GRE Vocabulary 1

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

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