GRE vocab practice 1

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

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