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GRE Wordlist 16

Selected words from the Barron's GRE Word list 16.
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duress
n. forcible restraint, especially unlawfully
dwindle
v. shrink; reduce
dyspeptic
adj. suffering from indigestion
ebb
v. recede; lesson (also n.)
ebullient
adj. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
eccentric
adj. irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre
eccentricity
n. oddity; idiosyncrasy
ecclesiastic
adj. pertaining to the church
eclectic
adj. selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
ecstatic
adj. feeling great rapture or delight
eddy
n. swirling current of water, air, etc. (also v.)
edify
v. instruct; correct morally
eerie
adj. weird
effeminate
adj. having womanly traits
effervescence
n. inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation
effete
adj. lacking vigor; worn out; sterile
efficacy
n. power to produce desired effect
effigy
n. dummy
effluvium
n. sing. noxious smell
effrontery
n. impudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve; presumptuousness; సిగ్గుమాలినతనం;
impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolence, nerve, audacity, gall, sauce, forwardness, brass, presumption
effusive
adj. pouring forth; gushing
egregious
adj. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking; outrageous
egress
n. exit
elegy
n. poem or song expressing lamentation; dirge
elicit
v. draw out by discussion; extract, educe
elixir
n. cure-all; something invigorating; అమృతం
ellipsis
n. omission of words from a text
eloquence
n. expressiveness; persuasive speech; oratory, rhetoric, elocution
elusive
adj. evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
elysian
adj. relating to paradise; blissful
emaciated
adj. thin and wasted; gaunt, scraggy, haggard, skinny, thin, lean, scrawny
emanate
v. issue forth; arise, originate, proceed
emancipate
v. set free; liberate, release, enfranchise, deliver, manumit
embargo
n. ban on commerce or other activity; prohibition, interdict
embark
v. commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
embellish
v. adorn; ornament; enhance, as a story
embezzlement
n. stealing; peculation, defalcation, misappropriation, fraud
emboss
v. produce a design in raised relief
embroil
v. throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle; tangle, involve, mix up, implicate, confuse
embryonic
adj. undeveloped; rudimentary; embryo, fetal, foetal, germinal
emend
v. correct, usually a text
emetic
n. substance causing vomiting
eminent
adj. high; lofty
emissary
n. agent; messenger
emollient
n. soothing or softening remedy (also adj.); lenitive
empathy
n. ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.
enamored
adj. in love
enclave
n. territory enclosed within an alien land
encomiastic
adj. praising; eulogistic; eulogistic, panegyrical, panegyric
encomium
n. high praise; eulogy