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35 terms

New GRE Set 11

STUDY
PLAY
PRECIS
short summary of facts
JUDICIOUS
sensible; showing good judgement
INVIDIOUS
envious, obnoxious, or offensive; likely to promote ill-will
INVESTITURE
ceremony conferring authority
INURE
to harden; accustom become used to
IMPRECATION
a curse
PALLID
lacking color or liveliness
PANACHE
flamboyance or dash in style and action; verve
ABEYANCE
temporary suppression or suspension
PANEGYRIC
elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise
PANOPLY
impressive array
BONHOMIE
good-natured geniality; atmosphere of good cheer
PARAGON
model of excellence or perfection
BOOR
crude person, one lacking manners or taste
MAELSTROM
whirlpool; turmoil; agitated state of mind
MAGNATE
powerful or influential person
MALEDICTION
a curse; a wish of evil upon another
MANNERED
artificial or stilted in character
MARTINET
strict disciplinarian; one who rigidly follows rules
CATHOLIC
universal; broad and comprehensive
PARE
to trim off excess; reduce
CABAL
a secret group seeking to overturn something
MAUDLIN
overly sentimental
MENDACIOUS
dishonest
MENDICANT
beggar
MERETRICIOUS
gaudy; falsely attractive
INGRATIATE
to gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
INSURRECTION
rebellion
PRESCIENT
having foresight
INTER
to bury
IMBUE
to infuse, dye, wet, or moisten
IMPECUNIOUS
poor; having no money
IMPIOUS
not devout in religion
INCARNADINE
blood-red in color
INDOLENT
habitually lazy or idle