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"A" GRE Words, 3

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apropos
to the point and timely; with reference to; regarding
arboretum
place where different varieties of trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
apotheosis
elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
ascendancy
controlling influence; власть, господство
assiduous
diligent; ex.: assiduous labor
appraise
estimate value of. N. appraisal
asinine
stupid
assay
analyze; evaluate, also N.
assail
to assault
apparition
ghost; phantom
appellation
name; title
apothegm
pithy, compact saying; ex.: proverbs are apothegms
array
marshal; draw up in order; выстраивать в боевой порядок; clothe; adorn
arbitrate
act as judge
arbitrary
unreasonable or capricious; tyrannical
arroyo
gully
arduous
hard; strenuous
arable
fit for growing crops
aquiline
curved, hooked, ex.: aquiline nose
aptitude
fitness; talent
assumption
something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; V. assume
arcane
secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
ardor
heat; passion; zeal; ADJ ardent
asperity
sharpness (of temper)
aspersion
slanderous remark
appropriate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; N. appropriation
approbation
approval
apprise
inform
argot
slang
apprehend
arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive
articulate
effective; distinct, also V.
artful
cunning; crafty; sly
apprehensive
fearful; discerning
ascribe
refer; attribute; assign; ex.: to ascribe motive for someone's acts
artless
without guile; open and honest
appurtenances
subordinate possessions
application
diligent attention; V. apply, ex.: to apply oneself to something
arrears
being in debt
artifice
deception; trickery
appease
pacify or soothe; relieve; also N.