50 terms

GRE Master Words XVI

Superannuated (adj)
retired or disqualified because of age
Supercilious (adj)
arrogant; condescending
Supererogatory (adj)
supernumerary; superfluous
Supernumerary (n)
supererogatory; extra
Supine (adj)
lying on back
Supplant (v)
usurp; replace
Suppliant (adj)
beseeching; entreating
Supplicate (v)
petition humbly
Surfeit (v)
satiate; stuff
Sustain (v)
experience; support; nourish
Swarthy (adj)
dark; dusky
Swathe (v)
wrap-around; bandage
Swill (v)
drink greedily
Sybarite (n)
lover of luxury
Syllogism (n)
deceptive/ specious argument; logical formula consisting of a major and minor premise and conclusion
Sylvan (adj)
rustic; pertaining to the woods
Synthesis (v)
combing parts into whole
Tantamount (adj)
equivalent in effect or value
Taper (n)
Temerity (n)
boldness; rashness
Temporal (adj)
not lasting forever; wordly
Temporize (v)
act evasively to gain time; avoid committing oneself
Tendentious (adj)
having an aim, biased; designed to further a cause
Tender (v)
offer; extend
Tensile (adj)
capable of being stretched
Tepid (adj)
Tesselated (adj)
inlaid; mosaic
Testator (n)
maker of a will
Thrall (n)
slave; slavery
Tiller (n)
handle used to move boat's rudder
Titillate (v)
Titular (adj)
having the title of an office without the obligations
Toady (n)
servile flatterer
Tonsure (n)
shaving of the head, esp. by persons entering religious orders
Torrent (n)
rushing stream; flood
Torrid (adj)
passionate; hot or scorching
Torso (n)
trunk of statue with head and limbs missing
Touchstone (n)
stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion
Tout (v)
publicize; praise excessively
Tract (n)
pamphlet; a region of undefinite size
Traduce (v)
expose to slander
Transpire (v)
be revealed; happen
Transport (n)
strong emotion
Trappings (n)
outward decorations; ornaments
Travesty (n)
harshly distorted imitation; parody
Treatise (n)
article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
Trenchant (adj)
forceful and vigorous; cutting
Tribulation (n)
distress; suffering
Tribunal (n)
court of justice
Tryst (n)
appointed meeting