GRE Vocabulary 1

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

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