20 terms

GRE vocab hit parade 2b

Eulogy (noun)
a speech honoring the dead
Exonerate (verb)
to remove blame
Facetious (adj)
playful; humorous
Fallacy (noun)
an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
furtive (adj)
marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
Gregarious (adj)
sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people
Harangue (verb/noun)
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
heretical (adj)
violating accepted dogma or convention
Hyperbole (noun)
an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
Impecunious (adj)
lacking funds; without money
Incipient (adj)
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
Inert (adj)
unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
Innocuous (adj)
harmless; causing no damage
Intransigent (adj)
refusing to compromise
Inveigle (verb)
to obtain by deception or flattery
Morose (adj)
sad; sullen; melancholy
Odious (adj)
evoking intense aversion or dislike
Opaque (adj)
impenetrable by light; not reflecting light
Oscillation (noun)
the act or state of swinging back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm.
Penurious (adj)
penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous.