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24 terms

GRE 03/12/2012

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INEXORABLE
inflexible, unalterable; not to be persuaded by prayers
GLIB
artfully persuasive in speech, fluent in an insincere manner
CONTRITE
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
WINSOME
charming
OBSTINATE
stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising
PIT
- a naturally formed hole in the ground
- a trap in the form of a concealed hole
CONCUR
-to agree
-to work together
-to coincide, occur at the same time
PETULANT
easily or frequently annoyed, especially over trivial matters, childlishly irritable
CIRCUMSPECT
- cautious
-well-considered
RETICENT
-silent
-reluctant or restrained
MIRTH
frivolity, gaiety, laughter
GLOWER
to glare or stare angrily and intensely
SULLY
to tarnish, to taint, to stain
EMOLLIENT
softening, smth that softens
EVISCERATE
remove the contents of
IGNOBLE
not noble in character, mean, with low moral standards
UNTENABLE
-not viable, uninhabitable
-(of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
CONTUMACIOUS
rebellious
STARTLING
causing surprise or fear, so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm
DISSENT
disagree
ENGENDER
cause; produce; give rise to, to propagate
CONGESTION
excessive crowding
LEVY
- to assess, to collect taxes
-cause to assemble or enlist in the military
-start a war
VANQUISH
- to conquer, to defeat
-to overcome, to overpower