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Barron's GRE with sentences -Wordlist A 2/6

A complete list of Barron's GRE Wordlist, with meanings and sentences. The series has the entire wordlist split by alphabets, and also a mega complete wordlist, of all 3757 words. This is Wordlist A.
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addendum
addition; appendix to book; adjunct
Jane's editor approved her new comparative literature text but thought it would be even better with an
addendum on recent developments in literary criticism.
addle
muddle; drive crazy; fuddle; befuddle; confound; confuse; bewilder
This idiotic plan is confusing enough to addle anyone.
adherent
1. (n) supporter; follower; advocate; backer; upholder; patron (a) sticky; viscous
In the wake of the scandal, the senator's one-time adherent quietly deserted him.
adjunct
attachment; addendum
I will entertain this concept as an adjunct to the main proposal.
adjuration
solemn urging (lời thề); oath
Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change the witnesses' testimony.
adjutant
assistant
Though Wellington delegated many tasks to his chief adjutant, Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Somerset was in no doubt as to who made all major decisions.
admonish
warn; reprove
He admonished his listeners to change their wicked ways.
adorn
decorate
Wall paintings and carved statues adorned the temple.
adroit
1.skillful; facile 2. agile (agility) easy; nimble (nhanh nhẩu, lẹ làng)
His adroit handling of the delicate situation pleased his employers.
adulation
flattery; blandishment (sự tâng bốc, sự xu nịnh)
The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes-men.
advent
arrival (sự đến)
Most Americans were unaware of the advent of the Nuclear Age until the news of Hiroshima reached
them.
adventitious
accidental; casual
He found this adventitious meeting with his friend extremely fortunate.
adversary
opponent; enemy
Batman struggled to save Gotham City from the machinations of his wicked adversary, the Joker.
adverse
negative
adverse circumstances compelled him to close his business.
advert
refer to; mention
Since you advert to this matter so frequently, you must regard it as important.
advocate
urge; plead for
The abolitionists advocated freedom for the slaves.
aegis
shield; defense
Under the aegis of the Bill of Rights, we enjoy our most treasured freedoms.
affable
courteous; amiable; genial; cordial; good-tempered; congenial; sociable
Although he held a position of responsibility, he was an affable individual and could be reached by anyone with a complaint.
affected
artificial; pretended; feigned
His affected mannerisms irritated may of us who had known him before his promotion.
affidavit
written statement made under oath (bản khai có tuyên thệ)
The court refused to accept his statement unless he presented it in the form of an affidavit.
affiliation
connection; cooperation
His affiliation with the political party was of short duration for he soon disagreed with his colleagues.
affinity
(n) correspondence; same; parallelism;
She felt an affinity with all who suffered; their pains were her pains.
affirmation
confirmation
Despite Tom's affirmation of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.
affix
attach or add on; fasten
First the registrar had to affix his signature to the license; then he had to affix his official seal.
affluence
abundance; wealth
Foreigners are amazed by the affluence and luxury of the American way of life.
|affront~insult; offend
Accustomed to being treated with respect, Miss Challoner was affronted by Vidal's offensive behavior.
agape
openmouthed (há hốc mồm)
She stared, agape, at the many strange animals in the zoo.
agenda
items of business at a meeting
We had so much difficulty agreeing upon an agenda that there was very little time for the meeting.
agglomeration
collection; heap
It took weeks to assort the agglomeration of miscellaneous items she had collected on her trip.
aggrandize
intensify; amplify; enlarge; elevate; escalate (đất đai, quyền lực)
The history of the past quarter century illustrates how a President may aggrandize his power to act
aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of Congress.
aggregate
sum; total
The aggregate wealth of this country is staggering to the imagination.
aghast
horrified (sốc)
He was aghast at the nerve of the speaker who had insulted his host.
agility
nimbleness
The agility of the acrobat amazed and thrilled the audience.
agitate
stir up; disturb (khuấy động)
Her fiery remarks agitated the already angry mob.
agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existence of knowability of a god or any ultimate reality (thuyết k thể biết)
The agnostic demanded proof before she would accept the statement of the minister.
agog
ardent; avid; eager (nóng lòng, háo hức)
We were all agog at the news that the celebrated movie star was giving up his career in order to enter a
monastery (tu viện)
agrarian
pertaining to land or its cultivation
As a result of its recent industrialization, the country is gradually losing its agrarian traditions.
alacrity
(n) enthusiasm
He demonstrated his eagerness to serve by his alacrity in executing the orders of his master.
alchemy
medieval chemistry (thuật giả kim)
The changing of baser metals into gold was the goal of the students of alchemy.
alcove
nook; recess (hốc tường)
Though their apartment lacked a full-scale dining room, an alcove adjacent to the living room made an
adequate breakfast nook for the young couple.
alias
an assumed name
John Smith's alias was Bob Jones.
alienate
make hostile; separate
Her attempts to alienate the two friends failed because they had complete faith in each other.
alimentary
supplying nourishment
The alimentary canal in our bodies is so named because digestion of foods occurs there.
alimony
payments make to an ex-spouse after divorce (tiền cấp dưỡng sau khi li dị)
Because Tony had supported Tina through medical school, on their divorce he asked the court to award
him $500 a month in alimony.
allay
calm; pacify
The crew tried to allay the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.
allege
state without proof
It is alleged that she had worked for the enemy.
allegory
story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the temptations and victories of the human soul.
alleviate
relieve
This should alleviate the pain; if it does not, we shall have to use stronger drugs.
alliteration
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
"The furrow followed free" is an example of alliteration.
alloy
mixture as of metals
alloy of gold are used more frequently than the pure metal.
allude
refer indirectly
Try not to allude to this matter in his presence because the topic annoys him.