GRE Vocab set 4

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refinement

fineness or elegance of feeling, taste, manners and language

evaluation

to judge the worth of, appraising, instance of evaluating

refutation

to prove to be false or in error, disapprove something

resisted

to withstand, strive against or oppose

acknowledged

widely recognized and generally accepted

misdirected

to address wrongly or incorrectly; give wrong directions too

volatility

fluctuate sharply, break out in open violence, changeable

flexibility

capable of being bent without breaking, modifying something

creativity

having the quality or power of creating originality of thought, traditional ideas, rules and patterns

discipline

training to act in accordance with rules; training the develops into a skill; punishment inflected to correct and train

impertinence

unmannerly intrusion or presumption, not pertinent or relevant to anything; irrelevant

mundane

unimaginative; everyday, ordinary, pertaining to world and earth; contrasted with heaven

enduring

lasting, permanent, patient

ephemeral

lasting a very short time, shortlived

derided

to laugh at in scorn or contempt, mock, scoff at

claimed

demand as a right or as due, assert recognition

emulated

imitate with effort to equal or surpass, rival with degree of success

virtuoso

person who has special knowledge or skill in a field; artistic excellence

bumpkin

an awkward, simple rustic (country person)

precursor

person or thing that precedes, goes before as in place, order, rank or importance

dissipated

spend/use wastefully; indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; scatter in various directions

enlightened

to give intellectual or spiritual light to; instruct; factually well informed

placid

pleasantly calm or peaceful, tranquil, unruffled

revolutionary

a person who actively participates in a revolution, major sudden impact on society

iconoclastic

one who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas; destroys sacred religious images

doctrinaire

a person inflexibly attached to a practice or theory without regard to its practicality; domineering (typically orthodox theories)

curtail

restrict; reduce in extent or quantity; deprive someone of something

encourage

give support, confidence or hope; give advice to do something

juxtapose

unexpected combinations of colors or shapes placed side by side to each other; opposites side by side

constraint

state of being checked, restricted, compelled to avoid; repression of ones feelings; to force by imposed structure and limitations

lyricism

the quality or state of being songfulness; artists expression of emotion in an imaginative and beautiful way

subterfuge

deceit used in order to achieve one's goal; deception in order to conceal, escape or evade

foster

to bring up; nurture; promote growth and development of

brandish

to wave or flourish menacingly or in a threatening way

eliminate

to put an end to; to get rid of; to remove

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