GRE Vocabulary 1

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

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