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GRE English Vocab list
Abasement
Abhor
Abrasive
Abrogate
Humiliation; degradation
Hate
Rude and unfriendly
Abolish; end a law by official means
Abasement
Humiliation; degradation
Abhor
Hate
1,550 terms
GRE Voca English
abash
abate
abdicate
aberrant
synonyms: embarrassed, ashamed, shamefaced, remorseful, consc…
synonyms: subside, die down/away/out, lessen, ease [off], let…
synonyms: resign, retire, stand down, step down, bow out, ren…
synonyms: deviant, deviating, divergent, abnormal, atypical,…
abash
synonyms: embarrassed, ashamed, shamefaced, remorseful, consc…
abate
synonyms: subside, die down/away/out, lessen, ease [off], let…
40 terms
GRE English
Resignation
Tenacious
Accolade
Bolster
Acceptance of fate
Stubborn
Honor
Support
Resignation
Acceptance of fate
Tenacious
Stubborn
199 terms
GRE ENGLISH
Abridge (verb)
Compendium (noun)
Cursory (adj)
Curtail (verb)
to shorten a book, play by leaving out some parts; to lesson…
brief summary of a larger work or of a field of knowledge.
done and or made quickly
to reduce or limit.
Abridge (verb)
to shorten a book, play by leaving out some parts; to lesson…
Compendium (noun)
brief summary of a larger work or of a field of knowledge.
215 terms
GRE English
Abjure, to
Ablative (adj)
Abstemious
Abstruse
To renounce
Removal or direction away from
Temperate... Sparing in eating or drinking... Abstinate
Obscure... Profound
Abjure, to
To renounce
Ablative (adj)
Removal or direction away from
GRE: English
Contextual clues
Contrast signals
Continuity signals
Cause-effect signals
Words or phrases that link elements of a sentence.
But, yet, nonetheless, despite, in spite of, in contrast, con…
Indeed, and, also, moreover, furthermore, in addition, in fac…
Thus, therefore, consequently, due to, because, since, as a r…
Contextual clues
Words or phrases that link elements of a sentence.
Contrast signals
But, yet, nonetheless, despite, in spite of, in contrast, con…
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English GRE
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Vocabulary
Grammar
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gre english
abate
abscond
aggrandize
ameliorate
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
to leave secretly
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
to make better; to improve
abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
abscond
to leave secretly
GRE English
Alexandrine
Apostrophe
Bildungsroman
Caesura
A line of iambic hexameter. Final lines in Spenser's stanzas…
Speech addressed to someone who isn't present or to an abstra…
German for "novel of education". See: Joyce, Portrait of the…
Blank in line of OE poetry, or in any line of verse.
Alexandrine
A line of iambic hexameter. Final lines in Spenser's stanzas…
Apostrophe
Speech addressed to someone who isn't present or to an abstra…
31 terms
GRE English Literature - Antiquity
Zeus
Poseidon
Hades
Hestia
chief god, god of the sky... Roman: Jupiter
lord of the sea... Roman: Neptune
lord of the dead, the underworld... Roman: Pluto
goddess of the hearth... Roman: Vesta
Zeus
chief god, god of the sky... Roman: Jupiter
Poseidon
lord of the sea... Roman: Neptune
68 terms
GRE English Literature - Terms
epic invocation
in media res
epic catalogs
epic simile
invocation of muse at beginning of an epic, often to remember…
beginning in the middle of action
background information and description of equipment/participa…
comparison of extraordinary length
epic invocation
invocation of muse at beginning of an epic, often to remember…
in media res
beginning in the middle of action
English GRE
In sb stead/stand in good stead
Behest
Mishap
Stranded
A la place de /être d'un grand secours
Ordre (requête)
Incident, contretemps
Bloqué, abandonné
In sb stead/stand in good stead
A la place de /être d'un grand secours
Behest
Ordre (requête)
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GRE English
to abjure
ablative (adj)
abstemious
abstruse
to renounce
removal or direction away from
temperate; sparing in eating or drinking
obscure, profound
to abjure
to renounce
ablative (adj)
removal or direction away from
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GRE-English
abbreviated communication
act quickly
assist
bad mood
abridge, compendium, cursory, curtail, syllabus, synopsis
abrupt apace headlong impetuous precipitate
abet advocate ancillary bolster corroborate countenance espou…
bilious dudgeon irascible pettish petulant pique querulous um…
abbreviated communication
abridge, compendium, cursory, curtail, syllabus, synopsis
act quickly
abrupt apace headlong impetuous precipitate
English gre
Fratricide
Chivalry
Proclivity
Heuristic
The killing of one's brother or sister or associates
Courtesy,respect to opponents or woman by men
Inclination toward something, attraction,penchent
Enabling a person to discover or learn something by themselves
Fratricide
The killing of one's brother or sister or associates
Chivalry
Courtesy,respect to opponents or woman by men
GRE English
Epithalamium
Eupheuism
Georgic
Hamartia
A work, esp. poem, to celebrate a wedding. See: Spenser's Epi…
Work that is self-consciously full of elaborate figures of sp…
Deals with laboring and toil oudoors, NOT idealized. See: Vir…
Aristotle's term for a fatal flaw, implies psychological flaw…
Epithalamium
A work, esp. poem, to celebrate a wedding. See: Spenser's Epi…
Eupheuism
Work that is self-consciously full of elaborate figures of sp…
17 terms
GRE English Literature - Periods
400-1300
1300-1500
1500-1558
1558-1603
Old English... events: Battle of Hastings (1066)... authors: Caedm…
Middle English... events: Battle of Agincourt (1415), Gutenberg…
early Tudor period... events: reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII,…
Elizabethan period... events: reign of Elizabeth I... authors: Phi…
400-1300
Old English... events: Battle of Hastings (1066)... authors: Caedm…
1300-1500
Middle English... events: Battle of Agincourt (1415), Gutenberg…
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GRE English Vocabulary
Fathom
Floundering
Interpolate
Apogee
To comprehend
Struggling
...
The highest or more distant point
Fathom
To comprehend
Floundering
Struggling
GRE Subject Test: Literature in English Notes.1
Alexandrine
Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
A line of iambic hexameter. The final line of a Spenserian st…
The use of a repeated consonant or sound, usually at the begi…
A reference to someone or something, usually literary. eg: "C…
The main character opposing the protagonist; often a "villain…
Alexandrine
A line of iambic hexameter. The final line of a Spenserian st…
Alliteration
The use of a repeated consonant or sound, usually at the begi…
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GRE English Literary Terms
Alexandrine
Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
A line of iambic hexameter. The final line of a Spenserian st…
The use of a repeated consonant or sound, usually at the begi…
A reference to someone or something, usually literary... Ex. "Ca…
The main character opposing the protagonist. Usually the vill…
Alexandrine
A line of iambic hexameter. The final line of a Spenserian st…
Alliteration
The use of a repeated consonant or sound, usually at the begi…
412 terms
Gre English in Literature Flashcards
epic
Homer
The Illiad
Aeschylus
begins w/ epic invocation to the muse... begins in media res... fea…
(~800-1000 BC) wrote the epics the Odyssey and the Illiad
~1100-1200 BC epic by Homer: Agamemnon and Achilles of Sparta…
(~475 BC) wrote the Oresteia trilogy (Agamemnon, Choephoroe,…
epic
begins w/ epic invocation to the muse... begins in media res... fea…
Homer
(~800-1000 BC) wrote the epics the Odyssey and the Illiad
English GRE - A List
Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate S…
Ben Jonson's To The Memory of My Belov…
Robert Herrick's "Julia" poems
Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress
1599: "Come live with me and be my love,/And we will all the…
invokes other literary giants as a form of comparison... "He wa…
any mention of Julia should be attributed to him: Upon the Ni…
Main idea: Have sex with me immediately before we get old and…
Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate S…
1599: "Come live with me and be my love,/And we will all the…
Ben Jonson's To The Memory of My Belov…
invokes other literary giants as a form of comparison... "He wa…
16 terms
English GRE B List
Beowulf
Piers Plowman
Canterbury Tales
The Knight's Tale (Canterbury Tales)
He slays monster grendel and becomes king. Years later, he is…
by William Langland, a long poem composed of eight allegorica…
Chaucer (1387); written in Middle English, a group of pilgrim…
Arcite and Mars fight Palamon and Venus for Emily. Arcite win…
Beowulf
He slays monster grendel and becomes king. Years later, he is…
Piers Plowman
by William Langland, a long poem composed of eight allegorica…
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English GRE Literary Terms
alexandrine
anthropomorphism
apostrophe
caesura
a line of iambic hexameter, an example of which would be the…
the assigning of human attributes, such as emotions or physic…
a speech addressed to someone not present, or to an abstracti…
the pause that breaks a line of Old English verse. Also, any…
alexandrine
a line of iambic hexameter, an example of which would be the…
anthropomorphism
the assigning of human attributes, such as emotions or physic…
14 terms
English GRE Shakespeare
Tragedies
Comedies
Histories
Romeo and Juliet
Major: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello... Minor: Tit…
Major: Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Merchant of Veni…
Major: Richard III, Henry IV, Henry V... Minor: King John, Edwa…
Montagues (Romeo) vs. Capulets (Juliet)... Major characters: Fr…
Tragedies
Major: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello... Minor: Tit…
Comedies
Major: Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Merchant of Veni…
64 terms
English GRE C List
The Faerie Queen
Tamburlaine
Dr. Faustus
John Donne
(1590-1596) written in Spensarian stanzas (coined for the aut…
Made of two parts written by Christopher Marlowe, it is the s…
1564-15963: In Christopher Marlowe's version, this man sells…
Two major types of poetry: as a youngster, courtier play boy…
The Faerie Queen
(1590-1596) written in Spensarian stanzas (coined for the aut…
Tamburlaine
Made of two parts written by Christopher Marlowe, it is the s…
GRE Subject Test: Literature in English.1
Alexandrine
Apostrophe
Bildungsroman
Caesura
A line of iambic hexameter, popular in Early/Modern in drama…
A speech addressed to someone not present, or to an abstracti…
A German term meaning a "novel of education." A typical comin…
The pause that breaks a line of Old English verse. Also, any…
Alexandrine
A line of iambic hexameter, popular in Early/Modern in drama…
Apostrophe
A speech addressed to someone not present, or to an abstracti…
265 terms
GRE English Subject Test
Henry James major works and famous cha…
Famous English Periodicals
Cleanth Brooks (Critic)
Harold Bloom (Critic)
The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, The…
Richard Steele founded the Tatler in 1709; Steele and Addison…
New Criticism: paraphrase, irony, paradox
The Anxiety of Influence (a book of Criticism): misreading or…
Henry James major works and famous cha…
The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, The…
Famous English Periodicals
Richard Steele founded the Tatler in 1709; Steele and Addison…
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GRE English Test 5
In a most impressive demonstration, Pa…
Although the revelation that one of th…
Within the next decade, sophisticated…
CREASE : FOLDING :
nightmare .... ballads
disinterestedness .... partiality
forestalling .... rift
hole : perforating
In a most impressive demonstration, Pa…
nightmare .... ballads
Although the revelation that one of th…
disinterestedness .... partiality
16 terms
English GRE Timeline
400-1300
1300-1500
1500-1558
1558-1603
Old English (c. 1000, the English language became strongly in…
Middle English; Battle of Agincourt (1415); Gutenberg Bible (…
Early Tudor period; Reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward V…
Elizabethan period; reign of Elizabeth I... Representative Auth…
400-1300
Old English (c. 1000, the English language became strongly in…
1300-1500
Middle English; Battle of Agincourt (1415); Gutenberg Bible (…
13 terms
English GRE Bible
Cain and Abel
Tower of Babel
Abraham and Isaac
Nimrod
GENESIS - Adam's and Eve's sons - the former kills the latter…
GENESIS - The people of Shem piss off God by trying to build…
GENESIS - The former has a son with wife Sarah. God tells him…
GENESIS - part of the Tower of Babel
Cain and Abel
GENESIS - Adam's and Eve's sons - the former kills the latter…
Tower of Babel
GENESIS - The people of Shem piss off God by trying to build…
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English GRE Literary Criticism
Lacanian criticism
Marxist criticism
New Historicism
Feminist, Black, and Post-Colonial cri…
invented by Jacques Lacan, whose famous essay is "The Mirror…
emphasizes the economic situation from which literature emerg…
argues that the specifics of culture matter profundly, as ins…
aka Identity criticisms, all partake of a New Historicist-inf…
Lacanian criticism
invented by Jacques Lacan, whose famous essay is "The Mirror…
Marxist criticism
emphasizes the economic situation from which literature emerg…
(GRE) English Affixes
ab-
-tion
-able
a-, an-... ex: asexual, amoral, anarchy,…
1. away from; off; outside of; opposite to;... 2. to take from;…
used to form abstract nouns from verbs or stems not identical…
A) An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:... 1. able t…
without, not
ab-
1. away from; off; outside of; opposite to;... 2. to take from;…
-tion
used to form abstract nouns from verbs or stems not identical…
18 terms
English GRE Obscure Authors
The Playboy of the Western World
Dracula
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
Carson McCullers
a play written by J.M. Synge in 1907, it was famous for its t…
written by Bram Stoker, Jonathan Harker is the character whos…
Edgar Allen Poe's only novel that concerns a young man who st…
American Southern Gothic writer who wrote The Ballad of the S…
The Playboy of the Western World
a play written by J.M. Synge in 1907, it was famous for its t…
Dracula
written by Bram Stoker, Jonathan Harker is the character whos…
85 terms
GRE English to Serbian 3
Hegemony
Hindrance
Hubris
Iconoclast
nadmoć jedne grupe nad drugom, hegemonija
prepreka, ograničenje
oholost, arogantnost
onaj koji napada tradicionalna verovanja
Hegemony
nadmoć jedne grupe nad drugom, hegemonija
Hindrance
prepreka, ograničenje
111 terms
GRE English Literature - Works/Authors
The Female Spectator
The Tatler
The Spectator
The Review
Eliza Haywood
Richard Steele (under pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff) published…
Richard Steele & Joseph Addison
Daniel Defoe
The Female Spectator
Eliza Haywood
The Tatler
Richard Steele (under pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff) published…
88 terms
GRE English to Serbian 4
Drowsiness
Dull
Eager
Ebullience
dremljivost, mamurluk
suvoparan, tup, glup, beznačajan
željan
veselost, pun energije
Drowsiness
dremljivost, mamurluk
Dull
suvoparan, tup, glup, beznačajan
217 terms
GRE English II
Filigree
Flout, to
Foible
Foppish
Delicate... Lace-like metalwork
To reject
Weakness... Slight fault
Vain about dress and appearance
Filigree
Delicate... Lace-like metalwork
Flout, to
To reject
91 terms
GRE English to Serbian 6
Stymie
Subpoena
Substantiation
Subterfuge
sprečiti, ometati
sudski poziv
ostvarivanje, potvrđivanje
obmana da bi se ostvario neki cilj
Stymie
sprečiti, ometati
Subpoena
sudski poziv
60 terms
GRE Vocabulary (English-English) -Hackers Day 1
abscond
adulate
adulterate
altruist
to leave secretly and hide oneself
to flatter in a servile way
to make impure by adding or mixing with foreign or inferior s…
one who is unselfishly devoted to improving the welfare of ot…
abscond
to leave secretly and hide oneself
adulate
to flatter in a servile way
90 terms
GRE English to Serbian 5
Antecedent
Antedates
Antediluvian
Apocryphal
prethodnik
prethodi
prepotopski, prastar, zastareo
religijske priče pune fantazija
Antecedent
prethodnik
Antedates
prethodi
226 terms
GRE English III
Pied
Pinion, to
Pithy
Plaintive
Multicolored
To restraint
Full of substance... Meaty
Mournful
Pied
Multicolored
Pinion, to
To restraint
36 terms
GRE English Vocab
argosy
insensate
prolix
indolent
Large merchant ship
lacking physical sensation, sympathy or compassion; sense or…
Tediously lengthy, verbose
Lazy, avoiding work; (of disease) not causing pain
argosy
Large merchant ship
insensate
lacking physical sensation, sympathy or compassion; sense or…
GRE English Language skills
aceede
concede
exceed
assess
to agree with
to yield, to compromise, or to grant
to be more than
to evaluate a problem or concern
aceede
to agree with
concede
to yield, to compromise, or to grant
15 terms
GRE English Vocab
kismet
imbroglio
excoriate
extol
destiny; fate.
an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.
1. censure or criticize severely. 2. damage or remove part of…
praise enthusiastically.
kismet
destiny; fate.
imbroglio
an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.
GRE Vocab - English
Vapid
Ubiquitous
Fervent
Steadfast
Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.
Present, appearing, or found everywhere.
Having or displaying a passionate intensity.
Resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering
Vapid
Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.
Ubiquitous
Present, appearing, or found everywhere.
10 terms
english GRE vocab
knell
peregrinate
forestall
abdicate
noun the sound pf a bell, specially in honor of a death or fu…
verb to travel or wander around from place to place
verb to prevent or obstruct by taking action ahead of time
verb to renounce power
knell
noun the sound pf a bell, specially in honor of a death or fu…
peregrinate
verb to travel or wander around from place to place
English GRE Vocab
Ambidextrous
Culpability
Discernment
Encomium
(A person) able to use the right and left hands equally well
Responsibility for a fault or wrong; blame.
The ability to judge well
A speech or piece of writing that praises someone or somethin…
Ambidextrous
(A person) able to use the right and left hands equally well
Culpability
Responsibility for a fault or wrong; blame.
39 terms
Gre words english
Obscure
Esoteric
Nuance
Antipathy
Not discover or unknown about, hidden
Intended to be understood by only a small number of people
Subtle difference
Hatrad
Obscure
Not discover or unknown about, hidden
Esoteric
Intended to be understood by only a small number of people
English GRE Shakespeare
Tragedies
Comedies
Histories
Romeo and Juliet
Major: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello... Minor: Tit…
Major: Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Merchant of Veni…
Major: Richard III, Henry IV, Henry V... Minor: King John, Edwa…
Montagues (Romeo) vs. Capulets (Juliet)... Major characters: Fr…
Tragedies
Major: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello... Minor: Tit…
Comedies
Major: Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Merchant of Veni…
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