135 terms

Milee GRE part 7

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wane
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
persist
be persistent, refuse to stop
wariness
cautiousness
bewilder
to puzzle completely, confuse
remorse
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
grandiose
impressive; showy; magnificent
reneged
to go back on a promise.
heretofore
used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
iconoclastic
attacking cherished beliefs; heretical; heterodox
enthralling
capturing interest as if by a spell
marvel
express astonishment or surprise about something
ignominy
public shame, disgrace, or dishonor
incessant
continuing without interruption
atheism
the belief that there is no god
resilient
quick to recover
homogeneous
all of the same or similar kind or nature
inflate
exaggerate or make bigger
disintegrate
break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
tenacity
hanging on to something persistently or stubbornly
ogling
gawking, staring
megalopolis
a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns) eg tokyo
deprecated, disinclined, disdain, lambasted, condemn
to express strong disapproval of something; to plead against; to belittle; lack of respect; dislike
revered, veneration, vaunted, extol, hail, lauding, accolades, panegyrical
profoundly honored; reverence; respect; praise
terse
brief and to the point
florid
excessively decorated or embellished
pithy
clear,concise and full of meaning
discursive
rambling, moving from one topic to another randomly
loath
unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
diligent
hard-working
foolhardy
marked by unthinking boldness
postulated
assumed without proof
feud
bitter prolonged quarrel (usually between two peoples or families); V. CF. Romeo and Juliet; CF. feudal, feudalism
muralist
A painter of wall paintings.
excerpted
a short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing.
meddlesome
interfering; V. meddle: interfere
mediocre
Average, ordinary, undistinguished
conjecture
to guess
chastise
to punish severely
flaunt
display proudly
apt
suitable; appropriate
prone
having a tendency (to)
reluctant
not eager
bravado
false bravery
ingenuousness
frankness
artifice
deception; trickery
admonitions
Cautionary advice or warning
discreet
careful about what one says or does; prudent
imprudent
unwise, not careful
circuitousness
round about; not direct
brevity
briefness
pertinacity
stubborn, tough-minded determination
judiciousness
good judgment
deviousness
deception; state of not being straightforward
malice
desire to harm others
spiteful
mean or nasty
vindictive
revengeful
ambivalence
mixed feelings or emotions
receptiveness
Ability to respond when spoken to
awe
respect
trivial
unimportant
abstruse
difficult to understand
incinerated
burned completely
prosaic
dull, boring
spurned
to reject with disdain; scorn
reticent
silent; reserved
congenial
friendly
brusque
abrupt
arcane
mysterious
harmonious
musically pleasing, friendly; amicable
infallibility
the quality of never making an error
hindered
to hold back or slow the process down
abjured
to renounce, give up
befuddlement
confusion resulting from failure to understand, bafflement
relativism
the belief that nothing is universally true. Instead everything is relative. Your understanding of things is based on circumstances.
malfeasance
wrongdoing
ingratitude
lack of thankfulness
nepotism
favoritism to relatives by those in power
supercilious
Arrogant
ribald
humorously vulgar
rationalization
systematic organization
snubbed
ignored
toothsome
tasty
inconspicuous
not noticeable
obscurity
darkness, state of being unknown
mystique
aura of mystery
acumen
mental keenness
acridity
extreme bitterness
trenchancy
incisive or keen, as language or a person; caustic; cutting
dexterity
skill
mellifluous
Sweetly flowing or sounding
laconic
using few words
euphonic
pleasing or sweet sound
strident
loud and harsh
erratic
unpredictable
sustain
support
reinforce
to provide additional strength and support
extirpate
to destroy
retain
allow to remain in a place or position
pivotal
crucial, important
momentous
very important
recondite
difficult to penetrate
idiosyncrasies
peculiarity n. 特性
nostalgia
longing for something past
detritus
dead organic matter
bedlam
chaos
barrenness
infertility
punctilious
very careful and exact
waggish
witty or joking
scathing
marked by harshly abusive criticism
precarious
insecure, uncertain
elude
to escape
mein
mine, appearance; look; demeanor
repudiation
Rejection
attestation
proof; certification
vindicated
cleared of blame
ailing
to feel ill or have pain.
convalescing
recovering gradually from an illness
enfeebled
weakened
recuperating
to regain health or strength
litigation
legal action; a lawsuit
redolent
fragrant
evocative
tending to call up (emotions, memories)
truculent
aggressively hostile
disquieted
feeling anxiety, being disturbed, lacking peace
phlegmatic
calm; sluggish; unemotional
improbable
not likely to happen
timorous
full of fear
wavering
shaking or trembling, flickering
deplored
hated; resented
catholic
universal; wide-ranging
eclectic
selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
ambrosial
pleasing to the taste or smell
contemplated
to consider carefully
forwent
to abstain, give up
dyslexic
a reading disability