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GRE High Frequency Words

GRE High Frequency Words

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GRE HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS
1.
Abate
 
Verb 
 
The wind abated after the storm: 
 decrease,diminish,reduce,lessen,subside,decline,fade, fade away,recede,dwindle, moderate,mitigate,weaken,wane,ebb,curtail,slack,slacken, go down, lower, fall off, fall away, taper off, lighten,soften, quiet,quell,slow, slow down, slake off,temper,cool,blunt;ease,relieve,alleviate,assuage,pacify,soothe,allay,mollify, palliate,dull;dampen,restrain,restrict.
 —Antonyms
 increase,intensify,magnify,enhance, heighten,aggravate,amplify,grow;multiply,rise, come up,strengthen,sharpen, heat up;quicken,accelerate,hurry,speed, speed up;prolong,extend. 2.
Aberrant
 
Adjective 
 
1
The planet's orbit was plainly aberrant: 
straying,stray, deviating,deviate, wandering, errant, erring,devious,erratic, rambling, diverging,divergent.
2
Aberrant behavior led to his confinement: 
 abnormal,irregular,unusual,odd,eccentric,peculiar,exceptional,weird,queer, curious,singular,strange; unconforming, nonconforming,anomalous.
 —Antonyms
 
1
direct.
2
normal.3.
Abeyance
 
Noun 
 
The building project will be held in abeyance until spring: 
postponement, suspension,intermission,remission, deferral, adjournment, discontinuance, inaction, dormancy, latency;pause,delay,cessation, quiescence,recess,hiatus, waiting period, in a holding pattern; in cold storage, on ice, on a back burner.
 —Antonyms
 Continuance,continuation,continuity, ceaselessness. 4.
abstemious
 
adjective 
 
His abstemious habits allowed him few pleasures: 
 abstinent,ascetic,austere,temperate, continent, nonindulgent, teetotal, self-denying,sparing, self-disciplined, abstentious.
 —Antonyms
 self-indulgent,abandoned,undisciplined, uncontrolled, hedonistic,profligate,licentious,unrestrained,immoderate. 5.
admonish
 
 
verb 
 
1
The captain admonished the guards to be on the alert: 
 warn,caution, put on guard, tip off;advise,counsel,enjoin.
2
The preacher admonished his congregation for failure to attend weekly services: 
 reprove,censure,reprimand,rebuke, reproach,remonstrate,chide,chasten,scold,upbraid,criticize, take to task, call to account, rap on the knuckles.
 —Antonyms
 
2
praise,compliment,commend. 6.
adulterate
 
verb 
 The ancient Greeks often adulterated their wine with water:contaminate,thin,water, water down;depreciate, Informalcut. 7
. esthetic
or
aesthetic
adjective 
 
The course in art history is designed to develop the student's esthetic judgment: 
appreciative of beauty, appealing to artistictaste, having artistic tastes,artistic;sensitive,discriminating, cultivated,refined,fastidious.
 —Antonyms
 unesthetic, unappreciative;insensitive, undiscriminating.8.
aggregate
 
noun 
 
The final plan was an aggregate of all our ideas: 
 composite,compound,union,combination,gathering,accumulation, collection, amassing, bringing together, summation,mixture,mix,blend, mass,conglomeration, conglomerate. 9.
Alacrity
 
noun 
 
1
She answered his call for assist-ance with alacrity: 
willingness,enthusiasm,eagerness,fervor,zeal, avidity; alertness, promptness,dispatch, readiness.
2
Despite his 80 years, he moved with alacrity: 
liveliness, briskness, sprightliness;agility, nimbleness.
 —Antonyms
 
1
unwillingness,indifference,unconcern,apathy, impassiveness, reluctance, disinclination;languor,lethargy, dullness. 2 slowness, sluggishness.
10
.alleviate
verb 
 
 
This medication will alleviate the soreness: 
 relieve,ease,allay,assuage;lessen,reduce,abate,diminish,check,temper, lighten,soften,mitigate,mollify;blunt,dull,moderate,slake,slacken,subdue,quit, quench.
 —Antonyms
 make worse,aggravate,increase,intensify, heighten,enhance,magnify,multiply. 11.
amalgamate
 
verb 
 
Silver must be amalgamated with a harder material to make durable jewelry. The two shipping companies amalgamated into one: 
 combine,blend,merge, fuse,mix,commingle;unite,unify, join together,consolidate,coalesce,incorporate, federate, integrate,synthesize.
 —Antonyms
 separate,part,divide, disunite. 12.
ambiguous
 
adjective 
 
"Indian" is an ambiguous word because it can refer to an American Indian or a native of India: 
 equivocal,vague, unclear, cryptic,enigmatic, puzzling,indefinite,uncertain,doubtful; misleading, having a double meaning.
 —Antonyms
 explicit,definite,specific,direct,conclusive;clear,plain,frank,unmistakable,obvious,simple,lucid;unquestionable,honest. 13.
ambivalent
 
adjective 
 
I have ambivalent thoughts on where to spend my vacation: 
 contradictory,conflicting, opposing, clashing, warring; confused,undecided, unfocused,mixed, wavering, fluctuating, vacillating,
Informal 
 wishy-washy.
 —Antonyms
 definite,positive;unwavering. 14.
ameliorate
 
verb 
 
1
The council met to consider ways of ameliorating the foreign situation: 
 improve,better,help,heal, fix up, patch up,correct, rectify;amend,reform,revise, improve upon, make an improvement upon;advance,promote.
2
Doctors say the patient's condition has ameliorated: 
 improve, get better, grow better, perk up, pick up,progress, come along,mend, show improvement.
 —Antonyms
 

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