Combined Kaplan GRE Study Guide: Top GRE Words and Baron High-Frequency Vocabulary Word List

515 Total Words Word Definition * denotes word appeared on both Baron and Kaplan lists abate* to reduce in amount, degree or severity abdicate to renounce or relinquish a throne aberrant abnormal or deviant abeyance suspended action abject utterly hopeless, humiliating or wretched abjure to renounce on oath ablution act of cleansing abrogate to abolish by formal means abscond* depart secretly and hide abstemious* sparing in eating and drinking; temperate abstruse hard to understand; secret, hidden accretion an increase by natural growth acerbic sour or astringent in taste, harsh in temper acquiesce to comply, give in acrid sharp or biting to the taste or smell acrimonious caustic, stinging or bitter in nature adjoin* to be close or in contact with adjure to beg or command to counsel against something; caution; warn; admonish reprove to make impure by adding inferior or tainted adulterate* substances adventitious accidental artistic; dealing with or capable of aesthetic appreciating the beautiful affable friendly, courteous to increase in power, influence and aggrandize reputation aggregate gather; accumulate alacrity cheerful promptness; eagerness alleviate relieve a person unselfishly concerned for the altruist welfare of others amalgamate combine; unite in one body amatory of or pertaining to lovers or lovemaking ambiguous unclear or doubtful in meaning the state of having contradictory or ambivalence conflicting emotional attitudes ameliorate to make better; to improve amity friendship; peaceful harmony something or someone misplaced in time; an anachronism* obsolete or archaic form analogous comparable anarchy absence of governing body; state of disorder any substance that promotes masculine androgen characteristics androgynous being both male and female animus hostile feeling or attitude

anomalous antipathy* apartheid apathy* apogee

apostasy* apotheosis appease apprise approbation* appropriate arduous arrogate artless ascetic assiduous* assuage atrophy attenuate audacious austere* autonomous* aver* avocation banal belie belligerent bemoan beneficent benevolent benign bilateral bolster bombastic* boorish burgeon burnish buttress capitulate capricious* castigate*

abnormal; irregular aversion; dislike any system or caste that separates people according to race lack of interest or emotion; uncaring; indifference the highest or most distant point renunciation of one’s previous loyalty; a total desertion of one’s religion, principles, cause, etc. glorification, glorified ideal pacify or soothe; relieve inform approval; praise, consideration acquire; take possession of for one’s own use hard; strenuous to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously without guile; open and honest practicing self-denial; austere diligent, persistent, hardworking to make less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger) to waste away; wither or deteriorate; the wasting away of body tissue make thinner daring; bold forbiddingly stern in appearance; severely simple and unornamented self-governing; independent assert confidently or declare; as used in law, state formally as a fact something one does in addition to a principle occupation boring; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clichéd; hackneyed contradict; give a false impression warlike, given to waging war to express pity for kindly; doing good desiring to do good to others having a kindly disposition pertaining to or affecting two or both sides support; reinforce pompous in speech and manner ; using inflated language rude; insensitive grow forth; send out buds make shiny by rubbing; polish support; prop up to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms unpredictable; fickle; changing one’s mind quickly and often to punish or criticize harshly

latent . deteriorating propriety. destroy confidence in. orderliness and good taste in manners failure to act respect. gullible going rapidly over something. lethargic. spread widely. swell out purify. person or thing that causes action burning. go in different directions from the same point strip. haphazard.catalyst caustic chicanery* circuitous circumambulate circumscribe circumspect coagulate coda cogent* commensurate compendium complacent complaisant* compliant compunction concentric conciliate conciliatory condone conflagration confluence confound congenital connoisseur contention contentious contravene contrite conundrum convalescent converge convoke convoluted* corroborate craven credulous* cursory daunt decadent decorum default deference* deferential deign agent that increases the rate of a chemical action. unoriginal. excuse a large destructive fire merging into one confuse. deprive a principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief. insincere unprejudiced lacking coherence. sarcastically biting trickery. clot concluding section of a musical or literary composition. forgive. to disguise one’s real intentions or character distribute. disbelieve lack of consistency. mournful sleeping. often a religious belief opinionated. penitent riddle. to free from error mentally quick and observant. indirect to walk about or around to draw a line around watchful and discreet thicken. courteous regard for another’s wishes respectful. overly polite. give tacit approval. branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones) lacking or marked by a lack of selfconfidence. puzzle existing or as such from birth person competent to act as a judge of art. congeal. win over reconciling. scatter (like seeds) disintegration. difference separate. proportionate brief. entirely dissimilar to divert or amuse oneself a lack of calm or peace disguise. looseness in morals discord. etc. soothing overlook. reject belittle fundamentally distinct or different in kind. consisting of distinct parts lacking genuine candor. opposite of harmony to expand by stretching. invective split. refine. dogma provide written evidence a firmly held opinion. make fun of contemptuous or jeering laughter. unconcerned trying to please. degree. unconnected. ridicule. to yield judgment to to think fit or in accordance with one’s dignity delineate delude denigrate deride derision derivative desiccate* desultory* deterrent diatribe dichotomy* diffident* diffuse* digression dilatory* dilettante dirge disabuse* discerning discordant discredit discrepancy discrete disingenuous disinterested disjointed dismiss disparage disparate disport disquiet dissemble* disseminate* dissolution dissonance distend distill diverge divest doctrine document dogma dogmatic* doleful dormant portray. frighten decaying. hindrance bitter scolding. comprehensive summary self-satisfied. conforming to requirements a feeling of uneasiness for doing wrong having a common center to placate. doctrinal sorrowful. to spread widely or thinly wandering away from the subject inclined to delay or procrastinate someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic lament with music correct a false impression. sketch to mislead the mind of judgment of. deceive blacken ridicule. come together to call together intricate and complicated to provide supporting evidence cowardly too trusting. thesis quarrelsome to come into conflict with feeling regret and sorrow for one’s sins or offenses. obtained from another source to dry out thoroughly aimless. arbitrary. a lover of art claim. having insight not harmonious.. tend to meet. obliging yielding. digressing at random something that discourages. to set right. deception by means of craft or guile roundabout. conflicting defame. something that summarizes or concludes convincing and well reasoned corresponding in extent. concentrate vary. hasty. pretend. depict. shy and timid. difficult problem recovering from illness approach. separated at the joints eliminate from consideration. superficial intimidate.

make less difficult false. peevish thrifty. to decline in vigor or strength inexperienced reject. shameless boldness. as a story the identification with the feelings or thoughts of others based on experience imitate. and vehement speech different from acknowledged standard. bookish hard to understand. pressing needs or demands. mislead. incapable of being damaged or distressed quick to act without thinking incapable of being pacified understood but not stated . doubledealing faulty or inadequate nutrition or development showing excitement. state of requiring immediate attention urgent. requiring immediate action to set forth in detail projection. flattering. talkative. a mystery short-lived. scholarly. foolish. improve a puzzle. showing or feeling no emotion hinder. ornament. composure lie. gloomy to deceive. wordy urge on overcharge pompous or inflated in language. often on the occasion of someone’s death an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive pleasantness of sound worsen. overstatement affecting virtues or qualities one does not have one who opposes established beliefs. bombastic. not originating in the body of the same kind exaggeration. cause or bring about increase. attempt to conceal the truth learned. especially of a person. excessive admiration unchangeable injure. conjecture exult facetious facilitate fallacious fatuous fawning* felicitous fervor fiduciary flag fledgling flout foment* forestall* fractious frugality fusillade futile gainsay garrulous goad gouge grandiloquent* gregarious guile guileless gullible harangue heterodox heterogeneous homogeneous hyperbole hypocritical iconoclast* idolatry immutable impair impassive* impede impermeable imperturbable impervious* impetuous* implacable implicit to show or feel triumphant joy joking (often inappropriately). imperturbable. economy continuous discharge of firearms or outburst of criticism useless. to reduce in strength to produce. not permitting passage through its substance calm. customs and institutions worship of idols. sheer nerve. held or given in trust droop. enhance. grow feeble.dour dupe* duplicity dystrophy ebullient eclectic* efficacy* effigy effluence effrontery elegy* elicit elocution embellish empathy empirical emulate endemic enervate* engender* enhance enigma ephemeral* epigram epithet equanimity equivocate* erudite* esoteric* estimable eugenics eulogy* euphemism euphony exacerbate* exculpate* execrable exigency exigent expound extrapolation sullen. show contempt for to arouse or incite prevent by taking action in advance irritable. rival prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country weaken. suitably expressed. intensity of feeling of a trust. presumptuousness a sorrowful poem or speech draw out by discussion art of clear and expressive speaking adorn. a person who is easily deceived deceitfulness in speech or conduct. block impervious. passionate. hopeless. using high-sounding language sociable deceit or trickery without deceit easily deceived long. ineffectual deny loquacious. well chosen glowing ardor. a likeness or image. overflowing with enthusiasm selective. or cringing apt. placid impenetrable. humorous help bring about. to increase bitterness or violence to clear from blame. yet smug trying to please by behaving obsequiously. mock. inane. hurt without feeling. known only to the chosen few admirable improvement of qualities of race by control of inherited characteristics expression of praise. flowing out of impudence. composed of elements from a variety of sources effectiveness . power to produce desired effect a dummy. holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines of other origin. prove innocent abominable urgent situation. fleeting a witty or pointed saying tersely expressed a word or phrase characteristically used to characterize a person or thing calmness of temperament. misleading brainless.

excessively pushy in offering officious one’s services omnivorous eating or absorbing everything onerous* troublesome and oppressive. indefinite indigence poverty indigent experiencing want or need. beginner stubborn. creep in insipid* lacking in interest or flavor. unite inculpate to charge with fault incursion a hostile entrance into a place indeterminate uncertain. imply. record of day-tolog day activities loquacious talkative lucid easily understood. unresponsive insidious intended to trap or beguile insinuate hint. painstaking. easily angered irresolute uncertain how to act. not clearly fixed. nonconformist maxim an expression of general truth or principle mendacious lying. using few words lassitude languor. vilification oscillate vibrate. young. sycophantic obsolescent becoming obsolete obstreperous noisily defiant. hidden laud praise lethargic drowsy. submerge inured accustomed. hardened in feelings. impoverished. everyday nascent starting to develop negate cancel out. habitually dishonest metamorphosis change of form meticulous excessively careful. malleable impressionable maverick rebel. close. carelessly inamorata a female lover not fully formed. tactless malevolent characterized by or expressing bad will misconduct or wrongdoing often committed malfeasance by a public official malign to speak harmful untruths about. indoctrinate to imbue someone with learning indolence* state of being lazy or slothful induce to move or lead by influence ineffable too great for description inert inactive. weariness latent potential but undeveloped. get rid of occlude to stop. challenge impugn in argument inadvertently unintentionally. to slander malinger to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill malingerer one who feigns illness to escape duty capable of being shaped by pounding. threatening misanthrope* one who hates mankind miscegenation interbreeding of races mitigate* to soften. unruly obtuse not sharp. dull earth or stone embankment to prevent levee flooding levity lack of seriousness or steadiness. absurdity inconsequential insignificant. incorporate combine. inchoate* elementary incongruity lack of harmony. to lessen mollify* to calm or make less severe. by oversight. unimportant introduce something into a larger whole. infamy. deny neophyte* recent convert. melancholy mundane worldly as opposed to spiritual.implode importune burst inward to urge or press with excessive persistence to attack as false or questionable. make unnecessary. dormant. pretentious. resistant to obdurate persuasion obfuscate to render indistinct or dim oblique having a slanting or sloping direction overly submissive and eager to please. frivolity litigate to make the subject of a lawsuit record of a voyage or flight. weak itinerary plan of a trip laconic brief and to the point. unsophisticated inherent firmly established by nature or habit inimical hostile. issuing light magnanimity generosity magnanimous generous in forgiving an insult or injury magnate a powerful or influential person maladroit clumsy. unyielding intransigence refusal of any compromise. lacking power to move infusion liquid extract so obtained ingenuous* naive and trusting. waver ostentatious showy. intelligible luminous shining. clear. isolation someone who intrudes in the domain of interloper others intractable unruly. flood. disorganized. stubborn. relating to. rudimentary. to prevent the passage of meddlesome. pointed or acute obviate to prevent. unfriendly innocuous harmless insensate without feeling or sensitivity insensible unconscious. stubbornness intransigent* refusing to agree or compromise inundate overwhelm. or characterized by insult or invective* abuse irascible* irritable. nullify. burdensome opprobrium* public disgrace. trying to attract attention panegyric formal or elaborate praise at an assembly a wide-ranging and impressive array or panoply display . soothe morose ill-humored. hardened of. scrupulous minatory menacing. dull insolent boldly rude or disrespectful insularity narrow-mindedness. obsequious* servile. sullen.

stubborn spread throughout showing sudden irritation. caustic lacking courage or resolution limited. risky a commandment given as a rule of action or conduct n. assign to say or plead in protest. doctrine. reckless with money deep. allowing liquids or gas to pass through a complete change. sudden to prevent the presence of unusually advanced or mature in mental development or talent forerunner preference. discriminating something long-lasting treacherous. complete tending to prevent the purchase or use of something. lacking deliberation adj. banish. wasteful. motionless made less dense (of a gas) obstinately stubborn. discerning. multiply to make known by open declaration natural inclination to conciliate. scarcity. to throw violently or bring about abruptly. retaliation against an enemy . unspoiled honesty. the condition of being at rest. blameworthy. disloyal. not superficial. restricted full of complaints minor objection or complaint n. or reproof deserving rebuke or censure. extend having or showing foresight wisdom. liking having knowledge of things before they presentiment presumptuous prevaricate* pristine probity* problematic prodigal* profound prohibitive proliferate* promulgate propensity propitiate* propound propriety* proscribe* proselytize protract provident prudence puerile pugnacious punctilious pungent pusillanimous qualified querulous quibble quiescence quiescent* rarefied recalcitrant recant recluse recondite recumbent refractory* refute rejoinder relegate remonstrate reprehensible reprisals happen a feeling of anticipation over a future event arrogant. bookish strong inclination. inclined to prevent or forbid grow rapidly. draw out. leaning stubborn. delegate. unruly disclaim or disavow. walking or traveling about. over some annoyance one who carries on flirtations charity. a desire or effort to promote goodness the study of literary texts to establish their authenticity and determine their meaning calm. determined to resist authority. taking liberties to lie or deviate from the truth characteristic of earlier times. porous. still. lacking interest. rebellious disprove to reply. perplexing lavish. willing to betray one’s trust willing to betray one’s trust superficial. loner abstruse. liking severe poverty. transformation a gratuity. caution or restraint childish. secret lying down. stinginess having perception. reclining. immature to quarrel or fight readily strict or exact in the observance of formalities stinging. unsettled. at rest. not thorough. outlaw to convert (a person) from one belief. esp. or enthusiasm. commonplace statement excess. openly confess error hermit. primitive. temporarily inactive. objection. done in a routine way. scantiness showing off learning. sharp in taste or smell. spread. not easily disturbed devoutness. ostracize. overabundance fall sharply full of pores. itinerant penetrable. to appease to set forth for consideration correct behavior or conduct. prejudiced. obedience to rules and customs to condemn as harmful or odious. unmanageable. care. dormant. retract a previous statement. inactive adj. conciliate ability to be molded trite remark. persistent.paragon* partisan pathogenic pathological paucity* pedantic penchant penury percipient perennial perfidious* perfidious perfunctory* peripatetic permeable permutation perquisite perspicacious pertinacious pervasive petulant philanderer philanthropy philology phlegmatic piety placate plasticity platitude plethora* plummet porous pragmatic preamble precarious precept precipitate precipitate preclude precocious precursor predilection prescient model of excellence or perfection one-sided. tip having keen mental perception and understanding. incorruptibility doubtful. retort banish to an inferior position. cause. concerned with the practical worth or impact of something introductory statement uncertain. astute resolute. committed to a party causing disease pertaining to disease smallness of quantity. premature. like a sieve practical (as opposed to idealistic). questionable. or faith to another to prolong. hasty. uprightness. rash. profound. reverence for God pacify. shrewd.

inclined to silence respectful.reproach reprobate* repudiate* rescind resolution resolve reticent* reverent revile sage salient salubrious sanction satiate saturate savor secrete sedition shard skeptic sociopath solicitous soporific* specious* spectrum sporadic stigma* stint stipulate stolid* striated strut subjugate subpoena subside substantiate subterfuge supercilious supersede express disapproval or disappointment person hardened in sin. rare. uncommunicative. marked by sleepiness having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious) colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism occurring irregularly a mark of shame or discredit to restrict or limit. wicked person. devoid of a sense of decency disown. ratify satisfy fully soak thoroughly enjoy. smell. person who shows excessive zeal supplicate supposition tacit taciturn . full of curves tractable* docile. sluggishness. surmise understood. to defame viscous sticky. especially one found in an archaeological dig. fluctuate venerate revere veracious* truthful veracity filled with trust and accuracy verbose wordy verisimilitude the appearance or semblance of truth verity truthfulness viable practical or workable performed. lacking sensitivity marked with parallel bands. verify. as in amount or number. bewildering jumble whimsical capricious. maintained or tenable defended holding fast. act of choosing voracious having a great appetite warranted justified. make obsolete to make humble and earnest entreaty hypothesis. dormancy tortuous winding. not talkative peripheral. condescending cause to be set aside. lethargy. exercised. explosive. produce and release a substance incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government a piece of broken pottery. only slightly connected. free will. abusive. have a distinctive flavor. evaporation rapidly volition free choice. grooved pompous walk or supporting bar to conquer a writ requiring appearance in court to give testimony settle down. descend. gluey vituperative adj. or quality hide away or cache. to reject the validity of cancel n. support an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule arrogant. require by contract dull. worshipful to criticize with harsh language person celebrated for wisdom prominent or conspicuous conducive or favorable to health or wellbeing approve. fanciful zealot fanatic. a potsherd. not put into words silent. concerned sleep-causing. sin truculence aggressiveness. tendentious partisan tenuous thin. tangential digressing capable of being held. disavow. be sparing with to lay down as a condition of an agreement. slim tirade extended scolding. received or suffered in vicarious place of another vilify to slander. doubter. ferocity unconscionable not restrained by conscience. reserved. haughty. unemotional. easily managed or controlled transcendent going beyond ordinary limits transgression violation of a law. person who suspends judgment until having examined evidence supporting a point of view a person whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility worried. holding or tending to hold tenacious persistently to something marked by a strong implicit point of view. replace. grow quiet establish by evidence. denunciation. harangue torpor* lethargy. impassive. determination v. authorized wary very cautious welter turmoil. silent. unscrupulous vacillate waver. scolding vociferous crying out noisily volatile changeable. to make a firm decision about.

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