GRE uncommon words M Flashcards

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sibilant
hissing.
maculate
spotted; stained.
ingenuous
artless; innocent; naive.
game
fighting spirit; pluck.
nether
lower or under:
insalubrious
unfavorable to health; unwholesome.
succor
help; relief; aid; assistance.
impudent
shameless or brazenly immodest.
cornice
any prominent, continuous, horizontally projecting feature surmounting a wall or other construction, or dividing it horizontally for compositional purposes.
frolicsome
merrily playful; full of fun.
gall
to vex or irritate greatly:
insidious
intended to entrap or beguile:
paucity
smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness:
syllogism
using deductive reasoning; an extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument
garner
to gather, collect, or hoard.
ineluctable
incapable of being evaded; inescapable:
fructify
to bear fruit; become fruitful:
latitude
freedom from narrow restrictions; freedom of action, opinion, etc.:
equanimity
mental or emotional stability or composure, esp. under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
gauche
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless:
incumbent
holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently:
protocol
the customs and regulations dealing with diplomatic formality, precedence, and etiquette.
penumbra
a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area.
sardonic
characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering:
terminus
the end or extremity of anything.
horde
a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd:
forswear
to reject or renounce under oath:
niggle
to criticize, esp. constantly or repeatedly, in a peevish or petty way; carp:
martial
inclined or disposed to war; warlike:
extrapolation
to infer (an unknown) from something that is known; conjecture.
effusion
the act of effusing or pouring forth.
febrile
pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.
granary
a storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it has been threshed or husked.
indemnify
to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc.
opprobrium
the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
paradigm
an example serving as a model; pattern.
sanguinary
full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody:
solicit
to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectful request, formal application, etc.:
thrall
a person who is in bondage; slave.
gibe
to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.
incantation
the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power.
indelible
making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like:
macerate
to become thin or emaciated; waste away.
fodder
coarse food for livestock, composed of entire plants, including leaves, stalks, and grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
milieu
surroundings, esp. of a social or cultural nature:
lionize
to treat (a person) as a celebrity:
metallurgical
the technique or science of separating metals from their ores.
expropriate
to take possession of, esp. for public use by the right of eminent domain, thus divesting the title of the private owner:
guy
a rope, cable, or appliance used to guide and steady an object being hoisted or lowered, or to secure anything likely to shift its position.
incur
to become liable or subject to through one's own action; bring or take upon oneself:
panegyric
a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
sheaf
one of the bundles in which cereal plants, as wheat, rye, etc., are bound after reaping.
temporize
to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting.
gourmet
a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.
incursion
a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory, esp. a sudden one; raid:
floe
a sheet of floating ice, chiefly on the surface of the sea, smaller than an ice field.
libertine
a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained, esp. a dissolute man; a profligate; rake.
malinger
to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
gambit
an opening in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.
proselytize
to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
hedonist
a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification.
meretricious
alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry.
mollycoddle
a man or boy who is used to being coddled; a milksop.
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