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Barrons GRE High-Frequency 333 Words Vocabulary List

Abate: Aberrant: Abeyance: Abscond: subside or moderate abnormal or deviant suspended action depart secretly and hide

Abstemious: sparing in eating and drinking; temperate Admonish: warn; reprove

Adulterate: make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances Aesthetic: Aggregate: Alacrity: Alleviate: artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful gather; accumulate cheerful promptness; eagerness relieve

Amalgamate: combine; unite in one body Ambiguous: unclear or doubtful in meaning Ambivalence: the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes Ameliorate: improve Anachronism: something or someone misplaced in time Analogous: comparable Anarchy: absence of governing body; state of disorder

Anomalous: abnormal; irregular Antipathy: Apathy: Appease: aversion; dislike lack of caring; indifference pacify or soothe; relieve

Apprise:

inform approval

Approbation:

Appropriate: v. acquire; take possession of for one’s own use Arduous: Artless: Ascetic: Assiduous: Assuage: Attenuate: hard; strenuous without guile; open and honest practicing self-denial; austere diligent v. ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger) make thinner

Audacious: daring; bold Austere: forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented self-governing; independent

Autonomous: Aver: Banal: Belie:

assert confidently or declare; as used in law, state formally as a fact hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality contradict; give a false impression

Beneficent: kindly; doing good Bolster: support; reinforce

Bombastic: pompous; using inflated language Boorish: Burgeon: Burnish: Buttress: rude; insensitive grow forth; send out buds make shiny by rubbing; polish v. support; prop up

Capricious: unpredictable; fickle

severe criticism Catalyst: Caustic: Chicanery: Coagulate: Coda: Cogent: agent that increases the pace of a chemical action burning. sarcastically biting trickery. clot concluding section of a musical or literary composition.Castigation: punishment. excuse confuse. comprehensive summary Commensurate: Compendium: Complaisant: trying to please. obliging Compliant: yielding.Her contrite tears did not influence the judge when he imposed sentence Conundrum: riddle. a lover of art Contention: claim. degree. give tacit approval. summarizes or concludes convincing adj. orderliness and good taste in manners default failure to act deference . intricate Craven: cowardly daunt Intimidate: frighten decorum propriety. forgive.. tend to meet. corresponding in extent. overly polite. involved. thesis Contentious: quarrelsome Contrite: penitent . puzzle Connoisseur: person competent to act as a judge of art. proportionate brief. deception thicken. soothing Condone: Confound: overlook. difficult problem Converge: approach. etc. congeal. conforming to requirements Conciliatory: reconciling. come together Convoluted: coiled around.

Courteous: Delineate: Denigrate: Deride: Desiccate: Desultory: Deterrent: Diatribe: Dichotomy: Diffidence: Diffuse: Digression: Dirge: Disabuse: Discerning: Discordant: Discredit: regard for another ’s wishes portray. spread out (like a gas) wandering away from the subject lament with music correct a false impression. sketch blacken ridicule. depict. branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones) shyness adj. digressing at random something that discourages. bitter scolding. separate. insincere unprejudiced Disingenuous: Disinterested: Disjointed: Dismiss: lacking coherence. make fun of derivative unoriginal. haphazard. separated at the joints eliminate from consideration. wordy. consisting of distinct parts lacking genuine candor. disbelieve Discrepancy: lack of consistency. invective split. conflicting defame. obtained from another source dry up aimless. difference Discrete: adj. having insight not harmonious. undeceive mentally quick and observant. destroy confidence in. unconnected. rambling. reject . hindrance n.

Disparage: Disparate: Dissemble: belittle adj. refine. composed of elements drawn from disparate sources power to produce desired effect impudence. unrelated v. opposite of harmony Distend: Distill: Diverge: Divest: Document: Dogmatic: Dormant: Dupe: Ebullient: Eclectic: Efficacy: Effrontery: Elegy: Elicit: Embellish: Empirical: Emulate: expand. presumptuousness poem or song expressing lamentation draw out by discussion adorn. swell out purify. overflowing with enthusiasm selective. disguise. go in different directions from the same point strip. arbitrary. shameless boldness. pretend Disseminate: distribute. latent someone easily fooled showing excitement. rival . ornament. sheer nerve. looseness in morals Dissonance: discord. enhance. spread. lethargic. deprive provide written evidence opinionated. concentrate vary. as a story based on experience imitate. scatter (like seeds) Dissolution: disintegration. basically different. doctrinal sleeping.

yet smug fawning trying to please by behaving obsequiously. flattering. composure Equivocate: lie. or cringing . humorous help bring about. known only to the chosen few expression of praise. make less difficult false. conjecture Extrapolation: Facetious: Facilitate: Fallacious: Fatuous: joking (often inappropriately). embitter Exculpate: Exigency: clear from blame urgent situation. improve short-lived. scholarly hard to understand. mislead. foolish. often on the occasion of someone’s death Euphemism: mild expression in place of an unpleasant one Exacerbate: worsen. attempt to conceal the truth Erudite: Esoteric: Eulogy: learned. pressing needs or demands. state of requiring immediate attention projection. produce increase. inane.Endemic: Enervate: Engender: Enhance: Ephemeral: prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country weaken cause. misleading brainless. fleeting Equanimity: calmness of temperament.

suitably expressed.felicitous apt. economy gainsay deny futile . grow feeble fledgling inexperienced flout reject. mock. well chosen fervor glowing ardor. instigate forestall prevent by taking action in advance frugality thrift. intensity of feeling flag droop. show contempt for foment stir up.

using high-sounding language gregarious sociable guileless without deceit gullible easily deceived harangue long. bombastic. hopeless.useless. talkative. wordy goad urge on gouge overcharge grandiloquent pompous. ineffectual garrulous loquacious. passionate. and vehement speech homogeneous of the same kind hyperbole .

imperturbable. overstatement iconoclastic attacking cherished traditions idolatry worship of idols. incapable of being damaged or distressed . excessive admiration immutable unchangeable impair injure. block impermeable impervious. not permitting passage through its substance imperturbable calm. stoical impede hinder. hurt impassive without feeling. placid impervious impenetrable.exaggeration.

recently begun. unite indeterminate uncertain. combine. carelessly inchoate adj. elementary incongruity lack of harmony.implacable incapable of being pacified implicit understood but not stated implode burst inward inadvertently unintentionally. by oversight. not clearly fixed. absurdity inconsequential insignificant. rudimentary. unimportant incorporate introduce something into a larger whole. indefinite indigence .

unresponsive insinuate hint. creep in insipid lacking in flavor. lacking power to move ingenuous naive and trusting. dull insularity narrow-mindedness. young. imply. unsophisticated inherent firmly established by nature or habit innocuous harmless insensible unconscious.poverty indolent lazy inert inactive. isolation intractable .

stubbornness inundate overwhelm. unyielding intransigence n. refusal of any compromise. abuse irascible irritable. hardened invective n. stubborn. easily angered irresolute uncertain how to act. weariness . accustomed.unruly. weak itinerary plan of a trip laconic brief and to the point lassitude languor. flood. submerge inured adj.

dormant. hidden laud v. issuing light magnanimity generosity . praise lethargic drowsy. frivolity log record of a voyage or flight. clear.latent potential but undeveloped. intelligible luminous shining. record of day-to-day activities loquacious talkative lucid easily understood. dull levee stone embankment to prevent flooding levity lack of seriousness or steadiness.

nonconformist mendacious lying.malingerer one who feigns illness to escape duty malleable capable of being shaped by pounding. moderate mollify soothe morose . painstaking. habitually dishonest metamorphosis change of form meticulous excessively careful. impressionable maverick rebel. scrupulous misanthrope one who hates mankind mitigate appease.

sycophantic obviate make unnecessary. beginner obdurate adj. servile. melancholy mundane worldly as opposed to spiritual. sullen. get rid of occlude shut. nullify. everyday negate cancel out. deny neophyte recent convert.ill-humored. stubborn obsequious slavishly attentive. close officious meddlesome. excessively pushy in offering one’s services onerous burdensome .

bookish penchant strong inclination. trying to attract attention paragon model of perfection partisan one-sided. pretentious. committed to a party pathological pertaining to disease paucity scarcity pedantic showing off learning. waver ostentatious showy. vilification oscillate vibrate. liking penury . prejudiced.opprobrium infamy.

or enthusiasm permeable penetrable. not easily disturbed piety devoutness. not thorough.severe poverty. lacking interest. reverence for God placate pacify. disloyal perfunctory superficial. porous. care. conciliate plasticity . allowing liquids or gas to pass through pervasive spread throughout phlegmatic calm. stinginess perennial something long-lasting perfidious treacherous.

hasty. commonplace statement plethora excess. trite remark. concerned with the practical worth or impact of something preamble introductory statement precarious uncertain. rash. like a sieve pragmatic practical (as opposed to idealistic). overabundance plummet fall sharply porous full of pores. sudden precursor . premature.ability to be molded platitude n. risky precipitate adj.

reckless with money profound deep. incorruptibility problematic doubtful. questionable. perplexing prodigal wasteful. inclined to prevent or forbid proliferate grow rapidly. spread. taking liberties prevaricate lie pristine characteristic of earlier times. not superficial. unsettled.forerunner presumptuous arrogant. primitive. multiply . complete prohibitive tending to prevent the purchase or use of something. unspoiled probity uprightness.

correct conduct proscribe ostracize. caustic qualified limited.propensity natural inclination propitiate appease propriety fitness. sharp in taste or smell. dormant. outlaw pungent stinging. temporarily inactive rarefied made less dense (of a gas) recalcitrant . banish. restricted quibble minor objection or complaint quiescent at rest.

secret refractory stubborn. disavow . loner recondite abstruse. unruly recant disclaim or disavow. assign reproach express disapproval or disappointment reprobate person hardened in sin. openly confess error recluse hermit. unmanageable refute disprove relegate banish to an inferior position. devoid of a sense of decency repudiate disown. retract a previous statement. delegate. profound.obstinately stubborn. determined to resist authority.

inclined to silence reverent respectful. firmness of purpose reticent reserved. worshipful sage person celebrated for wisdom salubrious healthful sanction approve. uncommunicative.rescind cancel resolution determination resolve determination. ratify satiate satisfy fully saturate soak thoroughly .

or quality secrete hide away or cache.savor enjoy. generally of pottery skeptic doubter. marked by sleepiness specious seemingly reasonable but incorrect. concerned soporific sleep-causing. have a distinctive flavor. person who suspends judgment until having examined evidence supporting a point of view solicitous worried. produce and release a substance into an organism shard fragment. smell. misleading (often intentionally) spectrum colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism sporadic occurring irregularly .

set limits stipulate make express conditions. descend. specify stolid dull. impassive striated marked with parallel bands. grow quiet substantiate . grooved strut pompous walk strut supporting bar subpoena writ summoning a witness to appear subside settle down. brand stint v.stigma token of disgrace. be thrifty.

denunciation.establish by evidence. rare. only slightly connected. replace. make obsolete supposition hypothesis. surmise tacit understood. support supersede cause to be set aside. digressing tenuous thin. dormancy tortuous winding. sluggishness. slim tirade extended scolding. not put into words tangential peripheral. full of curves tractable . harangue torpor lethargy. verify.

easily managed transgression violation of a law.docile. ferocity vacillate waver. scolding volatile . sin truculence aggressiveness. gluey vituperative adj. abusive. fluctuate venerate revere veracious truthful verbose wordy viable practical or workable viscous sticky.

bewildering jumble whimsical capricious. person who shows excessive zeal . fanciful zealot fanatic. explosive. authorized wary very cautious welter turmoil. evaporation rapidly warranted justified.changeable.