GRE Vocabulary 1

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

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