GRE VOcab 3 list. 39-44

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querulous

fretful; whining

quibble

minor objection or complaint

quiescent

at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive

quietude

tranquility

quisling

traitor who aids invaders

quip

taunt

quorum

number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

quotidian

daily; ordinary

rabid

like a fanatic

raconteur

story-teller

ragamuffin

person wearing tattered clothes

rakish

stylish; sporty

raiment

clothing

rankle

irritate; fester

rapacious

excessively grasping; plundering

rapport

emotional closeness; harmony

rapt

absorbed enchanted

rarefied

made less dense (of a gas)

ratiocination

reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises

ravel

fall apart into tangles; unravel or untwist; entangle

raze

destroy completely

reaper

one who harvests grain

rebuke

scold harshly; criticize severely

rebus

puzzle in which pictures stands for words

recondite

abstruse; profound; secret

rectitude

uprightness; moral; virtue

recumbent

reclining; lying down completely or in part

redolent

fragrant; odorous

redoubtable

formidable; causing fear

refectory

dining hall

refractory

stubborn; unmanageable

refulgent

brightly shining; gleaming

regale

entertain

regatta

boat or yacht race

regicide

murder of a king or queen

rejoinder

retort; comeback; reply

relent

give in

remiss

negligent

remission

temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt; forgiveness or pardon

remonstrance

protest or objection

renegade

desert; traitor

repartee

clever reply

repine

fret; complain

reprobate

person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency

reprobation

severe disapproval

reprove

censure; rebuke

requite

repay; revenge

respite

interval of relief; time for rest; delay in punishment

resplendent

dazzling; glorious; brilliant

restitution

reparation; indemnification

restive

restlessly impatient

retentive

holding; having a good memory

retinue

following; attendants

retiring

modest; shy

retrograde

go backwards; degenerate

revelry

boisterous merrymaking

rhapsodize

to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner

ribald

wanton; profane

riddle

pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout

rider

amendment or clause added to a legislative bill

rite

abundant; current

rile

vex; irritate; muddy

rivulet

small stream

rococo

ornate; highly decorated

roil

to makes liquids murky by stirring up sediment

rostrum

platform for speech-making; pulpit

rout

stampede; drive out

rubric

title or heading in red pring; direcitons for religious ceremony; protocol

ruffian

bully; scoundrel

runic

mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet

rusticate

banish to the country; dwell in the country

saboteur

one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property

sacrosanct

most sacred; inviolable

saga

myth; any legend

sagacious

perceptive; shrewd; having insight

salacious

lascivious; lustful

salubrious

healthful

salutary

tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome

sanctimonious

displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness

sanguinary

bloody

sap

diminish; undermine

sartorial

pertaining to tailors

sate

satisfy to the full; cloy;

saturnine

gloomy

satyr

half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus portrayed as wanton and cunning

saunter

stroll slowly

scabbard

case for a sword blade

scad

great quantity

schematic

relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols

scintilla

shred; least bit

scoff

mock; ridicule

scotch

stamp out; thwart; hinder

scuffle

struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry

scurrilous

obscene; indecent

scurvy

adj. despicable; contemptible

scuttle

to sink

seamy

sordid; unwholesome

seasoned

experienced

secrete

hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism

sedition

resistance to authority; insubordination

sedulous

diligent

seine

net for catching fish

seminal

germinal; influencing future developments; related to seed or semen

seminary

school for training future ministers; secondary school, esp for young women

sensitization

process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance

sententious

terse; concise; aphoristic

sentient

capable of sensation; aware; sensitive

septic

putrid; producing putrefaction

feckless

weak, ineffective; worthless, irresponsible

enervate

less in vigour

repine

1 : to feel or express dejection or discontent : complain
2 : to long for something

sequester

isolate; retire from public life; segregate; seclude

sere

parched; dry

sextant

navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude

sheaf

bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together

shrewd

clever; astute

shunt

to turn aside; divert; sidetrack

shyster

lawyer using questionable methods

sibylline

prophetic; oracular

sidereal

relating tothe stars

simian

monkeylike

sinecure

well-paid position with little responsibility

sinewy

tough; strong and firm

skinflint

stingy person; miser

skittish

lively; frisky

skulduggery

dishonest behavior

skulk

move furtively and secretly

slake

quench; sate

sleazy

flimsy; unsubstantial

sleeper

something originally of little value or importancethat in time becomes very valuable

sleight

dexterity

slough

cast off

slovenly

untidy; careless in work habits

sluice

artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of waqter

smattering

slight knowledge

smelt

melt or blend ores

sodden

soaked; dull, as if from drink

solder

repair or make whole by using a metal alloy

solecism

construction that is flagrantly incorrect gramatically

solicitous

worried; concerned

soliloquy

talking to oneself

solstice

point at which sun is farthest from the equator

somatic

pertaining to the body

somnambulist

sleepwalker

somnolent

half asleep

quibbler

sophist

sophomoric

immature; half-baked

soporific

sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness

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