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50 terms

GRE 28

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fetter
to restrain, to bind
finicky
meticulous, fussy
fissure
a crack or break
flaccid
limp, flabby, weak
flamboyant
characterised by extravagance
fluster
confuse
forbearance
patient endurance or toleration of offenses
forte
a strong point
fractious
wayward, unruly, disorderly
frenzied
feverishly fast, hectic
funereal
mournful, appropriate to a funeral
gall
bitterness, nerve
gambol
playful leaping or frisking
gaunt
thin, emaciated
gustatory
relevant to the sense of tasting
hallow
to make holy
hoary
white, old
holocaust
widespread destruction
ignominious
shameful
impious
not devout in religion
implacable
doubtful, dubious
improvident
lacking foresight or thrift
incarnadine
blood-red in colour
indenture
bound to another by contract
interstice
a small space between things
iridescent
showing of many colours
jettison
to throw overboard, abandon
jingoism
extremely aggressive and militant patriotism
lackadaisical
listless, idle
langour
lassitude or body or depression
lapidary
relating to precious stones
latitude
freedom from narrow limitations
lionize
treat as a celebrity
loiter
dawdle, loaf
lull
moment of calm
maritime
situated on or near the sea
megalomania
mental state with delusions of wealth and power
mendacious
untrue
meretricious
alluring by false or gaudy show
molt
to shed hair, skin periodically
monastic
related to monks
morbid
abnormally gloomy
naiveté
a lack of worldly wisdom
nihilism
a belief in nothing, extreme skepticism
nomadic
moving from place to place
non sequitur
an irrelevant conclusion
nuptial
relating to marriage
objurgate
to chide, scold
opalescent
iridescent, displaying colours
ornithologist
scientist who studies birds