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179 terms

GRE VOCAB I MADE

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lascivious
feeling an overt or often offensive sexual desire
malleable
able to be hammered or pressed w/o breaking
pliable
flexible
lust
strong sexual desire
tyranny
cruel & oppressive government
morose
sullen & ill-tempered
ignominious
deserving or causing public disrace or shame
noxious
harmful; poisonous
prescient
showing knowledge of events before they take place
exuberant
lively energy & excitement
voracious
wanting or devouring great quantities of food
frank
open & honest
gambit
(in chess) an opening which a player makes a sacrifice
penury
poverty
sustenance
food; support
infirmity
weakness; illness
prosaic & mundane
dull & unoriginal
ascetic
severe & w/o luxuries
obdurate
stubborn
clamorous
noisy, seeking attention
loquacious
talkative
taciturn
silent
peremptory
in a commanding manner
salacious
not wholesome
profligate
wasteful
stoic
able to tolerate
mendacious
lying, untruthful
fulsome
glowing, excessive
incumbent
occupies an office
neophyte
beginner
vagrant
no place to live
abode
home
magnate
powerful person
symphony
long form of music
anecdote
short amusing story
confluence
coming together of streams
smelting
refining
abnegation
renouncing
dissipation
waste
bellicose
aggressive; warlike
pliant
not stubborn, flexible
tractability
flexability
somber
gloomy
regale
entertain
divert
1. distract 2. sned on detour 3. entertain
scuttle
sink
encapsulated
surround
expurgate
censor
aggrandize
exaggerate
ameliorate
make something better
elucidate
make clear
engender
cause
capacious
able to hold a lot
voluble
talke a lot
discursive
digressing from subject to subject
ramification
a consequence of an action or event
indubitable
unquestionable
indomitable
impossible to defeat
perfunctory
(about an action or gesture) carried out with minimum effort
meticulous
showing great attention to detail
mellifluous
sweet or musical
protracted
drags on & on
expeditious
done speedily
paucity
shortage
glut
excess
avouch
affirm a statement
recant
retract
predilection
inclined towards; or a strong liking
disinclination
a lack of inclination
pugnacious
aggressive
docile
gentle
providence
foresight or economy
prodigality
wastefulness/ opposite of economy
hidebound
fixed & rigid
slight
minor insult
xenophobic
afraid of strangers
pervasive
found everywhere
abrasive
someone who annoys people
inordinate
excessive
mundane
dull
venal
showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery
preternatural
beyond what is normal or natural
irascible
easily made angry
jaundiced
affected by jaundice, unnaturally yellow
placatory
reduce anger
unrequited
not returned or rewarded
antipathetic
showing or feeling a strong aversion
contentious
cause argument
ebullient
cheerful and full of engergy
morose
gloomy
prescient
having or showing knowledge of events before they take place
feral
in a wild state esp. after escape form captivity
coalesce
sticke together
agglomerate
collect or form into a mass or group
bamboozle
fool or cheat
canalize
convert ( a river) into a navigable chanel
moderate
average in amount
moribund
(of a person) at the point of death
antediluvian
of or belonging to the time before the biblical flood; old fashioned
salutary
beneficial
hidebound
unable to change because of tradition or convention
burgeoning
begin to grow or increase rapidly
hortatory
tending or aiming to exhort
exhort
strongly urging someone
subterranean
existing, or occurring under the earths surface
preponderant
predominant in influence, number, or importance
ineluctable
unable to avoid
esoteric
intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
diurnal
daily, or each day
inquietude
disturbed state
temerity
excessive confidence, or boldness
punctiliousness
showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
excision
cut out surgically
buoyant
optimistic & happy
stolid
calm; dependable
tractable
easy to control or influence
refractory
stubborn or unmanageable
diaphanous
light, delicate, and translucent
volatile
liable to change unpredictably
noncombatant
someone who does not fight
stalwart
loyal, reliable, and hardworking
proletarian
of or related to working-class people
jester
a professional joker or fool, at a medieval court
puerile
childishly silly and trivial
serpentine
convoluted & winding
caustic
sharply attacking
treacly
too sentimental
pulchritude
beauty
perspicacious
mentally sharp
upshot
outcome
inception
beginning
elipsis
an error in which something is missed out
tautology
redundancy
boast
talk using arrogant language
swagger
behave arrogantly
gait
style of walking
belittle
disparage
deride
ridicule
jeopardize
put in danger
efface
wipe out
augment
increase
innocuous
harmless
reprehensible
very bad
virtuoso
an accomplished person; expert
philanthropist
a generous person
aesthete
someone who appreciates art & beauty
servile
groveling
hedonist
pleasure seeker
fraught
troubled
fastidious
picky
conspicuous
easily visible
ignominious
shameful
irrevocable
cannot change
abstemious
does not indulge
diffident
resistant
profligate
wasteful
gregarious
sociable
belied
contradicted
nullified
canceled
ratified
gave approval to
alienate
estrange; separate
bantering
playful
amicable
friendly
antipathy
hatred
jovial
jolly
exasperating
frustrating
geniality
friendliness
didactic
intending to preach or instruct
conciliatory
brining disputing sides together
prolific
productive
contumacious
stubborn
impermanence
short lived
endeavor
effor
dearth
shortage
futility
waste
forthright
truthful
prevaricate
lie; avoid truth
mendacious
telling lies
capitulate
give into