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GRE Vocab 5
Terms in this set (70)
deviating from the norm
"abnormal, anomalous, deviant, divergent, errant, irregular"
something that calms or soothes pain
"narcotic, nepenthe, opiate"
lack of interest or emotion
"coolness, disinterest, impassivity, indifference, lassitude, listlessness, phlegm, stolidity, unresponsiveness"
approval or praise
"acclaim, applause, commendation, exaltation, hail"
able to speak clearly and expressively
"eloquent, fluent, lucid, smooth-spoken"
speed or quickness
"celerity, dispatch, haste, swiftness"
doubtful or uncertain; can be interpreted several ways
"cloudy, dubious, equivocal, nebulous, indeterminate, vague"
"band, bunch, gang, pack"
good-natured geniality; atmosphere of good cheer
"affability, amiability, geniality"
cautious; aware of potential consequences
"alert, heedful, prudent, vigilant, wary"
sickly sweet; excessive
too trusting; gullible
"naive, susceptible, trusting"
"acme, capstone, climax, peak"
to dry out thoroughly
"dehydrate, dry, parch"
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
"aimless, erratic, objectless, purposeless"
to set right; to free from error
to act confusedly or without clear purpose
"falter, hesitate, vacillate, waver"
to deceive, to trick
"bluff, beguile, mislead"
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
"simulate, ape, imitate"
"eulogy, panegyric, salutation"
intended for or understood by only a small group
"abstruse, arcane, obscure"
"commendable, honorable, praiseworthy"
clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
"candid, definite, frank, specific"
prevent by taking action in advance
"avert, deter, obviate, preclude"
to gather and store
"acquire, amass, glean, harvest, reap"
causing sorrow or pain
"dire, dolorous, grave, mournful"
composed of different kinds
"assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley"
having low moral standards; not noble in character; mean
blood-red in color
"reddened, ruby, ruddy"
not fully formed; disorganized
"amorphous, incoherent, incomplete"
"entomb, inhume, sepulcher"
period between reigns
point of time, especially where two things are joined
"confluence, convergence, crisis, crossroads, moment"
using few words
"concise, curt, pithy, terse"
a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy
"debilitation, fatigue, languor, tiredness, weariness"
clear, transparent; readily understood
"lucid, pellucid, serene"
to treat as a celebrity
"feast, honor, regale"
plot or scheme
"cabal, conspiracy, intrigue"
to spoil, damage, injure
"blemish, disfigure, impair, scar"
a person who hates all people
a written note or letter
lacking sophistication or experience
"artless, credulous, ingenuous, simple, unaffected"
something subtle; a fine shade of meaning
"gradation, subtlety, tone"
to stop up; to prevent the passage of
"barricade, block, close"
to change into bone; to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern
a small sin or fault
"failing, fault, lapse, misstep"
someone who shows off learning
"doctrinaire, nit-picker, pedagogue"
charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
a speaker of many languages
to assume as real or conceded; propose as an explanation
to increase in number quickly
"breed, multiply, procreate, reproduce, spawn"
to conciliate; to appease
"appease, mollify, pacify, placate"
overly idealistic; impractical
"capricious, impulsive, unrealistic"
abundantly supplied; complete
humorous in a vulgar way
"coarse, gross, indelicate, obscene"
behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
aware; conscious; able to perceive
"feeling, intelligent, thinking"
trick designed to deceive an enemy
"artiface, feint, maneuver, ruse, wile"
lofty or grand
"august, exalted, glorious, grand, magnificent, resplended"
silent; not talkative
book, usually large and academic
unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust
to respect deeply
"adore, honor, idolize, revere"
a change or variation; ups and downs
lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
"capricious, erratic, fanciful, flippant, frivolous"
"ardency, fervor, fire, passion"