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GRE Test Vocabulary and SAT Test Vocabulary High Frequency Words
high frequency words on GRE and SAT
the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
revoke formally. To abolish, repeal.
difficult to penetrate. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
to agree or express agreement
to agree or express agreement, comply
harsh or corrosive in tone, SYM: caustic, vitriolic. Harshly pungent or bitter
shrewdness shown by keen insight; , quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgement or insight
a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
diffusing warmth and friendliness; Easy to approach
make worse; To make heavier, or more burdensome; to annoy
moving quickly and lightly (physically, or mentally.)
highly excited by eagerness
a small recess opening off a larger room
remote in manner. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others; apart, indifferent
(n.) a detested person. Anything forbidden, as by social usage. an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
(n.) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval; a censure
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility; hatred
a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
great coolness and composure under strain; , (n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
Of doubtful authority or authenticity. 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible
a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc. False
raising to god status
an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly. , the appearance of a ghostlike figure
make peace with
of or relating to or formed by trees
attribute or credit to
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence. Keen in discernment
compensation for a wrong. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury
an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come. , an omen or prophecy
attended by favorable circumstances
Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence. , a cruel and oppressive dictator
strong dislike, the act of turning yourself away
admit openly and bluntly
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. , deadly or sinister
derive or receive pleasure from
v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
(n.) someone who fights (or is fighting). (adj.) characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
an act intending or showing kindness and good will
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence. not dangerous to health
censure severely or angrily; to scold
noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline; full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
conspicuously and offensively loud; without any attempt at concealment,
carefree and happy and lighthearted
a failure to perform some promised act or obligation; act in disregard of laws and rules
polish and make shiny