GRE Vocab I

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Section 1

Question Answer
Abscondto depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
Acerrantdeviating from the norm
Alacrityeager and enthusiastic willingness
Anomalydeviation from the normal order, abonormality
Approbationan expression of approval or praise
Arduousstrenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort
Assuageto ease or lessen
Audaciousdaring and fearless; recklessly bold
Austerewithout adornment, bare, ascetic
Axiometicgiven; possessing self-evident truth
Canonicalfollowing or in agreement with the accepted
Capriciousinclined to change one's mind impusively
Censureto criticize severely; officially rebuke
Chicanerytrickery or subterfuge
Connoisseuran informed expert in matters of taste
Convolutedcomplex or complicated
Disabuseto undeceive; to set right
Disparatefundamentally distinct or different
Effronteryextreme boldness
Eloquentwell-spoken, expressive
Enverateto weaken; reduce in vitality
Ennuidissatisfaction or restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
Equivocateto use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
EruditeKnowledgeable, scholarly
Exculpateexonerate; to clear of blame
Exigenturgent or pressing
Extemporaneousimprovised, done without preparation
Filibusterintentional obstruction, esp. when using long speech making to delay legislative action
Fulminateattack loudly or denouce
Ingenuousartless; frank and candid
Inuredaccustomed to accepting something undesireable
Irascibleeasily angered; prone to outbursts
Laudpraise highly
Lucidclear, easily understood
Magnanimitybeing generously noble, esp. forgiving
Martialassociated with war and the armed forces
Mundaneof the world; ordinary
Nascentcoming into being, early in developmental stages
Nebulousvague, cloudy
Neologisma new word or usage; creation or use of new words or senses
Noxiousharmful, injurious
Obtuselacking sharpness of intellect
Obivateto anticipate and make unneccessary
Oneroustroubling, burensome
Paeana song or hymn of praise or thanksgiving
Parodya humorous imitation for ridicule or comic effect
Perennialrecurrent throughout the year or many years, happening repeatedly
Perfidyintentional breach of faith; treachery
Perfunctorycursory; done with out care or interest
Perspicaciousacutely perceptive; having keen discernment
Prattlebabble meaninglessly
Precipitate (adj.)acting with excessive haste or impluse
Precipitate (noun)to cause to happen before anticipated or required
Predilectiona disposition in favor of something; preference
Prescienceforeknowledge of events; prescient
Prevaricateto deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
Qualmsmisgiving; reservations
Recantto retract, esp. a previously held belief
Refuteto disprove
Relegateforcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
Reticentquiet; reserved; reluctant to express feelings
Solicitousconcerned and attentive; eager
Sordidcharacterized by filth, grime, or squalor
Sporadicoccurring only occasionally
Squanderto waste by spending or using irresponsibly
Staticnot moving, unchanging, at rest
Stupefyto stun, baffle, or amaze
Stymieto block; to thwart
Synthesisthe combination of parts to make a whole
Torquea force that causes roatation
Tortuouswinding, twisting, excessively complicated
Truculentfierce and cruel, eager to fight
Veracitytruthfulness, honesty
Virulentextremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile
Voracioushaving an insatiable appetite; ravenous
Waverto move to and fro; to be unsettled in opinion

Section 2