GRE HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS
VerbThe wind abated after the storm:
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 ,
increase,intensify,magnify,enhance, heighten,aggravate,amplify,grow;multiply,rise, come up,
strengthen,sharpen, heat up;quicken,accelerate,hurry,speed, speed up;prolong,extend.
The planet's orbit was plainly aberrant:
straying,stray, deviating,deviate, wandering, errant,
Aberrant behavior led to his confinement:
abnormal,irregular ,unusual,odd,eccentric,peculiar ,
exceptional,weird,queer ,curious,singular ,strange; unconforming, nonconforming,anomalous.
NounThe 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.
adjectiveHis abstemious habits allowed him few pleasures:
continent, nonindulgent, teetotal, self-denying,sparing, self-disciplined, abstentious.
self-indulgent,abandoned,undisciplined, uncontrolled, hedonistic,profligate,licentious,