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Word list 39

Barron's GRE wordlist 39

QuestionAnswer
quash subdue; crush; squash
quay dock; landing place
queasy easily nauseated; squeamish
quell extinguish; put down; quiet
quench douse or extinguish; assuage or satisfy
querulous Continually complaining in nature; fretful; whining
query inquiry; question
queue line
quibble minor objection or complaint
quiescent at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
quietude tranquility ( state of peace and quiet)
quintessence purest and highest embodiment
quip A clever, often sarcastic remark; taunt
quirk an unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; startling twist; caprice
quisling traitor who aids invaders
quiver case for arrows
quiver tremble; shake
quixotic idealist but impractical
quizzical teasing; bantering; mocking; curious
quorum number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
quotidian daily; commonplace; customary
rabid like a fanatic; furious
raconteur story-teller
ragamuffin person wearing tattered clothes
rail scold; rant
raiment clothing
rakish stylish; sporty
rally call up or summon (forces, vital forces, etc.); revive; recuperate
ramble wander aimlessly ( physically or mentally)
ramification branching out; subdivision; outgrowth; consequences
ramify divide into branches or subdivision
ramp slope; incline plane
rampant growing in profusion; unrestrained
rampart defensive mound of earth; a defensive or protective barrier.
ramshackle rickety; falling apart
rancid having the odor of stale fat
rancor bitterness; hatred
random without definite purpose, plan or aim; haphazard
rankle irritate; fester
rant rave; talk excitedly; scold; make a grandiloquent speech
rapacious excessively grasping; plundering
rapport emotional closeness; harmony
rapt absorbed; enchanted
rarefied made less dense ( of gas)
raspy grating; harsh
ratify approve formally
ratiocination reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
rationale fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
rationalize give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable one; offer an excuse
raucous harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous
ravage plunder; despoil
rave overwhelmingly favorable view
ravel fall apart into tangles; unravel or untwist; entangle
ravenous extremely hungry
ravine narrow valley with steep sides
raze destroy completely
reactionary opposition progress; politically ultraconservative
realm kingdom; field or sphere
reaper one who harvest grain
rebate discount
rebuff snub; beat back
rebuke scold harshly; criticize severely
rebus puzzle in which pictures stand for words
rebuttal refutation; response with contrary evidence
recalcitrant obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly
recant disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error
recapitulate summarize
recast reconstruct ( sentence, story, etc.); fashion again
receptive quick or willing to receive ideas, suggestions, etc.
recession withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
recidivism habitual return to crime
recipient receiver
reciprocal mutual; exchangeable; interacting
reciprocate repay in kind
recluse hermit; loner
reconcile correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel
recondite abstruse; profound; secret
reconnaissance survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering
recount narrate or tell; count over again
recourse resorting to help when in trouble
recrimination countercharges (charge in opposition to another charge)
rectify set right; correct
rectitude uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
recumbent reclining; lying down completely or in part
recuperate recover
recurrent occuring again and again
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