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50 terms

Set 2

50 more GRE vocab words
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Emulate
to copy; to try to equal or excel
Innocuous
harmless
Condone
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
Iconoclast
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
Perfidious
willing to betray someone's trust
Garrulous
tending to talk a lot
Dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinions
Trenchant
acute, sharp, or incisive; forceful; effective
Politic
shrewd and practical in managing or dealing with things; diplomatic
Dither
to act confusedly or without clear purpose
Abjure
to reject; to abandon formally
Belfry
a bell tower; the room in which a bell is hung
Antagonize
to annoy or provoke to anger
Aerie
a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling
Pervade
to be present throughout; to permeate
Epicure
a person with refined taste in food and wine
Mannered
artificial or stilted in character
Decorous
proper; tasteful; socially correct
Deride
to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock
Prudence
wisdom, caution, or restraint
Palatial
relating to a palace; magnificent
Investiture
ceremony conferring authority
Eulogy
a speech in praise of someone
Diurnal
active or occurring during the day
Abeyance
temporary suppression or suspension
Obstinate
stubborn; unyielding
Impasse
a blocked path; a dilemma with no solution
Enumerate
to count, list or itemize
Voluble
talkative; speaking easily; glib
Deleterious
subtly or unexpectedly harmful
Blithe
joyful, cheerful or without appropriate thought
Bifurcate
to divide into two parts
Kinetic
relating to motion; characterized by movement
Inquest
an investigation; an inquiry
Polyglot
a speaker of many languages
Mar
to damage or deface; to spoil
Probity
complete honesty and integrity
Insurrection
rebellion
Assuage
to make something unpleasant less severe
Insipid
lacking interest or flavor
Axiom
premise; postulate; self-evident truth
Acme
the highest point; the summit; the highest level or degree attainable
Sardonic
cynical; scornfully mocking
Declivity
a downward slope
Debutante
a young woman making debut in high society
Curmudgeon
a cranky person, usually an old one
Tyro
beginner; novice
Philanthropy
charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
Venerable
respected because of age
Credulous
too trusting; gullible