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GRE HIT PARADE - GROUP 1

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Aberrant – deviating from norm
Alacrity – eager and enthusiastic
Anomaly – deviation from the normal order
Approbation - praise, approval
Assuage – appease, pacify, to ease or lessen
Audacious – daring, reckless, bold
Capricious – erratic, unpredictable
Censure – criticize, rebuke
Chicanery – trickery, subterfuge (trick, ploy)
Connoisseur – expert, an informed and astute(shrewd) judge
Discordant – conflicting, harsh in sound
Disparate – dissimilar
Eloquent – well-spoken, articulate, expressive
Enervate – to weaken, reduce vitality
Ennui – restlessness due to boredom or apathy
Equivocate – ambiguous language
Exculpate – to clear of blame, exonerate
Exigent – urgent, pressing
Filibuster – intentional obstruction to delay legislative action
Ingenuous – frank, candid, lacking in sophistication
Inured – used to accept something undesirable
Irascible – easily angered, prone to temperamental outburst
Laud – high praise
Magnanimity – generous, forgiving
Martial – associated with war and armed forces
Mundane – ordinary, dull
Nascent - new, early developmental stage
Nebulous – vague, cloudy, lack a clear defined form
Neologism – a new word
Noxious – injurious, harmful
Obtuse – lack sharp intelligence, unclear or precise in thought or expression
Obviate – to anticipate and prevent (situation), avert, forestall
Parody – humorous imitation for comic effect (esp. in literature, art)
Perennial – available throughout the year
Perfunctory – cursory, done without care or interest
Prattle – rattle, blabber unnecessarily
Prescience – foreknowledge of events before they occur
Refute – to disapprove, to argue against
Relegate – to forcibly assign to a lower place, demote
Solicitous – eager
Sporadic – occurring only occasionally, scattered instances
Static – at rest, stationary
Stupefy – to amaze, baffle
Tortuous – winding, twisting, complicated
Truculent – cruel, eager to fight
Voracious – ravenous, insatiable hunger for food or activity
Waver – to sway, unsettled