GRE Vocab 1
Terms in this set (68)
prominent; of notable significance
to physically sway; to be indecisive
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
to make better; to improve
sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
cowardly; without courage
prophecy; prediction of events
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
to express an opinion
"point out, voice"
to glare or stare angrily and intensely
unfortunate; having bad luck
cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
a secret group seeking to overturn something
"clan, mob, ring"
to make less serious; ease
highest point; summit; the highest level or degree attainable
something that brings about a change in something else
"accelerator, impulse, incentive"
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
"ebb, moderate, wane"
to mar the appearance of; vandalize
lacking color or liveliness
"Ashen, ghostly, pale"
a firmly held opinion, often a religious belief
universal; broad and comprehensive
stuffed doll; likeness of a person
relationship in which two species live closely together
sorrowful; mournful; dismal
overly submissive and eager to please
"compliant, deferential, subservient"
shrewd, astute, or keen-witted
purposeful exaggeration for effect
able to be molded, altered, or bent
"adaptable, ductile, malleable"
flamboyance or dash in style and action; verve
a tendency to be thrifty or cheap
intricate and complicated
"tangled, perplexing, elaborate"
excessively decorated or embellished
"elaborate, flamboyant, elaborate"
fresh and clean; uncorrupted
to set right, remedy; relief from wrong or injury
"ammends, reparation, restitution"
acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
attractive in a cheap, flashy way
"loud, specious, insincere"
impatient, uneasy, or restless
related to spring; fresh
to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun
"abandon, recall, take back"
person with refined taste in food and wine
talkative; speaking easily; glib
intense and passionate feeling
"devotion, passion, zeal, fire"
acting or done quickly and without thought or care
"impulsive, rash, reckless"
growth in size or increase in amount
to lie or deviate from the truth
sin; evil act
"assorted, heterogeneous, populous, varied"
earthly; down-to-earth; commonplace
relating to a palace; magnificent
"antique, outdated, vintage"
"stubborn, factious, insubordinate"
swollen as from a fluid; bloated
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
a ghost or specter; a ghost of a living person seen just before his or her death
"apparition, spirit, bogeyman"
relating to precious stones or the art of cutting them
intended to delay
"dragging, slow, tardy"
to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
to clear from blame; prove innocent
"absolve, acquit, exonerate"
belligerent support of one's country