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Kaplan GRE Words

Kaplan GRE(180 frequent words)

Dupe To deceive; a person who is easily deceived
Eclectic Selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
Efficacy Effectiveness
Ellegy A sorrowful poem or speech
Eloquent Persuasive and moving, especially in speech
Emulate To copy; to try to equal or excel
Enervate To reduce in strength
Engender To produce, cause, or bring about
Enigma A puzzle; a mystery
Enumerate To count, list, or itemize
Ephemeral Lasting a short time
Equivocate To use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
Eulogy Speech in praise of someone
Euphemism Use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
Exacerbate To make worse
Exculpate To clear from blame
Explicit Clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
Fanantical Acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme unquestioned devotion
Fervid Intensely emotional; feverish
Fawn To grovel
Florid Excessively decorated or embellished
Attenuate To reduce in force or degree; to weaken
Assuage To make something unpleasent or less severe
Articulate Able to speak clearly and expressively
Ardor Intense and passionate feeling
Archaic Ancient, old-fashioned
Arbitrate To judge a dispute between two opposing parties
Apathy Lack of interest or emotion
Antipathy Extreme dislike
Antagonize To annoy or provoke to anger
Anomaly Deviation from what is normal
Analogous Similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
Anachronism Something out of place in time
Ameliorate To make better; to improve
Ambiguous Doubtful or uncertain; able to ve interpreted several ways
Amalgamate To combine; to mix together
Alleviate To make more bearable
Aggrandize To increase in power, influence, and reputation
Aesthetic Concerning the appretiation of beauty
Advocate To speak in favor of
Adulterate To make impure
Abyss An extremely deep hole
Abstain To choose not to do something
Abscond To leave secretly
Abate To reduce in amount, degree, or severity
Whimsical Acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredicatble
Zeal Passion, excitement
Decorum Appropriateness of behaviour or conduct; propriety
Deference Respect, courtesy
Deride To speak or treat with contempt; to mock
Desiccate To dry out thoroughly
Desultory Jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
Dissemble To present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
Dogmatic Dictatorial in one's opinions
Dogma A firmly held opinion, often a religious belief
Dilatory Intended to delay
Dilettante Someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Dirge A funeral hymn or mournful speech
Disabuse To set right; to free from error
Discern To percieve; to recognize
Disparate Fundamentally different; entirely unlike
Dissonance A harsh and disagreeable combination often of sounds
Audacious Fearless or daring
Austere Severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
Banal Predictable, cliched, boring
Bolster To support; to prop up
Bombastic Pompous in speech and manner
Cacophony Harsh, Jarring noise
Candid Impartial and honest in speech
Capricious Changing ones mind quickly and often
Castigate To punish or criticize harshly
Catalyst Something that brings out change in something else
Caustic Biting in wit
Chaos Great disorder or confusion
Chauvinist Someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
Chicanery Deception by means of craft or guile
Cogent Convincing and well reasoned
Condone To overlook, pardon, or disregard
Convoluted Intricate and complicated
Corroborate To provide supporting evidence
Credulous Too trusting; gullible
Crescendo Steadily increasing volume or force
Estimable Admirable
Esoteric Know or understood by only a few
Erudite Learned, scholarly, bookish
Erratic Wandering and unpredicatble
Dilate To make larger; to expand
Diffident Lacking self-confidence
Diatribe An abusive, condemnatory speech
Waver To fluctuate between choices
Volatile Easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
Vex To annoy
Verbose Wordy
Veracity Filled with truth and accuracy
Venerate To respect deeply
Vacillate To sway physically, to be indecisive
Transitory Temporary, lasting a brief time
Torpor Extreme mental and physical sluggishness
Tirade Long, harsh speech or verbal attack
Taciturn Silent, not talkative
Tacit Done without using words
Sublime Lofty or grand
Stolid Unemotional; lacking sensitivity
Stigma A mark of shame or discredit
Specious Deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
Soporific Causing sleep or lethargy
Satiate To satisfy fully or oveindulge
Rhetoric Effective writing or speaking
Reticent Silent, reserved
Repudiate To reject the validity of
Rarefy To make thinner or sparser
Quiescent Motionless
Pungent Sharp and irritating to the senses
Prudence Wisdom, caution, or restraint
Propriety Correct behavior, obedience to rules and customs
Propitiate To conciliate; to appease
Proliferate To increase in number quickly
Pristine Fresh and clean; uncorrupted
Prodigal Lavish, wasteful
Prevaricate To lie or deviate from the truth
Precipitate To throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
Pragmatic Practical as opposed to idealistic
Plethora Excess
Plastic Able to be molded, altered, or bent
Placate To soothe or pacify
Plilanthropy Charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
Permeate To penetrate
Perfunctory Done in a routine way; indifferent
Perfidious Willing to betray one's trust
Pedant Someone who shows off learning
Paragon Model of excellence or perfection
Paradox A contradiction or dilemma
Ostentation Excessive showiness
Opprobrium Public disgrace
Opaque Impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
Onerous Troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
Occlude To stop up, to prevent the passage of
Obviate To prevent; to make unnecessary
Obstinate Stubborn, unyielding
Obsequious Overly submissive and eager to please
Obdurate Hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
Naive Lacking sophistication or experience
Monotony Lack of variation
Mollify To calm or make less severe
Ingenuous Showing innocence or childlike simplicity
Inchoate Not fully formed; disorganized
Implacable Unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
Impetuous Quick to act without thinking
Impervious Impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
Imperturable Not capable of being disturbed
Iconoclast One who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
Homogenous Of a similar kind
Gullible Easily deceived
Guile Deceit or trickery
Gregarious Outgoing, sociable
Garrulous Tending to talk alot
Frugality A tendency to be thrifty or cheap
Foment To arouse or incite
Mitigate To soften; to lessen
Misanthrope A person who dislikes others
Meticulous Extremely careful about details
Metaphor A figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbol
Malleable Capable of being shaped
Malinger To evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
Luminous Bright, brilliant, glowing
Lucid Clear and easily understood
Loquacious Talkative
Lethargic Acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
Lavish To give unsparingly(v); Extremely generous or extravagant (adj)
Laud To give praise; to glorify
Lament To express sorrow; to grieve
Laconic Using few words
Irascible Easily made angry
Inundate To overwhelm; to cover with water
Intrunsigent Uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
Inimical Hostile, unfriendly
Innocuous Harmless
Insipid Lacking interest of flavor
Created by: jothbr



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