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GRE Vocab

TermDefinition
ambivalent adjective, having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
cacophany noun, a harsh mixture of sounds
disengenuous not candid or sincere
ephemeral Lasting for a very short time
capricious characterized by or liable to sudden unpredictable changes in attitude or behaviour; impulsive
pedantic overly concerned with minute details or formalisms
perfunctory carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection
scrupulous diligent, thorough, and extremely careful
misanthrope person who hates others
inoccuous harmless and inoffensive
loquacious tending to talk a great deal; talkative
abate To reduce in amount, degree, or severity
lambast criticize severely or angrily
predilection a strong liking
perfidy an act of deliberate betrayal
opulance great wealth or luxuriousness
prevarication a false or deliberate misstatement; lie
equivocation the use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself; prevarication
circumscribed restrict (something) within limits
reticence the quality of not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
ruminate Think deeply about something
abrogate repeal or do away with
parsimonious unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal.
prevaricate speak or act in an evasive way
sophomoric conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature
truculent eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant
magnanimous big-hearted; generous
inculpate to charge with wrong-doing; accuse
laconic brief and to the point; effectively cut short
arduous difficult to accomplish, hard to endure
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