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GRE Math and Verbal

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abet
(v.) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy) "the accomplice abetted the burglar's escape"
reverence
regard with feelings of respect and reverence "the great lebowski should be held in reverence"
sentiment
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty "the other people in the room did not share her sentiment"
avidity
A great eagerness. "The hungry person ate the food with avidity"
lackadaisical
lacking spirit or liveliness. "the unwilling soccer player lackadaisically kicked the ball"
malingering
evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
parsimonious
frugal to the point of stinginess, restrained. "her boyfriend's parsimonious ways were frustrating"
augur
Verb- to bode or forebode from omens. "the clouds held much augur"
larder
a supply of food, place where food is stored. "during the storm, their larder was of much help"
quixotic
not sensible about practical matters "On her romantic vacation she was quixotic in the way she spent her money"
specious
having deceptive attraction or allure, having a false look of truth or genuineness. "makeup made her look specious"
stilted
formal, stiff; awkward and uncomfortable "At the ceremondy everything felt stilted"
hauteur
arrogance, haughtiness, bumptiousness, pomposity. "Her hauteur put everyone off"
banality
commonplace, cliche', ordinary to the point of boredom "she fell asleep due to the banality"
irresolute
lacking decisiveness of character. "She stood irresolute in her decision"
trappings
"he had great trappings of wealth"; outward signs of something, outward decoration or dress
latent
present but not yet visible, AKA- Inactive. "The latent storm on the horizon was concerning"
equivocation
falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language "she evaded their questioning with quick equivocation"
obfuscation
the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered. Darkening or obscuring view. AKA- equivocation
conciliation
the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity. "she hoped that the card she sent her aided her conciliation"