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Barron's essential GRE word set #3

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squalor
(n.)filth; degradation; sordidness
staccato
(adj.) detached or disconnected in sound or style
stanch
(v.)to stop or check the flow of
stricture
(n.)1.severe and adverse criticism; critical comments;
2.limit or restriction
strident
(a.)loud, harsh, unpleasantly noisy
stultify
(v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
stupefy
(v.)1.to make stupid, dull, or groggy;
2. to surprise or astonish
subsume
(v.)include (as a member of a group); encompass
substantive
(a.)essential,having substance,solid
subversive
(a.)1.rebellious; revolutionary
2. disastrous
succor
(v.)help; relief; aid; assistance
suffrage
(n.)The right to vote.
sundry
(a)various, several, miscellaneous
suppliant
(adj.) asking humbly and earnestly;
(n.) one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
syllogism
(n.)a form of deductive reasoning in which the conclusion is supported by a major and minor premise
sylvan
(a.)having to do with trees or wooded areas
talisman
(n.)amulet
tautology
(n.) needless repetition of an idea by using different but equivalent words; a redundancy
taxonomy
(n.)identification, naming, and classification of species
tenets
(n.)beliefs of a group; doctrines;dogma
theocracy
(n.)government run by religious leaders
thespian
(adj.) histrionic, pertaining to drama
timbre
(n.)tone,quality
torque
(n)twisting force; force producing rotation
travail
(n.)painful or laborious effort;arduous work
treatise
(n.)A methodically and thoroughly written discussion/artice of a topic.
tremulous
timid; fearful;trembling,wavering
trepidation
(n.) fear, fright, trembling
tryst
(n.)meeting arranged by lovers; arrangement between lovers to meet
tumid
(a)1.distended,swollen(wrt to body parts)
2.turgid,bombastic(wrt to speech)
turbid
(a.)cloudy, muddy; in a state of turmoil
tutelary
(a.)protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
uncanny
(a.)strange, mysterious, weird
undulating
(a)moving with a wavelike motion;und:wave
unfeigned
(a.)genuine
untenable
(a.)incapable of being held or defended;indefensible
untoward
unexpected;
unfortunate,unlucky
vacuous
(a.)stupidly empty of ideas
valedictory
(a.)pertaining to farewell; N: farewell address (esp. at graduation exercises)
vapid
(a.)insipid
vaunted
(a.)boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
venal
(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
vendetta
(n.)Blood feud
vexation
(n.)annoyance; irritation
vindictive
(a.)revengeful, spiteful
virtuoso
(n.)highly skilled artist;savant
visage
(n)countenance
vitiate
(v)to weaken, debase, or corrupt; to impair the quality or value of
vivisection
(n)1.surgery on living animals
2.ruthlessly sharp and detailed criticism or analysis
vogue
(n.)popular fashion
vortex
(n.)centre of a situation.storm, which draws in all that surrounds it
wistful
(a.)full of longing; yearning; wishful