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GRE Words That Give Me Trouble

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Section 1

Question Answer
AbrogateAbolish by formal means
Adjure Beg or command
AdventitiousAccidental
AmatoryPertaining to lovers/loovemaking
AndrogenAny substance that promotes masculine characteristics
ApotheosisGlorification, glorified ideal
ApprobationApproval, praise
AppriseTo inform
ApostasyRenounce previous loyalities
AverAssert, declare. Used in law, state formally as fact
AvocationSecond job
AppositeFitting
AsperityHarshness
ArcaneKnown only to the initiated
BeneficentDoing good, esp. through charity
BetokenBe evidence of
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Section 2

Question Answer
CodaDenouement. Conclusion of literature or musical composition
ComplaisantTrying to please; overly polite; obliging
CircumscribeDraw a line around; limit
CircumspectWatchful and discreet
CompunctionA feeling of uneasiness for wrong doing
ConciliatoryReconcile; soothing
ConciliatePlacate, win over
ContentionClaim; thesis
ContraveneCome into conflict with
ConvokeCall together
CantInsincere expressions of piety; jargon
CircumlocutionUnnecessarily wordy and indirect speech
CategoricalAbsolute and explicit
CavilFind unnecessary fault with
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Cabal " Small group of person secretly united to promote their interests
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CountenanceFace, facial expression; support; admit as possible or acceptable
ConcertedMutually agreed upon; Done together
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