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Barron's GRE 101-150

Barron's GRE 101-150
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obsolescence
process of wearing out, the process of becoming obsolete
dubious
doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
implacable
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful, unrelenting
paroxysm
a sudden convulsion or outburst; a fit
reprehensible
deserving blame or punishment
jurisdiction
power, authority, the right and power to interpret and apply the law
skirmish
a minor short-term fight
monolithic
imposing in size or bulk or solidity
indigent
needy, poor enough to need help from others
arbitrary
unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness
fray
(n.) a brawl, a noisy quarrel; (v.) to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate
stymie
to hinder, impede, to get in the way of
effigy
a likeness (usually of a hated person)
flout
scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
cognizant
aware, having knowledge of something
turbulent
disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
terminate
bring to an end or halt
forthwith
immediately, without delay or hesitation
emaciated
abnormally thin, wasted away
surge
a sudden or abrupt strong increase
sanctuary
shelter, a sacred place; any place of refuge
afflict
to distress, to bring or cause pain and suffering
besiege
To attack by surrounding with military forces; to cause worry or trouble
privation
lack of comforts or necessities; poverty
ubiquitous
being everywhere at the same time
thwart
to hinder, defeat, to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
harbinger
advance notice, something that indicates what is to come
malignant
threatening to cause death; very evil
excruciating
agonizing, torturing, very painful
respite
an interval of relief, delay, a period of relief or rest
reverberating
reechoing, resounding, vibrate in sound
fretful
worrisome, irritable, anxious
impresario
organizer, an entertainment producer or manager
extortion
gettting money by threats
adverse
unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
asset
a useful or valuable quality
bigot
a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
blatant
very obvious in an offensive or shameless way
entourage
the group following and attending to some important person
virulent
extremely poisonous; deadly; full of spiteful hatred
venom
malice, angry, poisonous
spew
throw up, vomit, eject
loath
unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
solicit
request, seek, petition, beg
astute
wise in a clever or practical way
advocate
to be in favor of, to support
ineffectual
unable to bring about a desired result; inadequate
scrutinize
examine closely, to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
nefarious
villainous, vicious, wicked, devoid of moral standards
amicable
characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceful