GRE 2

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Sybarite

a person devoted to pleasure and luxury

Tome

book, usually large and academic

Zeal

passion; excitement

Verdant

green with vegetation; inexperienced

Volatile

easily aroused or changeable; lively ot explosive

Voluble

talkative

Zenith

the point of culmination; peak

Aggrandize

to increase in power, influence

Sentient

aware; conscious

Stasis

a state of static balance or equilibrium

Sportive

playful; frolicsome

Tangential

digressing

Wanton

undisciplined; unrestrained

Tirade

long, harsh speech

Usury

the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates

Upbraid

to scold sharply

Trenchant

actue, sharp, or incisive; effective

Wraith

a ghost or spector

Xenophobia

a fear or hatred or foreigners or strangers

Yoke

to join together

Zealot

someone passionately devoted to a cause

Satiate

to satisfy fully

Vernal

related to spring; fresh

Vim

vitality and energy

Wily

clever; deceptive

Waver

to fluctuate between choices

Winsome

charming

Wan

sickly pale

Vestige

a trace; remnant

Veracity

filled with truth and accuracy

Wizened

shriveled; wrinkled

Torpor

extreme mental and physical sluggishness

Unconscionable

unscrupulous; shockingly unfair

Specious

deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious

Terrestrial

earthly

Soporific

causing sleep or lethargy

Surly

rude and bad-tempered

Scintilla

trace amount

Seraphic

angelic; sweet

Vex

to annoy; irritate; puzzle

Sinecure

a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work

Solecism

grammatical mistake

Stolid

unemotional

Sedition

behaviour that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state

Sobriquet

nickname

Stentorian

extremely loud

Sycophant

self-serving flatterer

Slake

to calm down or moderate

Sully

to tarnish; taint

Surfeit

excessive amount

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