"A" GRE Words, 3

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apropos

to the point and timely; with reference to; regarding

arboretum

place where different varieties of trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited

apotheosis

elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something

ascendancy

controlling influence; власть, господство

assiduous

diligent; ex.: assiduous labor

appraise

estimate value of. N. appraisal

asinine

stupid

assay

analyze; evaluate, also N.

assail

to assault

apparition

ghost; phantom

appellation

name; title

apothegm

pithy, compact saying; ex.: proverbs are apothegms

array

marshal; draw up in order; выстраивать в боевой порядок; clothe; adorn

arbitrate

act as judge

arbitrary

unreasonable or capricious; tyrannical

arroyo

gully

arduous

hard; strenuous

arable

fit for growing crops

aquiline

curved, hooked, ex.: aquiline nose

aptitude

fitness; talent

assumption

something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; V. assume

arcane

secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

ardor

heat; passion; zeal; ADJ ardent

asperity

sharpness (of temper)

aspersion

slanderous remark

appropriate

acquire; take possession of for one's own use; N. appropriation

approbation

approval

apprise

inform

argot

slang

apprehend

arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive

articulate

effective; distinct, also V.

artful

cunning; crafty; sly

apprehensive

fearful; discerning

ascribe

refer; attribute; assign; ex.: to ascribe motive for someone's acts

artless

without guile; open and honest

appurtenances

subordinate possessions

application

diligent attention; V. apply, ex.: to apply oneself to something

arrears

being in debt

artifice

deception; trickery

appease

pacify or soothe; relieve; also N.

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