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333 High Frequency GRE Words With Meanings

333 High Frequency GRE Words With Meanings

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333 high frequency words for GRE
Abatesubside , or moderateAberrantabnormal, or deviantAbeyancesuspended actionAbsconddepart secretly and hideAbstemioussparing in eating and drinking;temperateAdmonishwarn; reproveAdulteratemake impure by adding inferior otainted substancesAestheticartistic; dealing with or capable oappreciating the beautifulAggregategather; accumulateAlacritycheerful promptness; eagernessAlleviateRelieveAmalgamatecombine; unite in one bodyAmbiguousunclear or doubtful in meaningAmbivalencethe state of having contradictory oconflicting emotional attitudesAmeliorateImproveAnachronismsomething or someone misplaced intimeAnalogousComparableAnarchyabsence of governing body; state odisorder Anomalousabnormal; irregulaAntipathyaversion; dislikeApathylack of caring; indifferenceAppeasepacify or soothe; relieveAppriseInformApprobationApprovalAppropriatev.acquire; take possession of for one’sown useArduoushard; strenuousArtlesswithout guile; open and honestAsceticpracticing self-denial; austereAssiduousDiligentAssuage v.ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger);soothe (anger)Attenuatemake thinneAudaciousdaring; boldAustereforbiddingly stern; severely simpleand unornamentedAutonomousself-governing; independentAverassert confidently or declare; as usedin law, state formally as a factBanalhackneyed; commonplace; trite;lacking originalityBeliecontradict; give a false impressionBeneficentkindly; doing goodBolstersupport; reinforceBombasticpompous; using inflated languageBoorishrude; insensitiveBurgeongrow forth; send out budsBurnishmake shiny by rubbing; polishButtress v.support; prop upCapriciousunpredictable; fickleCastigationpunishment; severe criticismCatalystagent that increases the pace of achemical actionCausticburning; sarcastically bitingChicanerytrickery; deceptionCoagulatethicken; congeal; clotCodaconcluding section of a musical oliterary composition; summarizes or concludesCogentconvincingCommensurate adj.corresponding in extent, degree, etc.; proportionateCompendiumbrief, comprehensive summaryComplaisanttrying to please; overly polite;obligingCompliantyielding; conforming to requirementsConciliatoryreconciling; soothingCondoneoverlook; forgive; give tacit approval;excuseConfoundconfuse; puzzleConnoisseurperson competent to act as a judge oart; a lover of artContentionclaim; thesisContentiousquarrelsomeContritepenitentConundrumriddle; difficult problemConvergeapproach; tend to meet; cometogether Convolutedcoiled around; involved; intricateCravencowardlyDauntintimidate; frightenDecorumpropriety; orderliness and good tastein mannersDefaultfailure to actDeferencecourteous regard for another’s wishesDelineateportray; depict; sketchDenigrateblackenDerideridicule; make fun oDerivativeunoriginal; obtained from another sourceDesiccatedry upDesultoryaimless; haphazard; digressing atrandomDeterrentSomething that discourages;hindranceDiatribe n.bitter scolding; invectiveDichotomysplit; branching into two parts(especially contradictory ones)DiffidenceShynessDiffuse adj.wordy, rambling, spread out (like agas)DigressionWandering away from the subjectDirgeLament with musicDisabusecorrect a false impression; undeceiveDiscerningmentally quick and observant; having1
 
insightDiscordantnot harmonious; conflictingDiscreditdefame; destroy confidence in;disbelieveDiscrepancylack of consistency; differenceDiscrete adj.separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct partsDisingenuouslacking genuine candor; insincereDisinterestedUnprejudicedDisjointedlacking coherence; separated at the jointsDismisseliminate from consideration; rejectDisparageBelittleDisparateadj. basically different; unrelatedDissemble v.disguise; pretendDisseminatedistribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)Dissolutiondisintegration; looseness in moralsDissonancediscord; opposite of harmonyDistendexpand; swell outDistillpurify; refine; concentrateDivergevary; go in different directions fromthe same pointDiveststrip; depriveDocumentprovide written evidenceDogmaticopinionated; arbitrary; doctrinalDormantsleeping; lethargic; latentDupesomeone easily fooledEbullientshowing excitement; overflowingwith enthusiasmEclecticselective; composed of elementsdrawn from disparate sourcesEfficacypower to produce desired effectEffronteryimpudence; shameless boldness;sheer nerve; presumptuousnessElegypoem or song expressing lamentationElicitdraw out by discussionEmbellishadorn; ornament; enhance, as a storyEmpiricalbased on experienceEmulateimitate; rivalEndemicprevailing among a specific group o people or in a specific area or countryEnervateWeakenEngendercause; produceEnhanceincrease; improveEphemeralshort-lived; fleetingEquanimitycalmness of temperament; composureEquivocatelie; mislead; attempt to conceal thetruthEruditelearned; scholarlyEsoterichard to understand; known only to thechosen fewEulogyexpression of praise, often on theoccasion of someone’s deathEuphemismmild expression in place of anunpleasant oneExacerbateworsen; embitteExculpateclear from blameExigencyurgent situation; pressing needs odemands; state of requiringimmediate attentionExtrapolationprojection; conjectureFacetiousjoking (often inappropriately);humorousFacilitatehelp bring about; make less difficultFallaciousfalse; misleadingFatuousbrainless; inane; foolish, yet smugFawningtrying to please by behavingobsequiously, flattering, or cringingFelicitousapt; suitably expressed; well chosenFervorglowing ardor; intensity of feelingFlagdroop; grow feebleFledglinginexperiencedFloutreject; mock; show contempt foFomentstir up; instigateForestallprevent by taking action in advanceFrugalitythrift; economyFutileuseless; hopeless; ineffectualGainsaydenyGarrulousloquacious; talkative; wordyGoadurge onGougeoverchargeGrandiloquent pompous; bombastic; using high-sounding languageGregarioussociableGuilelesswithout deceitGullibleeasily deceivedHaranguelong, passionate, and vehementspeechHomogeneousof the same kindHyperboleexaggeration; overstatementIconoclasticattacking cherished traditionsIdolatryworship of idols; excessiveadmirationImmutableunchangeableImpairinjure; hurtImpassivewithout feeling; imperturbable;stoicalImpedehinder; blocImpermeableimpervious; not permitting passagethrough its substanceImperturbablecalm; placidImperviousimpenetrable; incapable of beingdamaged or distressedImplacableincapable of being pacifiedImplicitunderstood but not statedImplodeburst inwardInadvertentlyunintentionally; by oversight;carelessly2
 
Inchoate adj.recently begun; rudimentary;elementaryIncongruitylack of harmony; absurdityInconsequentialinsignificant; unimportantIncorporateintroduce something into a largewhole; combine; uniteIndeterminateuncertain; not clearly fixed; indefiniteIndigencePovertyIndolent LazyInertinactive; lacking power to moveIngenuousnaive and trusting; young;unsophisticatedInherentfirmly established by nature or habitInnocuousHarmlessInsensibleunconscious; unresponsiveInsinuatehint; imply; creep inInsipidlacking in flavor; dullInsularitynarrow-mindedness; isolationIntractableunruly; stubborn; unyieldingIntransigencen.refusal of any compromise;stubbornnessInundateoverwhelm; flood; submergeInured adj.accustomed; hardenedInvective n. AbuseIrascibleirritable; easily angeredIrresoluteuncertain how to act; weaItineraryplan of a tripLaconicbrief and to the pointLassitudelanguor; wearinessLatentpotential but undeveloped; dormant;hiddenLaud v.PraiseLethargicdrowsy; dullLeveestone embankment to preventfloodingLevitylack of seriousness or steadiness;frivolityLogrecord of a voyage or flight; record oday-to-day activitiesLoquaciousTalkativeLucideasily understood; clear; intelligibleLuminousshining; issuing lightMagnanimityGenerosityMalingererone who feigns illness to escape dutyMalleablecapable of being shaped by pounding;impressionableMaverickrebel; nonconformistMendaciouslying; habitually dishonestMetamorphosischange of formMeticulousexcessively careful; painstaking;scrupulousMisanthropeone who hates mankindMitigateappease; moderateMollifySootheMoroseill-humored; sullen; melancholyMundaneworldly as opposed to spiritual;everyday Negatecancel out; nullify; deny Neophyterecent convert; beginneObdurate adj.stubbornObsequiouslavishly attentive; servile;sycophanticObviatemake unnecessary; get rid oOccludeshut; closeOfficiousmeddlesome; excessively pushy inoffering one’s servicesOnerousburdensomeOpprobriuminfamy; vilificationOscillatevibrate; waveOstentatiousshowy; pretentious; trying to attractattentionParagonmodel of perfectionPartisanone-sided; prejudiced; committed to a partyPathologicalpertaining to diseasePaucityScarcityPedanticshowing off learning; bookishPenchantstrong inclination; likingPenurysevere poverty; stinginessPerennialsomething long-lastingPerfidioustreacherous; disloyalPerfunctorysuperficial; not thorough; lackinginterest, care, or enthusiasmPermeablepenetrable; porous; allowing liquidsor gas to pass throughPervasivespread throughoutPhlegmaticcalm; not easily disturbedPietydevoutness; reverence for GodPlacatepacify; conciliatePlasticityability to be moldedPlatitude n.trite remark; commonplace statementPlethoraexcess; overabundancePlummetfall sharplyPorousfull of pores; like a sievePragmaticpractical (as opposed to idealistic);concerned with the practical worth or impact of somethingPreambleintroductory statementPrecariousuncertain; riskyPrecipitateadj.rash, premature, hasty, suddenPrecursorforerunnePresumptuousarrogant; taking libertiesPrevaricateliePristinecharacteristic of earlier times; primitive; unspoiledProbityuprightness; incorruptibilityProblematicdoubtful; unsettled; questionable; perplexingProdigalwasteful; reckless with money3

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