Milee GRE part 2

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metaphor

a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance

intrinsic

Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part

jitter

to be nervous or act in a nervous way

misfits

people who do not seem to fit in with others

froth

a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

demise

Death or downfall esp. of a person from a lofty position

lofty

very tall or high

progenitor

a direct ancestor; an originator of a line of descent

scrunity

inspection, examination

hasten

act or move at high speed

obliteration

the complete destruction of every trace of something

flux

a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action

pasture

a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock

consortium

an association of companies for some definite purpose

pirogue

a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log

drench

cover with liquid

redeem

save from sins

trident

a spear with three prongs, trishul in nepali

discus

a disk used in throwing competitions

calabash

lauka in nepali

kamandalu

karuwa in nepali

vermilion

a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge

subversive

tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?

barterer

a trader who exchanges goods and not money

cresendo

a gradual increase in volume and intensity

bountiful

(adj.) giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly

ovation

enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

spry

(esp. of older people) vigorously active; nimble

rigor

strictness or severity

repeal

revoke; annul

annul

declare invalid

monolithic

characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity

artless

without guile; open and honest

guile

the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

visage

a face, especially one that expresses feelings

mortar

vessel in which substances are crushed with a pestle

pestle

tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar

frieze

ornamental horizontal band on a wall

toady

n. a person who flatters others for self-serving reasons; a sycophant

decrepitude

state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age

belabor

attack verbally with harsh criticism

pang

a sudden sharp feeling of pain or distress

prolixity

tedious wordiness; verbosity

iridescent

varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles

pall

become less interesting or attractive

vehement

intense, forceful, powerful

gruesome

horrible, revolting, ghastly

engender

to cause, to produce, to create

atone

To apologize, make amends

buoyant

able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful

acrimonious

marked by strong resentment or cynicism

parlance

a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language

wunderkind

one who achieves success or acclaim during youth., prodigy

scattershot

denoting something that is broad but random and haphazard in it's range

haphazard

marked by great carelessness

demurred

To make an objection

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed

ousted

pushed out of a position

reflective

thoughtful

imbued

saturated, permeated

infuriated

marked by extreme anger

skittish

nervous; easily frightened

assented

Agreed

inadvertent

unintentional, accidental

searingly

in a burning, blistering hot manner

endowed

provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)

callous

emotionally hardened, unfeeling, insensitive

muster

gather; assemble

wager

the act of gambling

leathery

like leather in appearance or texture; tough and flexible

deploy

bring into effective action; utilize

tinker

a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts

balky

stubborn

peripatetic

a person who walks from place to place

refurbish

to renovate

ubiquitous

present or existing everywhere

veteran

someone very experienced in something; expert

meticulously

very carefully and precisely

tantalizing

tempting

fraught

full of (unpleasant things such as problems or dangers):
Writing about science at a popular level is a task fraught with difficulty.

generic

not specific to any particular thing
Jazz is a generic term for a wide range of different styles of music.

peril

put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

arthritis

a disease of the joints that makes movement painful

mellow

become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

maneuver

a plan for attaining a particular goal

noshes

eat a snack

Autism

a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
• a mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders.

extradite

the return of someone accused of a crime to the country where the crime was committed

diabolical

extremely evil or cruel, fiendish

boycott

refuse to sponsor, a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies

obsolete

no longer in use

warring

fighting

scurrilious

(adj.) coarsely abusive, vulgar, or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed

transpire

to take place; to happen

deranged

mentally disturbed

delegation

a group of representatives

condescending

displaying superiority; patronizing

relentless

unyielding, harsh, without pity

prodigious

enormous

relent

to become less strict, soften

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