Milee GRE part 5
|Concussion||injury to the brain resulting from an impact with an object|
|dissuade||to persuade not to do something|
|apnea||absence of breathing|
|Intermittent||stopping and starting at irregular intervals|
|besmirch||to make dirty; to stain|
|berate||To scold severely|
|apprehensive||uneasy or fearful about something that might happen|
|arduous||hard to do, requiring much effort|
|abrasive||harsh, rough, having a rough surface that will rub off a thin layer of another surface|
|allegory||story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable; parable.|
|acuity||sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)|
|abet||assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing|
|aphasia||inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion|
|aerie||a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling|
|bauble||cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing|
|acute|| extremely sharp or intense|
The area has an acute water shortage.
|badinage||Humorous or witty conversation|
|inexorable||impossible to stop or prevent|
|pristine||immaculately clean and unused|
|impetus||The force or energy with which a body moves|
|fissures||A long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, esp. in rock or earth|
|euphoric||Characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness|
|Moshing, moshpit||people in a circle rotate while simultaneously slamming into each other|
|crowdsurfing||crowd le manche lai uchalera pass gardai lagne|
|abstinence|| act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite|
the act or practice of refraining from some action or from the use of something, esp alcohol
|chronically||in a slowly developing and long lasting manner|
|gutting||removing all organs; organs can be removed by slicing the belly; if stuffing the fish whole, organs are removed through the gills|
|fallacious|| false; misleading|
It is a common fallacy that only men are good at math.
|apocryphal|| untrue; made up|
describes a story that is probably not true although often told and believed by some people to have happened
an apocryphal story
|canard|| a deliberately misleading story, a lie,|
a false report or piece of information which is intended to deceive people
|chicanery|| dishonest but attractive talk or behavior that is used to deceive people:|
The investigation has revealed political chicanery and corruption at the highest levels.
|dissemble|| to disguise, to pretend|
to hide your real intentions and feelings or the facts
|duplicity|| treachery, deceitfulness|
dishonest talk or behaviour, especially by saying different things to two people
|treachery||an act of deliberate betrayal|
|ersatz|| fake; Being an imitation or a substitute; artificial|
used instead of something else, usually because the other thing is too expensive or rare eg.using replacements with cheaper stuff
|feigned|| pretended or fake; to pretend to have a feeling or condition:|
He feigned sickness so he wouldn't have to go to school.
|mendacity|| dishonesty, lying; the act of not telling the truth|
Politicians are often accused of mendacity.
|perfidy||betrayal of a trust|
|prevaricate|| to lie or deviate from the truth|
He accused the minister of prevaricating.
|specious|| plausible but false|
seeming to be right or true, but really wrong or false
His whole argument is specious.
|plausible||apparently reasonable and valid|
|spurious|| based on false reasoning or information that is not true, and therefore not to be trusted:|
They made spurious claims of personal injury.
|levity||lack of seriousness|
|histrionics||a deliberate display of emotion for effect|
|placate|| to appease, soothe, pacify|
to stop someone from feeling angry:
She's more easily placated than her husband.
|parsing||to separate a sentence into grammatical parts, such as subject, verb, etc.|
|etymology||a history of a word|
|ingrain|| to implant or fix deeply and firmly, as in the nature or mind.|
The belief that you should own your house is deeply ingrained in British society
|Electroencephalography||the process of recording the electrical activity of the brain through the use of electrodes attached to the scalp|
|akin||related by blood; having similar qualities or character|
|protrude||to stick out, thrust forth|
|pedantry||a person who is too interested in formal rules and small details that are not important|
|scholastic||relating to school and education|
|palpably||so obvious that it can easily be seen or known|
|farce||broad comedy; mockery|
|counterfeit||a copy that is represented as the original|
|smirks||an unkind smile|
|senile||characteristic of old age, infirm, weak from old age|
|vermin||small animals and insects that are harmful or annoying and are often difficult to control|
|undermining|| to gradually weaken or destroy someone or something:|
The incompetence and arrogance of the city's administration have undermined public confidence in government.
|meekly||in a humble manner|
|malaise|| physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)|
Many think there's a growing moral malaise in society.
|milieu|| the environmental condition |
a cultural milieu
|extremism|| when someone has beliefs which most people think are unreasonable and unacceptable|
|Immutable - fixed, non-variant, not changing||changeable - mutable, variable, alterable|
|Nebulous - indefinite, imprecise||distinct - precise, pithy, clear|
|Prodigal - spendthrift, uncontrolled, extravagant, wasteful, reckless||cautious - frugal, thrifty, parsimonious , economical|
|Turbid (cloudy, dirty, murky, muddy)||clear (limpid, lucid, apparent)|
|Paean (song of praise)||dirge (sad song)|
|Expatiate (lengthy talk, elaborate)||talk briefly|
|abase||lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect|
|abdicate||to give up a position, right, or power|
|aberration||a change from what is typical or usual, esp. a temporary change|
|abettor||encourage/assist in a crime|
|abhor||to detest; to hate strongly|
|Chronicle|| a record of events in the order in which they happened:|
This book is the most eloquent chronicle of an empire's downfall that I have seen.
|Perdition||damnation; ruin; hell|
|epiphany||a moment of great insight; revelation, sudden realization|
|avenged||to take vengeance, to get revenge|
|blandly|| not having a strong taste or character or not showing any interest or energy|
I find chicken a little bland.
Pop music these days is so bland.
|summoned||to order someone come to a particular place|
|wooed||to seek the affection of with intent to romance (verb)A candidate must woo voters by making them feel important.|
|bumbled||to speak or move in a confused way|
|Nascence -incipient, event of being born, start||conclusion|
|Effrontery-extreme rudeness without any ability to understand that your behaviour is not acceptable to other people||deference - respect shown for another person esp. because of that person's experience, knowledge, age, or power|
|Acerbity - acrimonious, bitterness of speech, harsh||sweetness|
|Omniscient (all knowing, infinitely wise)||ignorant|
|Arrant - complete, total, absolute)||partial - incomplete, limited, fractional|
|Feckless - feeble, ineffective, weak, impotent||dynamic - strong, potent, puissant|
|Prolix - verbose, grandiloquent, loquacious, wordy, garrulous, talkative, voluble||terse - concise, laconic|
|Improbity-dishonesty, wickedness, or unscrupulousness||honesty|
|Insipid (lacking in flavor, dull, bland, tasteless)||flavorful, exciting|
|Defection (abandonment, desertion)||joining|
|Aplomb-cool, composure,confidence and style||confusion|
|Frangible - breakable||sturdy|
|Inane - silly, stupid, immature||wise - astute, sensible, judicious, shrewd, clever, prudent|
|Harbinger - forerunner, precursor, foretell, herald, portend, One that indicates, presaging||follower|
|Tyro - callow, tenderfoot, greenhorn, learner, novice, pupil, trainee, apprentice, student, neophyte, beginner, inexperienced||expert - sophisticated, specialist, authority, proficient, adept|
|quirk||a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn|
|aphrodisiac||something, usually a drug or food, which is believed to cause sexual desire in people eg. avocado|
|chauvinist||believing or showing an unreasonable belief that your own country or race is the best or most important|
The crowd was enthusiastically singing chauvinistic patriotic songs.
• believing or behaving as if women are naturally less important, intelligent or able than men
It is a deeply chauvinist community where the few women who have jobs are ridiculed.
|ridiculed||to laugh at someone in an unkind way|
|nifty||particularly good, skillful, or effective; fashionable, stylish|
|acquaintance|| a person whom you know but do not know well and who is therefore not exactly a friend|
› Acquaintance is also knowledge about something:
[U] The young have little acquaintance with real-life tragedy.