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(): adjective, having an obstinatelyuncooperative attitude toward authority Synonyms: uncooperative, intractable “In a move that may test the mettle ofrecalcitrant(-13)Senate Republicans, Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, a widely respected and politically
5/4/2019Most common GRE vocabulary: A list organized by difficulty43/66moderate judge...” Source: "Barack Obama nominates Merrick Garland to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat" published in The EconomistRecant(): verb, Say that one no longer holds an opinion orbelief Synonyms: renounce, disavow, retract “Analysts who predict turmoil are warned to shut up orrecant(-04).” Source: "The muzzle grows tighter" published in The EconomistSalient(): adjective, Most noticeable or important Synonyms: conspicuous, noticeable, obvious “The reason for that emphasis may in part be because of thesalient(-vocabulary/salient/2016-11-06)threat of terrorism…” Source: "The Democrats’ orchestral finale" published in The EconomistSardonic(): 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 EconomistSavant(): noun, a learned person, especially a distinguishedscientist Synonyms: intellectual, scholar, sage “The more a society treats its businesspeople as hero savants based on their professional successes, elevatingthem to positions of political power.” Source: "Let them die" published in The EconomistSoliloquy(): noun, an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloudwhen by oneself, especially by a character in a play Synonyms: monologue, speech “Patrick Stewart, for instance, reworked Hamlet’ssoliloquy(-
5/4/2019Most common GRE vocabulary: A list organized by difficulty44/6607)as an ode to the letter B ('B or not a B, that is the question').” Source: "Big Bird, big brain" published in The EconomistStigma(): noun, a mark of disgrace associated with aparticular circumstance, quality, or person Synonyms: shame, disgrace, dishonour “Astigma()against adults having fun, strong in the aftermathof the Second World War, has faded.”