GRE 9 – 393 Words

devotee

an ardent follower and admirer

unrequited

not returned in kind

apiarist

a farmer who keeps bees for their honey

unruly

unable to be governed or controlled

wiggle

move to and fro

vanguard

the leading units moving at the head of an army

analgesic

capable of relieving pain

defile

make dirty or spotty

subliminal

below the threshold of conscious perception

saunter

walk leisurely and with no apparent aim

languor

inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

fodder

coarse food composed of plants or leaves and stalks

fecundity

the state of being fertile or capable of producing offspring

swamp

low land that is seasonally flooded

ballast

any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

benediction

a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

actuary

someone versed in the interpretation of numerical data

guffaw

a burst of loud and hearty laughter

abdicate

give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors

sequester

keep away from others

pang

a sudden sharp feeling

moratorium

suspension of an ongoing activity

dissertation

a treatise advancing a point of view resulting from research

preternatural

existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

juggernaut

a massive inexorable force

surpass

be or do something to a greater degree

disaffected

discontented as toward authority

irrefutable

impossible to deny or disprove

peddle

sell or offer for sale from place to place

bourgeois

being of the property-owning class

tempo

the speed at which a composition is to be played

paramount

having superior power and influence

aptitude

inherent ability

engage

consume all of one’s attention or time

drastic

forceful and extreme and rigorous

molt

cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

censorious

harshly critical or expressing censure

politic

marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness

bugaboo

an imaginary monster used to frighten children

agglomeration

the act of collecting in a mass

expeditious

marked by speed and efficiency

siren

a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound

skeptic

someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

novice

someone new to a field or activity

cavalier

given to haughty disregard of others

plaintive

expressing sorrow

myopic

unable to see distant objects clearly

lassitude

a feeling of lack of interest or energy

degenerate

a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable

pristine

immaculately clean and unused

fatuous

devoid of intelligence

deft

skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

reciprocal

concerning each of two or more persons or things

wrest

obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically

ironic

displaying incongruity between what is expected and what is

innate

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

epicure

a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment

premonition

an early warning about a future event

frenetic

excessively agitated

notoriety

the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality

vernacular

the everyday speech of the people

spoilsport

someone who ruins the pleasure of others

flashy

tastelessly showy

foul

highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

sardonic

disdainfully or ironically humorous

ferment

cause to undergo the breakdown of sugar into alcohol

exposure

the state of being vulnerable to something

fluke

a stroke of luck

misogamy

hatred of marriage

herd

a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals

connivance

agreement on a secret plot

impregnable

incapable of being attacked or tampered with

sublime

of high moral or intellectual value

quietude

a state of peace and quiet

fester

ripen and generate pus

dichotomy

a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

nefarious

extremely wicked

timorous

shy and fearful by nature

smother

deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

introspective

given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences

fabricate

put together out of artificial or natural components

sherbet

a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar

indomitable

impossible to subdue

ventriloquist

a performer who projects the voice into a wooden dummy

aberrant

markedly different from an accepted norm

squalor

sordid dirtiness

trident

a spear with three prongs

wrongheaded

obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion

fermentation

breaking down an organic substance, as sugar into alcohol

indifferent

marked by a lack of interest

hygiene

a condition promoting sanitary practices

requiem

a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person

sylvan

relating to or characteristic of wooded regions

wry

humorously sarcastic or mocking

exemplify

be characteristic of

harbor

a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

solicitor

a British lawyer who gives legal advice

ruddy

inclined to a healthy reddish color

consummate

having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

indoctrinate

teach uncritically

melee

a noisy riotous fight

beholden

under a moral obligation to someone

mundane

found in the ordinary course of events

inkling

a slight suggestion or vague understanding

scion

a descendent or heir

sober

not affected by a chemical substance, especially alcohol

feign

make believe with the intent to deceive

tightwad

a miserly person

occlude

block passage through

regal

belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

garbled

lacking orderly continuity

awry

turned or twisted to one side

kaleidoscope

an optical toy in a tube

humus

partially decomposed organic matter

predetermine

establish beforehand

plebeian

of or associated with the great masses of people

juxtapose

place side by side

titillate

excite pleasurably or erotically

pacifist

someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

forbearance

a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges

generality

the quality of being widespread or having wide applicability

blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

faze

disturb the composure of

corrugated

shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges

effeminate

having unsuitable feminine qualities

microcosm

a miniature model of something

rampant

occurring or increasing in an unrestrained way

seismic

subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration

futile

producing no result or effect

straggle

wander from a direct or straight course

scruple

an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action

existential

relating to or dealing with the state of being

antediluvian

of or relating to the period before the biblical flood

torso

the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

expedient

appropriate to a purpose

whorl

a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles

integrity

an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting

cistern

a sac or cavity containing fluid

relapse

deteriorate in health

terrestrial

of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth

subjective

taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias

rehabilitate

help to readapt, as to a former state of health or repute

immutable

not subject or susceptible to change or variation

resolution

a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner

paste

an adhesive made from water and flour or starch

abstinence

the trait of refraining from something, especially alcohol

abut

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

claustrophobia

a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space

fleece

outer coat of especially sheep and yaks

eddy

a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind

abbreviate

shorten

prerogative

a right reserved exclusively by a person or group

evoke

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

millennium

a span of 1000 years

skim

remove from the surface

warren

a colony of rabbits

jocund

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

humane

marked by concern with the alleviation of suffering

coalition

the union of diverse things into one body or form or group

odious

unequivocally detestable

adversity

a state of misfortune or affliction

halcyon

a mythical bird said to breed at the winter solstice

nihilist

someone who rejects all theories of morality

notch

a small cut

incantation

a ritual reciting of words believed to have a magical effect

taut

pulled or drawn tight

speck

a very small spot

simplistic

characterized by extreme and misleading lack of complexity

beatitude

a state of supreme happiness

irreverence

a mental attitude showing lack of due respect

advocacy

active support of an idea or cause

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

copious

large in number or quantity

inimitable

matchless

perforate

make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation

sextant

an instrument for measuring angular distance

brood

hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

discriminating

showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment

spurious

plausible but false

consanguinity

relation by blood

gustatory

of or relating to the sense of taste

pall

burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

recurrent

happening again and again

bulk

the property possessed by a large mass

clime

the weather in some location averaged over a period of time

panacea

hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases

bouillon

a clear seasoned broth

dilate

become wider

adulation

exaggerated flattery or praise

pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning

pungent

strong and sharp to the sense of taste

cantata

a musical composition for voices and orchestra

manacle

shackle that can be locked around the wrist

inaugurate

commence officially

stump

the base part that remains after a tree has been felled

throng

a large gathering of people

expropriate

deprive of possessions

rapport

a relationship of mutual understanding between people

rally

gather or bring together

compose

form the substance of

translucent

allowing light to pass through diffusely

edict

a formal or authoritative proclamation

perfunctory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

disgruntle

put into a bad mood or into bad humour

corpus

a collection of writings

discourse

an extended communication dealing with some particular topic

bicameral

consisting of two chambers

foible

a minor weakness or peculiarity in someone’s character

plump

sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure

mediocre

moderate to inferior in quality

lineage

the kinship relation between an individual and progenitors

sterile

incapable of reproducing

prate

speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly

troth

a solemn pledge of fidelity

turncoat

a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause

hoard

a secret store of valuables or money

prosperity

the condition of having good fortune

bound

confined by bonds

vision

the ability to see

deposition

the act of putting something somewhere

sarcasm

witty language used to convey insults or scorn

torque

a twisting force

escapade

any carefree episode

minatory

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

apparition

a ghostly appearing figure

efface

remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

corollary

an inference following from the proof of another proposition

totem

emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant

baffle

be a mystery or bewildering to

withhold

hold back; refuse to hand over or share

nether

lower

paleontology

the earth science that studies fossil organisms

equanimity

steadiness of mind under stress

burlesque

a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor

firebrand

a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

debilitate

make weak

virtual

being actually such in almost every respect

authoritative

of recognized power or excellence

bombastic

ostentatiously lofty in style

bovine

any of various wild or domestic cattle

droop

sink or settle from pressure or loss of tautness

dispense

administer or bestow, as in small portions

diligence

conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task

elliptical

rounded like an egg

eulogy

a formal expression of praise for someone who has died

accost

approach and speak to someone aggressively or insistently

militia

civilians trained as soldiers, not part of the regular army

proscenium

the part of a stage between the curtain and the orchestra

contagion

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

temporize

draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

mobile

moving or capable of moving readily

rationalize

employ logic or reason

fertile

capable of reproducing

hamper

prevent the progress or free movement of

mischance

an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

hermetic

completely sealed or airtight

cornice

the topmost projecting part of an entablature

servile

submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

venturesome

disposed to take risks

quiver

shake with fast, tremulous movements

disfigure

mar or spoil the appearance of

serpentine

resembling a snake in form

vacuous

devoid of matter

agility

the gracefulness of a quick and nimble person or animal

genesis

a coming into being

lout

an awkward stupid person

aplomb

great coolness and composure under strain

brawl

to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

kindred

group of people related by blood or marriage

mortician

one whose business is the management of funerals

ineluctable

impossible to avoid or evade

innovation

the act of starting something for the first time

catechism

an elementary book summarizing the principles of a religion

provenance

where something originated or was nurtured

herald

a person who announces important news

grouch

show one’s unhappiness or critical attitude

supposition

the cognitive process of conjecturing

staid

characterized by dignity and propriety

effusion

an unrestrained expression of emotion

stamina

enduring strength and energy

tender

easy to cut or chew

satellite

any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

conjugal

relating to the relationship between a wife and husband

officious

intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

bridle

headgear for a horse

prophetic

foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

macabre

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

patrimony

an inheritance coming by right of birth

lethal

of an instrument of certain death

belligerent

characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

intrinsic

belonging to a thing by its very nature

polemical

of or involving dispute or controversy

distend

cause to expand as if by internal pressure

woe

misery resulting from affliction

rabble

a disorderly crowd of people

menace

something that is a source of danger

unfeigned

not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

scurry

move about or proceed hurriedly

reverberate

ring or echo with sound

euphony

any pleasing and harmonious sounds

zealot

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

bait

something used to lure fish or other animals

notable

worthy of notice

appease

make peace with

pluck

pull lightly but sharply

animus

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

flux

a state of constant change

meticulous

marked by precise accordance with details

lechery

unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity

obese

excessively fat

largess

liberality in bestowing gifts

fiend

an evil supernatural being

acclivity

an upward slope or grade, as in a road

lucre

informal terms for money

acidulous

being sour to the taste

sallow

unhealthy looking

gross

lacking fine distinctions or detail

impudence

the trait of being rude and impertinent

seminary

a school for training ministers or priests or rabbis

sagacious

acutely insightful and wise

epic

a long narrative poem telling of a hero’s deeds

turbid

clouded as with sediment

catcall

a cry expressing disapproval

linger

remain present although waning or gradually dying

glutton

a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

functional

designed for or capable of a particular use

cognate

related by blood

fickle

liable to sudden unpredictable change

estimable

deserving of respect or high regard

secession

formal separation from an alliance or federation

graphic

written or drawn or engraved

inerrancy

exemption from mistakes

rip

tear or be torn violently

indicative

pointing out or revealing clearly

vagary

an unexpected and inexplicable change in something

emasculate

deprive of strength or vigor

disjunction

state of being disconnected

opalescent

having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

apotheosis

model of excellence or perfection of a kind

phoenix

a legendary bird that burned to death and emerged reborn

ancillary

furnishing added support

neologism

a newly invented word or phrase

mandatory

required by rule

tentative

hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion

enterprising

marked by initiative and readiness to undertake new projects

requisite

necessary for relief or supply

partisan

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

static

not in physical motion

superficial

of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

diabolical

showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness

galvanic

pertaining to electric current by chemical action

sullen

showing a brooding ill humor

hoax

something intended to deceive

oblivion

the state of being disregarded or forgotten

quintessence

the most typical example or representative of a type

incandescent

emitting light as a result of being heated

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

placebo

an innocuous or inert medication

glaring

shining intensely

immune

of the condition in which an organism can resist disease

filial

designating the generation following the parental generation

blemish

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something

mason

a craftsman who works with stone or brick

carping

persistent petty and unjustified criticism

wince

draw back, as with fear or pain

abash

cause to be embarrassed

compile

get or gather together

verisimilar

appearing to be true or real

quash

declare invalid

obstinate

marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

quotidian

found in the ordinary course of events

garnish

decorate, as with parsley or other ornamental foods

denouement

the outcome of a complex sequence of events

opiate

a narcotic drug

raffle

a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money

plait

a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

rile

disturb, especially by minor irritations

precedent

an example that is used to justify similar occurrences

vitiate

make imperfect

tribunal

an assembly to conduct judicial business

hothead

a reckless, impetuous, irresponsible person

render

give or supply

recipient

a person who is sent something

chassis

the skeleton of a motor vehicle

viper

a venomous Old World snake

pry

be nosey

monochromatic

having or appearing to have only one color

construe

make sense of; assign a meaning to

braggadocio

vain and empty boasting

vouchsafe

grant in a condescending manner

mannered

having unnatural behavioral attributes

velocity

distance travelled per unit time
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