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GRE Vocabulary 1

Some adjectives I've seen in the GRE practist Test
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zealous
enthusiastic; eager; passionate; intense
bewildered
confused; puzzled; perplexed
condemned
complete disapproval of / find someone guilty of a criminal act or wrong
combative
eager to fight; argumentative; antagonistic
defiant
resistant; insubordinate; disobedient
drab
dull; dingy; shabby; cheerless; dreary; faded and dull in appearance
zany
crazy; insane; wacky; clown, buffoon
puzzled
confused
quaint
odd; peculiar; strange in an interesting or pleasing way
relived
to undergo or experience again, especially in the imagination
smoggy
clouded with a mixture of smoke and fog
sore
Painful to the touch; tender; hurting; causing misery; sorrowful
spotless
impeccable
stormy
characterized by violent emotions or behavior
tame
make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
testy
easily irritated or annoyed
thoughtful
Engrossed in thought, contemplative, considerate in the treatment of other people
thoughtless
without care or thought for others
unsightly
Unpleasant or offensive to look at; unattractive
uptight
being in a tense state
weary
tired, exhausted, worn out
wicked
highly offensive, evil
wide-eyed
innocent, credulous; having the eyes completely opened, as in wonder
witty
amusing, clever, smartly, funny
worrisome
causing worry or anxiety
elated
exultantly proud and joyful; jubilant
filthy
disgustingly dirty
frail
weak or delicate
frantic
hectic, desperate, frenzied, excessively agitated, wildly excited
grumpy
perversely irritable
helpless
unable to help oneself; powerless or incompetent
homely
not attractive or good-looking; lacking elegance or refinement; of a simple or unpretentious nature; characteristic of the home or of home life:
inquisitive
curious
itchy
unable to relax or be still
jittery
extremely tense and nervous
jolly
jovial, happy
joyous
jolly, jovial, happy
misty
full of tender emotion, sentimental, vague, hazy, clouded
muddy
dirty with mud, turbid
mushy
effusively emotional
nutty
crazy; silly
obnoxious
very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious
outrageous
extremely unusual or unconventional; extraordinary; being beyond all reason; extravagant or immoderate
poised
balanced, suspended, calm, controlled, ready for action
prickly
causing trouble or vexation, thorny, bristling or irritable
hectic
full of excitement, feverish, fervid
coeval
contemporary, a person of nearly the same age as another
pristine
pure; immaculately clean and unused
inadvertent
accidental; without intention
unimpeded
not obstructed, blocked, or held back by anything
inscrutable
difficult to understand
redundant
superfluous
ubiquitous
present everywhere
artlessness
crudeness, naturalness, ingenuousness, Innocence
naive
innocent
vexation
discomfort, distress, annoyance, irritation
cunning
drafty artfulness (especially in deception), sly, clever at being deceitful
supersede
replace
mendacity
dishonesty, untruthfulness, lying
prevarication
a lie, the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
baseness
the quality of lacking higher values, moral lowness; unworthy
tawdry
tastelessly showy; gaudy, cheap, showy
snappy
quick and energetic, tending to speak irritably
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm, exuberant, effervescent, high-spirited, vivacious
solicitous
kindly; expressing care and concern; diligent
munificent
generous
irresolute
undecided, indecisive
laconic
brief and to the point, concise, brief
fussy
fastidious, finicky, easily upset
taciturn
habitually reserved and uncommunicative, silent, quiet
connive
collude, conspire, plot
pioneering
innovator, avant-garde, trailblazer, ground-greaking
haunted
enchanted, possessed, inhabited by ghosts
idle
lazy, inactive, doing nothing, not working
smelt
melt or blend ores, changing their chemical composition
address to
speak to, aim at, refer to, skill, ability, approach, give attention to, direction
undergoing
To endure, suffer, to pass through; experience
unprecedented
not seen before,
disdain
contempt, scorn
willowy
slender, graceful, flexible, pliant
pliant
flexible
coterie
clique, group of people with a common purpose
urge
desire, encourage, need
belie
contradict, deny, refute
speak to
write to, address
partisan
supporter, devoted, blased, partial
insular
close to outside influence, isolated, separated
imperturbable
composed, unshakeable, firm
trustworthy
reliable
dubious
suspect, suspicious,
posit
suggest, propose,
pitted
confronted, faced, opposing, fruit: pit removed, surface: with craters, skin: pock-marked
At issue
being discussed, in question
revolve
settle down, center on, focus on, be based on, go around
regard
consider, evaluate, esteem, observe, concern
heyday
apogee, height
narrowly
strictly necessary, almost, nearly, hardly
thereby
in this way, kind of
extent
scope, range, area
concur
agree, coincide