GRE vocab practice 1

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

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