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Unformatted text preview: 1 abase : lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect ♠ abash : embarrass ♠ abate : subside or moderate abbreviate : shorten abdicate : renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility) aberrant : abnormal or deviant aberration : deviation from the normal; mental disorder ♠ abet : assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage ♠ abeyance : suspended action abhor : detest; hate abject : (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology abjure : renounce upon oath ablution : washing abnegation : renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation abolish : cancel; put an end to abominate : loathe; hate abominable : detestable; extremely unpleasant aboriginal : being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine abortive : unsuccessful; fruitless abrasive : rubbing away; tending to grind down abridge : condense or shorten abrogate : abolish ♠ abscission : cutting off; separation abscond : depart secretly and hide absolute : complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. abso- lutism absolve : 1 pardon (an offense) abstain : refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one’s vote; l abstemious : sparing in eating and drinking; temperate abstinence : restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote abstract : theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational ♥ representational : (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life abstruse : obscure; profound; difficult to understand abusive : coarsely insulting; physically harmful ♠ abut : border upon; adjoin abysmal : bottomless abyss : enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit academic : related to a school; not practical or directly useful accede : agree accelerate : move faster accessible : easy to approach; obtainable accessory : additional object; useful but not essential thing acclaim : applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been ac- claimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise acclimate : adjust to climate or environment; adapt ♠ acclivity : sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity accolade : award of merit; strong praise and approval ♥ merit : good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn ♥ demerit : fault; bad quality ♥ earn : gain for the performance of service or labor; gain (something that one deserves); deserve accommodate : oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF....
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2010 for the course GRE gre taught by Professor Any during the Spring '10 term at Ohio State.
- Spring '10