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New GRE Verbal Word List

New GRE Verbal Word List

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New GRE Verbal Word List

New GRE Words diatribe encomium conflagration breach Meaning a bitter abusive denunciation. a formal eulogy or speech of praise a great fire a lapse, gap or break, as in a fortress wall. To break or break through.ex: Unfortunately, the club members never forgot his breach of etiquette. a measure of length (six feet) used in nautical settings. to penetrate fathom to the depths of something in order to understand it: “I couldn’t fathom her reasoning on that issue.” anachronism peccadillo eulogy savant panegyric tractable a person or artifact appearing after its own time or out of chronological order (adj: anachronistic) a small sin or fault a spoken or written tribute to the deceased (v. eulogize) a very knowledgeable person; a genius a writing or speech in praise of a person or thing ability to be easily managed or controlled: “Her mother wished she were more tractable.” (n: tractability) ambiguous; unclear; subject to more than one interpretation — equivocal often intentionally so: “Republicans complained that Bill Clinton’s answers were equivocal.” (v. equivocate) improvidence catalyst an absence of foresight; a failure to provide for future needs or events: “Their improvidence resulted in the loss of their home.” an agent of change (adj: catalytic; v. catalyze)

tirade (diatribe) an angry speech: “His tirade had gone on long enough.” antediluvian ancient; outmoded; (literally,before the flood)

Pulchritudinous beautiful (n: pulchritude) tyro beginner; person lacking experience in a specific endeavor: “They easily took advantage of the tyro.”

as opposed to highly principled or traditional: “His pragmatic approach often offended idealists.deprecation disparaging dispassionate caustic belittlement. or irresolute. She is a voracious reader. timid. or other things. deception by trickery Definitions. highly critical: “His caustic remarks spoiled the mood of the party. drink.” clever: “She developed an ingenious method for testing her hypothesis. practical.”(n: ingenuity) cliff with a vertical or nearly vertical face. and Examples deliberately treacherous. it means cold blood) clear. persevering. (v.” deserving of blame (n: culpability) deviating from normal or correct. translucent: “He made a lucid argument to support his theory. a coward craving or devouring large quantities of food. deprecate) belittling (n: disparagement.” (n: pragmatism) cowardly.” cowardly. metaphorically. v. Other Forms. objective. baseness: “Mr. a dangerous place from which one is likely to fall. Castor was fired for moral turpitude.”(Sangfroid (noun) is a related French word meaning unflappability.” cheerful. diligent. Literally. unbiased capable of dissolving by chemical action. dishonest (n: perfidy) depravity. petty: “The pusillanimous leader soon lost the respect of his people. confident: “Her sanguine attitude put everyone at ease.” (n: sedulous. sanguine lucid ingenious precipice imperious banal pragmatic pusillanimous craven voracious chicanery Word perfidious turpitude culpable aberrant sedulous . disparage) calm. a very risky circumstance commanding commonplace or trite (n: banality) concerned with facts. persistent: “Her sedulous devotion to overcoming her background impressed many.

overabundance: “We received a plethora of applications for the position. intractable. childishly irritable effectiveness. sedulously) petulant efficacy vacuous zeal exorbitant plethora temperate volatile audacious wretched ambrosial gossamer florid explicit magnanimity leviathan venerate taciturn obdurate easily or frequently annoyed.” exercising moderation and self-denial. without contents. especially over trivial matters. ancestor worship is merely a popular misnomer for this tradition.” flushed with a rosy color. without ideas or intelligence:: “She flashed a vacuous smile. therefore. or goal (n: zealot.” enthusiastic devotion to a cause. zealotry. calm or mild (n: temperance) explosive. something very large great respect or reverence: “The Chinese traditionally venerated their ancestors. in quantity or price: “The cab fare was exorbitant. ideal. very fine: “She wore a gossamer robe. fickle (n: volatility). adj: zealous) exceeding customary or normal limits. capability to produce a desired effect empty. extremely bold. (adj: magnanimous) giant whale.” fully and clearly expressed generosity and nobility. fearless.sedulousness. adj: venerable) habitually untalkative or silent (n: taciturnity) hardened against influence or feeling. as in complexion. adv.” excessively large quantity. especially said of human behavior (n: audacity) extremely pitiful or unfortunate (n: wretch) extremely pleasing to the senses.” (n: veneration. divine (as related to the gods) or delicious (n: ambrosia) fine cobweb on foliage. fine gauzy fabric. . very ornate and flowery: “florid prose. esp.

massive.noisome innocuous saturnine sagacious headlong ponderous fervid. without forethought: “They rushed headlong into marriage.” . dull lasting for only a brief time.” inactivity.” highly emotional. having no adverse affect. hot: “The partisans displayed a fervent patriotism. straightforward (n: guilelessness) hostility toward.” (n: fervor) honest. (n: sagacity). dormancy (adj: quiescent) incorrect name or word for something insinuation or connotation (v. hastily. objection.” harmless. hasty.” heavy. incomplete. stillness. evil. impulsive.” (n: esoterica) lack. scarcity: “The prosecutor complained about the dearth of concrete evidence against the suspect. awkward. not likely to provoke strong emotion having a gloomy or morose temperament having a sharp or powerful intellect or discernment. disorganized: “The act of writing forces one to clarify inchoate thoughts. offensive.” in existence. modest (n: diffidence) lacking zest or excitement. having or showing ill will: “Some early American colonists saw the wilderness as malevolent and sought to control it. fleeting (n: ephemera) malicious. implicate) intended for or understood by only a few: “The esoteric discussion confused some people. headfirst. destructive: “The noisome odor of the dump carried for miles. dull: “A ponderous book is better than a sleeping pill. impulsively. still existing: The only extant representative of that species.” lacking self-confidence. fervent guileless antipathy caprice inchoate extant quiescence misnomer implication esoteric dearth diffident insipid ephemeral malevolent harmful. or aversion to impulse (adj: capricious) in an initial or early stage.

This usage is no longer common) of or pertaining to an island. cool. one who attacks traditional ideas or institutions or one who destroys sacred images (adj: iconoclastic) one who hates people: “He was a true misanthrope and hated even himself. as opposed to spiritual. unique. or people: “The disease was endemic to the region. strong: “The Queen made an indelible impression on her subjects.” of the body: “corporal punishment. sluggish not transparent or transluscent. insensible corporeal (In older writings.: of or having to do with material.” one who hates women only covering the surface: “A superficial treatment of the topic was all they wanted. thus.” peculiar. corporeal could be a synonym for corporal. locality. difficult to comprehend.” Don’t confuse this word with corporal iconoclast misanthrope misogynist superficial anomalous impecunious indelible bombast laudable latent endemic .” not easily excited. excessively exclusive: insular “Newcomers found it difficult to make friends in the insular community. dense.” pompous speech (adj: bombastic) praiseworthy. laud) present or potential but not evident or active (n: latency) prevalent in or native to a certain region. contrary to the norm (n: anomaly) penniless. poor permanent.” unfeeling. unerasable. commendable (v.” a non-commissioned officer ranked between a sergeant and a private. as inopaque reasoning numb.incorrigible phlegmatic opaque not capable of being corrected: “The school board finally decided the James was incorrigible and expelled him from school. tangible. insensitive: “They were insensible to the suffering of others. unconscious: “Wayne was rendered insensible by a blow to the head.

” (n: eclecticism) showing a narrow concern for rules or formal book learning. displaying deep intensive learning. similar in nature or kind. immovable. adj: guile beguiling.” (n: viscosity) softening. (n: erudition) seemingly true but really false. capable of being molded. easily angered puzzle. highly resistant to flow: “Heintz commercials imply that their catsup is more viscous than others’.” skillful deceit: “He was well known for his guile. though specious. unwilling to change: “She was so . pedantic homogenous making an excessive display of one’s own learning: “We quickly tired of his pedantic conversation. irascible enigma prodigal plastic dogmatic erudite specious prone to outbursts of temper. that these two words have an additional meaning: to charm (v. pedantry). something that softens something (or someone) that precedes another: “The assassination of the Archduke was a precursor to the war. mystery: “Math is an enigma to me.” (adj: enigmatic) rashly wasteful: “Americans’ prodigal devotion to the automobile is unique.” stubborn or determined: “Her dogged pursuit of the degree eventually paid off.” (v. was readily accepted by many.” stubborn. deceptively convincing or attractive: “Her argument. however. bequile.” (n: pedant. as opposed to evidence scholarly. Note. (n: plasticity n: plastic) relying upon doctrine or dogma. while the word guile does not generally have any such positive connotations) viscous emollient precursor blandishment floundering dogged intransigent slow moving. uniform: “a homogeneous society.” selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of eclectic sources: “Many modern decorators prefer an eclectic style.) or charming (adj:).” related to being shaped or molded.epidemic.” speech or action intended to coax someone into doing something struggling: “We tried to save the floundering business.

or rebuking. something that flows out.” to calm or reduce anger by making concessions: “The professor tried to placate his students by postponing the exam. v. to debate at length: “Franklin vexed his brother with his controversial writings. to bring about or hasten the occurrence of something: “Old World diseases precipitated a massive decline in the American Indian population. to obstruct (n: occlusion) to conceal one’s real motive. to feign to conciliate. (v. to bother. the act of preying upon or plundering: “The depredations of the invaders demoralized the population.intransigent we finally gave up trying to convince her.” .” to demonstrate or prove to be blameless: “The evidence tended to exculpate the defendant.” (n: deferential.” to chastise or criticize severely to close or shut off. reprove).” disabuse to free a person from falsehood or error: “We had to disabuse her of the notion that she was invited. to appease: “They made sacrifices to propitiate angry gods.” to declare to deduce: “New genetic evidence led some zoologists to infer that the red wolf is actually a hybrid of the coyote and the gray wolf. defer) talkative tendency or action for the benefit of others. as in donating money or property to a charitable organization the act of censuring. scolding. to fall downward suddenly and dramatically. to perplex. such as a stream from a river (n: effluence) to annoy.”(adj: exculpatory) to dry out thoroughly (adj: desiccated) to fall.” (n: intransigence) deference loquacious philanthropy reproof depredation effluent vex placate castigate occlude dissemble propitiate aver infer exculpate desiccate precipitate submission or courteous yielding: “He held his tongue in deference to his father.” the quality of flowing out. to puzzle.

” (n: mitigation) to make less severe. often to avoid the law. to make unnecessary: to repeal or annul to satisfy fully or to excess to seek favor or attention.” to grow or flourish. to make clear. adj: fawning) to settle a dispute by impulse (n: arbitration) to show. to act subserviently (n. adj: inhibited) to increase the bitterness or violence of. thus. to purify or refine (n: rarefaction. or restrain (n: inhibition. a bud or new growth (adj: burgeoning ) to hesitate or to tremble to hold back. prevaricator) prevaricate . adj: rarefied) to prevent by anticipatory measures. to aggravate: “The decision to fortify the border exacerbated tensions. to say to make greater. he prevaricated. or in another’s behalf. or argue for a cause. to increase. to appease or satisfy to make or become thin. create a picture of.”(n: prevarication. to make less harsh or undesirable: “He was trying to mitigate the damage he had done. to stray away from or evade the truth: “When we asked him what his intentions were.” to leave secretly and hide. prohibit. to make less forceful. to speak. to become more moderate.” (adj: feigned) to give rise to. to cause: “His slip of the tounge engendered much laughter. plead.cadge feign engender burgeon waver inhibit exacerbate abscond descry aggrandize mitigate assuage rarefy obviate rescind sate fawn arbitrate depict advocate to get something by taking advantage of someone to give false appearance or impression: “He feigned illness to avoid going to school. (n) — one who advocates. forbid. to propagate. to exaggerate.

straightforward.” Note: Don’t confuse this with torturous.” using few words.” willingly compliant or accepting of the status quo (n: complaisance) wordy: “The instructor asked her verbose student make her paper tortuous barefaced ineffable hapless ingenuous tacit laconic ambiguous garrulous attenuate lugubrious nefarious complaisant verbose . (n) — amalgamation.” twisted.” turned to bone. terse: “a laconic reply. unconcealed. tax laws and forms have become increasingly tortuous. rambling: “We tried to avoid our garrulous neighbor. unspeakable unfortunate unsophisticated. especially to an excessive degree: “Jake’s lugubrious monologues depressed his friends. or brazen inexpressible in words.” vague.” weaken (adj: attenuated) weighty.” (n: corroboration) to strive to equal or excel (n: emulation) to suggest indirectly. candid: “Wilson’s ingenuous response to the controversial calmed the suspicious listeners. mournful.” wicked. evil: “a nefarious plot. excessively complicated: “Despite public complaints. a support to unite or mix. Inflexible: “The ossified culture failed to adapt to new economic conditions and died out. hardened like bone. artless.” (n: implication) to support. talkative. shameless. subject to more than one interpretation verbose.” unspoken: “Katie and carmella had a tacit agreement that they would not mention the dented fender to their parents.corroborate emulate imply buttress amalgamate enervate ossified to strengthen or support: “The witness corroborted his story. or gloomy. to weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of: “The heatenervated everyone. to entail: “She implied she didn’t believe his story.

but tough new words will appear in reading comprehension. Above New GRE Verbal word list should give an idea about new GRE words. Don’t take New GRE without studying for New GRE Words. .” (n: verbosity) New GRE doesn’t have synonyms and antonyms section.more concise.

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