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GRE word list 4

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Unflinching
1. staying strong and determined even when things are difficult; 2. looking at or describing something or someone in a very direct way
Tantamount
equal to something in value, meaning, or effect (~ synonymous with)
Prototype
1. an original model on which something is patterned; 2. a standard or typical example.
equanimity
calm emotions when dealing with problems or pressure (€excitability)
Espouse
to express support for (a cause, belief, etc.) (~ advocate, defend, champion / €abjure)
Fractious
1. full of anger and disagreement (~skittish); 2. Inclined to make trouble (~restive)
Disorganize
to destroy or interrupt the orderly structure or function of
Figurative
showing people and things in a way that resembles how they really look : not abstract (~symbolic)
Entail
to have (something) as a part, step, or result
Impeccable
Having no flaws
Stifle
1. to not allow yourself to do or express (something) (~shackle); 2. to kill by depriving of oxygen (~smother).
Pragmatic
Practical (~realist)
Didactic
designed or intended to teach people something (~preachy)
Dazzle
to greatly impress or surprise (someone) by being very attractive or exciting
Stalwart
1. Loyal and resolute; 2. Strong and imposing
Archaic
Old and no longer used (~antediluvian, outdated)
Palliate
to make the effects of (something, such as an illness) less painful, harmful, or harsh
Accede
1. to agree to a request or a demand; 2. To become a party (as to an agreement)
Consort
To keep company
Ubiquitous
seeming to be seen everywhere (~omnipresent, universal / €unique)
Authenticate
to prove that something is real, true, or genuine : to prove that something is authentic ( €apocryphal, bogus)
Condescend
1. to show that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people;
2. to do something that you usually do not do because you believe you are too important to do it
Predilection
A natural liking for something (~proclivity)
Diminutive
Extremely or extraordinarily small ( ~minuscule)
illustrious
admired and respected very much because a lot was achieved (~distinguished, prominent )
Unconscionable
1. not guided or controlled by conscience; 2. shockingly unfair or unjust.
Trivial
~ inconsequential / € momentous
Callow
Lacking adult sophistication
Sketchy
Done quickly without many details (~superficial, undeveloped, rudimentary / n. Sketch 草图)
Bemuse
1. to cause (someone) to be confused and often also somewhat amused; 2. To occupy the attention of
Intuition
a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why
Episodic
1. of or limited in duration or significance to a particular episode : temporary; 2. happening or appearing at different times (~dovish)
Dovish
Advocating peace, conciliation or negotiation in preference to confrontation or armed conflict (~pacific / n. Dove 爱好和平的人)
Realm
1. an area of activity, interest, or knowledge;
2. a country that is ruled by a king or queen
Presage
to give or be a sign of something that will happen or develop in the future ( ~portend)
Concomitant
accompanying especially in a subordinate or incidental way
Abstemious
not eating and drinking too much (~austere)
Versatile
1. changing or fluctuating readily ( ~ fickle, volatile, flighty, erratic, capricious / € unchangeable) 2. having many uses or applications
Vacillate
1. to repeatedly change your opinions or desires ( ~fluctuate, irresolute / € resolve) 2. To fluctuate, oscillate
Devious
1. willing to lie and trick people in order to get what is wanted;
2. not straight or direct : having many twists and turns
Suffice
to be or provide as much as is needed : to be sufficient
Astute
having or showing an ability to notice and understand things clearly : mentally sharp or clever ( ~ shrewd )
Outrage
To make someone very angry
Consensus
A general agreement about something ( ~accord / v. Consent)
Metaphor
1. a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar;
2. an object, activity, or idea that is used as a symbol of something else
Outstrip
to be or become better, greater, or larger than (someone or something)
Querulous
complaining in an annoyed way
Salient
very important or noticeable ( ~prominent, obtrusive, conspicuous, visible )
Culmination
the end or final result of something
Camaraderie
a feeling of good friendship among the people in a group (~solidarity)
Cordinal
politely pleasant and friendly (~easygoing, affable, conviviality )
Tribute
Something done, said, or given to show respect, gratitude, or affection ( ~Encomium / € denunciation )
Observant
Playing strict attention or good at noticing what is going on around you
Ollegiality
The cooperative relationship of colleagues
Pensive
Lost in serious or sad thought
Penance
something that you do or are given to do in order to show that you are sad or sorry about doing something wrong
Rile
To make agitated and angry (€clam)
Lambaste
To criticize very harshly (~denounce / €extol )
Undercut
~ subvert, impair, undermine
Harrow
1. To torment or vex (€assuage); 2. n. 耙
Paradigm
a model or pattern for something that may be copied (~model)
Dissent
to publicly disagree with an official opinion, decision, or set of beliefs
Initiate
to teach (someone) the basic facts or ideas about something
Robust
1. Strong and healthy; 2. capable of performing without failure under a wide range of conditions
Betoken
To be a sign of (~signify)
Conceal
To hide from sight
Itinerant
traveling from place to place; especially : covering a circuit (~peripatetic)
Demonize
To represent as diabolically evil
Sober
having or showing a very serious attitude or quality ( ~ level-headed / n. Sobriety 清醒)
Incendiary
1. Tending to inflame ( v. Incense) ; 2. Causing anger; 3. A person who excites factions, quarrels, or sedition : agitator
Salutary
Producing a beneficial effect
Replete
Having much or plenty of something
Snobbish
having or showing the attitude of people who think they are better than other people
Seditious
disposed to arouse or take part in or guilty of sedition
Expatriate
To banish
Synopsis
a short description of the most important information about something : a summary or outline
Affirmative
1. Positive; 2. Asserting that something is true or correct
Emendation
The act or practice of emending (~revision / v. Emend)
Collective
Shared or done by a group of people
Synonymous
1. having the same meaning(n. Synonym); 2. having the same connotations, implications, or reference (~tantamount)
Modicum
A small amount
Retrenchment
Reduction or curtailment (削减经费)
Obligatory
Compulsory
Commensurate
equal or similar to something in size, amount, or degree (~proportionate)
Long-winded
Tediously long in speaking or writing (~verbose, prolix)
Slippery
1. difficult to stand on, move on, or hold because of being smooth, wet, icy, etc.
2. not easy to understand or identify in an exact way
3. not able to be trusted (~elusive)
Hefty
Large and heavy
Forbidding
Not friendly or appealing (~daunting)
Diligent
characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort (~industrious)
Punctilious
very careful about behaving properly and doing things in a correct and accurate way
Engaging
Very attractive or pleasing in a way that holds your attention (~winning)