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40 terms

Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 1 of 10

Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 1 of 10
STUDY
PLAY
COVEN
group of witches
AMORTIZE
to diminish by installment payments
TRITE
shallow, superficial
SEPULCHRAL
typical of a place of burial
IGNOMINIOUS
disgraceful and dishonorable
PAEAN
a song of praise or thanksgiving
APLOMB
poise, confidence
PALLIATE
to make less serious, ease
POLEMIC
argument
SOMNAMBULIST
sleepwalker
ITINERANT
wandering from place to place, unsettled
PAROCHIAL
of limited scope or outlook, provincial
TYRO
beginner, novice
VACUOUS
empty, void; lacking intelligence, purposeless
ADROIT
skillful, accomplished, highly competent
MACHINATION
plot or scheme
PROVINCIAL
rustic, unsophisticated, limited in scope
PROLIX
tedious; wordy
PERTINACIOUS
persistent, stubborn
INVETERATE
confirmed, long-standing, deeply rooted
ZENITH
highest point, summit
VOCIFEROUS
loud, vocal, and noisy
NECROMANCY
black magic
GERMINATE
to begin to grow (as in a seed or idea)
SCURRILOUS
vulgar, low, indecent
IMPROMPTU
spontaneous, without rehearsal
INTERNECINE
deadly to both sides
OBFUSCATE
to confuse, obscure
DECLIVITY
downward slope
PNEUMATIC
relating to air; worked by compressed air
CHURLISH
rude
LEVITY
humor, frivolity, gaiety
KNELL
sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
STRINGENT
imposing severe, rigorous standards
LIBIDINOUS
lustful
OMNIPOTENT
having unlimited power
NEBULOUS
vague, cloudy
ENCOMIUM
warm praise
CHAGRIN
shame, embarrassment, humiliation
SINUOUS
winding; intricate, complex