GRE Vocabulary 1

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100 terms · Some adjectives I've seen in the GRE practist Test

zealous

enthusiastic; eager; passionate; intense

bewildered

confused; puzzled; perplexed

condemned

complete disapproval of / find someone guilty of a criminal act or wrong

combative

eager to fight; argumentative; antagonistic

defiant

resistant; insubordinate; disobedient

drab

dull; dingy; shabby; cheerless; dreary; faded and dull in appearance

zany

crazy; insane; wacky; clown, buffoon

puzzled

confused

quaint

odd; peculiar; strange in an interesting or pleasing way

relived

to undergo or experience again, especially in the imagination

smoggy

clouded with a mixture of smoke and fog

sore

Painful to the touch; tender; hurting; causing misery; sorrowful

spotless

impeccable

stormy

characterized by violent emotions or behavior

tame

make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

testy

easily irritated or annoyed

thoughtful

Engrossed in thought, contemplative, considerate in the treatment of other people

thoughtless

without care or thought for others

unsightly

Unpleasant or offensive to look at; unattractive

uptight

being in a tense state

weary

tired, exhausted, worn out

wicked

highly offensive, evil

wide-eyed

innocent, credulous; having the eyes completely opened, as in wonder

witty

amusing, clever, smartly, funny

worrisome

causing worry or anxiety

elated

exultantly proud and joyful; jubilant

filthy

disgustingly dirty

frail

weak or delicate

frantic

hectic, desperate, frenzied, excessively agitated, wildly excited

grumpy

perversely irritable

helpless

unable to help oneself; powerless or incompetent

homely

not attractive or good-looking; lacking elegance or refinement; of a simple or unpretentious nature; characteristic of the home or of home life:

inquisitive

curious

itchy

unable to relax or be still

jittery

extremely tense and nervous

jolly

jovial, happy

joyous

jolly, jovial, happy

misty

full of tender emotion, sentimental, vague, hazy, clouded

muddy

dirty with mud, turbid

mushy

effusively emotional

nutty

crazy; silly

obnoxious

very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious

outrageous

extremely unusual or unconventional; extraordinary; being beyond all reason; extravagant or immoderate

poised

balanced, suspended, calm, controlled, ready for action

prickly

causing trouble or vexation, thorny, bristling or irritable

hectic

full of excitement, feverish, fervid

coeval

contemporary, a person of nearly the same age as another

pristine

pure; immaculately clean and unused

inadvertent

accidental; without intention

unimpeded

not obstructed, blocked, or held back by anything

inscrutable

difficult to understand

redundant

superfluous

ubiquitous

present everywhere

artlessness

crudeness, naturalness, ingenuousness, Innocence

naive

innocent

vexation

discomfort, distress, annoyance, irritation

cunning

drafty artfulness (especially in deception), sly, clever at being deceitful

supersede

replace

mendacity

dishonesty, untruthfulness, lying

prevarication

a lie, the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

baseness

the quality of lacking higher values, moral lowness; unworthy

tawdry

tastelessly showy; gaudy, cheap, showy

snappy

quick and energetic, tending to speak irritably

ebullient

overflowing with enthusiasm, exuberant, effervescent, high-spirited, vivacious

solicitous

kindly; expressing care and concern; diligent

munificent

generous

irresolute

undecided, indecisive

laconic

brief and to the point, concise, brief

fussy

fastidious, finicky, easily upset

taciturn

habitually reserved and uncommunicative, silent, quiet

connive

collude, conspire, plot

pioneering

innovator, avant-garde, trailblazer, ground-greaking

haunted

enchanted, possessed, inhabited by ghosts

idle

lazy, inactive, doing nothing, not working

smelt

melt or blend ores, changing their chemical composition

address to

speak to, aim at, refer to, skill, ability, approach, give attention to, direction

undergoing

To endure, suffer, to pass through; experience

unprecedented

not seen before,

disdain

contempt, scorn

willowy

slender, graceful, flexible, pliant

pliant

flexible

coterie

clique, group of people with a common purpose

urge

desire, encourage, need

belie

contradict, deny, refute

speak to

write to, address

partisan

supporter, devoted, blased, partial

insular

close to outside influence, isolated, separated

imperturbable

composed, unshakeable, firm

trustworthy

reliable

dubious

suspect, suspicious,

posit

suggest, propose,

pitted

confronted, faced, opposing, fruit: pit removed, surface: with craters, skin: pock-marked

At issue

being discussed, in question

revolve

settle down, center on, focus on, be based on, go around

regard

consider, evaluate, esteem, observe, concern

heyday

apogee, height

narrowly

strictly necessary, almost, nearly, hardly

thereby

in this way, kind of

extent

scope, range, area

concur

agree, coincide

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