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Kaplan's Top 52 GRE Words

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anomaly
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule, abberation (antonym: conformity, regularity, normality)
assuage
to make less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate, placate, propitiate, palliate, ameliorate(antonym: exacerbate, upset)
enigma
a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation; a paradox
equivocal
having one or more interpretation; purposely vague, misleading, or ambiguous (antonym: certain, clear, definite)
erudite
very learned; scholarly (antonym: common, ignorant, uncultured)
fervid
passionate; intensely zealous, ardor (antonym: apathetic, half heartedness)
lucid
clear and easily understood, limpid, pellucidm (antonym: clouded, unclear, obscure, vague, opaque)
opaque
impervious to light; difficult to understand (antonym: clear, translucent, transparent)
placate
to soothe or pacify, assuage, ameliorate, mitigate (antonym: upset, worry, agitate, irritate)
precipitate
to throw down from a height, sudden and unexpected; to cause to happen; capricious (antonym: check, slow, wait)
prodigal
wasteful; extravegant; lavish (antonym: frugal, thrifty, careful)
zeal
passion; enthusiastic devotion to a cause or goal; ardor, fervid, fervor (antonym: apathetic, half heartedness)
abstain
to refrain deliberately from something (antonym: indulge, use)
adulterate
to make impure; to corrupt (antonym: distill, purify)
apathy
lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting (antonym: fervor, zeal, ardor)
audacious
bold; daring; fearless, dauntless (antonym: cautious, gentle, humble, meek, mild, modest, reserved, timid)
capricious
impulsive; whimsical; without much thought, precipitate, mercurial, volatile, ephemeral (antonym: constant, dependable, sensible, staid, steadfast, steady)
corroborate
to confirm; verify (antonym: refute, contradict, disclaim, deny)
homogeneous
composed of identical parts (antonym: heterogeneous)
dessicate
to dry completely; dehydrate (antonym: moisturize, hydrate, wet)
engender
to produce, cause or bring about, precipitate (antonym: destroy, finish, halt, kill, stop)
ephemeral
momentary; transient; fleeting, volatile, precipitate (antonym: enduring, eternal, everlasting, interminable, permanent, perpetual )
gullible
easily deceived, naive (antonym: astute, discerning, wise, perceptive)
pedant
one who pays undue attention to book learning and rules; one who displays learning ostentatiously; a prig
laconic
using few words, terse, reticent (antonym: verbose, loquacious, garrulous)
laudable
deserving of praise, merritorious, venerable (antonym: culpable, blameable)
loquacious
talkative, garrulous, verbose (antonym: laconic, terse, reticent)
mitigate
to soften or make milder, assuage, ameliorate, placate (antonym: exacerbate, irritate, worsen)
pragmatic
practical; moved by facts rather than abstract ideals (antonym: idealistic, unreasonable)
propriety
appropriateness, suitableness (antonym: immorality, impropriety, inappropriateness)
vacillate
to waver, show indecision, oscillate (antonym: remain, stay)
volatile
explosive, unstable, mercurial; flighty, fleeting, transient, ephemeral, capricious (antonym: enduring, eternal, everlasting, interminable, permanent, perpetual)
advocate
to speak in favor of, bolster, champion (antonym: vilify, assail, attack, criticize, impugn, oppose, protest)
antipathy
dislike, hostility; extreme opposition or aversion, rancor, enmity, abhorrance (admiration, appreciation, approval, esteem)
bolster
to support; reinforce, advocate (antonym: hinder, prevent, obstruct, undermine)
cacophony
jarring, unpleasant sound, harsh or discordant sound, dissonance (antonym: harmonious)
deride
to mock, ridicule, make fun of (antonym: commend, compliment, flatter, praise, revere)
dissonance
harsh unpleasant sound; inharmonious sound; discord, cacophony (antonym: agreement, concord, harmony)
enervate
to weaken, attenuate, sap strength from, wear out (antonym: activate, animate, empower, energize, invigorate, strengthen)
eulogy
high praise, often in a public speech (antonym: calumny, condemnation, criticism)
garrulous
very talkative, verbose, loquacious (antonym: laconic, terse, reticent)
ingenuous
straightforward, open; naive and unsophisticated, frank green (antonym: disingenuous, deceitful, dishonest, sly)
lethargic
sluggish, languid, lacking energy, torpid, enervated (antonym: active, busy, energetic, lively, vital, vivacious)
malleable
capable of being shaped (antonym: rigid, firm, stiff)
misanthrope
a person who hates human beings (antonym: philanthrope)
obdurate
dour, stubborn, uncompromising, uncooperative (antonym: amenable, gentle, submissive, susceptible, yielding)
ostentation
pretentious or showy or vulgar display, pompousness, bravado (antonym: modesty, plainness, quiet, reservation)
paradox
contradiciton, incongruity; dilemma, puzzle, enigma
philanthropic
charitable, giving, benevolent (antonym: misanthropic)
prevaricate
to lie or evade/avoid the truth, equivocate (antonym: truth-telling)
venerate
to honor, to revere, to respect, admire; to laud (antonym: despise, abhhor)
waver
to show indecision, oscilate, vacillate, dither, teeter (antonym: remain, stay)