GRE vocab practice 1

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

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