GRE vocab practice 1

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Can you name the GRE words based on the definitions given?

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

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