General Words for GRE and GMAT Intermediate #4 – 40 Words

becoming

displaying or setting off to best advantage

grandiloquent

lofty in style

capitulate

surrender under agreed conditions

hubris

overbearing pride or presumption

resignation

the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession

truculence

obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness

resurgent

rising again as to new life and vigor

epigram

a witty saying

illustrious

widely known and esteemed

endemic

native to or confined to a certain region

opulence

wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

apathetic

showing little or no emotion or animation

artless

simple and natural; without cunning or deceit

malinger

avoid responsibilities and duties

powwow

a council of or with Native Americans

reproach

express criticism towards

celerity

a rate that is rapid

ingenuity

the power of creative imagination

consecrate

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

antedate

be earlier in time; go back further

charlatan

a flamboyant deceiver

solicitous

full of anxiety and concern

enmity

a state of deep-seated ill-will

jingoist

an extreme bellicose nationalist

relegate

assign to a lower position

exacting

severe and unremitting in making demands

clemency

leniency and compassion shown toward offenders

impregnable

incapable of being attacked or tampered with

erudite

having or showing profound knowledge

cryptic

having a secret or hidden meaning

epiphany

a divine manifestation

vindictive

disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

adjudicate

hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

destitute

poor enough to need help from others

moment

an indefinitely short time

flag

a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

disinterested

unaffected by concern for one’s own welfare

diabolical

showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness

perpetuate

cause to continue or prevail

apprehension

fearful expectation or anticipation
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