GRE Vocabulary 1

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

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