GRE vocab practice 1

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

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

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