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() : adjective, having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority Synonyms: uncooperative, intractable “In a move that may test the mettle of recalcitrant (- 13) Senate Republicans, Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, a widely respected and politically
5/4/2019 Most common GRE vocabulary: A list organized by difficulty 43/66 moderate judge...” Source: "Barack Obama nominates Merrick Garland to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat" published in The Economist Recant () : verb, Say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief Synonyms: renounce, disavow, retract “Analysts who predict turmoil are warned to shut up or recant (- 04) .” Source: "The muzzle grows tighter" published in The Economist Salient () : adjective, Most noticeable or important Synonyms: conspicuous, noticeable, obvious “The reason for that emphasis may in part be because of the salient (- vocabulary/salient/2016-11-06) threat of terrorism…” Source: "The Democrats’ orchestral finale" published in The Economist Sardonic () : adjective, grimly mocking or cynical Synonyms: satirical, sarcastic, ironic “Ms Jefferson, it must be said, is a master of the arched-eyebrow, sardonic (- vocabulary/sardonic/2016-12-11) quip.” Source: "A world apart" published in The Economist Savant () : noun, a learned person, especially a distinguished scientist Synonyms: intellectual, scholar, sage “The more a society treats its businesspeople as hero savants based on their professional successes, elevating them to positions of political power.” Source: "Let them die" published in The Economist Soliloquy () : noun, an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself, especially by a character in a play Synonyms: monologue, speech “Patrick Stewart, for instance, reworked Hamlet’s soliloquy (-
5/4/2019 Most common GRE vocabulary: A list organized by difficulty 44/66 07) as an ode to the letter B ('B or not a B, that is the question').” Source: "Big Bird, big brain" published in The Economist Stigma () : noun, a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person Synonyms: shame, disgrace, dishonour “A stigma () against adults having fun, strong in the aftermath of the Second World War, has faded.”

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