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    GRE Preparatory Class WORDS 2 GSC
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    Gearing up Amorphous Extradite Expatriate Ossify Ameliorate Precipice Preclude
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    Where r u? having two opposing feelings at the same  time arguing and complaining a lot, quarrelsome having very little money; poor, penniless To damage a holy thing or treat without  respect complain or find fault continually a beginner or novice
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    Know Your Words Atheist Agnostic Instigator Insurgent Stereotype Futile Misrepresentation Auspicious
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    Know Your Words Vital Dubious Monotonous Dynamic Banal Concise Eccentric
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    Atrophy Verb 1  (of body tissue or an  organ) waste away.  2  gradually  become less effective or  vigorous.  noun  the condition or process  of atrophying  ORIGIN from Greek  atrophia   ‘lack of food’. Syn- wither, decline, weaken,  deteriorate Ant- strengthen, flourish,
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    Attenuate verb   1  reduce the strength, effect, or  value of.  2  make thin or thinner.  After accident, his muscles were  attenuated.   attenuation  noun.   ORIGIN Latin  attenuare  ‘make  slender’. Syn- reduce, lessen, impair, weaken Ant- plump, broad, strengthened
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    Augment verb  make greater by addition;  increase.  augmentation  noun.  He would have to find work to  augment  his income ORIGIN Latin  augmentare , from  augere  ‘to increase’. Syn- add to, build up, enlarge,  expand, raise  Ant- decrease
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    Austere adjective   1  severe or strict in  appearance or manner.  2   lacking comforts, luxuries, or  adornment.     austerely  adverb  austerity   noun.  Origin Greek  austeros  ‘severe’ Syn- stern, steely, unfriendly. Ascetic, self-disciplined, frugal
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    Balk  (baulk)   verb - to be unwilling to do  something or to allow something  to happen: I balked  at  the prospect of  spending four hours on a train  with him. Syn- eschew, hesitate over
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    Colloquial adjective  (of language) used in  ordinary or familiar conversation;  not formal or literary.     colloquially  adverb.    ORIGIN from Latin  colloquium   ‘conversation’. Syn- conversational, everyday,  non-literary, popular
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  Collusion noun  secret cooperation in order  to cheat or deceive.  It is thought that they worked  in  collusion  with   (= secretly together  with)  the terrorist network. collusive
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