Words for the GRE--Part 6
commonly tough GRE words...
Terms in this set (56)
speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation
conducive to success; favorable; giving or being a sign of future success
dandified; affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
regular customer; person who gives support
fallacious reasoning; faulty logic
idleness; the absence of matter
the ability to make good judgements and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain
hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed
bending; twisting; (esp. of a person's body): thin, supple and graceful
of mixed colors
affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting; sickly
having the same age or date of origin; contemporary; existing during the same period
a person's look or manner, indicating their character or mood; demeanor
(of language) used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary
spoken or done without preparation
a loud domineering woman; a scold or nag
feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
of relating to or given to eating; gluttonous; ravenous
slander; say evil things
of the present time only
stir up; excite
annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand; slow-witted; blunt
sharing a common border; touching; next or together in sequence; adjacent
to explain, worry about, or work at something repeatedly or more than necessary
acclaim; enthusiastic approval
a severe flood; (v): inundate with a great quantity of something; overflow; drown; overwhelm
roomy and comfortable; spacious; suitable; handy
make hard and without feeling
lacking sensitivity or due consideration; gross; coarse; thick
catch sight of; discern; perceive
sneak thief; a thief who steals without using violence; to steal in small quantities
representing a number of different Christian churches; promoting unity among the world's Christian churches
oppose to alcohol
burn slowly; without flame
twisting force; causing rotation
prevent; make impossible
overcome; bring under control
extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world; heavenly or spiritual
A state of disuse.
Deprived of or lacking something, especially a nonmaterial asset; lonely and abandoned, especially through someone's death or departure.
embezzle (funds with which one has been entrusted); defraud
to tolerate or allow (something, typically dissent or opposition); endure; bear; abide.
an act of attacking or plundering; ravage; pillage.
a hydroscopic substance used as a drying agent
hesitating or doubting; not to be relied upon; suspect.
fortification; stronghold; bulwark
(of a word or phrase): referred to in a proverb or idiom; well-known; stereotypical
pertaining to hats and hatmaking.
A witty person.
The vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge