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GRE Vocabulary List

For a guide on how to use this GRE vocabulary list, go to the StudyBeans' Improve GRE Vocabulary Skills. frame with balls for calculating to lessen abate giving up power abdication straying away from normal aberration to encourage wrong doing abet suspended action abeyance to hate abhor to be faithful abide to promise to give up abjure worn away by friction abraded to take back by authority abrogate to run from law abscond difficult to understand abstruse to border abut bottomless abysmal no longer fertile acarpous praised acclaimed praise accolade many things to one accretion stubborn adamant containing warning admonitory to add beauty adorn adulteration making unpure friendly affable close connection affinity to make worse aggravate quick-moving agile eager agog to be sick ail eager readiness alacrity a partially enclosed place alcove loyalty allegiance to make less alleviate to mix with something inferior alloy indifferent aloof amalgamate to combine ambidextrous able to use both hands equally unclear ambiguous having different meanings ambivalent abacus

ameliorate amortize anguish animosity antidote antithetical apartheid aplomb apostate apotheosis appease apprehensive apprise approbation apropos apt arabesque arboreal ardor arduous argot arrant arrogance articulate ascend ascertain ascetic ascribe aseptic asperity aspersion assail assiduous assuage asterisk astringent astute atonement attenuate attune audacious augury august auspicious austere auxiliary

to make better to end by setting aside money severe suffering hate medicine to cure disease direct opposite brutal racial discrimination self confidence one who abandons beliefs glorification to godliness to calm feeling fear of the future to inform approval appropriate to the situation well-suited a complex ornate design related to trees enthusiasm laborious jargon in the highest degree having superior attitude to speak distinctly to move up to get to know practicing self-denial to consider to be the origin surgically clean harshness slander to attack violently hard-working to make less substitution mark substance that shrinks clever repayment to make thin to bring into harmony bold omen majestic favorable severely moral supporting

to prove strong dislike eager declare openly harmful to get in the way of causing harm obstacle built across a river unable to have children to enjoy warmth and light to bless to adorn in cheap showy bedizen manner to beat hard belabor warlike bellicose waging war belligerent person who gives help benefactor benevolence wishing good kind benign act of passing on to another bequest to scold sharply berate to rob of something bereft to confuse bewilder narrow-minded person bigot protuberance of a cask bilge blandishment cajole not irritating or stimulating blandness loud blatant carefree blithe fake bogus noisy boisterous to give greatly needed support bolster rude boorish hasty brash yellow metal brass made of brass brazen to break in breach easily broken brittle to begin to talk about broach to tolerate brook light-hearted buoyant to begin to grow burgeon to polish burnish a scheme cabal to get by begging cadge to use flattery to persuade cajole aver aversion avid avow baleful balk baneful barrage barren bask beatify

metal leg supports slander straight-forward insincere talk bad-tempered to discuss thoroughly to correct with punishment severe punishment substance that causes speedup biting and sarcastic official rebuke leader of a unit of 100 centurion soldiers cautious chary corrected chastened chastisement punishment a blindly devoted patriot chauvinist trickery chicanery steel tool for shaping chisel materials bad-tempered person churl to complain loudly clamor customers clientele to settle clinch to fasten cling lump formed from liquid clot method to end debate cloture to change to thick and solid coagulation state coming into one coalescing to get something with flattery coax passage at end of music coda to treat with care coddle to compel coerce coexisting coeval convincing cogent to meditate cogitate fully aware cognizant draining bowl colander secret meeting collusion process of burning combustion commemorate to honor with ceremony commodious roomy person who travels commuter regularly complaisance willingness to please calipers calumny candid cant cantankerous canvass castigate castigation catalyst caustic censure

compunction conceal conceit conciliatory concord concur condense condone congeal conjoin connoisseur connotation consequential console conspicuous consternation constrain constrict consume consummate contemn contentious contiguous contrite contumacious conundrum conviction convoke convoluted cordial cordon cornucopia corporeal correlate corroboration countenance counterfeit countervail covert covetous cower coy crass cravat craven

feeling regret hide high opinion of one's self comforting agreement to agree to increase in density to forgive to make stiff to join together person with good judgement suggestion in addition to pompous to comfort easily seen fear to compel to make tight to get to end of to make perfect to hate argumentative touching feeling regret rebellious riddle strong belief to summon complicated sincere line of police to guard abundant supply pertaining to body to have a mutual relation to confirm to approve of fake counterbalance disguised desirous crouch back in fear shy crude piece of linen worn as a necktie cowardly

crease credulity credulous crush cryptic cumbersome curmudgeon curriculum cursory curtail dainty daunt dawdler dearth debacle decorum decree decry defer deferential defiance delineate deluge demagogue demur denigrate denouement deplete deposition deprave deprecate dereliction derision derivative derogatory descry desiccant desuetude desultory deter detraction

line made by crushing gullibility gullible to overwhelm with a hidden meaning burdensome bad-tempered person course of study done in haste to make shorter than planned delicate intimidate slow person a shortage sudden disaster properness order given by authority to disapprove of to give way in respect to showing respect open disobedience to portray depict sketch out flood person appealing not to reasons to hesitate to belittle unraveling of a plot to use until none remains dethronement to corrupt to protest against leaving to fall in ruins ridicule obtained from another source insulting to catch sight of substance that absorbs moisture disuse haphazard to discourage verbal attack

detumescence diminishing of swelling stray from normal deviance skill dexterity gauzy diaphanous verbal attack diatribe shyness diffidence to become larger dilate to refuse to allow disallow see with effort discern confuse discomfit to upset disconcert discountenance to refuse to approve speech discourse refuse to believe discredit prudent discreet individually distinct discrete look on with contempt disdain disencumber free from burden untidy disheveled disingenuous cunning dig up from the earth disinter force from the place dislodge occupied gloomy dismal different disparate proof to the contrary disproof speak to hide something dissemble to distribute disseminate refuse to assent dissent looseness in morals dissolution upset in mind distraught getting farther apart divergence getting rid of divestiture to make something secret divulge known trivial doggerel without room for discussion dogmatic idiot dolt in a state of inactivity dormant to center one's attention dote slow way of speaking drawl jesting droll person who isn't selfdrone employed feeling sleepy drowsiness feeling doubt dubious

something that fails harmonious to trick deception to compel person below the usual size an electric generator dishes made of baked clay exuberance showing excitement representing Christian ecumenical world voracious edacious circular movement eddy fit to be eaten edible infertile effete production of a desired efficacy result a noxious vapor effluvia boldness effrontery an exit egress in great detail elaborate a melancholy composition elegy to draw out elicit fluent speaking eloquence to make thin and weak emaciate to make beautiful embellish to wronfully use for one's embezzle benefit to excite emote relying on experiment empirical to enclose in capsule encapsulate eulogy encomium encumbrance burden making liked endearing epidemic endemic to write one's name on back endorse of lasting enduring to weaken enervate to cause engender to impress deeply engrave taking up a lot of time engrossing to swallow up engulf a puzzle enigma hatred enmity dud dulcet dupe duplicity duress dwarf dynamo earthenware ebullience ebullient

ensign entangle enthral entice entreat enunciate enzyme epicurean epistle epithet epitome equable equanimity equilibrium equipoise equivocal equivocate eradicate erratic erudite eschew esoteric espouse eulogy euphoria euthanasia evasive evince evoke excoriation exculpate exhaustive exigency exoneration exorbitant expatiate expedient expiation exploit expostulate expurgate exscind extant

to badge to put into difficulties to please greatly to tempt to ask earnestly to speak clearly catalyst devoted to pleasure letter adjective representative example regular calmness state of being balanced equal distribution of weight suspicious to try to deceive to get rid of irregular in behavior or opinion learned to avoid abstruse to give one's support to formal praise state of pleasant excitement painless death tending to evade to show clearly to call upon severe criticism to clear from a charge of guilt complete urgency clearing from blame much too great to roam likely to be useful expiring use selfishly to dissuade to purify to cut out still in existence

extempore extenuate extinct extinguish extirpate extol extort extralegal extricable extrovert exuberance facetious facile fallacious falter fatuous fawn feckless fecund feint felicitous felon ferment ferocity ferret fervid fervor fetid fetter feud fidelity fidget figurehead finesse finical finicky fission fixate flak flamboyant flaunting

without preparation to reduce strength of no longer active to end existence of to destroy to praise highly to obtain by violent threats outside the law that can be freed cheerful person being full of life funny easily done based on error to move in an uncertain manner foolish young deer lacking purpose fertile to pretend apt person guilty of murder substance become excited cruelty search showing earnest feeling warmth of feelings stinking to shackle a bitter quarrel lasting long time loyalty to move restlessly carved image on front of ship dealing with situation delicately fussy about food and clothing finical splitting to stare at criticism brightly colored showing off

flax fledged fleet flinch flop florid flout fluke fluster foible foil foment foolproof foppish forage forbear forbearance ford forestall forfeit forge forgery forswear foster fracas fragile fragrant frantic frenetic fret fringe froward frugal fulmination fulsome gainsay garble garment garner garrulity garrulous gaucherie germane gist glean

pale yellow trained group of quick-moving ships to draw back to fall clumsily naturally red to reject lucky streak to make nervous defect of character to prevent from carrying out to lessen pain incapable of failure pays extra attention to clothes food for horses and cattle to refrain from patience shallow place in a river to preempt to take loss willingly workshop for shaping of metal counterfeit to renounce to care for noisy quarrel easily broken sweet-smelling wildly excited frantic to worry edge stubborn economical bitter protest disgusting to oppose to make unfair decision from facts article of clothing to gather talkativeness too talkative socially awkward relevant general idea to gather facts

smooth but not sincere unsteady light to overlook selfishly to fill to excess to bite steadily to urge a person to action to eat greedily soft light tool for cutting grooves in gouge wood grandiloquent using pompous words requiring consideration grave to touch lightly in passing graze living in societies gregarious causing sadness grievous to humble oneself grovel deceit guile eager to believe gullible to burst out suddenly gush sudden wind gust to cut roughly hack calm and peaceful halcyon to consecrate hallow a long passionate speech harangue something that foretells harbinger future to distress harrow arrogant haughty to give notice to heed odious heinous belief opposite of normal heresy sealed by fusion hermetic heterogeneous of different kinds to make by hard work hew with superior tastes highbrow hairy hirsute a trick hoax nothing inside hollow leather case for a pistol holster act of preaching homiletics to sharpen hone to trick hoodwink treating guests generously hospitable arrogant pride hubris to become silent hush worthless outside part husk glib glimmer gloat glut gnaw goad gorge gossamer

falseness one who attacks popular iconoclast beliefs idiosyncrasy personal mannerism excessive admiration of idolatry a carefree experience idyll dishonorable ignoble ignominious shameful unlawful illicit complicated situation imbroglio faultless immaculate likely to happen soon imminent cannot be changed immutable to worsen impair unmoved impassive impecunious having little or no money to get in the way of impede something that hinders impediment likely to happen soon impending essential imperative commanding imperious impermeable cannot be permeated imperturbable incapable of being excited cannot pass through impervious imperviousness arrogant having sudden energy impetuous lack of reverence impiety unpleasable implacable to involve incriminatingly implicate implied implicit collapse bursting inward implosion to beg importune imprecation a curse without preparation impromptu rash impudent challenged impugned to ascribe impute not paying proper inadvertent attention silly inane since inasmuch to make angry incense often repeated incessant rudimentary inchoate beginning incipient to engrave incise hypocrisy

to stir up incite having a preference inclined incongruous not in agreement incorrigibility cannot be corrected skeptical incredulous fix firmly by repetition inculcate official duties incumbents a raid incursion indefatigability not easily tired cannot be rubbed out indelible poverty indigence native indigenous not easily heard indistinct laziness indolence indomitable not easily discouraged to gratify indulge inclined to indulge indulgent cannot be described in ineffable words inevitable ineluctable unskillful inept being unskillful ineptitude hell inferno to anger infuriate to pour infuse sincere ingenuous to take by swallowing ingest unfriendly inimical cannot be imitated inimitable harmless innocuous cannot be understood inscrutable unaffected insensible to suggest unpleasantly insinuate without taste or flavor insipid carefree insouciant narrow-mindedness insularity insurrection rising of people to prohibit interdict as an installment interim to scatter intersperse intransigence stubborness intransigent uncompromising fearless intrepid examining one's own introspection thoughts to flood inundate

inured invective inveigh inveterate invincible involute irascible irate ire irksome irresolute irrevocable itinerate jabber jibe jocular judicious knit labyrinthine lachrymose lackluster lament lassitude latent laudatory lavish legacy levee levity libel liberality libertine lien limn limp lionize lithe loll lope loquacious lucubrate luculent

adapted to abusive language to denounce long-established cannot be defeated complex irritable angry to anger tiresome undecided impossible to retract to travel from place to place to talk excitedly to make fun of joking sound in judgement draw together unite firmly high involved causing tears dull to show great sorrow tiredness present but not active expressing praise to give freely something handed down formal reception lack of seriousness statement damaging reputation generosity immoral person legal claim until debt is repaid to portray walking unevenly to treat as famous person bending to sit in lazy way to move along with long strides garrulous to write in scholarly fashion easily understood

excessively sad to become quiet to move clumsily light-giving body to be out of view ready to lurk attack bright lustrous gruesome macabre make soft by soaking in water macerate machination scheme tactless maladroit malapropism misuse of a word malevolence wishing evil speak ill of somebody malign to fake illness to shirk a duty malinger yielding malleable chains for hands or feet manacle killing of large number of massacre people matriculation be admitted sentimental in silly way maudlin to hurt by rough handling maul rebel maverick sweetly flowing mellifluous dishonesty mendacity a beggar mendicant fleeting mercurial meretricious attractive only on surface to hypnotize mesmerize giving great attention to meticulous details quality of endurance or mettle courage courageous mettlesome averagely good middling menacing minatory to euphemize mince person who hates misanthrope mankind mischievous harmful person who spends little miser one who hates women misogynist quality of being limited moderation to make calm mollify to lose feathers molt diseased morbid lugubrious lull lumber luminary

morose muffler multifarious mundane myriad nadir nascent nebulous negligent neophyte nexus nibble noisome nonchalant nonplused nostrum noxious nugatory obdurate obfuscate oblivious obloquy obsequious obstreperous obtain obtrusive obtuse obviate occluded odious odium odor officious ominous onerous opaqueness opprobrious ossify ostensible ostentation ostracism overhaul overweening paean palate

unsocial silencer varied worldly large number lowest point coming into existence vague taking too little care recent convert to a belief a connection show some inclination to accept offensive cooly indifferent greatly surprised an untested cure harmful worthless stubborn to obscure unaware share criticism too eager to obey noisy to be established noticeable stupid to get rid of blocked up repulsive aversion a smell too eager to give advice threatening burdensome dullness showing scorn to turn into bone represented as such display to obtain admiration banished to examine thoroughly arrogant song of praise sense of taste

palatial palliate palpability palpitate panegyric paradigm parenthesis pariah parsimonious partisan patron paucity peccadillo pedantic pedestrian pellucid penchant penitent penurious penury peregrination peremptory perfidious perfidy perfunctory perilous peripatetic perish perjury permeate pernicious perpetrate personable perspicacity pertain pest petrified petrify petrous petulant philistine phlegmatic picaresque pied pinch

magnificent to lessen the severity of can be felt understood to tremble eulogy a model sentence within another an outcast miserly one-sided regular customer scarcity small sin showing off learning commonplace easy to understand strong inclination feeling regret stingy extreme poverty wandering unchallengeable treacherous treachery done as duty dangerous wandering to be destroyed willful false statement to spread harmful to commit a crime attractive quick judging and understanding to belong as a part of person who is a nuisance taken away power to make hard like a rock unreasonably impatient ignorant person sluggish involving clever rogues of mixed colors to take between thumb and

finger to waste away from sorrow pine devoted to religion pious stimulating piquant to hurt the pride of pique unsuspected danger pitfall essential part pith of great importance pivotal to soothe placate mournful plaintive flate ornamented plate plaque trite statement platitude to request plea to address a court for cause plead an excess plethora easily bent pliant continue to do without rest plod to pull feathers off pluck get to the root of plumb to plunge steeply plummet to move suddenly plunge deeply moving poignant large piece of cloth poncho heavy ponderous omen portent dangerous precarious rules precepts prevent preclude anticipating precursory special liking predilection to have more power than predominate others tidy preen happening before right time premature preponderance greatness in strength warning sign presage presumption arrogance preternatural not normal common prevalent to lie prevaricate formal prim pure pristine incorruptibility probity inclination proclivity procrastinationputting off wasteful prodigal

prodigious profane profligacy profligate profundity profuse proliferate prolix prone propagation propinquity propitiatory propitious prosaic proscribe protracted provident provisional provoke prudence prudish prune pry pucker pugnacious puissance punctilious pundit pungency purvey pusillanimous putrefaction pyre quack quaff quail qualm quandary quell quibble quiescence quiescent quirk

enormous having contempt for God shameless immorality recklessly wasteful depth abundant to grow tiring because too long inclined to extending nearness in time appeasing auspicious mundane to denounce as dangerous prolonged frugal of present time to make angry careful forethought easily shocked silly person inquire too much wrinkle inclined to fight strength precise pedant sharpness to provide supply craven becoming rotten large pile of wood for burning person who makes false claims to drink deeply to lose courage feeling of doubt state of doubt to subdue to try to avoid by sophistication motionless at rest habit specific to someone

quixotic quotidian rabble raconteur raffish ramify rancorous rant rapacious rarefy rave reactionary rebuff recalcitrant recant recast recidivism reciprocity recital recluse recompense reconcile recondite recreancy recuperate redeem redoubtable refine refractory refulgent regale regicide reiterate rejuvenation relapse remonstrate render renovate renowned repast repel repine reproach

generous banal mob person who tells anecdotes vulgar to branch out feeling bitterness to use extravagant language greedy to make thin to act with excessive enthusiasm opposing progress to snub disobedient take back as being false to cast anew relapse into criminal behavior mutual interchange of favors performance of music person who lives alone to award compensation to to restore peace abstruse cowardice to become strong after illness to compensate causing fear to make pure stubborn brilliant to delight crime of killing a king to say again several times becoming young to fall back again to protest to represent to make new again famous meal to refuse to accept to complain to scold

reprobate repudiate repulsive requite rescind resigned resilience resort restive resuscitation retard reticent revere reverent riddle rift rivet roll rotund ruffian rumple sagacious salacious salubrious salutary sanctimony sanction sanguine sanity sash satiate saturnine savant savor sawdust scabbard scent scorch scribble scurvy secular sedulous seminal

sinful person to disown causing a feeling of disgust to repay to cancel submissive ability to recover original shape to frequently visit refusing to move coming back to consciousness to hinder reserved to have deep respect for showing deep respect puzzling person or thing to split to fix calling of names round violent cruel man to make rough having sound judgement obscene healthful wholesome hypocritical approval cheerful health of mind long strip worn round the waist to satisfy gloomy person of great learning to enjoy flavor tiny bits of wood sheath for blade pleasant smell to dry up write hastily mean living outside monastery persevering like a seed

sententious sequence sere sermon serrated serration servile sever severance shallow shard sheath shrewd shrill shun shunt sidestep simper sinuous skiff skit slack slake slate sluggard slur smolder snare snub soar sober sobriety sodden soggy solvent somatic soot sophisticated sophistry sophomoric soporific sordid spear specious

full of proverbs succession make hard reproving a person for his faults having a toothed edge having a toothed edge like a slave to break off cutting off little depth piece of broken earthenware cover for blad astute piercing to keep away from to evade by putting aside to step to side self-conscious smile winding small boat short play sluggish to satisfy criticize lazy slow-moving person join words burn slowly without fire to trap to treat with contempt to fly high self-controlled being self-controlled soaked heavy with water something that dissolves of the body black powder in smoke complex fallacious immature producing sleep wretched weapon with metal point deceiving

irritable to join live at another's expense false to reject dirty to spend wastefully to crouch to stop the flow of a fluid rising or falling sharply extremely loud one who insists unyieldingly mark of shame describe scornfully something sharp spending unwillingly to be thrifty to paint with dots to state as necessary condition showing no emotion to wander to move very fast striped to walk with long steps a supporting bar gloomy to hinder bring under control astounding to put under water to induce by bribery written order to appear in subpoena court substantiation giving facts to support include under a rule subsume relief in time of distress succor to meet needs suffice to cause difficulty breathing suffocate to be stained sullied without delay summarily magnificent sumptuous miscellaneous sundry supercilious disdainful more than needed superfluous superimpose to put on top to take place of supersede splenetic splice sponge spurious spurn squalid squander squat stanch steeply stentorian stickler stigma stigmatize sting stingy stint stipple stipulate stolid stray streak striated stride strut stygian stymie subdue sublime submerge suborn

supine suppliant supplicate suppress surcharge surfeit susceptibility swerve sycophant synopsis taciturn tadpole talon tamp tamper tangential tarnished tassel taunt taut tautology tawdry teetotal temerity temperance temperate tenacity tenuous tepid terse testiness thrift thwart timid timorous toady tonic topple torment torpid torque tortuous tout

lying on back asking humbly to make humble petition to to put an end to additional charge feet to fullness sensitivity to change direction suddenly person who flatters to the rich summary untalkative frog in early stage of development claw of a bird of prey to drive down with repeated blows to interfere with suddenly changeable lost brightness bunch of threads to reproach tight redundancy gawdy opposed to alcohol boldness moderation showing self-control firmness insubstantial lukewarm brief and to the point irritated economy frustrate shy fearful obsequious flatterer something giving strength to make unsteady and overturn severe pain sluggish twisting force devious to solicit customers

easily controlled to beyond limit fleeting brief parody vigorous fear to flow in drops unimportant common agreement to stop fighting ferocity to walk heavily muddy being uncontrolled bloated disturbance wickedness greenish-blue precious turquoise stone beginner tyro to annoy ubiquitous situated beyond ulterior offense umbrage awkward uncouth make a lower bid underbid to weaken undermine to fluctuate undulate to discover unearth unencumbered easy-going sincere unfeigned unharmed unscathed inconvenient untoward to scold upbraid elegant urbane being uncertain vacillation strange act vagary conceited vain brave valiant brave valorous to conquer vanquish to change direction veer capable of betraying honor venal covering true nature veneer regarding with deep veneration respect tractable transgress transient transitory travesty trenchant trepidation trickle trifling trite truce truculence trudge turbid turbulence turgid turmoil turpitude

veracity verdant verisimilitude veritable verve vestige vex vigilance vigilant vigorous vilify vindictive virago visceral viscous vitiate vituperate vivacious volatile volubility voluble waffle waft wag warmonger warrant wean weigh welter wend whimsical wince woo writ yarn

truth fresh and green appearing real rightly named spirit trace to annoy watchfulness member of a vigilance committee energetic to slander having a desire to revenge a loud domineering woman of the internal organs semi-fluid to lower quality of abuse in words lively fickle verbosity fluent to talk vaguely to send floating through air merry person person who stirs up war written order to turn away to measure how heavy confusion to proceed full of odd and fanciful ideas to show pain to try to win written order story