GRE vocab practice 1

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

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

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