GRE Vocabulary 1

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

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