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36 terms

Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 3 of 10

Kaplan Random 40 GRE 2011 Set 3 of 20
STUDY
PLAY
PLAIT
to braid
EMOLLIENT
having soothing qualities, esp. for skin
VOLUBLE
speaking much and easily, talkative; glib
FECUND
fertile, fruitful, productive
PRURIENT
lustful, exhibiting lewd desires
COALESCE
to grow together; cause to unite as one
KISMET
fate
DEMAGOGUE
leader who appeals to prejudice and emotions rather than rational argument
IMBUE
to infuse; dye; wet, moisten
INERT
unable to move, tending to inactivity
PARSIMONY
stinginess
FETID
foul-smelling, putrid
ILLUSORY
unreal, deceptive
PROSTRATE
lying face downward, lying flat on the ground
REVELRY
boisterous festivity
RECREANT
disloyal; cowardly
PECULATION
theft of money or goods
INDEFATIGABLE
never tired
VIRILE
manly, having qualities of an adult male
RIPOSTE
a retort
ROCOCO
very highly ornamented
DICTUM
authoritative statement; popular saying
VISCOUS
thick, syrupy, and sticky
INCULPATE
to blame; charge with a crime
MERITORIOUS
deserving reward or praise
ALTRUISM
unselfish concern for others' welfare
JOCULAR
jovial, playful, humorous
FACETIOUS
witty in an inappropriate way
DIAPHANOUS
allowing light to show through; delicate
SUBTERFUGE
trick or tactic used to avoid something
RAILLERY
lighthearted jesting
INGRATIATE
to bring oneself purposely into another's good graces
LIONIZE
to treat as a celebrity
SCABBARD
sheath for sword or dagger
IMPERIOUS
arrogantly self-assured, domineering, overbearing
GRANDILOQUENCE
pompous talk, fancy but meaningless language