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31 terms

GRE U-Z Difficult

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Umbrage
offense; resentment
Unconscionable
unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust
Unequivocal
absolute; certain
Upbraid
to scold sharply
Usury
the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
Vacillate
to physically sway or to be indecisive
Variegated
varied; marked with different colors
Venerable
respected because of age
Venerate
to respect deeply
Verbose
wordy
Verdant
green with vegtation; inexperienced
Vernal
related to spring; fresh
Vestige
a trace; remnant
Vex
to annoy; irritate; puzzle; confuse
Vicissitude
a change or variation; ups and downs
Vim
vitality and energy
Viscous
thick and adhesive, like a slow-flowing fluid
Vituperate
to abuse verbally; berate
Voluble
talkative; speaking easily; glib
Wan
sickly pale
Wanton
undisciplined; unrestrained; reckless
Whimsical
lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
Wily
clever; deceptive
Winsome
charming; happily engaging
Wizened
shriveled; withered; wrinkled
Wraith
a ghost or specter; a ghost of a living person seen just before his or her death
Xenophobia
a fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers
Yoke
to join together
Zealot
someone passionately devoted to a cause
Zenith
the point of culmination; peak
Zephyr
a gentle breeze; something airy or usubstantial