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92 terms

GRE 2012 a compendium from princeton, kaplan, ETS

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japery
good-natured mockery
raillery
good-humored ridicule or teasing
plundered
took goods by force; looted
languished
To become weak/feeble
promulgated
formally made public
peripheral
on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary
vistas
distant views or prospects
implacable
unable to be appeased or pacified
nugatory
of little or no value; trifling; worthless; useless
proxility
the use of an excess of words
prodigal
recklessly wasteful; spendthrift
spendthrift
someone who spends money prodigally, one who spends money wastefully
sartorial
relating to clothing, especially tailoring clothing
precedence
the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
antecedent
something that comes before; preceding
execrable
of very poor quality or condition; very bad
regency
position, role; someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch.
sovereignty
freedom from external control
prodigious
exceeding; far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
ambivalence
mixed feelings or emotions
etiolated
cause to be pale or sickly
sidereal
stars or constellations
comportment
way you carry yourself
maladroit
awkward
peroration
concluding part of a speech
tautology
useless repetition
prestidigitation
manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
mercurial
sudden, unpredictable change!
parsimony
stinginess
coda
addendum, denouement, conclusion, ending
approbation
approval
meretricious
cheap, gaudy, falsely attractive
evinced
made evident
manifest
apparent
temerity
rashness, reckless
extirpated
tear up by the roots
conjecture
to guess
relegate
assign
preclude
make impossible, especially beforehand
equivocal
open to two or more interpretations; ambiguous, misleading
unequivocal
clearly defined or formulated; absolute
propitious
favorable; good omen
ardent
fervor, warm, enthused.
acrimonious
biting in wit
pernicious
harmful!
credulous
guillable
providential
lucky
admonished
scolded, harangue
renege
take back, recant
recreant
a rat! a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
aphorisms
sayings, Short statements of truth, concise statements of principle; adages; maxims
adages
sayings, an old saying or proverb
maxims
Wise sayings
scions
descendants
propriety
proper, correctness
repudiate
cast down, renounce
appellation
nickname, name; title
palavar
chatter, blather
oratory
big, eloquent speech
epigrams
witting sayings
broach
to mention for first time
cadge
beg
bovine
cowlike , dull and slow-moving and stolid; unresponsive
callous
thick-skinned, insensitve
complement (*hint: completes)
something that completes or makes up a whole
cozen
to mislead/deceive
skein
twists and tangles
salient
strikingly conspicuous, blatant, attention giving, bold
conspicuous
obvious to the eye or mind
chagrin
annoyance with embarrassment
dialectic
action of opposing forces; art of debate
de facto
exercising power without being legally established.
evasive
ward off; parry
parry
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
impugn
call into question; attack as false or wrong
picayune
small and of little importance; petty
heretical
radical! characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
albeit
although, even though
heedless
careless
cursory
rapid, hasty
nebulous
scattered
factory
second meaning: intellect, ability
prolific
Abundantly productive
proffer
to offer
convalescent
recovering from illness
efface
to rub or wipe out
dour
sullen, gloomy
conducive
helpful, contribution
abduct
abduction! to carry off!
indubitable
unquestionable
condign
well deserved
deign
to think fit or in accordance with one's dignity