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GRE Hit Parade Grp 2

GRE Hit Parade Group 2 from Princeton Review

WordDefinition
ameliorate to make better or more tolerable
avarice greedm esp. for wealth
bucolic rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
canon an establised set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
caustic burning or stinging; causing corrosion
chary wary; cautious; sparing
cogent appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
complaisance the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
contrite regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
demur to question or oppose
didactic intended to teach or instruct
disinterested free of bias or self-interest; impartial
ebullience the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
eclectic composed of elements drawn from various sources
emollient soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smoothes the skin
ephemeral brief; fleeting
esoteric intended for or understood by a small, specific group
exonerate to remove blame
facetious playful; humorous
furtive marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
harangue to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
heretical violating accepted dogma or convention
impecunious lacking funds; without money
incipient beginning to come into being or to become apparent
intransigent refusing to compromise
inveigle to obtain by deception or flattery
odious evoking intense aversion or dislike
penurious penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
pernicious extremely harmful; potentially causing death
pious extremely reverent or devout; showing strong religious devotion
putrefy to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor
quaff to drink deeply
quiescence stillness; motionlessness; quqlity of being at rest
redoubtable awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
squalid sordid; wretched and dirty as from neglect
torpid lethargic; sluggish; dormant
Created by: yandao on 2007-02-04



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