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180 terms

GRE VOcab 3 list. 39-44

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quay
dock
querulous
fretful; whining
quibble
minor objection or complaint
quiescent
at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
quietude
tranquility
quisling
traitor who aids invaders
quip
taunt
quorum
number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
quotidian
daily; ordinary
rabid
like a fanatic
raconteur
story-teller
ragamuffin
person wearing tattered clothes
rakish
stylish; sporty
raiment
clothing
rankle
irritate; fester
rapacious
excessively grasping; plundering
rapport
emotional closeness; harmony
rapt
absorbed enchanted
rarefied
made less dense (of a gas)
ratiocination
reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
ravel
fall apart into tangles; unravel or untwist; entangle
raze
destroy completely
reaper
one who harvests grain
rebuke
scold harshly; criticize severely
rebus
puzzle in which pictures stands for words
recondite
abstruse; profound; secret
rectitude
uprightness; moral; virtue
recumbent
reclining; lying down completely or in part
redolent
fragrant; odorous
redoubtable
formidable; causing fear
refectory
dining hall
refractory
stubborn; unmanageable
refulgent
brightly shining; gleaming
regale
entertain
regatta
boat or yacht race
regicide
murder of a king or queen
rejoinder
retort; comeback; reply
relent
give in
remiss
negligent
remission
temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt; forgiveness or pardon
remonstrance
protest or objection
renegade
desert; traitor
repartee
clever reply
repine
fret; complain
reprobate
person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency
reprobation
severe disapproval
reprove
censure; rebuke
requite
repay; revenge
respite
interval of relief; time for rest; delay in punishment
resplendent
dazzling; glorious; brilliant
restitution
reparation; indemnification
restive
restlessly impatient
retentive
holding; having a good memory
retinue
following; attendants
retiring
modest; shy
retrograde
go backwards; degenerate
revelry
boisterous merrymaking
rhapsodize
to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner
ribald
wanton; profane
riddle
pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout
rider
amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
rite
abundant; current
rile
vex; irritate; muddy
rivulet
small stream
rococo
ornate; highly decorated
roil
to makes liquids murky by stirring up sediment
rostrum
platform for speech-making; pulpit
rout
stampede; drive out
rubric
title or heading in red pring; direcitons for religious ceremony; protocol
ruffian
bully; scoundrel
runic
mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet
rusticate
banish to the country; dwell in the country
saboteur
one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property
sacrosanct
most sacred; inviolable
saga
myth; any legend
sagacious
perceptive; shrewd; having insight
salacious
lascivious; lustful
salubrious
healthful
salutary
tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome
sanctimonious
displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness
sanguinary
bloody
sap
diminish; undermine
sartorial
pertaining to tailors
sate
satisfy to the full; cloy;
saturnine
gloomy
satyr
half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus portrayed as wanton and cunning
saunter
stroll slowly
scabbard
case for a sword blade
scad
great quantity
schematic
relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols
scintilla
shred; least bit
scoff
mock; ridicule
scotch
stamp out; thwart; hinder
scuffle
struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry
scurrilous
obscene; indecent
scurvy
adj. despicable; contemptible
scuttle
to sink
seamy
sordid; unwholesome
seasoned
experienced
secrete
hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism
sedition
resistance to authority; insubordination
sedulous
diligent
seine
net for catching fish
seminal
germinal; influencing future developments; related to seed or semen
seminary
school for training future ministers; secondary school, esp for young women
sensitization
process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance
sententious
terse; concise; aphoristic
sentient
capable of sensation; aware; sensitive
septic
putrid; producing putrefaction
feckless
weak, ineffective; worthless, irresponsible
enervate
less in vigour
repine
1 : to feel or express dejection or discontent : complain
2 : to long for something
sequester
isolate; retire from public life; segregate; seclude
sere
parched; dry
sextant
navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude
sheaf
bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
shrewd
clever; astute
shunt
to turn aside; divert; sidetrack
shyster
lawyer using questionable methods
sibylline
prophetic; oracular
sidereal
relating tothe stars
simian
monkeylike
sinecure
well-paid position with little responsibility
sinewy
tough; strong and firm
skinflint
stingy person; miser
skittish
lively; frisky
skulduggery
dishonest behavior
skulk
move furtively and secretly
slake
quench; sate
sleazy
flimsy; unsubstantial
sleeper
something originally of little value or importancethat in time becomes very valuable
sleight
dexterity
slough
cast off
slovenly
untidy; careless in work habits
sluice
artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of waqter
smattering
slight knowledge
smelt
melt or blend ores
sodden
soaked; dull, as if from drink
solder
repair or make whole by using a metal alloy
solecism
construction that is flagrantly incorrect gramatically
solicitous
worried; concerned
soliloquy
talking to oneself
solstice
point at which sun is farthest from the equator
somatic
pertaining to the body
somnambulist
sleepwalker
somnolent
half asleep
quibbler
sophist
sophomoric
immature; half-baked
soporific
sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness
sordid
filthy; base; vile
spangle
small metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
spartan
lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined
spate
sudden flood
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect
spectral
ghostly
sphinx-like
enigmatic mysterious
splice
fasten together; unite
spoonerism
accidental transposition of sounds in successive words
sportive
playful
spry
vigorously active; nimble
stilted
bombastic; stiffly pompous
stipple
paint or draw with dots
staid
sober; sedate
stalwart
strong; brawny; steadfast
stanch
to check flow of blood
stanza
division of a poem
statutory
created by statute or legislative action
stellar
pertaining to the stars
stentorian
extremely loud
stickler
perfectionist; person who insists that everything be exactly right
stodgy
stuffy; boringly conservative
striated
marked with parallel bands; grooved
stricture
critical comments; severe and adverse criticism
studied
unspontaneous; deliberative; thoughtful
stultify
to cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; frustrate or hinder
stygian
gloomy; hellish; deathly
stymie
stump; present an obstacle
subaltern
subordinate
subjective
occurring or taking place in the mind
sublimate
refine; purify