GRE vocab practice 1

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

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