GRE 2012 a compendium from princeton, kaplan, ETS

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japery

good-natured mockery

raillery

good-humored ridicule or teasing

plundered

took goods by force; looted

languished

To become weak/feeble

promulgated

formally made public

peripheral

on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary

vistas

distant views or prospects

implacable

unable to be appeased or pacified

nugatory

of little or no value; trifling; worthless; useless

proxility

the use of an excess of words

prodigal

recklessly wasteful; spendthrift

spendthrift

someone who spends money prodigally, one who spends money wastefully

sartorial

relating to clothing, especially tailoring clothing

precedence

the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)

antecedent

something that comes before; preceding

execrable

of very poor quality or condition; very bad

regency

position, role; someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch.

sovereignty

freedom from external control

prodigious

exceeding; far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

ambivalence

mixed feelings or emotions

etiolated

cause to be pale or sickly

sidereal

stars or constellations

comportment

way you carry yourself

maladroit

awkward

peroration

concluding part of a speech

tautology

useless repetition

prestidigitation

manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

mercurial

sudden, unpredictable change!

parsimony

stinginess

coda

addendum, denouement, conclusion, ending

approbation

approval

meretricious

cheap, gaudy, falsely attractive

evinced

made evident

manifest

apparent

temerity

rashness, reckless

extirpated

tear up by the roots

conjecture

to guess

relegate

assign

preclude

make impossible, especially beforehand

equivocal

open to two or more interpretations; ambiguous, misleading

unequivocal

clearly defined or formulated; absolute

propitious

favorable; good omen

ardent

fervor, warm, enthused.

acrimonious

biting in wit

pernicious

harmful!

credulous

guillable

providential

lucky

admonished

scolded, harangue

renege

take back, recant

recreant

a rat! a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

aphorisms

sayings, Short statements of truth, concise statements of principle; adages; maxims

adages

sayings, an old saying or proverb

maxims

Wise sayings

scions

descendants

propriety

proper, correctness

repudiate

cast down, renounce

appellation

nickname, name; title

palavar

chatter, blather

oratory

big, eloquent speech

epigrams

witting sayings

broach

to mention for first time

bovine

cowlike , dull and slow-moving and stolid; unresponsive

callous

thick-skinned, insensitve

complement (*hint: completes)

something that completes or makes up a whole

cozen

to mislead/deceive

skein

twists and tangles

salient

strikingly conspicuous, blatant, attention giving, bold

conspicuous

obvious to the eye or mind

chagrin

annoyance with embarrassment

dialectic

action of opposing forces; art of debate

de facto

exercising power without being legally established.

evasive

ward off; parry

parry

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

impugn

call into question; attack as false or wrong

picayune

small and of little importance; petty

heretical

radical! characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

albeit

although, even though

heedless

careless

cursory

rapid, hasty

nebulous

scattered

factory

second meaning: intellect, ability

prolific

Abundantly productive

proffer

to offer

convalescent

recovering from illness

efface

to rub or wipe out

dour

sullen, gloomy

conducive

helpful, contribution

abduct

abduction! to carry off!

indubitable

unquestionable

condign

well deserved

deign

to think fit or in accordance with one's dignity

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