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Hit Parade 2010 - 1

GRE Hit Parade 2010 - 1

abscond to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide (verb)
aberrant deviating from the norm (adj); noun form (aberration)
alacrity noun; eager and enthusiastic willingness; cheerful willingness
anomaly noun; deviation from the normal order, form, or rule. (adj form: anomalous)
approbation noun; an expression of approval or praise (official approval)
arduous adjective; strenuous,
assuage verb; to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
audacious adjective; daring and fearless; recklessly bold (noun: audacity)
austere adj; without adornment; bare; severely simply (noun: austerity)
axiomatic adj; taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun: axiom)
canonical adj: following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun: canon)
capricious adj; inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable
censure verb; to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
chicanery noun; trickery or subterfuge.
connoisseur noun; an informed and astute judge in matters of taste
convoluted adj; complex or complicated
disabuse verb; to undeceive; to set right
discordant adj; conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
disparate adj; fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
effrontery noun; extreme boldness; presumptuousness
eloquent adj; well-spoken;expressive
enervate verb; to weaken; to reduce in vitality.
ennui noun; dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
equivocate verb; to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent (adj: equivocal)
erudite adj; very learned, scholarly (noun: erudition).
exculpate verb; exonerate; to clear of blame
exigent adj; urgent, pressing, requiring immediate action or attention/ requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable
extemporaneous adj; improvised; done without preparation
filibuster noun; intentional obstruction;
fulminate verb; to loudly attack or denounce; to cause to explode
ingenuous adj; artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication; free from reserve
inured adj; accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible adj; easily angered; prone to tempermental outbursts
laud verb; to praise highly (adj: laudable)
lucid adj; clear, easily understood
magnanimity noun; generously noble in mind and heart, especially in forgiving.
martial adj; associated with war and armed forces
mundane adj; of the world, associated with the ordinary
nascent adj; in the early development stages
nebulous adj; vague, cloudy, lacking clearly defined form.
neologism noun; a new word, expression, or usage
noxious adj; harmful, injurious
obtuse adj; lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in though or expression
obviate verb; to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous adj; troublesome, burdensome
paean noun; a song or hymn of praise and thanskgiving
parody noun; a humorous imitation intended for ridicule
perennial adj; recurrent throughout the year or many years; happening repeatedly
perfidy noun; intentional breach of faith; treachery (adj form - perfidious)
perfunctory adj; cursory; done without care or interest
perspicacious adj; acutely perceptive; having keen mental perception and understanding(noun form - perspicacity)
prattle verb; to babble meaninglessly
precipitate adj; to cause or happen before anticipated or required.
precipitate verb; acting with excessive haste or impulse; to bring about prematurely
predilection noun; a disposition in favour of something; preference
prescience noun; foreknowledge of events; foresight (adj: prescient)
prevaricate verb; to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
qualms noun; misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
recant verb; to retract, especially a previously held belief or statement
refute verb; to disprove; to successfully argue against
relegate verb; to forcibly assign, especially to a lower place or position
reticent adj; quite, reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
solicitous adj; concerned and attentive; eager
sordid adj; characterized by filth, grime, or squalor. foul
sporadic adj; occurring only occasionally
squander verb; to waste by spending or using irresponsibly,
static adj; not moving; at rest
stupefy verb; to stun, baffle, or amaze
stymie verb; to block, thwart
synthesis noun; the combination of parts to make a whole
torque noun; a force that causes rotation
tortuous adj; winding, twisting; excessively complicated.
truculent adj; fierce and cruel. eager to fight
veracity noun; truthfulness, honesty
virulent adj; extremely harmful or poisonous. hostile
voracious adj; having an insatiable appetite for some activity or pursuit. ravenous
waver verb; to mot to and fro. to be unsettled in opinion.
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