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58 terms

GRE Set 1

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abscond
to run off and hide
aberrant
deviating from the norm
alacrity
liveliness and eagerness
approbation
official recognition or approval
austere
without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
axiomatic
self-evident truth
canonical
following an agreement
capricious
change one's mind erratically
censure
criticize, officially rebuke
chicanery
trickery
convoluted
complex
disabuse
to undeceive, to set right
discordant
conflicting, dissonant
disparate
distinct, different
effrontery
extreme blodness, presumptuousness
enervate
weaken, reduce in vitality
ennui
restlessness from boredom, apathy
equivocate
use language purposefully to deceive
erudite
scholarly
exculpate
to clear of blame
exigent
urgent, a pressing matter
extemporaneous
improvised
fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce
ingenuous
frank, lacking in sophistication
inured
accepting something undesirable
irascible
easily angered
laud
to praise highly
lucid
clear, easily understood
magnanimity
personality trait of being noble in mind and heart
nascent
coming into being
neologism
new term
noxious
harmful, injurious
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous
troublesome, burdensome
paean
psalm; hymn
perennial
year round
perfidy
treachery
perfunctory
cursory, done without care or interest
perspicacious
perceptive
prattle
filibuster, idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
precipitate
acting with haste
predilection
preference
prescience
knowing events before they happen
prevaricate
to avoid the truth
qualms
misgivings
relegate
forcibly assign to lower ranks
reticent
quiet, reserved
solicitous
concerned and attentive
sordid
characterized by filthe and grime
stupefy
to amaze, baffle
stymie
to block
synthesis
combination to make a whole
tortuous
winding, twisting
truculent
fierce and cruel
veracity
truthfulness, honesty
virulent
extremely harmful or poisonous
voracious
ravenous, "a slave to..."
waver
to move to and fro, to sway