GRE Vocabulary words

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aver

declare to be true

Banal

unoriginal

contumacious

disobedient

deference

respect to one's wishes

delineate

represent or depict

desultory

random; disconnected; rambling

diatribe

bitter verbal attack

diffidence

lack of confidence; shy

discerning

perceptive

disparage

belittle; denigrate

dissemble

pretend

effrontery

bold; presumptuous

equianimity

composure; calmness

fatuous

foolishly self-satified

flout

to treat scornfully

foment

to incite or arouse

indolent

habitually lazy

ingenuous

naive

insensible

unconscious; unresponsive

intractable

not easily managed

inured

accustomed to

irresolute

unsure of how to act; weak

levity

light manner

mandacious

dishonest

obdurate

stubborn; intransigence

obviate

to prevent or to anticipate

officious

too helpful; meddlesome

opprobrium

disgrace; or contempt

pedantic

showing off learning; sometimes ostenatious

penchant

inclination

perfidious

untrustworthy

perfunctory

doing only what is needed

platitude

overused expression; stale

prevaricate

evading the truth or quibbling

probity

honesty

propitate

win over; appease

proscribe

to condemn

recondite

profound; little known

reprobate

morally unprincipaled

repudiate

reject as having no authority

soporific

seemingly logical but not really so

tacit

implied

torpor

lethargy; lassitude

tortuous

having twisty nature; highly complex

tractable

obedient; yielding

Transgression

trespassing or violation of the law

vacillate

oscillate; wavering

venerate

to honor

veracious

truthful and accurate

verbose

wordy

viable

capable of developing

vituperative

harsh abusive consensure

wary

cautious

welter

be in turmoil

whimsical

fanciful; unpredictable; capricious

zealot

fanatically dedicated to a cause

concomitant

existing concurrently

notoriety

state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed; infamous

Harbinger

someone or something that signals approach of another

prophetic

accurately describing what will happen in the future

fastidious

very attentive and concerned about the details

didactic

intended to teach, moral instruction

debunk

expose falseness

acerbic

sharp or forthright; sarcastic

scathing

severely critical

circumscribe

restrict with limits; restrain

fortuitous

inadvertantly

indecorous

improper

manacle

shackle; handcuff

lionized

give a lot of positive public attention

indemnify

compensate for harm or loss

bolstered

prop up

bridle

put a bridle on (like on a horse)

scrupulous

dilligent

impetuous

hasty

forsake

abandon

humdrum

insipid; dull

inimical

to obstruct or harm

pellucid

translucently clear

erroneous

wrong

lurid

very vivid in color

trite

overused or of little import; unoriginal; banal; commonplace

quixotic

exceedingly impractical or unrealistic

brandish

to wave or flourish as a threat in anger or excitement

acrimonious

bitter

tendentious

promote cause

cogent

clear; easy

vestigial

pertaining to disappearance

predilection

preference; proclivity

loath

reluctant; unwilling

histrionics

dramatic behavior

conjecture

opinion based on incomplete information; dogma

prudent

wise

salient

important

tantamount

equal

dilatory

slow to act

malefactors

commits crime

lampooned

publicly critcized

solipistic

self is all that you know to exist

preclude

make impossible

sanguine

optimistic

meretricious

apparently attractive but having no real value; worthless

dubious

hesitant or doubtful

Benign

1. kind
2. non-threatening
3. innocuous

Posturing

exaggerated behavior

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