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40 terms

Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 2 of 10

Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 2 of 10
STUDY
PLAY
SPORTIVE
frolicsome, playful
SURREPTITIOUS
characterized by secrecy
INTREPID
fearless
TURPITUDE
inherent vileness, foulness, depravity
NIHILISM
belief that existence and all traditional values are meaningless
CAVALCADE
a procession
MINATORY
menacing, threatening
NEOPHYTE
novice, beginner
DIMINUTIVE
small
GAUCHE
crude, socially awkward
PUNDIT
an authority or critic
SALACIOUS
lustful
ABSTRUSE
difficult to comprehend
GLIB
fluent in an insincere manner; offhand, casual
MOTE
small particle, speck
TRENCHANT
acute, sharp, incisive; forceful, effective
EFFULGENT
brilliantly shining
EXPIATE
to atone for, make amends for
PENUMBRA
partial shadow
SONOROUS
producing a full, rich sound
PHILISTINE
narrow-minded person, someone lacking appreciation for art or culture
SUPERCILIOUS
arrogant, haughty, overbearing, condescending
INTERSTICE
a space between things
EXPATIATE
to wander; to discuss or describe at length
PROBITY
honesty, high-mindedness
SEDITION
behavior promoting rebellion
PROGNOSTICATE
to predict
XENOPHOBIA
fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers
SERAPHIC
angelic, pure, sublime
MULTIFARIOUS
diverse
RENITENT
resisting pressure, obstinate
MANIFOLD
diverse, varied; comprised of many parts
FULMINATE
to explode with anger
ERSATZ
fake
FRACAS
noisy dispute
IMPECUNIOUS
poor, having no money
HARANGUE
a pompous speech
NASCENT
starting to develop, coming into existence
CONTENTIOUS
quarrelsome, disagreeable, belligerent
CANARD
a lie