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GRE Vocab: Wk3

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anoint
to apply oil to, esp. as a sacred rite
anomaly
irregularity/deviation from the norm
anonymity
condition of having no name/an unknown name
antagonist
foe, opponent, adversary
antecedent
(adj) coming before in place/time
antedate
dated prior to the actual occurrence
antediluvian
prehistoric, ancient beyond measure; coming before the biblical flood
antepenultimate
third from last
anterior
preceding, previous, before, prior to
anthology
collection of literary works
anthropomorphic
attributing human qualities to nonhumans; having human qualities
antipathy
dislike, hostility; extreme opposition/aversion
antiquated
outdated, obsolete
antiquity
ancient times; the quality of being old/ancient
antithesis
exact opposite/direct contrast
apace
done quickly
apathetic
indifferent, unconcerned
apathy
lack of feeling/emotion
aperture
an opening/hole
aphasia
inability to speak/use words
aphelion
point in a planet's orbit that is farthest from the sun
aphorism
old saying/short pithy statement
aplomb
poise, confidence
apocryphal
not genuine; fictional
apostate
(n) one who renounces a religious faith
apostrophe
speech to the reader/someone not present; a (') sign
apothegm
short, instructive saying
apotheosis
glorification; glorified ideal
appease
satisfy, placate, calm, pacify
append
to attach