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50 terms

GRE 2

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Sybarite
a person devoted to pleasure and luxury
Tome
book, usually large and academic
Zeal
passion; excitement
Verdant
green with vegetation; inexperienced
Volatile
easily aroused or changeable; lively ot explosive
Voluble
talkative
Zenith
the point of culmination; peak
Aggrandize
to increase in power, influence
Sentient
aware; conscious
Stasis
a state of static balance or equilibrium
Sportive
playful; frolicsome
Tangential
digressing
Wanton
undisciplined; unrestrained
Tirade
long, harsh speech
Usury
the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
Upbraid
to scold sharply
Trenchant
actue, sharp, or incisive; effective
Wraith
a ghost or spector
Xenophobia
a fear or hatred or foreigners or strangers
Yoke
to join together
Zealot
someone passionately devoted to a cause
Satiate
to satisfy fully
Vernal
related to spring; fresh
Vim
vitality and energy
Wily
clever; deceptive
Waver
to fluctuate between choices
Winsome
charming
Wan
sickly pale
Vestige
a trace; remnant
Veracity
filled with truth and accuracy
Wizened
shriveled; wrinkled
Torpor
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
Unconscionable
unscrupulous; shockingly unfair
Specious
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
Terrestrial
earthly
Soporific
causing sleep or lethargy
Surly
rude and bad-tempered
Scintilla
trace amount
Seraphic
angelic; sweet
Vex
to annoy; irritate; puzzle
Sinecure
a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work
Solecism
grammatical mistake
Stolid
unemotional
Sedition
behaviour that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
Sobriquet
nickname
Stentorian
extremely loud
Sycophant
self-serving flatterer
Slake
to calm down or moderate
Sully
to tarnish; taint
Surfeit
excessive amount