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GRE Vocabulary 1

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arduous
strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
canonical
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
censure
to criticize severly; to officially rebuke
chicanery
trickery or subterfuge
discordant
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessnes from boredom or apahty
extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
filibuster
intentional obstruction, espeically using prolonged speech making to delay legislative action
fulminate
to loudly attack or dnounce
martial
associated with war and the armed forces
mundane
of hteworld; typical or concerned with the ordinary
nebulous
vague; cloudly; lacking a clearly defined form
noxious
harmful, injurious
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
paean
a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
parody
a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect espeically in literature and art
perennial
recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
predilection
a disposition in favor of something; preference
prescience
foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to thier occuring
qualms
misgivings; reservations; causes for hestiancy
recant
to retract, espeically a previously held belief
refute
to disprove; to succesffuly argue against
relegate
to foricbly assign espeicially to a lower place or position
solicitous
concerned and attentive; eager
sordid
characterized by filth, grime or sqaulor; foul
sporadic
occuring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
squander
to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
static
not moving, active or in motion; at rest
stupefy
to sun, baffle, or amze
stymie
to block; thwart
synthesis
the combination of parts to make a whole
torque
force that causes rotation
tortuous
winding, twisting, excessively complicated
truculent
fierce and cruel, eager to fight
virulent
extremely harmful or posionous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
voracious
having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
supplant
to take the place of
relegate
to remove, sually to an inferior person; to transfer
napid
insipid, falt, dull, unanimated
asinine
having the qualities of an ass, stupid, obstinate
gird
to bind, encirlce, make fast, strike or smite
gaffe
a social blunder or faux pas
bemond
to express sorrow fo; to lament
virtuoso
one who excells in thier art
anterior
before in time, antecendent, before, toward the front
nomenclature
a system of anming, especially one used in a techincal discussion
acclimate
to habituate to a climate not native
realpolitik
politics based on practical matters, non ethical principals
disconcert
to amke uncomfortable; upset; to disturb (someone else's) opinions
conjecture
an opinion or judgement, formed on defective or presumptive evidence, a guess, a suspicion
coagulate
to change to a semi-solid state
travesty
a burlesque translation or imitation of a work; a mockery
entreat
to beg or ask urgently and earnestly
coiffure
a denial, a renunciation
truncate
to cut short, to break off
sophistry
fallacious reasonsing, reasoning in appearance only
cede
to yeild or surrender; to give up, resign,
discerning
acute, perceptive, discriminating
gossamer
any very thin, guaze like fabric; a thin water proof material
appurtonance
an adjunct, an appendage, an accessory
reprove
to accuse, reprehend, express disapproval
dowdy
not stylish, unattractive
moratorium
a hiatus or pause; a period during which an obligor has a legal right to delay meeting an obligation
ferret
search out and bring to light; to drive out from a hiding place
impertinent
not to the point, irrelevant, inapplicable, trifling, frivolous, against good manner
paucity
a lack of something
thespian
an actor or dramatist
inclement
physically severe or harsh; rough weather
incorrigible
impossible to correct
unrequitted
not repaid or returned
calculating
always considering advantages, often devious
shrewd
clever, keen, astute, wise in a practical way
halcyon
calm, quite, peaceful, undisturbed, happy
juxtapose
to place side by side
afford
to provide, furnish, allow
pugnacious
disposed to fight
admonition
gentle or friendly warning; counseling against a fault or error
tendentious
favoring a certain (often unpopular) point of view
indigent
needy, poor, in want
deplore
to lament, to condem, view as wrong
jibe
to be in accord, to agree, to fit together completely
chasten
to correct by punishment; to discipline
onslaught
an intense attack
insolent
rude & lacking in respect; bold
emote
to express emotion as in a play
saunter
to walk leisurely or relaxed fashion
regicide
killing of a king
artless
simplicity, sincereity, ignorant, unskilled
bate
to lessen by deducting or reducing
bastion
a fortified place
waggish
mischevious in sport, frolicsome
mutable
capable of change
staid
sober, grave, sedate
exhort
to incite by words or advicee; to animate or urge by arguments
curator
a custodian-in charage of mueseum or zoo
repugnant
hostile, disposed to war, offensive
rigmarole
a complicated and ritualistic prodecure; meaningless, confused location
corporeal
having a body or pretaining to the body
gall
in prudence; brazen assurance
drivel
stupid talk, nonsense
coddle
to treat with excessive tenderness-to pamper