GRE Words 47 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
exhortations
praise
gouge
overcharge
ENMITY
HATRED
mien
bearing
dissemble
disguise
contrition
embarrass
demeanor
behavior; bearing
petulant
easily irritated
stultify
to cripple
INIMICAL
HOSTILE, UNFRIENDLY
innocuous
adj; harmless
nefarious
very wicked
esurient
hungry; greedy.
declivity
downward slope
descry
catch sight of
execrable
abominable SACR/SANCT/SECR: sacred
pristine
pure; uncorrupted; clean
adulate
admire excessively/slavishly, flatter
ire
intense anger; wrath.
admonition
a gentle reproof.
brusque
blunt, abrupt, curt
extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
PERVADE
spread or diffuse through
waylay
ambush, lie in wait
docket
list of court cases
labile
likely to change, unstable
antediluvian
old-fashioned, out of date
vociferous
crying out noisily; clamorous.
query
a question; an inquiry.
foil
prevent the success of
Credulous
gullible; believing too readily
indigence
seriously impoverished condition; poverty
craven
cowardly, contemptibly timid, pusillanimous
amorphous
formless; lacking shape or definition
compound
combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
diatribe
(n) a bitter abusive denunciation
guise
outward appearance; false appearance; pretense
ADUMBRATE
ADUMBRATE - intimate, insinuate, sketch, outline
candid
impartial and honest in speech
subterfuge
A deceptive stratagem or device
travail
painfully difficult or burdensome work; toil.
philanthropist
a person who practices philanthropy.
rescind
to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal.
expiate
make amends or reparation for
blackguard
a low, contemptible person; scoundrel.
soporific
causing sleep; characterized by drowsiness
sycophantic
a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
officious
objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice; meddlesome
sanction
authoritative permission that serves to support an action or condition
hegemony
leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others; predominance
decorum
dignified propriety of behavior, speech and dress; an observance or requirement of polite society
luminous
radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright.
innocuous
not harmful or injurious; harmless
benefit
advantage; anything that brings help, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
precarious
Fraught with danger; uncertain; Not secure; beset with difficulties; dependent on uncertain premises : dubious <precarious generalizations>
characterized by a lack of security or stability that threatens with danger
bilious
irritable as if suffering from indigestion
discomfit
frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
circumvent
outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
oaf
noun
a stupid, uncultured, or clumsy person.
Ex. "Watch what you're doing, you clumsy -!" Bill shouted at the waiter who had drenched him with iced coffee.
advocate
to speak in favor of
megalomania
Delusion about one’s own wealth, power or greatness
piety
reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations:
surreptitious
obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine:
impugn
to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon.
obloquy
censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, esp. by numerous persons or by the general public.
veritable
being truly or very much so:
vitriolic
of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol.
filigree
delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires, esp. lacy jewelers' work of scrolls and arabesques.
impassive
without emotion, unmoved; calm or serene
anomalous
deviating from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; not fitting into a common or type or pattern
bellicose
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
provision
the providing or supplying of something, esp. of food or other necessities.
ambivalence
uncertainty, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things
voracious
craving or consuming large quantities of food; exceedingly eager or avid
caustic
capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue; severely critical or sarcastic
tirade
a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation
viscous
of a thick nature or consistency
salutary
promoting or conducive to health; wholesome
dissonance
inharmonious or harsh sound; a simultaneous combination of tones conventionally accepted as being in a state of needing completion
carrion
rotting flesh of a dead body
magnanimity
the quality of being extremely generous
solicitous
anxious or concerned about; desirous or eager
dilatory
inclined to waste time and lag behind
waive
give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
n enunciate
announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
repudiate
to reject the validity of
(deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, renounce)
SORDID
(adj) foul and run-down and repulsive; unethical; extremely avaricious, mercenary
assuage
to lessen the intensity of, relieve, make less severe, appease or satisfy
provincial
pertaining to a province; limited in outlook
asunder
into separate parts; in or into pieces:
forbearance
the act of forbearing; a refraining from something.
saboteur
a person who commits or practices sabotage.
intractable
not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate:
paean
any song of praise, joy, or triumph.
inevitable
unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary:
inchoate
not yet completed or fully developed; just begun; incipient; not organized
archaic
marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated:
aspersion
a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; the act of slandering
morose
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood; characterized by or expressing gloom
implacable
not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified
idolatrous
adj. given to intense or excessive devotion to something
sylvan
of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods.
abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or intensity
boisterous
rough and noisy, jolly or rowdy; clamorous and unrestrained
inhibit
to restrain, hinder, arrest, or check; to prohibit or forbid
guile
insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception
aver
to assert with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
stolid
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional or impassive
magnanimous
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness:
hackneyed
made commonplace or trite; stale or banal
rhetoric
the undue use of exaggeration or display in writing or speech; bombast
untrammeled
a hindrance or impediment to free action; restraint:
peccadillo
a very minor offense, a trifling fault
eloquent
having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech, characterized by forceful and appropriate expression
incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
abject
(of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
appease
pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
collateral
security given for loan. The sum you wish to borrow
demur
to make objection, esp. on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object:
pious
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations.
anachronism
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, esp. a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time:
anomaly
a deviation from the common rule or form; an odd or peculiar condition, situation, or quality
insular
of or pertaining to an island or islands, or detached and isolated
exonerate
to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame
remonstrate
to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval
foment
to instigate or foster discord or ill feeling
dissolution
the act or process of resolving or dissolving into parts or elements, the undoing or breaking of a bond, tie, union or partnership
beatify
to make blissfully happy; in the Roman Catholic Church, to declare to be among the blessed entitled to specific religious honor
neophyte
a beginner or novice, a person newly converted to a belief, as a heathen, heretic, or nonbeliever
dupe
a person who is easily deceived, a gullible person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person
amenable
ready or willing to answer, open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable
libertine
a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained, or a freethinker in religious matters
malevolent
wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious:
exhume
dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
mote
a foreign particle found in wool, as a burr, twig, or seed.
aggrandized
to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend.
exculpate
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame
paradigm
a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, an example serving as a model or pattern
maverick
inakomislyashiy
abnegation
самопожертвование
ape
подражать
apothecary
аптекарь
asinine
глупый
dormant
спящий, дремлющий
discrete
прерывистый, дискретный
extrapolation
проектирование, предположение, прогноз
effrontery
наглость, нахальство
facetious
веселый, шутливый
goad
подгонять, стимулировать
frugality
бережливость, экономность
obviate
устранять, избегать
irresolute
nereshitel'niy, koleblushiysya
accoutre
снаряжать, экипировать
adamant
непреклонный, несокрушимый
alcove
ниша, углубление
agape
разинув рот
abidextrous
одинаково использует обе руки
affix
прикреплять, приписывать
allay
успакаивать, умиротворять
adversary
противник, враг
aperture
отверстие, скважина
aplomb
апломб, самоуверенность
annex
присоединять, прилагать
adoint
смазывать (consecrate)
arcane
тайный, скрытый
apparition
видение, призрак
assail
наступать, атаковать
asperity
резкость, грубость
ascertain
выяснять, убеждаться
elicit
извлекать, делать вывод
endemic
свойственный данной местности
harangue
публичная речь, страстной обращение
laconic
lakonichniy, kratkiy, szhatiy
aerie
гнездо хищной птицы
angular
угловой, костлявый, сварливый
array
строить (войска), наряжать
futile
бесполезный, пустой, тщетный
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