Barron's GRE with sentences -Wordlist C 3/5
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mjarecke on January 21, 2013
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 C.
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|cipher|| nonentity; worthless person or thing; nothing|
She claimed her ex-husband was a total cipher and wondered why she had ever married him.
|cipher|| secret code|
Lacking his code book, the spy was unable to decode the message sent to him in cipher.
|circlet|| small ring; band|
This tiny circlet is very costly because it is set with precious stones.
|circuitous|| roundabout; circular|
Because of the traffic congestion on the main highways, she took a circuitous route.
|circumlocution|| indirect or roundabout expression|
He was afraid to call spade a spade and resorted to circumlocutions to avoid direct reference to his subject.
|circumscribe|| limit; confine Although I do not wish to circumscribe your activities, I must insist that you complete this assignment|
before you start anything else.
|circumspect|| prudent; cautious; careful|
Investigating before acting, she tried always to be circumspect.
|circumvent|| outwit; baffle; hoodwink; beguile; delude; hoax|
In order to circumvent the enemy, we will make two preliminary attacks in other sections before starting
our major campaign.
|citadel|| fortress (thành lũy; pháo đài)|
The citadel overlooked the city like a protecting angel.
|cite|| quote; commend|
She could cite passages in the Bible from memory.
|civil|| 1. polite 2. (thuộc dân; (luật) thuộc dân sự)|
Although internal Revenue Service agents are civil servants, they are not always civil to suspected tax
|clairvoyant|| having foresight; fortuneteller|
Cassandra's clairvoyant warning was not heeded by the Trojans.
|clamber|| crawl (bò trườn)|
She clambered over the wall.
|clamor|| noise; clangor|
The clamor of the children at play outside made it impossible for her to take a nap.
After avoiding their chaperon, the lovers had a clandestine meeting.
|clangor|| loud, resounding noise; clamor|
The blacksmith was accustomed to the clangor of hammers on steel.
|clapper|| striker (tongue) of a bell (quả lắc)|
Wishing to be undisturbed by the bell, Dale wound his scarf around the clapper to muffle its striking.
|clarion|| shrill, trumpetlike sound (tiếng vang lanh lảnh)|
We woke to the clarion to muffle its striking.
|claustrophobia|| fear of being locked in|
His fellow classmates laughed at his claustrophobia and often threatened to lock him in his room.
Even though he wore shoulder pads, the football player broke his clavicle during a practice scrimmage.
|cleave|| split asunder (asunder adv separately) |
The lightening cleaves the tree in two.
|cleft|| (n; V2 cleave) split|
Erosion caused a cleft in the huge boulder.
|clemency|| disposition ot be lenient; mildness, as of the weather (n nhân dung; khoan từ) (adj clement)|
The lawyer was pleased when the case was sent to Judge Smith's chambers because Smith was noted for her clemency toward first offenders.
|cliche|| phrase culled in meaning by repetition|
High school compositions are often marred by such cliches as "strong as an ox."
|clientele|| body of customers|
The rock club attracted a young, stylish clientele.
|climactic|| relating to the highest point|
When he reached the climactic portions of the book, he could not stop reading.
His doctors advised him to move to a milder clime.
|clique|| small, exclusive group; cabal; faction|
She charged that a clique had assumed control of school affairs.
|cloister|| monastery or convent (tu viện; nhà tu)|
The nuns lived in the cloister.
|clout|| great influence (especially political or social)|
Gatsby wondered whether he had enough clout to be admitted to the exclusive club.
|cloying|| distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental|
Disliking the cloying sweetness of standard wedding cakes, Jody and Tom chose a homemade carrot cake
for their reception.
|coagulate|| thicken; congeal; clot|
Even after you remove the pudding from the burner, it will continue to coagulate as it stands.
|coalesce|| combine; fuse|
The brooks coalesce into one large river.
|coda|| concluding section of a musical or literary composition|
The piece concluded with a distinctive coda that strikingly brought together various motifs.
|coddle|| treat gently; pamper|
Don't coddle the children to much; they need a taste of discipline.
|codicil|| supplement to the body of a will|
This codicil was drawn up five years after the writing of the original will.
|codify|| arrange (laws, rules) as a code; classify We need to take the varying rules and regulations of the different health agencies and codify them into a|
national health code.
|coercion|| use of force|
They forced him to obey, but only by great coercion.
|coeval|| living at the same time as; contemporary|
coeval with the dinosaur, the pterodactyl flourished during the Mesozoic era.
|cog|| tooth projecting from a wheel|
A bicycle chain moves through a series of cogs in order to propel the bike.
She presented cogent arguments to the jury.
|cogitate|| think over|
cogitate on this problem; the solution will come.
|cognate|| related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature|
The English word "mother" cognate to the Latin word "mater," whose influence is visible in the words
"maternal" and "maternity."
|cognitive|| having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental precesses|
Though Jack was emotionally immature, his cognitive development was admirable; he was very advanced
During the election campaign, the two candidates were kept in full cognizance of the international
|cohere|| stick together|
Solids have a greater tendency to cohere than liquids.
|cohesion|| tendency to keep together|
A firm believer in the maxim "Divide and conquer," the emperor, by lies and trickery, sought to disrupt the
cohesion ofthe free nations.
|cohorts|| armed band|
Caesar and his Roman cohorts conquered almost all of the known world.
You can make a statement with your choice of coiffure: in the 60's many African-Americans affirmed their
racial heritage by wearing their hair in Afros.
|coincident|| occurring at the same time|
Some people find the coincident events in Hardy's novels annoyingly improbable.
|colander|| utensil with perforated bottom used for straining|
Before serving the spaghetti, place it in a colander to drain it.
|collaborate|| work together|
Two writers collaborated in preparing this book.
|collage|| work of art put together from fragments|
Scraps of cloth, paper doilies, and old photographs all went into her collage.
|collate|| examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order|
They collated the newly found manuscripts to determine their age.
|collateral|| security given for loan|
The sum you wish to borrow is so large that it must be secured by collateral.
|collation|| a light meal|
Tea sandwiches and cookies were offered at the collation.
|colloquial|| pertaining to conversational or common speech|
Your use of colloquial expressions in a formal essay such as the one you have presented spoils the effect
you hope to achieve.
|colloquy|| informal discussion|
I enjoy our colloquies but I sometimes wish that they could be made more formal and more searching.
|collusion|| conspiring in a fraudulent scheme|
The swindlers were found guilty of collusion.
Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.