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Top 10 & 5 Basic GRE Words of 2012
Terms in this set (15)
eager willingness to do something
"The more alacritous (adj.) you are when you're learning GRE vocabulary, the better you will do."
dull and lacking imagination (everything except describing people)
"She has been labeled a traitor by the right, just as Ray McGovern, a former C.I.A. analyst who challenges Rummy's veracity, is being Swift-boated as a nut case and a partisan."
lack of something
"Newspaper articles, magazine features, and TV segments featured interviews with parents who believed their children had been harmed, regardless of the strength or paucity of the evidence."
"A scientist can maintain that a recent finding support her theory"
to feel remorse
a person is described as laconic when he/she says very few words.
a person who is pugnacious likes to aggressively argue about everything. Verbally combative is another good way to describe pugnacious.
If two things are fundamentally different, they are disparate.
"For instance, verbal skills and math skills are disparate, and as such are usually tested separately, the GRE being no exception."
standing out in a bad way
"That's why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke protested Tuesday what he described as "egregious errors" in some reports, and released a staff memo with details."
harmless and doesn't produce any ill effects
"Many germs are innocuous. As are most bug bites. Even television, in small doses, is typically innocuous."
Also mean inoffensive.
"An innocuous question is unlikely to upset anyone."
A straightforward and honest look at something. A person can also be candid if they are being honest and straightforward with you.
"Even with a perfect stranger, he was candid and would rarely hold anything back."
Unpredictable, often wildly so (extreme cases). Also mean strange and unconventional
If one has a very depressing take on life, we say that person has a bleak outlook. Landscapes can be bleak, and writers, too
If something literally pours out in abundance we say it is profuse. This pouring is usually figurative.
"Fruits and flowers, interwoven in heavy garlands and overflowing from baskets and urns, carry out the idea of profuse abundance."
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