GRE Vocabulary 1

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Flamboyance or dash in style and action; verve
Frolicsome; playful
A person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
Sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
To add ornamental or fictitious details
Occurring daily; commonplace
Excess
Relating to a palace; magnificent
Wandering and unpredictable
Earthly; down-to-earth; commonplace
Acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
Courageous; spunky
Meal or mealtime
Respected because of age
Acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
Book, usually large and academic
Stubborn; unyielding
Similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
To increase in number quickly
Steadily increasing in volume or force
To annoy or provoke to anger
To judge a dispute between two opposing sides
Wisdom; caution or restraint
To set fire to or ignite; excite or inspire
Beliefs or character of a group
A trace; remnant
Uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
Nonsensical talk; specialized language
To humble oneself in a demeaning way
Clear and easily understood
To tarnish; to taint
Composed of unlike parts; different; diverse
Having bad connotations; disparaging
Growth process from conception to birth
Temporary suppression or suspension
Rural
To prelace (another) by force; to take the place of
Of a similar kind
Controversy; argument; verbal attack
Pompous in speech and manner
Bright; brilliant; glowing
Concerning the appreciation of beauty
To assume as real or conceded; propose as an explanation
A firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
To make larger; expand
Potential that is not readily apparent
To respect deeply
Long, harsh speech or verbal attack
To make impure
Trick designed to deceive an enemy
To reject the validity of
Fundamentally different; entirely unlike
To calm down or moderate
Sensible; showing good judgment
Something that brings about a change in something else
Relaxation; leisure
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Determined by chance or impulse
Lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
To speak in favor of
Crude person; one lacking manners or taste
Impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
Severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
A ghost or specter; a ghost of a living person seen just before his or her death
The point of culmination; peak
Charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
Able to speak clearly and expressively
An outcast
Dictatorial in one's opinions
Tending to be thrifty or cheap
A sorrowful poem or speech
Clearly state or shown; forthright in expression
Use of an inoffensive word of phrase in place of a more distasteful one
Fearless, resolutely courageous
Extremely careful; fastidious; painstaking
Extremely generous or extravagant; to give unsparingly
Aware; conscious; able to perceive
To soothe or pacify
Ancient; old-fashioned
Suspicious
A compact or close-knit body of people, animals, or things
A mark of shame or discredit
Premise; postulate; self-evident truth
Predictable; boring
A puzzle; a mystery
To choose not to do something
Fresh and clean; uncorrupted
Effective writing or speaking
Showing innocence or childlike simplicity
Known or understood only by a few
Digressing; diverting
To combine; to mix together
Blocked path; dilemma with no solution
Theft of property
Highest point; summit; the highest level or degree attainable
Lack of interest or emotion
Filled with truth and accuracy
To perceive or recognize
Practical, as opposed to idealistic
A person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
To make more bearable
To physically sway; to be indecisive
An extremely deep hole
Passion; excitement
To express sorrow; to grieve
Wandering from place to place; unsettled
Lavish; wasteful
Easily deceived
An investigation; an inquiry
Not easily managed or manipulated
Outgoing; sociable
Starting to develop; coming into existence
Capable of being shaped
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Great disorder; confused situation
Abusive language
A state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
Attack; assault
To penetrate
To overwhelm, to cover with water
To discard to get rid of something as unnecessary or encumbering
Tolerant; broad-minded; generous; lavish
Having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; perceptive
Phony; artificial
Harmless
To mar the appearance of; vandalize
To gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
Persuasive and moving, especially in speech
To fluctuate between choices
To act confusedly or without clear purpose
Speech in praise of someone
A contradiction or dilemma
Cooperation; mutual helpfulness
Causing grief or sorrow; serious and distressing
Temporary; lasting a brief time
Rebellion
Respect; courtesy
Doubtful; uncertain; can be interpreted several ways
Intricate and complicated
A nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling
A subtle expression of meaning or quality
To be present throughout; to permeate
A funeral hymn or mournful speech
Clever; deceptive
Lacking sophistication or experience
Ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
Agitated, overdone
Purposeful exaggeration for effect
The domination of one state or group over its allies
Bell tower; room in which a bell is hung
Rude and bad-tempered
Lacking energy and enthusiasm
To polish
Tightly sealed
To infuse
Young woman making debut in high society
Ungrateful person
Someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Wordy
Easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
Sharp and irritating to the senses
Unscrupulous; shocking unfair or unjust
No variation; tediously the same
Absolute; certain
To grow together to form a single whole
Fearless; daring
Dormant; unused
A rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice

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