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My GRE Words

my own personal distillation of the Barron's 800 essentials.
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bucolic
characteristic of the countryside; rustic; pastoral
cadge
to beg; sponge
calumny
false and malicious accusation; slander
canard
false; deliberately misleading story
cant
insincere talk; language of a particular group
captious
faultfinding; intended to entrap, as in an argument
categorical
absolute; without exception
centripetal
moving or directed toward a center
chasten
chastise, to correct by punishment or reproof; to restrain or subdue
complaisant
overly polite; willingness to comply with the wishes of others
compunction
uneasiness caused by guilt
conciliatory
overcoming distrust or hostility
concomitant
existing concurrently
contrite
very sorrowful for a wrong; seeking forgiveness
contumacious
disobedient; rebellious
cozen
to mislead by trick or fraud; decieve
demur
to express doubt; question or oppose
denizen
an inhabitant; a regular visitor