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GRE Vocabulary list 26


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the process of becoming or making something or someone better
1. doing something that is wrong; not behaving in an acceptable way
2. (of a husband or wife) not sexually faithful
1. one of the small lines of thread that you can see on a piece of cloth after it has been sewn; the action that produces this
2. one of the small circles of wool that you make around the needle when you are knitting
3. a short piece of thread, etc. that doctors use to sew the edges of a wound together
4. a sudden pain in the side of your body, usually caused by running or laughing
1. to arrange the way people or soldiers work together in a new way, especially in order to continue fighting or attacking someone
2. (of a person) to return to a normal state after an unpleasant experience or a period of difficulty, and become ready to make an effort again with new enthusiasm or strength
1. a situation in which people shout and make a lot of noise because they are angry or upset about something
2. a situation in which there is a lot of public criticism and angry argument about something that someone has said or done, outcry
leak out
(of secret information) to become known to the public
1. a large unit of an army, consisting of two or more divisions
2. one of the groups of an army with a special responsibility
3. a group of people involved in a particular job or activity
1. to support something that you think is right and make sure that it continues to exist
2. (especially of a court of law) to agree that a previous decision was correct or that a request is reasonable
1. [plural] somewhere to live or stay, often also providing food or other services
2. (formal) an agreement or arrangement between people or groups with different opinions that is acceptable to everyone; the process of reaching this agreement
3. (biology) the way that the eyes automatically adjust so that you can see objects at varying distances
1. to agree to give someone what they ask for, especially formal or legal permission to do something
2. to admit that something is true, although you may not like or agree with it
the officer in charge of a particular military group or institution
lofty in style
an elected officer responsible for keeping law and order in a county or town
ideas or statements that may be false or exaggerated and that are used in order to gain support for a political leader, party, etc.
(n) a collection of historical documents or records of a government, a family, a place, or an organization; the place where these records are stored
(v) to put or store a document or other material in an archive
a lack of something; the fact of there not being enough of something, scarcity
to make someone very upset or mentally ill
(n) a quiet period between times of activity
(v) to make someone relaxed and calm
the return and growth of an activity that had stopped
using or involving every possible effort and done in a very determined way
ex) an all-out attack on the opposition
a building or place that has been made stronger and protected against attack, fort
proudly talked about or praised as being very good, especially when this is not deserved
1. continuing for only a short time, fleeting, temporary
2. staying or working in a place for only a short time, before moving on
feeling or showing that you are sad or sorry
1. (informal) to think something or have an opinion about something
2. (not used in the progressive tenses) to be generally considered to be something
3. to calculate an amount, a number, etc.
in tandem (with somebody/something)
a thing that works or happens in tandem with something else works together with it or happens at the same time as it
1. food for horses and farm animals
2. (disapproving) (often after a noun) people or things that are considered to have only one use
a small sharp knife used by doctors in medical operations
involved with other people in something wrong or illegal
1. the scientific study of the structure of human or animal bodies
2. the structure of an animal or a plant
utter (v)
to make a sound with your voice; to say something
regularly found in a particular place or among a particular group of people and difficult to get rid of
(formal) the extent to which something happens or has an effect
a statement that expresses something that people believe is always true or should be followed
1. needing great effort and energy, arduous
2. showing great energy and determination
rude; not showing respect for other people, impertinent
(of a man) the fact of having sexual relationships with many different women, womanizing
1. to hang something from something else
2. to officially stop something for a time; to prevent something from being active, used, etc. for a time
3. to officially delay something; to arrange for something to happen later than planned
4. to officially prevent someone from doing their job, going to school, etc. for a time
the use of skillful but dishonest behavior in order to trick people, deceit
the furniture, curtains, etc. in a room or house
free of deceit
angry, bitter feelings or words
not as strict as expected when punishing someone or when making sure that rules are obeyed
1. the state of being kept in a place, especially a prison, and prevented from leaving
2. the punishment of being kept at school for a time after other students have gone home
a device that measures and controls the temperature of a machine or room, by switching the heating or cooling system on and off as necessary
(informal) very difficult to imagine or to understand; extremely surprising
extremely large or impressive, especially greater or better than you expect, staggering
1. in a position that is completely still but is ready to move at any moment
2. in a position that is balanced but likely to change in one direction or another
3. completely ready for something or to do something
3. (formal) to say something directly to someone
4. to use a particular name or title for someone when you speak or write to them
5. (formal) to think about a problem or a situation and decide how you are going to deal with it
1. (of a building) spreading in various directions with no particular pattern, sprawling
2. (of a speech or piece of writing) very long and confused, incoherent
3. (of a plant) growing or climbing in all directions, for example up a wall
a complicated series of paths, which it is difficult to find your way through
using few words and often not seeming polite or friendly
public shame and loss of honor, disgrace
a ruler who has a lot of power, especially when this is not restricted by anyone else in the government
a person who has taught himself or herself something rather than having lessons
a person who has done something wrong or illegal
1. (often used as an adjective) a person who leaves one political, religious, etc. group to join another that has very different views
2. a person who opposes and lives outside a group or society that they used to belong to
a violent storm
1. (of a situation) not encouraging or giving any reason to have hope
2. (of the weather) cold and unpleasant
3. (of a place) exposed, empty, or with no pleasant features
(of a message or story) told in a way that confuses the person listening, usually by someone who is shocked or in a hurry
1. (formal) the act of adding something to something else in order to make it stronger or more successful
2. a drink or medicine made by leaving herbs, etc. in hot water
3. (medical) an act of slowly putting a drug or other substance into a person's vein; the drug that is used in this way
1. a device for turning mechanical energy (= energy from movement) into electricity; a generator
2. (informal) a person with a lot of energy
a large number of things, which are usually unpleasant, that happen suddenly within a short period of time
1. (of a person) pleased to welcome guests; generous and friendly to visitors, welcoming
2. having good conditions that allow things to grow; having a pleasant environment
1. to give someone or something a particular name, often in a humorous or critical way
2. to replace the original speech in a movie or television program with words in another language
1. to suggest indirectly that something unpleasant is true, imply
2. (formal) (disapproving) to succeed in gaining someone's respect, affection, etc. so that you can use the situation to your own advantage
3. (formal) to slowly move yourself or a part of your body into a particular position or place
to estimate something or form an opinion about something, using the facts that you have now and that are valid for one situation and supposing that they will be valid for the new one
propriety in manners and conduct
showing a brooding ill humor
inform somebody of something
weaken mentally or morally
to know that something is true based on your feelings rather than on facts, what someone tells you, etc.
an extremely large number of things or people
willing to listen to or to accept new ideas or suggestions, responsive
(의학) 소화불량, indigestion
on account of
because of, answer = on account of
a feeling of anger and surprise caused by something that you think is unfair or unreasonable
owing to
because of, answer = owing to
1. looking or sounding very serious
2. unpleasant and depressing
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
1. (formal or literary) to cry, usually because you are sad
2. (usually used in the progressive tenses) (of a wound) to produce liquid
the ending of a law, a system, or an institution
1. to increase over a period of time
2. to allow a sum of money or debts to grow over a period of time, accumulate
1. enjoyment and enthusiasm
2. the quality of being exciting, interesting, and enjoyable
a song of praise, especially one praising God and sung by Christians
in a way that cannot be doubted; without question
feelings of being bored and not satisfied because nothing interesting is happening
a building in which monks (= members of a male religious community) live together
1. the process of a liquid, gas, or other substance being taken in
2. the process of a smaller group, country, etc. becoming part of a larger group or country
3. the fact of someone being very interested in something so that it takes all their attention
1. (technology) a mental illness or condition in which someone has an exaggerated belief in their own importance or power
2. a strong feeling that you want to have more and more power
1. if you incur something unpleasant, you are in a situation in which you have to deal with it
2. if you incur costs, you have to pay them
rude or offensive language
1. to choose not to use a vote, either in favor of or against something
2. to decide not to do or have something, especially something you like or enjoy, because it is bad for your health or considered morally wrong
to touch someone or something gently, especially in a sexual way or in a way that shows affection
thumb one's nose at
to make a rude sign with your thumb on your nose; to show that you have no respect for someone or something
a strong feeling that someone or something is ridiculous and not worth considering seriously, shown by laughing in an unkind way or by making unkind remarks, scorn
marked by temperance in indulgence
to say firmly and often publicly what your opinion is, what you think is true, etc.
that has been admitted or stated in public
the belief that religion should not be involved in the organization of society, education, etc., 세속주의
a person who does not like or understand art, literature, music, etc.
a person who asks a lot of difficult questions, especially in a way that makes you feel threatened
1. (disapproving) asking too many questions and trying to find out about what other people are doing, etc.
2. very interested in learning about many different things
an aggressive and unreasonable belief that your own country is better than all others
more than you need or want
put off
put off someone : to cancel a meeting or an arrangement that you have made with someone
put off something : to change something to a later time or date
1. to give up some of your demands after a disagreement with someone, in order to reach an agreement
2. to do something that is against your principles or does not reach standards that you have set
3. to bring someone or something/yourself into danger or under suspicion, especially by acting in a way that is not very sensible
to feel and show that you are sorry for something bad or wrong that you have done
that makes you feel sad; dull and not interesting
a person who behaves in a way that society thinks is immoral
1. (of an egg) boiled until the inside is hard
2. (of people) not showing much emotion
to cause someone to learn and remember ideas, moral principles, etc., especially by repeating them often
unfair or cruel use of power or authority
have no use for (someone)
to dislike someone
something that is said or done to show respect for someone
1. the quality of being a god or like God
2. a god or goddess
3. the study of the nature of God and religious belief
very poor, destitute, penniless
more than you think is reasonable or necessary, excessive
to prevent someone from doing what they want to do, frustrate
1. a state in which you are not aware of what is happening around you, usually because you are unconscious or asleep
2. the state in which someone or something has been forgotten and is no longer famous or important
3. a state in which something has been completely destroyed
a person who admires and is very enthusiastic about someone or something
1. (of drinks) containing alcohol
2. making you feel excited so that you cannot think clearly
1. to think about whether you should do something, or how you should do something
2. to think carefully about and accept the possibility of something happening
3. (formal) to think deeply about something for a long time
4. (formal) to look at someone or something in a careful way for a long time
embargo (n, v)
an official order that bans trade with another country
a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church, a political party, etc.
that is to say
in other words, ans = that is to say
dwell on(upon)
to think or talk a lot about something, especially something it would be better to forget
hail from
~ 출신이다. (pv)
similar to
ex) What he felt was more akin to pity than love.
1. (of a person) able to do many different things
2. (of food, a building, etc.) having many different uses
1. to make someone's body or mind weaker
2. to make a country, an organization, etc., weaker
1. to plant or spread seeds in or on the ground
2. to introduce or spread feelings or ideas, especially ones that cause trouble
1. to have and use power, authority, etc.
2. to hold something, ready to use it as a weapon or tool
(old use or formal) an enemy
(literary) a deep crack or opening in the ground
wrest (something) from (somebody/something)
1. to take something such as power or control from someone or something with great effort
2. to take something from someone that they do not want to give, suddenly or violently
an event that causes great damage to people's lives, property, etc., disaster
1. (informal) a person who is extremely enthusiastic about something, enthusiast
2. (disapproving) a person who holds extreme or dangerous opinions, extreamist
to do great damage or harm to someone or something
a situation in which there is a lot of damage, destruction, or confusion
1. confident in an aggressive way
2. (of things and places) too bright or too noisy in a way that is not attractive
1. a change in position or direction
2. a period of time worked by a group of workers who start work as another group finishes
3. the workers who work a particular shift
1. bad-tempered or easily upset, especially by small things, irritable
2. (formal) making trouble and complaining
1. connected with the theater
2. (often disapproving) (of behavior) exaggerated in order to attract attention or create a particular effect
a small, shallow, round dish that a cup stands on; an object that is shaped like this
the use of too many words, or of more difficult words than are needed, to express an idea
(old use) a very poor person
(dissaproving) a person who loves money and hates spending it
(old-fashioned) a bad-tempered person, often an old one
(literary)(approving) not changing in your attitudes or aims, firm
not done or said using the shortest, simplest, or most direct way possible
(of an action) done as a duty or habit, without real interest, attention, or feeling
using very few words and sounding rude
formal way of saying "happen"
a long tube in the body between the stomach and the anus. Food passes from the stomach to the small intestine and from there to the large intestine.
courage shown by someone who is suffering great pain or facing great difficulties, bravery, courage
1. words or phrases that a group of people shout or sing again and again
2. a religious song or prayer, or a way of singing, using only a few notes that are repeated many times
expressing extreme pleasure or enthusiasm for someone or something, ecstatic
to criticize someone or something in a way that shows how much you dislike them
to try hard to persuade someone to do something, urge
1. to become unsteady and fall down; to make something do this
2. to make someone lose their position of power or authority, overthrow
1. behavior that is silly and funny in a way that people usually like
2. behavior that is ridiculous or dangerous
to reject or refuse someone or something, especially in a proud way, shun
a state of extreme dishonor
a person who tries to persuade people to become Christians, especially by traveling around the country holding religious meetings or speaking on radio or television, missionary
(not used in the progressive tenses) to dislike and have no respect for someone or something
having a strong effect on your feelings, especially in a way that makes you feel sad, moving
enthusiastic clapping by an audience as a sign of their approval
1. words or lines taken from a book or a speech, quotation
2. an official statement about something special that someone has done, especially about acts of courage in a war
(of a story) well known, but probably not true
1. to formally give someone a job or position of authority, especially as part of a ceremony
2. to officially introduce someone into a group or an organization
3. to take someone into military service
4. to introduce someone to a particular area of knowledge
to decide and state officially in court that someone is guilty of a crime
draft evasion
징병 기피 ( 2 words )
6. to take away property or honors from someone, as a punishment
1. to take off all or most of your clothes or another person's clothes
a formal request to a court or to someone in authority for a judgment or a decision to be changed
sad and mysterious, or threatening
touch off
to make something begin, especially a difficult or violent situation
1. to send out something, especially a liquid, in a stream with great force; to come out of something in this way
2. (informal) (disapproving) to speak a lot about something; to repeat something in a boring or annoying way
1. bad-tempered and not speaking, either on a particular occasion or because it is part of your character
2. (literary) (of the sky or weather) dark and unpleasant
carry on
1. (informal) to argue or complain noisily
2. to continue doing something
1. a piece of something hard or solid, usually without a particular shape
2. a swelling under the skin, sometimes a sign of serious illness
rallying cry
a phrase or an idea that is used to encourage people to support someone or something
1. an act of making people unemployed because there is no more work left for them to do
2. a period of time when someone is not working or not doing something that they normally do regularly
gain, get, have, etc. the upper hand
to get an advantage over someone so that you are in control of a particular situation
ans = gain, get, have, etc. the upper hand
1. very impressive; very beautiful
2. (old-fashioned) excellent; very good
a person who is captured and held prisoner by a person or group, and who may be injured or killed if people do not do what the person or group is asking
too generous in praising or thanking someone, or in saying that you are sorry, so that you do not sound sincere
1. easily upset, or made to feel sick by unpleasant sights or situations, especially when the sight of blood is involved
2. not wanting to do something that might be considered dishonest or immoral
a small amount of something, especially knowledge of a language
(of actions that are considered bad) done in an obvious and open way without caring if people are shocked, flagrant
take into account
~을 고려하다, ~을 계산에 넣다
happening, done, published, etc. after a person has died
anything but
definitely not, ans = anything but
do away with
a person or group of people whose job is to check that companies are not doing anything illegal or ignoring people's rights
1. being the total amount of something before anything is taken away
2. (formal or law) (of a crime, etc.) very obvious and unacceptable
to make something less harmful, serious, etc., alleviate
a smart and amusing remark
shy and easily embarrassed
to correct something that is unfair or wrong
1. (of strong negative opinions or feelings) that cannot be changed
2. (of a person) unwilling to stop opposing someone or something
see/think fit (to do something)
to consider it right or acceptable to do something; to decide or choose to do something
ans = see/think fit (to do something)
(formal)(disapproving)(of people) unwilling to change their opinions or behavior in a way that would be helpful to others, stubborn
(usually of men) fashionable and confident
not showing much emotion or interest; remaining always the same and not reacting or changing
in the wake of (somebody/something)
coming after or following someone or something, pv
a person who is the first to do or discover something and so makes it possible for others to follow