illegally use or reproduce

plethora

an overabundance; a surplus

polemical

controversial; argumentative

pragmatic

practical rather than idealistic

rancorous

characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment

rhetoric

the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion

salubrious

promoting health or well-being

sedulous

diligent; persistent; hard-working

solvent

able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance

soporific

causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep

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