Barrons GRE High-Frequency 333 Words Vocabulary List

WORD Abate Aberrant Abeyance Abscond Abstemious Admonish Adulterate Aesthetic Aggregate Alacrity Alleviate Amalgamate Ambiguous Ambivalence Ameliorate Anachronism Analogous Anarchy Anomalous Antipathy Apathy Appease Apprise Approbation Appropriate v. Arduous Artless Ascetic Assiduous Assuage v. Attenuate Audacious Austere Autonomous Aver Banal Belie MEANING subside , or moderate abnormal, or deviant suspended action depart secretly and hide sparing in eating and drinking; temperate warn; reprove make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful gather; accumulate cheerful promptness; eagerness relieve combine; unite in one body unclear or doubtful in meaning the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes improve something or someone misplaced in time comparable absence of governing body; state of disorder abnormal; irregular aversion; dislike lack of caring; indifference pacify or soothe; relieve inform approval acquire; take possession of for one’s own use hard; strenuous without guile; open and honest practicing self-denial; austere diligent ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger) make thinner daring; bold forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented self-governing; independent assert confidently or declare; as used in law, state formally as a fact hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality contradict; give a false impression 1

Beneficent Bolster Bombastic Boorish Burgeon Burnish Buttress v. Capricious Castigation Catalyst Caustic Chicanery Coagulate Coda Cogent Commensurate adj. Compendium Complaisant Compliant Conciliatory Condone Confound Connoisseur Contention Contentious Contrite Conundrum Converge Convoluted Craven Daunt Decorum Default Deference Delineate Denigrate Deride Derivative Desiccate Desultory Deterrent Diatribe n. Dichotomy Diffidence Diffuse adj.

kindly; doing good support; reinforce pompous; using inflated language rude; insensitive grow forth; send out buds make shiny by rubbing; polish support; prop up unpredictable; fickle punishment; severe criticism agent that increases the pace of a chemical action burning; sarcastically biting trickery; deception thicken; congeal; clot concluding section of a musical or literary composition; summarizes or concludes convincing corresponding in extent, degree, etc.; proportionate brief, comprehensive summary trying to please; overly polite; obliging yielding; conforming to requirements reconciling; soothing overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse confuse; puzzle person competent to act as a judge of art; a lover of art claim; thesis quarrelsome penitent riddle; difficult problem approach; tend to meet; come together coiled around; involved; intricate cowardly intimidate; frighten propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners failure to act courteous regard for another’s wishes portray; depict; sketch blacken ridicule; make fun of unoriginal; obtained from another source dry up aimless; haphazard; digressing at random Something that discourages; hindrance bitter scolding; invective split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones) Shyness wordy, rambling, spread out (like a gas) 2

Digression Dirge Disabuse Discerning Discordant Discredit Discrepancy Discrete adj. Disingenuous Disinterested Disjointed Dismiss Disparage Disparate adj. Dissemble v. Disseminate Dissolution Dissonance Distend Distill Diverge Divest Document Dogmatic Dormant Dupe Ebullient Eclectic Efficacy Effrontery Elegy Elicit Embellish Empirical Emulate Endemic Enervate Engender Enhance Ephemeral Equanimity Equivocate Erudite Esoteric

Wandering away from the subject Lament with music correct a false impression; undeceive mentally quick and observant; having insight not harmonious; conflicting defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve lack of consistency; difference separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts lacking genuine candor; insincere unprejudiced lacking coherence; separated at the joints eliminate from consideration; reject belittle basically different; unrelated disguise; pretend distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds) disintegration; looseness in morals discord; opposite of harmony expand; swell out purify; refine; concentrate vary; go in different directions from the same point strip; deprive provide written evidence opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal sleeping; lethargic; latent someone easily fooled showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources power to produce desired effect impudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve; presumptuousness poem or song expressing lamentation draw out by discussion adorn; ornament; enhance, as a story based on experience imitate; rival prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country weaken cause; produce increase; improve short-lived; fleeting calmness of temperament; composure lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth learned; scholarly hard to understand; known only to the chosen few 3

Eulogy Euphemism Exacerbate Exculpate Exigency Extrapolation Facetious Facilitate Fallacious Fatuous Fawning Felicitous Fervor Flag Fledgling Flout Foment Forestall Frugality Futile Gainsay Garrulous Goad Gouge Grandiloquent Gregarious Guileless Gullible Harangue Homogeneous Hyperbole Iconoclastic Idolatry Immutable Impair Impassive Impede Impermeable Imperturbable Impervious Implacable

expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone’s death mild expression in place of an unpleasant one worsen; embitter clear from blame urgent situation; pressing needs or demands; state of requiring immediate attention projection; conjecture joking (often inappropriately); humorous help bring about; make less difficult false; misleading brainless; inane; foolish, yet smug trying to please by behaving obsequiously, flattering, or cringing apt; suitably expressed; well chosen glowing ardor; intensity of feeling droop; grow feeble inexperienced reject; mock; show contempt for stir up; instigate prevent by taking action in advance thrift; economy useless; hopeless; ineffectual deny loquacious; talkative; wordy urge on overcharge pompous; bombastic; using high-sounding language sociable without deceit easily deceived long, passionate, and vehement speech of the same kind exaggeration; overstatement attacking cherished traditions worship of idols; excessive admiration unchangeable injure; hurt without feeling; imperturbable; stoical hinder; block impervious; not permitting passage through its substance calm; placid impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed incapable of being pacified 4

Implicit Implode Inadvertently Inchoate adj. Incongruity Inconsequential Incorporate Indeterminate Indigence Indolent Inert Ingenuous Inherent Innocuous Insensible Insinuate Insipid Insularity Intractable Intransigence n. Inundate Inured adj. Invective n. Irascible Irresolute Itinerary Laconic Lassitude Latent Laud v. Lethargic Levee Levity Log Loquacious Lucid Luminous Magnanimity Malingerer Malleable Maverick Mendacious Metamorphosis Meticulous Misanthrope Mitigate

understood but not stated burst inward unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly recently begun; rudimentary; elementary lack of harmony; absurdity insignificant; unimportant introduce something into a larger whole; combine; unite uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite poverty Lazy inactive; lacking power to move naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated firmly established by nature or habit Harmless unconscious; unresponsive hint; imply; creep in lacking in flavor; dull narrow-mindedness; isolation unruly; stubborn; unyielding refusal of any compromise; stubbornness overwhelm; flood; submerge accustomed; hardened abuse irritable; easily angered uncertain how to act; weak plan of a trip brief and to the point languor; weariness potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden praise drowsy; dull stone embankment to prevent flooding lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity record of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities talkative easily understood; clear; intelligible shining; issuing light Generosity one who feigns illness to escape duty capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable rebel; nonconformist lying; habitually dishonest change of form excessively careful; painstaking; scrupulous one who hates mankind appease; moderate 5

Mollify Morose Mundane Negate Neophyte Obdurate adj. Obsequious Obviate Occlude Officious Onerous Opprobrium Oscillate Ostentatious Paragon Partisan Pathological Paucity Pedantic Penchant Penury Perennial Perfidious Perfunctory Permeable Pervasive Phlegmatic Piety Placate Plasticity Platitude n. Plethora Plummet Porous Pragmatic Preamble Precarious Precipitate adj. Precursor Presumptuous Prevaricate Pristine Probity

soothe ill-humored; sullen; melancholy worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday cancel out; nullify; deny recent convert; beginner stubborn lavishly attentive; servile; sycophantic make unnecessary; get rid of shut; close meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one’s services burdensome infamy; vilification vibrate; waver showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention model of perfection one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party pertaining to disease Scarcity showing off learning; bookish strong inclination; liking severe poverty; stinginess something long-lasting treacherous; disloyal superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through spread throughout calm; not easily disturbed devoutness; reverence for God pacify; conciliate ability to be molded trite remark; commonplace statement excess; overabundance fall sharply full of pores; like a sieve practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with the practical worth or impact of something introductory statement uncertain; risky rash, premature, hasty, sudden forerunner arrogant; taking liberties lie characteristic of earlier times; primitive; unspoiled uprightness; incorruptibility 6

Problematic Prodigal Profound Prohibitive Proliferate Propensity Propitiate Propriety Proscribe Pungent Qualified Quibble Quiescent Rarefied Recalcitrant Recant Recluse Recondite Refractory Refute Relegate Reproach Reprobate Repudiate Rescind Resolution Resolve Reticent Reverent Sage Salubrious Sanction Satiate Saturate Savor Secrete Shard Skeptic Solicitous Soporific Specious

doubtful; unsettled; questionable; perplexing wasteful; reckless with money deep; not superficial; complete tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; inclined to prevent or forbid grow rapidly; spread; multiply natural inclination appease fitness; correct conduct ostracize; banish; outlaw stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic limited; restricted minor objection or complaint at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive made less dense (of a gas) obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error hermit; loner abstruse; profound; secret stubborn; unmanageable disprove banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign express disapproval or disappointment person hardened in sin; devoid of a sense of decency disown; disavow cancel Determination determination; firmness of purpose reserved; uncommunicative; inclined to silence respectful; worshipful person celebrated for wisdom healthful approve; ratify satisfy fully soak thoroughly enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism fragment, generally of pottery doubter; person who suspends judgment until having examined evidence supporting a point of view worried; concerned sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often 7

Spectrum Sporadic Stigma Stint v. Stipulate Stolid Striated Strut Strut Subpoena Subside Substantiate Supersede Supposition Tacit Tangential Tenuous Tirade Torpor Tortuous Tractable Transgression Truculence Vacillate Venerate Veracious Verbose Viable Viscous Vituperative adj Volatile Warranted Wary Welter Whimsical Zealot

intentionally) colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism occurring irregularly token of disgrace; brand be thrifty; set limits make express conditions; specify dull; impassive marked with parallel bands; grooved pompous walk supporting bar writ summoning a witness to appear settle down; descend; grow quiet establish by evidence; verify; support cause to be set aside; replace; make obsolete hypothesis; surmise understood; not put into words peripheral; only slightly connected; digressing thin; rare; slim extended scolding; denunciation; harangue lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy winding; full of curves docile; easily managed violation of a law; sin aggressiveness; ferocity waver; fluctuate revere truthful wordy practical or workable sticky, gluey abusive; scolding changeable; explosive; evaporation rapidly justified; authorized very cautious turmoil; bewildering jumble capricious; fanciful fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal


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