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GRE Vocabulary list 27

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convict
to decide and state officially in court that someone is guilty of a crime
draft evasion
징병 기피 ( 2 words )
strip
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
appeal
a formal request to a court or to someone in authority for a judgment or a decision to be changed
brooding
sad and mysterious, or threatening
touch off
to make something begin, especially a difficult or violent situation
spout
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
sullen
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
lump
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
layoff
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
splendid
1. very impressive; very beautiful
2. (old-fashioned) excellent; very good
hostage
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
fulsome
too generous in praising or thanking someone, or in saying that you are sorry, so that you do not sound sincere
squeamish
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
smattering
a small amount of something, especially knowledge of a language
blatant
(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
posthumous
happening, done, published, etc. after a person has died
anything but
definitely not, ans = anything but
obviate
do away with
watchdog
a person or group of people whose job is to check that companies are not doing anything illegal or ignoring people's rights
gross
1. being the total amount of something before anything is taken away
2. (formal or law) (of a crime, etc.) very obvious and unacceptable
mitigate
to make something less harmful, serious, etc., alleviate
quip
a smart and amusing remark
bashful
shy and easily embarrassed
redress
to correct something that is unfair or wrong
implacable
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)
intransigent
(formal)(disapproving)(of people) unwilling to change their opinions or behavior in a way that would be helpful to others, stubborn
debonair
(usually of men) fashionable and confident
stolid
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
trailblazer
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]
hassle
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
clutter
to fill a place with too many things, so that it is messy
bask
to enjoy sitting or lying in the heat or light of something, especially the sun
understatement
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
damp
slightly wet, often in a way that is unpleasant
horticulture
the study or practice of growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables
high-profile
receiving or involving a lot of attention and discussion on television, in newspapers, etc.
champion(v)
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
attenuate
become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
skillet
frying pan, ans = skillet
incumbent
a person who has an official position
agrarian
connected with farming and the use of land for farming
tend
3. to care for someone or something
4. to serve customers in a store, bar, etc.
bed
an area of ground in a yard or park for growing flowers, vegetables, etc., 잠자는곳
disinfect
1. to clean something using a substance that kills bacteria
2. to run a computer program to get rid of a computer virus
conglomerate
(business) a large company formed by joining together different firms
detain
to keep someone in an official place, such as a police station, a prison, or a hospital, and prevent them from leaving
hearing
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
aftermath
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
fecund
1. able to produce a lot of children, crops, etc., fertile
2. producing new and useful things, especially ideas
warp
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
stunted
that has not been able to grow or develop as much as it should
overarching
very important, because it includes or influences many things
uncanny
strange and difficult to explain, weird
particular (n)
[usually plural] a fact or detail, especially one that is officially written down
proscribe
to say officially that something is banned
denouement
the end of a play, book, etc., in which everything is explained or settled; the end result of a situation
recapitulate
to repeat or give a summary of what has already been said, decided, etc.
Iraqi
(a person) from Iraq
jug
a large deep container with a small opening and a handle, for holding liquids
pomegranate
석류
squabble (n, v)
to argue noisily about something that is not very important
douse(dowse)
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
viscous
(of a liquid) thick and sticky; not flowing freely
stock up on
~을 비축하다, 사재기하다
defamation
the act of damaging someone's reputation by saying or writing bad or false things about them
malign
to say bad things about someone or something publicly, slander
stanza
a group of lines that forms a metrical unit in some types of poems
appease
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
pacify
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
foil
(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
omen
a sign of what is going to happen in the future, portent
malingerer
someone shirking duty by feigning illness or incapacity
portent
a sign or warning of something that is going to happen in the future, especially when it is something unpleasant, omen
venerable
(formal) venerable people or things deserve respect because they are old, important, wise, etc.
patronage
the support, especially financial, that is given to a person or an organization by a patron
propitious
likely to produce a successful result
lust
1. very strong sexual desire, especially when love is not involved
2. very strong desire for something or enjoyment of something
plaintiff
a person who makes a formal complaint against someone in court, opposite to defendant
ominous
suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future, foreboding
cranky
(informal) bad-tempered
desiccate
lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
miasma
a mass of air that is dirty and smells unpleasant
bliss
extreme happiness
traction
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
noble
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
devoid
completely lacking in something
deleterious
harmful and damaging
appreciable
large enough to be noticed or thought important, considerable
check
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
subterfuge
(formal) a secret, usually dishonest, way of behaving
subdue
1. to bring someone or something under control, especially by using force
2. to calm or control your feelings
forthright
direct and honest in manner and speech, frank
debatable
not certain because people can have different ideas and opinions about the thing being discussed, arguable, questionable
insidious
spreading gradually or without being noticed, but causing serious harm
discern
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
benign
(formal) (of people) kind and gentle; not hurting anyone
apparel
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
venue
a place where people meet for an organized event, for example a concert, sporting event, or conference
vow
a formal and serious promise, especially a religious one, to do something
repast
(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
nuke
(v) to attack a place with nuclear weapons
(n) a nuclear weapon
soar
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
sleek
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
dock
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
facade
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
ripple
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
monument
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
appellation
(formal) a name or title
drab
without interest or color; dull and boring
lethargy
the state of not having any energy or enthusiasm for doing things, inertal
makeover
the process of improving the appearance of a person or a place, or of changing the impression that something gives
whimsy
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
rein
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
eschew
to deliberately avoid or keep away from something
pet project
특히 좋아하는 사업
rink
ice rink, skating rink
sedate
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
excursion
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
thoroughfare
a public road or street used by traffic, especially a main road in a city or town
parse
to divide a sentence into parts and describe the grammar of each word or part
insular
1. (disapproving) only interested in your own country, ideas, etc. and not in those from outside
2. (technology) connected with an island or islands
skyline
the outline of buildings, trees, hills, etc. seen against the sky
brigade
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
supposedly
according to what is generally thought or believed but not known for certain, allegedly
forlorn
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.
ostentatious
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
gregarious
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
premeditated
(of a crime or bad action) planned in advance
desultory
going from one thing to another, without a definite plan and without enthusiasm
exalt
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
affront
a remark or an action that insults or offends someone or something
eyesore
a building, an object, etc. that is unpleasant to look at
stopgap
something that you use or do for a short time while you are looking for something better
intern
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
taint
to damage or spoil the quality of something or the opinion that people have of someone or something
dread
to be very afraid of something; to fear that something bad is going to happen
insurrection
a situation in which a large group of people try to take political control of their own country with violence, uprising
rejuvenate
to make someone or something look or feel younger or more lively
monarch
a person who rules a country, for example a king or a queen
vengeance
the act of punishing or harming someone in return for what they have done to you, your family, or your friends, revenge
indelible
1. impossible to forget or remove, permanant
2. (of ink, pens, etc.) leaving a mark that cannot be removed, permanant
kindle
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
squarely
1. directly; not at an angle or to one side
2. directly or exactly; without confusion
careen
(of a person or vehicle) to move forward very quickly, especially in a way that is dangerous or uncontrolled, hurtle
exacerbate
to make something worse, especially a disease or problem, aggravate
galvanize
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
derogate
to state that something or someone is without worth
pact
a formal agreement between two or more people, groups, or countries, especially one in which they agree to help each other
allegiance
a person's continued support for a political party, religion, ruler, etc.
accomplice
a person who helps another to commit a crime or to do something wrong
sympathizer
a person who supports or approves of someone or something, especially a political cause or party
evacuate
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
조울증
surveillance
the act of carefully watching a person suspected of a crime or a place where a crime may be committed, observation
pronounce
1. to make the sound of a word or letter in a particular way
2. to say or give something formally, officially, or publicly
notify
to formally or officially tell someone about something, inform
perpetrate
to commit a crime or do something wrong or evil
condemn
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
vigil
a period of time when people stay awake, especially at night, in order to watch a sick person, say prayers, protest, etc.
condolence
sympathy that you feel for someone when a person in their family or that they know well has died; an expression of this sympathy
reasseart
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
lucrative
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
suitor
1. (old-fashioned) a man who wants to marry a particular woman
2. (business) a company that wants to buy another company
slash
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
powerhouse
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
courtship
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.
endorse
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
grapple
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
compassion
a strong feeling of sympathy for people who are suffering and a desire to help them
stigma
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
transfusion
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
lift
1. to raise someone or something or be raised to a higher position or level
4. to remove or end restrictions
fallible
able to make mistakes or be wrong
hetrosexual
이성애자
ascertain
to find out the true or correct information about something
promiscuous
1. having many sexual partners
2. (formal) taken from a wide range of sources, especially without careful thought
gape
1. to stare at someone or something with your mouth open because you are shocked or surprised
2. to be or become wide open
caliber
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
drill
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
assailant
a person who attacks someone, especially physically, attacker
trauma
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
summon
1. (formal) to order someone to appear in court
2. (formal) to order someone to come to you
assess
1. to make a judgment about the nature or quality of someone or something
2. to calculate the amount or value of something
jumble
to mix things together in a confused or messy way
derivative
a word or thing that has been developed or produced from another word or thing
prescribe
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
indecipherable
(of writing or speech) impossible to read or understand
foray
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
construe
to understand the meaning of a word, a sentence, or an action in a particular way
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