GRE flashcard1 – 99 Words

anomalous

deviating from the general or common order or type

intimate

marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

explicitly

in a clearly expressed manner

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

precocity

intelligence achieved far ahead of normal development

parochial

relating to or supported by or located in a parish

culinary

of or relating to or used in cooking

culinary

of or relating to or used in cooking

trivial

(informal) small and of little importance

mentality

a habitual or characteristic attitude of the mind

fledgling

young bird that has just become capable of flying

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

parsimonious

excessively unwilling to spend

disinterested

unaffected by concern for one’s own welfare

unbiased

without prejudice

neutral

having no personal preference

juror

a member of a group that delivers a verdict at a trial

defendant

someone against whom an action is brought in a court of law

ambiguous

having more than one possible meaning

jury

a body of citizens sworn to give a verdict in a court of law

frugal

avoiding waste

acrimony

a rough and bitter manner

imperil

pose a threat to; present a danger to

calumny

a false accusation of an offense

primary

of first rank or importance or value

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

mistress

an adulterous woman

extant

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

extant

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

dealing

method or manner of conduct in relation to others

venerate

regard with feelings of respect and reverence

venerate

regard with feelings of respect and reverence

iconoclast

someone who attacks cherished ideas or institutions

iconoclast

someone who attacks cherished ideas or institutions

rug

floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric

rugged

having long narrow shallow depressions in the surface

uneven

not fairly matched as opponents

hoot

a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)

owl

nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes

hoggish

resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy

thuggery

violent or brutal acts as of thugs

sculpture

a three-dimensional work of plastic art

laconic

brief and to the point

hunky-dory

being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition

prevaricate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear

prevaricate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear

vindicate

show to be right by providing justification or proof

evasive

avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger

galvanize

stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock

shifty

characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive

shifty

characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive

vague

lacking clarity or distinctness

cynic

someone who is critical of the motives of others

lollipop

hard candy on a stick

banner

long strip of cloth or paper for decoration or advertising

quip

a witty saying

offhand

with little or no preparation or forethought

gallop

a fast gait of a horse

gait

an animal’s manner of moving

pony

any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder

upbraid

express criticism towards

braid

make by interlacing

invalidate

make no longer acceptable for use

warranty

written assurance that a product or service will be provided

wacky

ludicrous, foolish

gregarious

temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

castigate

inflict severe punishment on

reprimand

an act or expression of criticism and censure

senate

assembly possessing high legislative powers

alliance

the state of being confederated

harangue

a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

interminable

tiresomely long; seemingly without end

interminable

tiresomely long; seemingly without end

pompous

puffed up with vanity

pomp

cheap or pretentious or vain display

ostentatious

intended to attract notice and impress others

tirade

a speech of violent denunciation

mercurial

liable to sudden unpredictable change

artful

not straightforward or candid

fraud

intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

amenable

disposed or willing to comply

chastise

censure severely

profligate

unrestrained by convention or morality

dissolute

unrestrained by convention or morality

reckless

marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

outright

without reservation or concealment

yacht

an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power

cargo

goods carried by a large vehicle

equivocal

open to two or more interpretations

equivocal

open to two or more interpretations

aberration

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

optical

relating to or using sight

meteorological

of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions

deviation

a variation from the standard or norm

deviation

a variation from the standard or norm

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

maintain

keep in a certain state, position, or activity

sovereignty

the authority of a state to govern another state
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