GRE Vocabulary 1

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

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