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GRE Vocabulary list 27


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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
get(come) aboard
(미국·구어) [계획 따위]에 참여하다[끼다]
1. a situation that is annoying because it involves doing something difficult or complicated that needs a lot of effort
2. a situation in which people disagree, argue, or annoy you
down(along) the line
(informal) at some point during an activity or a process
to fill a place with too many things, so that it is messy
to enjoy sitting or lying in the heat or light of something, especially the sun
1. a statement that makes something seem less important, impressive, serious, etc. than it really is
2. the practice of making things seem less impressive, important, serious, etc. than they really are
slightly wet, often in a way that is unpleasant
the study or practice of growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables
receiving or involving a lot of attention and discussion on television, in newspapers, etc.
to fight for or speak in support of a group of people or a belief
for good mesure
as an extra amount of something in addition to what has already been done or given
become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
frying pan, ans = skillet
a person who has an official position
connected with farming and the use of land for farming
3. to care for someone or something
4. to serve customers in a store, bar, etc.
an area of ground in a yard or park for growing flowers, vegetables, etc., 잠자는곳
1. to clean something using a substance that kills bacteria
2. to run a computer program to get rid of a computer virus
(business) a large company formed by joining together different firms
to keep someone in an official place, such as a police station, a prison, or a hospital, and prevent them from leaving
1. the ability to hear
2. an official meeting at which the facts about a crime, complaint, etc. are presented to the person or group of people who will have to decide what action to take
the situation that exists as a result of an important (and usually unpleasant) event, especially a war, an accident, etc.
nowhere near
far from; not at all
1. able to produce a lot of children, crops, etc., fertile
2. producing new and useful things, especially ideas
1. to become, or make something become, twisted or bent out of its natural shape, for example because it has become too hot, too damp, etc.
2. to influence someone so that they begin to behave in an unacceptable or shocking way
that has not been able to grow or develop as much as it should
very important, because it includes or influences many things
strange and difficult to explain, weird
particular (n)
[usually plural] a fact or detail, especially one that is officially written down
to say officially that something is banned
the end of a play, book, etc., in which everything is explained or settled; the end result of a situation
to repeat or give a summary of what has already been said, decided, etc.
(a person) from Iraq
a large deep container with a small opening and a handle, for holding liquids
squabble (n, v)
to argue noisily about something that is not very important
1. to stop a fire from burning by pouring water over it; to put out a light
2. to pour a lot of liquid over someone or something; to soak someone or something in liquid
(of a liquid) thick and sticky; not flowing freely
stock up on
~을 비축하다, 사재기하다
the act of damaging someone's reputation by saying or writing bad or false things about them
to say bad things about someone or something publicly, slander
a group of lines that forms a metrical unit in some types of poems
1. to make someone calmer or less angry by giving them what they want
2. to give a country what it wants in order to avoid war
1. to make someone who is angry or upset become calm and quiet
2. to bring peace to an area where there is fighting or a war
(v) to stop something from happening, especially something illegal; to prevent someone from doing something, thwart
(n) anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities something, thwart
a sign of what is going to happen in the future, portent
someone shirking duty by feigning illness or incapacity
a sign or warning of something that is going to happen in the future, especially when it is something unpleasant, omen
(formal) venerable people or things deserve respect because they are old, important, wise, etc.
the support, especially financial, that is given to a person or an organization by a patron
likely to produce a successful result
1. very strong sexual desire, especially when love is not involved
2. very strong desire for something or enjoyment of something
a person who makes a formal complaint against someone in court, opposite to defendant
suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future, foreboding
(informal) bad-tempered
lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
a mass of air that is dirty and smells unpleasant
extreme happiness
1. the force that stops something, for example the wheels of a vehicle, from sliding on the ground
2. the action of pulling something along a surface; the power that is used for doing this
1. having fine personal qualities that people admire, such as courage, honesty, and care for others
2. very impressive in size or quality, splendid
3. belonging to the nobility (= families of high social rank), aristocratic
completely lacking in something
harmful and damaging
large enough to be noticed or thought important, considerable
6. to control something; to stop something from increasing or getting worse
7. to stop yourself from saying or doing something, or from showing a particular emotion
(formal) a secret, usually dishonest, way of behaving
1. to bring someone or something under control, especially by using force
2. to calm or control your feelings
direct and honest in manner and speech, frank
not certain because people can have different ideas and opinions about the thing being discussed, arguable, questionable
spreading gradually or without being noticed, but causing serious harm
1. (formal) to know, recognize, or understand something, especially something that is not obvious, detect
2. to see or hear something, but not very clearly
(formal) (of people) kind and gentle; not hurting anyone
1. clothing, when it is being sold in stores
2. (old-fashioned or formal) clothes, particularly those worn on a formal occasion
hold forth (on/about)
to speak for a long time about something in a way that other people might find boring
a place where people meet for an organized event, for example a concert, sporting event, or conference
a formal and serious promise, especially a religious one, to do something
(old-fashioned or formal) a meal
take umbrage (at something)
(formal or humorous) to feel offended, insulted, or upset by something, often without a good reason
(v) to attack a place with nuclear weapons
(n) a nuclear weapon
1. if the value, amount, or level of something soars, it rises very quickly
2. to rise quickly and smoothly up into the air
3. to fly very high in the air or remain high in the air
4. to be very high or tall
1. (approving) smooth and shiny
2. (approving) having an elegant smooth shape
3. (often disapproving) (of a person) looking rich, and dressed in elegant and expensive clothes
1. a part of a port where ships are repaired, or where goods are put onto or taken off them
2. a long low structure built along, or out from, the shore of a lake, river, or the ocean, used by boats to allow passengers to get on and off
1. the front of a building
2. the way that someone or something appears to be, which is different from the way someone or something really is
1. a small wave on the surface of a liquid, especially water in a lake, etc.
2. a thing that looks or moves like a small wave
3. a sound that gradually becomes louder and then quieter again
4. a feeling that gradually spreads through a person or group of people
1. a building, column, statue, etc. built to remind people of a famous person or event
2. a building that has special historical important
3. a thing that remains as a good example of someone's qualities or of what they did
(formal) a name or title
without interest or color; dull and boring
the state of not having any energy or enthusiasm for doing things, inertal
the process of improving the appearance of a person or a place, or of changing the impression that something gives
a way of thinking or behaving, or a style of doing something, that is unusual and not serious, in a way that is either amusing or annoying
1. a long, narrow, leather band that is attached to a bit (= a metal bar in a horse's mouth) and is held by the rider in order to control the horse
2. [plural] the state of being in control or the leader of something
to deliberately avoid or keep away from something
pet project
특히 좋아하는 사업
ice rink, skating rink
1. slow, calm, and relaxed, unhurried
2. quiet, especially in a way that lacks excitement
3. (of a person) quiet and serious in a way that seems formal
1. a short trip made for pleasure, especially one that has been organized for a group of people
2. (formal) a short period of trying a new or different activity
a public road or street used by traffic, especially a main road in a city or town
to divide a sentence into parts and describe the grammar of each word or part
1. (disapproving) only interested in your own country, ideas, etc. and not in those from outside
2. (technology) connected with an island or islands
the outline of buildings, trees, hills, etc. seen against the sky
1. a large group of soldiers that forms a unit of an army
2. (often disapproving) used, always with a word or phrase in front of it, to describe a group of people who share the same opinions or are similar in some other way
according to what is generally thought or believed but not known for certain, allegedly
1. (of a person) appearing lonely and unhappy
2. (of a place) not cared for and with no people in it
3. unlikely to succeed, come true, etc.
1. (disapproving) expensive or noticeable in a way that is intended to impress people, showy
2. (disapproving) behaving in a way that is meant to impress people by showing how rich, important, etc. you are
3. (of an action) done in a very obvious way so that people will notice it
liking to be with other people, sociable
contingent (n, adj.)
(n1) a group of people at a meeting or an event who have something in common, especially the place they come from, that is not shared by other people at the event
(n2) a group of soldiers that are part of a larger force event
(adj.) (formal) depending on something that may or may not happen
(of a crime or bad action) planned in advance
going from one thing to another, without a definite plan and without enthusiasm
1. to make someone rise to a higher rank or position, sometimes to one that they do not deserve
2. to praise someone or something very much
a remark or an action that insults or offends someone or something
a building, an object, etc. that is unpleasant to look at
something that you use or do for a short time while you are looking for something better
1. to work as an intern
2. to put someone in prison during a war or for political reasons, although they have not been charged with a crime
to damage or spoil the quality of something or the opinion that people have of someone or something
to be very afraid of something; to fear that something bad is going to happen
a situation in which a large group of people try to take political control of their own country with violence, uprising
to make someone or something look or feel younger or more lively
a person who rules a country, for example a king or a queen
the act of punishing or harming someone in return for what they have done to you, your family, or your friends, revenge
1. impossible to forget or remove, permanant
2. (of ink, pens, etc.) leaving a mark that cannot be removed, permanant
1. to start burning; to make a fire start burning
2. to make something such as an interest, emotion, etc. start to grow in someone; to start to be felt by someone
1. directly; not at an angle or to one side
2. directly or exactly; without confusion
(of a person or vehicle) to move forward very quickly, especially in a way that is dangerous or uncontrolled, hurtle
to make something worse, especially a disease or problem, aggravate
1. to make someone take action by shocking them or by making them excited
2. (technology) to cover metal with zinc in order to protect it from rust
to state that something or someone is without worth
a formal agreement between two or more people, groups, or countries, especially one in which they agree to help each other
a person's continued support for a political party, religion, ruler, etc.
a person who helps another to commit a crime or to do something wrong
a person who supports or approves of someone or something, especially a political cause or party
1. to move people from a place of danger to a safer place
2. to move out of a place because of danger, and leave the place empty
bipolar disorder
the act of carefully watching a person suspected of a crime or a place where a crime may be committed, observation
1. to make the sound of a word or letter in a particular way
2. to say or give something formally, officially, or publicly
to formally or officially tell someone about something, inform
to commit a crime or do something wrong or evil
1. to express very strong disapproval of someone or something, usually for moral reasons
2. to say what someone's punishment will be
3. [usually passive] to force someone to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation, doom
a period of time when people stay awake, especially at night, in order to watch a sick person, say prayers, protest, etc.
sympathy that you feel for someone when a person in their family or that they know well has died; an expression of this sympathy
1. to make other people recognize again your right or authority to do something, after a period when this has been in doubt
2. to start to have an effect again, after a period of not having any effect
household name
a name that has become very well known
producing a large amount of money; making a large profit
write off
(business) to cancel a debt; to recognize that something is a failure, has no value, etc.
for one's part
자기로서는, 자기에 관한 한
1. (old-fashioned) a man who wants to marry a particular woman
2. (business) a company that wants to buy another company
1. to make a long cut with a sharp object, especially in a violent way
2. (often used in newspapers) to reduce something by a large amount
1. a group or an organization that has a lot of power
2. a person or team that is very successful, especially in sports; a place that produces successful players and teams
de facto
existing as a fact although it may not be legally accepted as existing
mission statement
an official statement of the aims of a company or an organization
1. (old-fashioned) the time when two people have a romantic relationship before they get married; the process of developing this relationship
2. [uncountable] the special way animals behave in order to attract a mate for producing young animals
3. (formal) the process or act of attracting a business partner, etc.
1. to say publicly that you support a person, statement, or course of action
2. to say in an advertisement that you use and like a particular product so that other people will want to buy it
1. to take a firm hold of someone or something and struggle with them
2. to try hard to find a solution to a problem
a strong feeling of sympathy for people who are suffering and a desire to help them
feelings of disapproval that people have about particular illnesses or ways of behaving
bring something to the fore
to make something become noticed by people
call for
1. to need something
2. to publicly ask for something to happen
1. the process of putting new blood into the body of a person or an animal, blood transfusuion
2. the act of investing extra money in a place or an activity that needs it
1. to raise someone or something or be raised to a higher position or level
4. to remove or end restrictions
able to make mistakes or be wrong
to find out the true or correct information about something
1. having many sexual partners
2. (formal) taken from a wide range of sources, especially without careful thought
1. to stare at someone or something with your mouth open because you are shocked or surprised
2. to be or become wide open
1. the quality of something, especially a person's ability
2. the width of the inside of a tube or gun; the width of a bullet
1. a tool or machine with a pointed end for making holes
2. a way of learning something by means of repeated exercises
3. a practice of what to do in an emergency, for example if there is a fire
a person who attacks someone, especially physically, attacker
1. (psychology) a mental condition caused by severe shock, especially when the harmful effects last for a long time
2. an unpleasant experience that makes you feel upset and/or anxious
3. (medical) an injury
1. (formal) to order someone to appear in court
2. (formal) to order someone to come to you
1. to make a judgment about the nature or quality of someone or something
2. to calculate the amount or value of something
to mix things together in a confused or messy way
a word or thing that has been developed or produced from another word or thing
1. (of a doctor) to tell someone to take a particular medicine or have a particular treatment; to write a prescription for a particular medicine, etc.
2. (of a person or an organization with authority) to say what should be done or how something should be done
(of writing or speech) impossible to read or understand
1. an attempt to become involved in a different activity or profession
2. a short sudden attack made by a group of soldiers
3. a short journey to find a particular thing or to visit a new place
to understand the meaning of a word, a sentence, or an action in a particular way

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