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55 terms

Some Gre words #3

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ludicrous
appearing ridiculous, absurd
vigilance
watchfulness, alert attention
sagacity
keenness of perception; soundness of judgment; wisdom, ability to make good judgments
commodious
roomy, spacious
egregious
conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense), outstandingly bad, flagrant; shocking bad
churl
rude, ill-bred, mean-spirited person
carnal
physical; relating to physical appetite, especially sexual
bulwark
a protective structure of stone or concrete; bastion
semblance
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; likeness , resemblance; appearance
husband
use cautiously and frugally, to manage economically; to use sparingly; cultivate
engross
to occupy the complete attention, absorb fully
somniferous
sleep inducing, soporific
advent
arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
effect
to bring about, accomplish; to cause, to make happen
schism
division of a group into opposing factions, split (esp. religious)
laceration
cut; torn j/ragged wound; tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound, jagged wound
cicatrix
normal scar resulting from the healing of a wound
snippet
a small piece; a fragment; morsel; tidbit
blister
a painful red swelling on the skin that contains liquid, caused usually by continuous rubbing, especially on your foot, or by burning; subject to harsh criticism
prim
feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper; stiffly correct; overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
wanton
sexually immodest or promiscuous, lewd or lascivious, spend wastefully; become extravagant
staid
sedate; unemotional; serious
plodding
slow-moving and unexciting; monotonous; diligent, hardworking
jettison
to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome; to discard; to reject
tepid
lukewarm; almost cold; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
blandish
to coax, persuade through flattery
frugality
thrift; economy; marked by avoiding waste and being economical
opulence
wealth, affluence, abundance
bellicose
warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
strident
harsh sounding; grating; squeaky , squeaking
tumid
(esp. of a part of the body) swollen, distended; bombastic; pompous
vapid
tasteless, insipid; banal, dull
ardent
passionate, impassioned, characterized by intense emotion; glowing or shining like fire; fiery
strive
struggle; try hard, exert, attempt by employing effort
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy, languor; weariness
contingent
occurring or existing only if (certain circumstances) are the case; dependent on; possible but not certain to occur
proscribe
prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw; condemn
admonish
warn firmly; to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
congruity
correspondence, harmony, agreement
daunt
to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage, dismay
abrogate
to repeal, cancel, declare null and void; to abolish, usually by authority
apotheosize
to deify, to glorify, to elevate to divine status
fruition
fulfillment, realization; enjoyment derived from use or possession
elation
great happiness and exhilaration; euphoria
despondency
depression, dejection
confound
to baffle, perplex, confuse; frustrate; refute
assiduous
persistent, attentive, diligent
sinecure
a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
rail
criticize severely
dissemble
to disguise or conceal; deliberately give a false impression;, to pretend, stimulate; pass over
mince
make less severe or harsh; minimize
prolix
tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; lengthy; verbose
cantankerous
quarrelsome, peevish, ill-tempered; disagreeable
staunch
firm and steadfast; firm and dependable especially in loyalty;
waffle
speak or write equivocally about an issue, wastefully; fail to make up one's mind (Amer.)