GRE vocab practice 1

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to throw overboard (discard)
mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
stubborn; hardheaded (uncompromising)
to increase in intensity, power, or prestige
an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
lazy; listless (lethargic)
to grow to increase swiftly and abundantly
causing delay (dallying)
out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
to cut off abruptly (shorten)
to incite; to rouse (instigate)
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
greatly emotional or zealous (ardent)
biting; severe (harsh)
an illusion; originally, an imaginary fire-breathing monster
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deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
to illegally use or reproduce
marked with spots or blotches; impure (stained)
about to happen (impending)
diametrically opposed; as in antithesis
having sound judgment; perceptive (wise)
culled from many sources (varied)
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
a rude or insensitive person
unfortunate; inappropriate
capable of being set right; correctable
a situation that is difficult to get out of
disparaging or descriptive word or phrase (slur)
having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice (disinterested)
recklessly wasteful; extravagant (lavish)
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immunity from punishment or penalty
to delight or entertain (amuse)
belligerent; warlike (hostile)
fleeting; passing quickly; brief
causing laugher; laughable
typical or standard specimen; model
flashy; gaudy
to provide support (reinforce)
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
baffled; at a loss for what to say or do (bewildered)
strength of spirit; courage
loud; noisy; lacking restraint (raucous)
to stun, baffle, or amaze
pompous speech or expression

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