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VOCABULARY LISTS

Membean GRE Level 1
September 14, 2013 By fsaduk (India)

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malice
feeling a need to see others suffer

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statutory
relating to or created by regulations

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tome
a large and scholarly book

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pliant
capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

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mediocre
moderate to inferior in quality

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repute
the state of being held in high esteem and honor

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cognitive
relating to or involving the mental process of knowing

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unscathed
not injured

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satire
witty language used to convey insults or scorn

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pensive
deeply or seriously thoughtful

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philanthropy
voluntary promotion of human welfare

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temporal
of or relating to or limited by time

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paradigm
a standard or typical example

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loquacious
full of trivial conversation

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faze
disturb the composure of

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requisite
necessary for relief or supply

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verbatim
using exactly the same words

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caricature
a representation of a person exaggerated for comic effect

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fallacy
a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

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chronic

resonate sound with resonance 23. exuberance joyful enthusiasm 29. flamboyant marked by ostentation but often tasteless 26. trite repeated too often. artifact a man-made object taken as a whole 30.long-lasting or characterized by long suffering 21. overfamiliar through overuse . pare strip the skin off 27. tenacious stubbornly unyielding 22. ultimatum a final peremptory demand 25. laborious characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion 28. pinnacle a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower 24.

interminable tiresomely long. acme the highest point of something 38. usurp seize and take control without authority 39.31. enthrall hold spellbound 37. figurative not literal 35. aesthetic characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste 40. seemingly without end 32. topical pertaining to the surface of a body part 36. denounce speak out against 33. pathogen any disease-producing agent 34. remnant a small part remaining after the main part no longer exists 41. generic .

plastic synthetic material that can be molded into objects 50. divisive dissenting with the majority opinion 45.applicable to an entire class or group 42. arbitrary based on or subject to individual discretion or preference 47. taint place under suspicion or cast doubt upon 46. forte an asset of special worth or utility 51. emissary someone sent on a mission to represent another's interests 43. unison corresponding exactly 48. luminous softly bright or radiant . liquidate eliminate a debt by paying it off 44. despicable morally reprehensible 49.

ravenous extremely hungry 62. remedial tending or intended to rectify or improve 56. nonchalant marked by blithe unconcern 58. conjecture to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds 57. tangible perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch 60.52. decipher convert code into ordinary language 61. gravity the force of attraction between all masses in the universe 59. stigma . efficacy capacity or power to produce a desired effect 53. ornate marked by complexity and richness of detail 54. inert unable to move or resist motion 55.

lucid transparently clear. connoisseur an expert able to appreciate a field 72. tedium the feeling of being bored by something 71. zealous marked by active interest and enthusiasm 70. benign kindness of disposition or manner 65. ensue issue or terminate in a specified way 68. indoctrinate teach uncritically 66. uncharted not yet surveyed or investigated .a symbol of disgrace or infamy 63. easily understandable 69. oblivious lacking conscious awareness of 64. amenity pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions 67.

73. apex the highest point of something 81. calligraphy . dilapidated in deplorable condition 83. bereaved sorrowful through loss or deprivation 82. clemency leniency and compassion shown toward offenders 77. nonpartisan free from party affiliation or bias 80. antiquated so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period 76. luxuriant produced or growing in extreme abundance 75. abolish do away with 74. rejuvenate make younger or more youthful 78. disseminate cause to become widely known 79.

vexing extremely annoying or displeasing 86. medley a musical composition consisting of a series of songs 88. defoliate deprived of leaves 92. chivalrous being attentive to women like an ideal knight 91.beautiful handwriting 84. obstinate marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield . affluence abundant wealth 85. embellish make more attractive. lustrous reflecting light 87. schematic represented in simplified or symbolic form 89. as by adding ornament or color 90. benefaction an act intending or showing kindness and good will 93.

inestimable beyond calculation or measure 104. discern . as from speech or notes 100. skeptic someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs 99. articulate express or state clearly 103. vibrant vigorous and animated 96. disinterested unaffected by concern for one's own welfare 101.94. augment enlarge or increase 95. mundane found in the ordinary course of events 98. encumber hold back 102. archaic so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period 97. transcribe write out.

long. refrain resist doing something 106.detect with the senses 105. covet wish. or crave for . reciprocate act. precursor something indicating the approach of something or someone 107. or give mutually or in return 110. profusion the property of being extremely abundant 112. ambiguous having more than one possible meaning 114. excise remove by cutting 109. audacious disposed to venture or take risks 108. callous having calluses 111. duplicity acting in bad faith 113. feel.

condescend behave in a patronizing manner 123. incongruous lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness 121.115. lethargic deficient in alertness or activity 118. curtail terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end 117. unadorned not decorated with something to increase its beauty 124. pertinent being of striking appropriateness 122. delectable extremely pleasing to the sense of taste 116. expedite process fast and efficiently 119. parody . abrasive causing irritation 120. insipid lacking interest or significance or impact 125.

hypothetical a conjectural possibility or circumstance 128. empathy understanding and entering into another's feelings 134. frugal avoiding waste 129. objective the goal intended to be attained 131. advocate a person who pleads for a person. or idea 127. impassive having or revealing little emotion or sensibility 135. as from pain . paradox a statement that contradicts itself 130. unfeasible not capable of being carried out or put into practice 133. alleviate provide physical relief. in or as in a jail 132. incarcerate lock up or confine.a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style 126. cause.

omniscient infinitely wise 138. about to occur 139. apathy an absence of emotion or enthusiasm 137. contagion an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted 140. conjugal relating to the relationship between a wife and husband 143. imminent close in time. elude escape.136. adept having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude 144. metaphor a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity 145. acclimate get used to a certain weather 146. paragon . either physically or mentally 141. irrefutable impossible to deny or disprove 142.

empirical derived from experiment and observation rather than theory 156. incapable of being tampered with 152. exorbitant greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation 150. coalition the union of diverse things into one body or form or group 154. impregnable immune to attack. eccentric conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual 153. affiliation the act of becoming formally connected or joined . affliction a cause of great suffering and distress 151. accentuate to stress. contingent determined by conditions or circumstances that follow 148. especially alcohol 149.a perfect embodiment of a concept 147. single out as important 155. abstinence the trait of refraining from something.

157. coerce to cause to do through pressure or necessity 159. abridge lessen. antagonist someone who offers opposition 162. or curtail 163. diminish. ambidextrous equally skillful with each hand 165. condone . irrevocable incapable of being retracted 161. indigenous originating where it is found 160. homogeneous all of the same or similar kind or nature 164. farce a comedy characterized by broad satire 167. suffrage a legal right to vote 166. perennial lasting three seasons or more 158.

veneer coating consisting of a thin layer of wood 175. metamorphosis striking change in appearance or character or circumstances 173.excuse. skittish unpredictably excitable. plagiarism taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own 171. or make allowances for 168. hallowed worthy of religious veneration 174. meticulous marked by precise accordance with details 176. tentative unsettled in mind or opinion 170. especially of horses 169. lacerate cut or tear irregularly 172. fester ripen and generate pus 177. lattice an arrangement of points in a regular periodic pattern . overlook.

tether restraint consisting of a rope used to restrain an animal 183. melancholy a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed 181. rhetoric study of the technique for using language effectively 182. heretic a person whose religious beliefs conflict with church dogma 187. astute marked by practical hardheaded intelligence 188. pervasive spreading or spread throughout 185. coddle cook in nearly boiling water 186. permeate spread or diffuse through 179. amenable disposed or willing to comply 180. tepid .178. throw away 184. squander spend thoughtlessly.

agnostic a person who claims the existence of God is unknowable 194. not shakable 196. gaunt very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold 195. boisterous full of rough and exuberant animal spirits 198. steadfast marked by firm determination or resolution. as food 197. forage collect or look around for. quaver give off unsteady sounds 193.moderately warm 189. pristine immaculately clean and unused 191. nostalgic unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things 192. anarchy a state of lawlessness and disorder 190. quorum a gathering of the minimal number of members of a group .

lucrative producing a sizeable profit 204. austere of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor 203. quarantine . especially by imitating 207. zenith the point above the observer directly opposite the nadir 205. emulate strive to equal or match. formidable extremely impressive in strength or excellence 209. excited. pragmatic concerned with practical matters 208. refurbish make brighter and prettier 202. tantalize harass with persistent teasing or baiting 201. or declamatory manner 200.199. rant talk in a noisy. quack the harsh sound of a duck 206.

prophetic foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention 215. sinister stemming from evil characteristics or forces 212. garbled lacking orderly continuity 219. trifle a detail that is considered insignificant 211. waver pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness 216.isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease 210. flippant showing inappropriate levity 218. ramble move about aimlessly or without any destination 213. gullible naive and easily deceived or tricked 214. caliber diameter of a tube or gun barrel 217. riveting capable of arousing and holding the attention .

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