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GRE Vocab from Test 1
Terms in this set (34)
to infringe on. Some NRA supporters think the government impinges upon their rights to have guns.
fairness. Judges are supposed to be impartial.
dashing courage. His troops displayed the most gallantry going into an uphill battle.
severity, harshness. When I was a teenager, my father used asperity when he spoke with all my dates in hopes of scaring them away
stalled in advance. Vitamins may forestall aging diseases.
to delight in, take great joy.
to avoid. Many serious wine enthusiasts eschew Marilyn Wines because of its tacky label, but you'll miss a wonderful, affordable American Merlot if you judge a wine by its label.
To examine. Peruse an aisle at the grocery store.
wicked/villanous. She was also known for her escapades as a spy and for her various other nefarious activities.
incompetent/lazy. I am feckless in the summer when I sit on my couch and postmates food.
ineffective/of no value. Jim's nugatory comments contributed nothing to the class discussion.
demanding perfection; strict. I didn't have to worry whether water taxis, hotels and restaurants were up to his exacting standards.
foul, dirty. squalid rooms have bugs on the floor
strongly inclined. the board is bent towards progressive action so they are for climate change proposals
mental calmness, inner peace
a warning or omen
to deviate from main subject, ramble
Impromptu. on spur of moment, without notes. Dr. King's extempore speech to the crowd was not memorized, but from the hear
opposite of contract, to shrink, so it means to grow to prolonge
hazy, unclear. The nebulous figure that we saw from far away was actually my uncle waiting to receive us in his vintage car.
lack of seriousness
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