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GRE Vocab 2

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Updated 2007-03-10 11:04

Summary

Words F-M.

Group 1

 

WordMeaning
facetiousjoking (often inappropriately); humorous
facilitatehelp bring about; make less difficult
fallaciousfalse; misleading
fatuousbrainless; inane; foolish, yet smug
fawningtrying to please by behaving obsequiously, flattering, or cringing
felicitousapt; suitably expressed; well chosen
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WordMeaning
fervorglowing ardor; intensity of feeling
fiduciaryof a trust; held or given in trust
flagdroop; grow feeble; to decline in vigor or strength
fledglinginexperienced
floutreject; mock; show contempt for
fomentarouse or incite
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WordMeaning
forestallprevent by taking action in advance
fractiousirritable, peevish
frugalitythrifty; economy
fusilladecontinuous discharge of firearms or outburst of criticism
futileuseless; hopeless; ineffectual
gainsaydeny
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Group 2

 

WordMeaning
garrulousloquacious; talkative; wordy
goadurge on
gougeovercharge
grandiloquentpompous or inflated in language; bombastic; using high-sounding language
gregarioussociable
guiledeceit or trickery
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WordMeaning
guilelesswithout deceit
gullibleeasily deceived
haranguelong, passionate, and vehement speech
heterodoxdifferent from acknowledged standard; holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines
heterogeneousunlike; incongruous; originating outside the body
homogeneousof the same kind
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WordMeaning
hyperboleexaggeration; overstatement
hypocriticalaffecting virtues or qualities one does not have
iconoclastone who opposes established beliefs, customs and institutions
idolatryworship of idols; excessive admiration
immutableunchangeable
impairinjure; hurt
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Group 3

 

WordMeaning
impassivewithout feeling; imperturbable; showing or feeling no emotion
impedehinder; block
impermeableimpervious; not permitting passage through its substance
imperturbablecalm; placid
imperviousimpenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
impetuousquick to act without thinking
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WordMeaning
implacableincapable of being pacified
implicitunderstood but not stated
implodeburst inward
importuneurge or press with excessive persistence
impugnattack as false or questionable; challenge in argument
inadvertentlyunintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
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WordMeaning
inamorataa female lover
inchoatenot fully formed; disorganized; rudimentary; elementary
incongruitylack of harmony; absurdity
inconsequentialinsignificant; unimportant
incorporateintroduce something into a larger whole; combine; unite
inculpatecharge with fault
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Group 4

 

WordMeaning
incursiona hostile entrance into a place
indeterminateuncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
indigencepoverty
indigentexperiencing want or need; impoverished.
indoctrinateimbue someone with learning
indolencestate of being lazy or slothful
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WordMeaning
inducemove or lead by influence
ineffabletoo great for description
inertinactive; lacking power to move
infusionliquid extract so obtained
ingenuousnaive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
inherentfirmly established by nature or habit
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WordMeaning
inimicalhostile, unfriendly
innocuousharmless
insensatewithout feeling or sensitivity
insensibleunconscious; unresponsive
insidiousintended to trap or beguile
insinuatehint; imply; creep in
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Group 5

 

WordMeaning
insipidlacking in interest or flavor; dull
insolentboldly rude or disrespectful
insularitynarrow-mindedness; isolation
interlopersomeone who intrudes in the domain of others
intractableunruly; stubborn; unyielding
intransigencerefusal of any compromise; stubbornness
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WordMeaning
intransigentrefusing to agree or compromise
inundateoverwhelm; flood; submerge
inuredaccustomed; hardened
invectiveof, relating to, or characterized by insult or abuse
irascibleirritable; easily angered
irresoluteuncertain how to act; weak
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WordMeaning
itineraryplan of a trip
laconicbrief and to the point; using few words
lassitudelanguor; weariness
latentpotential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden
laudpraise
lethargicdrowsy; dull
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Group 6

 

WordMeaning
leveeearth or stone embankment to prevent flooding
levitylack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity
litigatemake the subject of a lawsuit
logrecord of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities
loquacioustalkative
lucideasily understood; clear; intelligible
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WordMeaning
luminousshining; issuing light
magnanimitygenerosity
magnanimousgenerous in forgiving an insult or injury
magnatea powerful or influential person
maladroitclumsy, tactless
malevolentcharacterized by or expressing bad will
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WordMeaning
malfeasancemisconduct or wrongdoing often committed by a public official
malignspeak harmful untruths about, to slander
malingerevade responsibility by pretending to be ill
malingererone who feigns illness to escape duty
malleablecapable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable
maverickrebel; nonconformist
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Group 7

 

WordMeaning
maximan expression of general truth or principle
mendaciouslying; habitually dishonest
metamorphosischange of form
meticulousexcessively careful; painstaking; scrupulous
minatorymenacing, threatening
misanthropeone who hates mankind
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WordMeaning
miscegenationinterbreeding of races
mitigatesoften, to lessen
mollifycalm or make less severe; soothe
moroseill-humored; sullen; melancholy
mundaneworldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday
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