GRE VOCAB I MADE

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lascivious

feeling an overt or often offensive sexual desire

malleable

able to be hammered or pressed w/o breaking

pliable

flexible

lust

strong sexual desire

tyranny

cruel & oppressive government

morose

sullen & ill-tempered

ignominious

deserving or causing public disrace or shame

noxious

harmful; poisonous

prescient

showing knowledge of events before they take place

exuberant

lively energy & excitement

voracious

wanting or devouring great quantities of food

frank

open & honest

gambit

(in chess) an opening which a player makes a sacrifice

penury

poverty

sustenance

food; support

infirmity

weakness; illness

prosaic & mundane

dull & unoriginal

ascetic

severe & w/o luxuries

obdurate

stubborn

clamorous

noisy, seeking attention

loquacious

talkative

taciturn

silent

peremptory

in a commanding manner

salacious

not wholesome

profligate

wasteful

stoic

able to tolerate

mendacious

lying, untruthful

fulsome

glowing, excessive

incumbent

occupies an office

neophyte

beginner

vagrant

no place to live

abode

home

magnate

powerful person

symphony

long form of music

anecdote

short amusing story

confluence

coming together of streams

smelting

refining

abnegation

renouncing

dissipation

waste

bellicose

aggressive; warlike

pliant

not stubborn, flexible

tractability

flexability

somber

gloomy

regale

entertain

divert

1. distract 2. sned on detour 3. entertain

scuttle

sink

encapsulated

surround

expurgate

censor

aggrandize

exaggerate

ameliorate

make something better

elucidate

make clear

engender

cause

capacious

able to hold a lot

voluble

talke a lot

discursive

digressing from subject to subject

ramification

a consequence of an action or event

indubitable

unquestionable

indomitable

impossible to defeat

perfunctory

(about an action or gesture) carried out with minimum effort

meticulous

showing great attention to detail

mellifluous

sweet or musical

protracted

drags on & on

expeditious

done speedily

paucity

shortage

glut

excess

avouch

affirm a statement

recant

retract

predilection

inclined towards; or a strong liking

disinclination

a lack of inclination

pugnacious

aggressive

docile

gentle

providence

foresight or economy

prodigality

wastefulness/ opposite of economy

hidebound

fixed & rigid

slight

minor insult

xenophobic

afraid of strangers

pervasive

found everywhere

abrasive

someone who annoys people

inordinate

excessive

mundane

dull

venal

showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery

preternatural

beyond what is normal or natural

irascible

easily made angry

jaundiced

affected by jaundice, unnaturally yellow

placatory

reduce anger

unrequited

not returned or rewarded

antipathetic

showing or feeling a strong aversion

contentious

cause argument

ebullient

cheerful and full of engergy

morose

gloomy

prescient

having or showing knowledge of events before they take place

feral

in a wild state esp. after escape form captivity

coalesce

sticke together

agglomerate

collect or form into a mass or group

bamboozle

fool or cheat

canalize

convert ( a river) into a navigable chanel

moderate

average in amount

moribund

(of a person) at the point of death

antediluvian

of or belonging to the time before the biblical flood; old fashioned

salutary

beneficial

hidebound

unable to change because of tradition or convention

burgeoning

begin to grow or increase rapidly

hortatory

tending or aiming to exhort

exhort

strongly urging someone

subterranean

existing, or occurring under the earths surface

preponderant

predominant in influence, number, or importance

ineluctable

unable to avoid

esoteric

intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest

diurnal

daily, or each day

inquietude

disturbed state

temerity

excessive confidence, or boldness

punctiliousness

showing great attention to detail or correct behavior

excision

cut out surgically

buoyant

optimistic & happy

stolid

calm; dependable

tractable

easy to control or influence

refractory

stubborn or unmanageable

diaphanous

light, delicate, and translucent

volatile

liable to change unpredictably

noncombatant

someone who does not fight

stalwart

loyal, reliable, and hardworking

proletarian

of or related to working-class people

jester

a professional joker or fool, at a medieval court

puerile

childishly silly and trivial

serpentine

convoluted & winding

caustic

sharply attacking

treacly

too sentimental

pulchritude

beauty

perspicacious

mentally sharp

upshot

outcome

inception

beginning

elipsis

an error in which something is missed out

tautology

redundancy

boast

talk using arrogant language

swagger

behave arrogantly

gait

style of walking

belittle

disparage

deride

ridicule

jeopardize

put in danger

efface

wipe out

augment

increase

innocuous

harmless

reprehensible

very bad

virtuoso

an accomplished person; expert

philanthropist

a generous person

aesthete

someone who appreciates art & beauty

servile

groveling

hedonist

pleasure seeker

fraught

troubled

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