GRE Vocab 2
Terms in this set (72)
to lower in esteem, degrade; to humble
temporary suppression or suspension
"deferral, delay, postpone"
an extremely deep hole
of questionable authority or authenticity
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
"determine, intermediate, intervene, moderate"
a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling
fearless and daring
"adventuresome, assertive, bold, courageous, stout, verturesome"
to diminish by installment payments
to afflict; destroy
"buff, polish, luster"
science or art of making maps
to punish or criticize harshly
"admonish, chastise, rebuke, scold"
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
"exculpate, excuse, pardon"
an expert in matters of culture, food, or wine
"epicure, expert, gourmet"
deeply sorrowful or repentant for a wrong
proper; tasteful; socially correct
"appropriate, courteous, polite"
appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
"correctness, decency, manners"
to make larger; expand
"amplify, develop, enlarge"
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
"cover up, cloak, fake, mask, sham"
rigidly devoted to theories without regard for practicality; dogmatic
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
to instruct morally and spiritually
"educate, enlighten, guide, teach"
to count, list, or itemize
"catalog, index, tabulate"
lasting a very short time
"evanescent, fleeting, momentary"
to make worse
"aggravate, annoy, intensify, irritate"
"idle, inactive, unseeded"
to decline in vigor, strength, or interest
"dwindle, ebb, slacken, subside"
"corybantic, delirious, feverish, mad, rabid"
fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual
"exploitable, naive, credulous"
to manage economically; to use sparingly
poor; having no money
"impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless"
not capable of being disturbed
"composed, dispassionate, serene"
an ungrateful person
to gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
"curry favor, flatter"
to harden; accustom; become used to
to discard; to get rid of as unnecessary or encumbering
relating to motion; characterized by movement
"active, dynamic, mobile"
lacking energy; indifferent; slow
"lackadaisical, listless, sluggish, weak"
extremely generous or extravagant; giving unsparingly
"extravagant, exuberant, opulent, profuse"
"distrustful, guarded, wary"
clear and easily understood
"coherent, explicit, intelligible"
a curse; a wish of evil upon another
"deceitful, false, lying, untruthful"
fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes
indirect or evasive; misleading or devious
"glancing, slanted, tangential"
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
"blurred, cloudy, nontransparent"
"elaborate, excited, nervous"
"imbue, infuse, pervade, suffuse"
profound or substantial yet concise succinct, and to the point
"brief, compact, laconic, terse"
to soothe or pacify
"appease, concilate, mollify"
short summary of facts
having or showing knowledge of events before they take place
"augural, divinatory, mantic, oracular"
"comliness, gorgeousness, handsomeness"
sharp and irritating to the senses
"acrid, caustic, piquant, stinging"
to make thinner or sparser
to return or repay
extremely sacred; beyond criticism
"holy, inviolable, off-limits"
"astute, judicious, perspicacious"
causing sleep or lethargy
"hypnotic, narcotic, somnolent"
highly self-disciplined; frugal; austere
A person who flatters; a yes-man
"bootlicker, fawner, lickspittle, toady"
gaudy, cheap, or showy
"flashy, loud, meretricious"
acute, sharp, or incisive; forceful; effective
"biting, caustic, cutting, keen"
the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
green with vegetation; inexperienced
"grassy, leafy, naive, unsophisticated"
to abuse verbally; berate
"castigate, reproach, scold"
easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
"capricious, erratic, fickle, inconsistent, mercurial, temperamental"
shriveled or wrinkled with age
"atrophied, desiccated, gnarled, wasted"
a gentle breeze