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GRE Vocabulary words

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aver
declare to be true
Banal
unoriginal
contumacious
disobedient
deference
respect to one's wishes
delineate
represent or depict
desultory
random; disconnected; rambling
diatribe
bitter verbal attack
diffidence
lack of confidence; shy
discerning
perceptive
disparage
belittle; denigrate
dissemble
pretend
effrontery
bold; presumptuous
equianimity
composure; calmness
fatuous
foolishly self-satified
flout
to treat scornfully
foment
to incite or arouse
indolent
habitually lazy
ingenuous
naive
insensible
unconscious; unresponsive
intractable
not easily managed
inured
accustomed to
irresolute
unsure of how to act; weak
levity
light manner
mandacious
dishonest
obdurate
stubborn; intransigence
obviate
to prevent or to anticipate
officious
too helpful; meddlesome
opprobrium
disgrace; or contempt
pedantic
showing off learning; sometimes ostenatious
penchant
inclination
perfidious
untrustworthy
perfunctory
doing only what is needed
platitude
overused expression; stale
prevaricate
evading the truth or quibbling
probity
honesty
propitate
win over; appease
proscribe
to condemn
recondite
profound; little known
reprobate
morally unprincipaled
repudiate
reject as having no authority
soporific
seemingly logical but not really so
tacit
implied
torpor
lethargy; lassitude
tortuous
having twisty nature; highly complex
tractable
obedient; yielding
Transgression
trespassing or violation of the law
vacillate
oscillate; wavering
venerate
to honor
veracious
truthful and accurate
verbose
wordy
viable
capable of developing
vituperative
harsh abusive consensure
wary
cautious
welter
be in turmoil
whimsical
fanciful; unpredictable; capricious
zealot
fanatically dedicated to a cause
concomitant
existing concurrently
notoriety
state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed; infamous
Harbinger
someone or something that signals approach of another
prophetic
accurately describing what will happen in the future
fastidious
very attentive and concerned about the details
didactic
intended to teach, moral instruction
debunk
expose falseness
acerbic
sharp or forthright; sarcastic
scathing
severely critical
circumscribe
restrict with limits; restrain
fortuitous
inadvertantly
indecorous
improper
manacle
shackle; handcuff
lionized
give a lot of positive public attention
indemnify
compensate for harm or loss
bolstered
prop up
bridle
put a bridle on (like on a horse)
scrupulous
dilligent
impetuous
hasty
forsake
abandon
humdrum
insipid; dull
inimical
to obstruct or harm
pellucid
translucently clear
erroneous
wrong
lurid
very vivid in color
trite
overused or of little import; unoriginal; banal; commonplace
quixotic
exceedingly impractical or unrealistic
brandish
to wave or flourish as a threat in anger or excitement
acrimonious
bitter
tendentious
promote cause
cogent
clear; easy
vestigial
pertaining to disappearance
predilection
preference; proclivity
loath
reluctant; unwilling
histrionics
dramatic behavior
conjecture
opinion based on incomplete information; dogma
prudent
wise
salient
important
tantamount
equal
dilatory
slow to act
malefactors
commits crime
lampooned
publicly critcized
solipistic
self is all that you know to exist
preclude
make impossible
sanguine
optimistic
meretricious
apparently attractive but having no real value; worthless
dubious
hesitant or doubtful
Benign
1. kind
2. non-threatening
3. innocuous
Posturing
exaggerated behavior