Barron's GRE with sentences -Wordlist W
A complete list of Barron's GRE Wordlist, with meanings and sentences. The series has the entire wordlist split by alphabets, and also a mega complete wordlist, of all 3757 words. This is Wordlist W.
Terms in this set (56)
speak equivocally about an issue.
When asked directly about the governor's involvement in the savings and loan scandal, the press secretary _____, talking all around the issue.
moved gently by wind or waves.
Daydreaming, he gazed at the leaves that _____ past his window.
mischievous; humorous; tricky.
He was a prankster who, unfortunately, often overlooked the damage he could cause with his _____ tricks.
homeless child or animal.
Although he already had eight cats, he could not resist adopting yet another feline _____.
give up temporarily; yield.
I will _____ my rights in this matter in order to expedite our reaching a proper decision.
roll in; indulge in; become helpless.
The hippopotamus loves to _____ in the mud.
having a pale or sickly color; pallid.
Suckling asked, "Why so pale and _____, fond lover?"
grow gradually smaller.
From now until December 21, the winter solstice, the hours of daylight will _____.
wiggle out; fake.
She tried to _____ an invitation to the party.
unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste.
Pointing to the stack of bills, Sheldon criticized Sarah for her _____ expenditures. In response, Sara accused Sheldon of making an unfounded, _____ attack.
Every morning the birds _____ outside her window.
Before the judge issues the injunction, you must convince her this action is _____.
guarantee; assurance by seller.
The purchaser of this automobile is protected by the manufacturer's _____ that he will replace any defective part for five years or 50,000 miles.
tunnels in which rabbits live; crowded conditions in which people live.
The tenement was a veritable _____, packed with people too poor to live elsewhere.
The spies grew _____ as they approached the sentry.
He was denounced as a _____ who had dissipated his inheritance.
With proper handling, his fortunes _____ and he became rich.
ambush; lie in wait.
They agreed to _____ their victim as he passed through the dark alley going home.
accustom a baby not to nurse; give up a cherished activity.
He decided he would _____ himself away from eating junk food and stick to fruits and vegetables.
endure the effects of weather or other forces.
He _____ the changes in his personal life with difficulty, as he had no one in whom to confide.
mark from beating or whipping.
The evidence of child abuse was very clear; Jennifer's small body was covered with _____ and bruises.
turmoil; bewildering jumble.
The existing _____ of overlapping federal and state proclaims cries out for immediate reform.
At the height of the battle, the casualties were so numerous that the victims _____ in their blood while waiting for medical attention.
cajole; coax; deceive by flattery.
She knows she can _____ almost anything she wants from her father.
young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
This collie _____ won't do for breeding, but he'd make a fine pet.
The odors from the kitchen are _____ my appetite; I will be ravenous by the time the meal is served.
puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); hint.
The slightest _____ of Old Spice cologne brought memories of George to her mind.
He dismissed his generous gift to his college as a sentimental fancy, an old man's _____ gesture.
neigh like a horse.
When he laughed through his nose, it sounded as if he _____.
There is not a _____ of intelligence or understanding in your observations.
pare; cut off bits.
As a present for Aunt Polly, Tom _____ some clothespins out of a chunk of wood.
ring of leaves around stem; ring.
Identification by fingerprints is based on the difference in shape and number of _____ on the fingers.
Donald had planned to kill his wife for months; clearly, her death was a case of deliberate, _____ murder, not a crime of passion committed by a hasty, willful youth unable to foresee the consequences of his deeds.
She is as _____ as a fox in avoiding trouble.
shrink back; flinch.
The screech of the chalk on the blackboard made her _____.
fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event.
This huge tax refund is quite a _____.
sift; separate good parts from bad.
This test will _____ out the students who study from those who don't bother.
agreeable; gracious; engaging.
By her _____ manner, she made herself liked by everyone who met her.
thin; slight; barely discernible.
Worried about preserving his few _____ tufts of hair, Walter carefully massaged his scalp and applied hair restorer every night.
vaguely longing; sadly pensive.
With a last _____ glance at the happy couples dancing in the hall, Sue headed back to her room to study for her exam.
Rebuffed by his colleagues, the initially outgoing young researcher became increasingly _____.
Cut flowers are beautiful for a day, but all too soon they _____.
Such _____ and fatuous statements will create the impression that you are an ignorant individual.
witty saying; facetious remark.
What you regard as _____ are often offensive to sensitive people.
Merlin amazed the knights with his _____.
The _____ old man in the home for the aged was still active and energetic.
a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition
custom; habitual procedure.
As it was his _____, he jogged two miles every morning before going to work.
engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual.
You must leave your _____ goods behind you when you go to meet your Maker.
quarrel; obtain through arguing; herd cattle.
They _____ over their inheritance.
She turned to him, full of _____, and said, "What makes you think I'll accept lower pay for this job than you get?"
I am afraid he will _____ his vengeance on the innocent as well as the guilty.
pull; strain; twist.
She _____ free of her attacker and landed a powerful kick to his kneecap.
pull away; take by violence.
With only ten seconds left to play, our team _____ victory from their grasp.
written command issued by a court.
The hero of Leonard's novel is a process server who invents unorthodox ways of serving _____ on reluctant parties.
to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
He was _____ in pain, desperate for the drug his body required.
,humorously sarcastic or mocking Ex "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
twisted; with a humorous twist.
We enjoy Dorothy Parker's verse for its wry wit.
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