GRE Vocabulary 6

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inundate

to cover with water

inured

hardened; accustomed; used to

invective

verbal abuse

inveigh

to disapprove; protest vehemently

inveterate

confirmed; long-standing; deeply rooted

invidious

likely to provoke ill will; offensive

irascible

easily angered

irresolute

unsure how to act; weak

itinerant

wandering from place to place; unsettled

itinerary

route of a traveler's journey

jaundiced

having a yellowish discoloration of the skin; affected by envy, resentment, or hostility

jaundice

medical condition often due to liver disease and characterized by yellowness of the skin

jibe

to be in agreement

jocose

fond of joking; jocular; playful

juggernaut

huge force destroying everything in its path

junta

group of people united in political intrigue

juxtapose

place side by side

juxtaposition

side by side placement

kudos

fame; glory; honor

labile

likely to change

laconic

using few words

lambaste

to thrash verbally or physically

lascivious

lustful

lassitude

lethargy; sluggishness

latent

present but hidden; potential

laud

to praise

lethargic

inactive

levee

an embankment that prevents a river from overflowing

levity

light manner or attitude

liberal

tolerant; broad-minded; generous; lavish

libertine

one without moral restraint

libido

sexual desire

lilliputian

extremely small

limn

to draw; describe

limpid

clear; transparent

linguistic

pertaining to language

linguistics

the scientific study of language

linguist

someone who studies language

litany

lengthy recitation; repetitive chant

literati

scholarly or learned persons

litigation

legal proceedings

log

record of a voyage; record of daily activities

loquacious

talkative

lucid

bright; clear; intelligible

lucre

money or profits

luminous

bright; brilliant; glowing

luminosity

noun of luminous

lustrous

shining

machiavellian

craft; double-dealing

machinations

plots or schemes

maelstrom

whirlpool; turmoil

magnanimity

generosity; nobility

malign

to speak evil of

malinger

to feign illness to escape duty

malleable

capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable

maverick

dissenter

megalomania

delusion of power or importance

menagerie

a variety of animals kept together

mendacious

dishonest

mendicant

beggar

meretricious

gaudy; plausible but false; specious

mesmerize

to hypnotize

metamorphosis

change; transformation

metaphysics

a branch of philosophy that investigates the ultimate nature of reality

metaphysical

is an adjective meaning pertaining to metaphysics

metaphysician

noun meaning a person who is an expert in metaphysics

meteorological

concerned with the weather

meteorology

science that deals with weather and atmospheric phenomena

meteorologists

those who study meteorology or forecast weather conditions

meticulous

very careful; fastidious

mettle

courage; endurance

mettlesome

full or courage and fortitude; spirited

meddlesome

inclined to interfere

microcosm

a small system having analogies to a larger system; small world

militate

to work against

minatory

threatening; menacing

minuscule

very small

minutia

petty details

misanthrope

one who hates humanity

miscellany

mixture of writings on various subjects

miscreant

villain; criminal

misogynist

one who hates women

mitigate

to cause to become less harsh, severe, or painful; alleviate

mitigation

the act of reducing the severity or painfulness of something

mnemonic

related to memory; assisting memory

mnemonics

a system that develops and improves the memory

modicum

limited quantity

mollify

to soothe

monolithic

solid and uniform; constituting a single, unified whole

morose

ill-humored; sullen

motley

many colored; made up of many parts

multifarious

diverse

mundane

worldly as opposed to spiritual; concerned with the ordinary

necromancy

black magic

negate

to cancel out; nullify

neologism

new word or expression

neophyte

novice; beginner

nexus

a means of connection; a connected group or series; a center

nonplussed

bewildered

nostalgia

sentimental longing for a past time

nostalgic

adjective of nostalgia

nostrum

medicine or remedy of doubtful effectiveness; supposed cure

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