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Top 52 GRE Words (Kaplan)

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anomaly
abnormality
assuage
to ease or lessen
enigma
mysterious
equivocal
use ambiguous language to deceive
erudite
scholarly
fervid
intensely emotional
lucid
intelligible, clear
opaque
dense
placate
to appease
precipitate (adj.)
hasty
precipitate (v.)
to cause to happen before anticipated or required
prodigal
extravagant
zeal
passion, excitement
abstain
to refrain from an activity
adulterate
to reduce purity
apathy
lack of interest or feeling
audacious
daring
capricious
unpredictable
corroborate
to provide supporting evidence
desiccate
dehydrate
engender
give rise to
ephemeral
fleeting
gullible
easily deceived
homogenous
same throughout
laconic
using few words
laudable
praise highly
loquacious
extremely talkative
mitigate
make less severe
pedant
someone who shows off learning
pragmatic
practical rather than idealistic
propriety
appropriateness
vacillate
to waver indecisively
volatile
lively or explosive; changeable
advocate
to argue for
antipathy
aversion, dislike
bolster
provide support or reinforcement
cacophany
harsh, jarring sound
deride
express contempt
dissonance
lack of harmony; conflict
enervate
to weaken
eulogy
speech honoring the dead
garrulous
talking too much
ingenuous
unsophisticated
lethargic
sluggish
malleable
easily influenced or shaped
misanthrope
one who hates humankind
obdurate
hardhearted, inflexible
ostentation
excessive showiness
paradox
contradiction
philanthropic
humanitarian
prevaricate
mislead; deliberately avoid truth
venerate
to revere
waver
to sway; be unsettled in opinion