Positive gre words Flashcards

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plethora
overabundance, excess
laud
to praise, extol
raillery
good-humored ridicule or banter
probity
integrity and uprightness; honesty
acumen
keen insight or shrewdness
approbation
approval; commendation or official sanction
expiate
make amends or reparation for
propensity
a natural inclination or tendency
salubrious
favorable to or promoting health
veracious
habitually speaking the truth; characterized by truthfulness; honest in content
assiduous
unremitting; constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task
decorum
dignified propriety of behavior, speech and dress; an observance or requirement of polite society
ebullience
high spirits, exhilaration or exuberance
munificent
extremely liberal in giving; very generous
benign
having a kindly disposition; showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness
deference
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion or will of another
august
inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic
halcyon
calm and tranquil; rich and prosperous; happy and carefree
guileless
free from guile; sincere, honest, straightforward, frank
auspicious
promising success, favored by fortune; prosperous
sagacious
having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd
bent
direction taken, as by one's interests; a capacity of endurance
venerate
to regard or treat with reverence
salutary
promoting or conducive to health; wholesome
sedulous
diligent in application or attention; persistently or carefully maintained
blithe
joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; without thought or regard
artless
free from deceit or cunning; natural, simple, uncontrived
fervent
having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm; ardent
philanthropic
pertaining to or engaged in benevolent giving, engaging in the betterment of condition for others; charitable work
emulate
imitate with effort to equal or surpass or to rival with some degree of success
boisterous
rough and noisy, jolly or rowdy; clamorous and unrestrained
anodyne
a medicine that relieves or allays pain
vindicate
to clear, as from an accusation, imputation or suspicion; to uphold or justify by argument or evidence
ameliorate
to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve
limpid
clear and transparent, such as water, crystal, or air; completely calm, without distress or worry
exonerate
to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame
bolster
to support with a pillow or cushion, or to support and uphold
satiate
to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; or to satisfy to the full
beatify
to make blissfully happy; in the Roman Catholic Church, to declare to be among the blessed entitled to specific religious honor
adroit
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body; cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious
advocate
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly
slake
to allay by satisfying; to make less active, vigorous, intense
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