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GRE Vocabulary 6

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inundate
to cover with water
inured
hardened; accustomed; used to
invective
verbal abuse
inveigh
to disapprove; protest vehemently
inveterate
confirmed; long-standing; deeply rooted
invidious
likely to provoke ill will; offensive
irascible
easily angered
irresolute
unsure how to act; weak
itinerant
wandering from place to place; unsettled
itinerary
route of a traveler's journey
jaundiced
having a yellowish discoloration of the skin; affected by envy, resentment, or hostility
jaundice
medical condition often due to liver disease and characterized by yellowness of the skin
jibe
to be in agreement
jocose
fond of joking; jocular; playful
juggernaut
huge force destroying everything in its path
junta
group of people united in political intrigue
juxtapose
place side by side
juxtaposition
side by side placement
kudos
fame; glory; honor
labile
likely to change
laconic
using few words
lambaste
to thrash verbally or physically
lascivious
lustful
lassitude
lethargy; sluggishness
latent
present but hidden; potential
laud
to praise
lethargic
inactive
levee
an embankment that prevents a river from overflowing
levity
light manner or attitude
liberal
tolerant; broad-minded; generous; lavish
libertine
one without moral restraint
libido
sexual desire
lilliputian
extremely small
limn
to draw; describe
limpid
clear; transparent
linguistic
pertaining to language
linguistics
the scientific study of language
linguist
someone who studies language
litany
lengthy recitation; repetitive chant
literati
scholarly or learned persons
litigation
legal proceedings
log
record of a voyage; record of daily activities
loquacious
talkative
lucid
bright; clear; intelligible
lucre
money or profits
luminous
bright; brilliant; glowing
luminosity
noun of luminous
lustrous
shining
machiavellian
craft; double-dealing
machinations
plots or schemes
maelstrom
whirlpool; turmoil
magnanimity
generosity; nobility
malign
to speak evil of
malinger
to feign illness to escape duty
malleable
capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable
maverick
dissenter
megalomania
delusion of power or importance
menagerie
a variety of animals kept together
mendacious
dishonest
mendicant
beggar
meretricious
gaudy; plausible but false; specious
mesmerize
to hypnotize
metamorphosis
change; transformation
metaphysics
a branch of philosophy that investigates the ultimate nature of reality
metaphysical
is an adjective meaning pertaining to metaphysics
metaphysician
noun meaning a person who is an expert in metaphysics
meteorological
concerned with the weather
meteorology
science that deals with weather and atmospheric phenomena
meteorologists
those who study meteorology or forecast weather conditions
meticulous
very careful; fastidious
mettle
courage; endurance
mettlesome
full or courage and fortitude; spirited
meddlesome
inclined to interfere
microcosm
a small system having analogies to a larger system; small world
militate
to work against
minatory
threatening; menacing
minuscule
very small
minutia
petty details
misanthrope
one who hates humanity
miscellany
mixture of writings on various subjects
miscreant
villain; criminal
misogynist
one who hates women
mitigate
to cause to become less harsh, severe, or painful; alleviate
mitigation
the act of reducing the severity or painfulness of something
mnemonic
related to memory; assisting memory
mnemonics
a system that develops and improves the memory
modicum
limited quantity
mollify
to soothe
monolithic
solid and uniform; constituting a single, unified whole
morose
ill-humored; sullen
motley
many colored; made up of many parts
multifarious
diverse
mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual; concerned with the ordinary
necromancy
black magic
negate
to cancel out; nullify
neologism
new word or expression
neophyte
novice; beginner
nexus
a means of connection; a connected group or series; a center
nonplussed
bewildered
nostalgia
sentimental longing for a past time
nostalgic
adjective of nostalgia
nostrum
medicine or remedy of doubtful effectiveness; supposed cure