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

515 Total Words

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* denotes word appeared on both Baron and Kaplan lists abate* to reduce in amount, degree or severity abdicate aberrant abeyance abject abjure ablution abrogate abscond* abstemious* abstruse accretion acerbic acquiesce acrid acrimonious adjoin* adjure admonish to renounce or relinquish a throne abnormal or deviant suspended action utterly hopeless, humiliating or wretched to renounce on oath act of cleansing to abolish by formal means depart secretly and hide sparing in eating and drinking; temperate hard to understand; secret, hidden an increase by natural growth sour or astringent in taste, harsh in temper to comply, give in sharp or biting to the taste or smell caustic, stinging or bitter in nature to be close or in contact with to beg or command to

adulterate* adventitious aesthetic affable aggrandize aggregate alacrity alleviate altruist amalgamate amatory ambiguous ambivalence ameliorate amity anachronism* analogous anarchy androgen androgynous animus anomalous antipathy* apartheid apathy*

counsel against something; caution; warn; reprove to make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances accidental artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful friendly, courteous to increase in power, influence and reputation gather; accumulate cheerful promptness; eagerness relieve a person unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others combine; unite in one body of or pertaining to lovers or lovemaking unclear or doubtful in meaning the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes to make better; to improve friendship; peaceful harmony something or someone misplaced in time; an obsolete or archaic form comparable absence of governing body; state of disorder any substance that promotes masculine characteristics being both male and female hostile feeling or attitude abnormal; irregular aversion; dislike any system or caste that separates people according to race lack of interest or emotion; uncaring; indifference

clichéd. commonplace. praise. a total desertion of one’s religion. relieve inform approval. etc. consideration acquire. as used in law. hardworking to make less severe. the wasting away of body tissue make thinner daring. strenuous to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously without guile. ease or lessen (pain). wither or deteriorate. take possession of for one’s own use hard. soothe (anger) to waste away. state formally as a fact something one does in addition to a principle occupation boring. . given to waging war to express pity for kindly. glorified ideal pacify or soothe. independent assert confidently or declare. glorification. austere diligent. severely simple and unornamented self-governing.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 the highest or most distant point renunciation of one’s previous loyalty. hackneyed contradict. bold forbiddingly stern in appearance. persistent. cause. give a false impression warlike. trite. open and honest practicing self-denial. principles. lacking originality. satisfy (hunger).

person or thing that causes action burning. send out buds make shiny by rubbing. clot concluding section of a musical or literary composition. something that summarizes or concludes convincing and well reasoned corresponding in extent. prop up to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms unpredictable. etc. sarcastically biting trickery. using inflated language rude. proportionate brief.. degree. changing one’s mind quickly and often to punish or criticize harshly agent that increases the rate of a chemical action. congeal. reinforce pompous in speech and manner . fickle. comprehensive summary . insensitive grow forth. deception by means of craft or guile roundabout. polish support.benevolent benign bilateral bolster bombastic* boorish burgeon burnish buttress capitulate capricious* castigate* catalyst caustic chicanery* circuitous circumambulate circumscribe circumspect coagulate coda cogent* commensurate compendium doing good desiring to do good to others having a kindly disposition pertaining to or affecting two or both sides support. indirect to walk about or around to draw a line around watchful and discreet thicken.

thesis quarrelsome to come into conflict with feeling regret and sorrow for one’s sins or offenses. gullible going . overly polite. excuse a large destructive fire merging into one confuse. difficult problem recovering from illness approach. soothing overlook. forgive. conforming to requirements a feeling of uneasiness for doing wrong having a common center to placate. unconcerned trying to please. give tacit approval. tend to meet.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 self-satisfied. a lover of art claim. puzzle existing or as such from birth person competent to act as a judge of art. penitent riddle. win over reconciling. come together to call together intricate and complicated to provide supporting evidence cowardly too trusting. obliging yielding.

haphazard. unoriginal. invective split. obtained from another source to dry out thoroughly aimless. make fun of contemptuous or jeering laughter. frighten decaying. shy and timid. hasty. courteous regard for another’s wishes respectful. deteriorating propriety. ridicule. 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 . branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones) lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence. orderliness and good taste in manners failure to act respect.daunt decadent decorum default deference* deferential deign delineate delude denigrate deride derision derivative desiccate* desultory* deterrent diatribe dichotomy* diffident* diffuse* digression dilatory* dilettante dirge disabuse* rapidly over something. sketch to mislead the mind of judgment of. depict. to yield judgment to to think fit or in accordance with one’s dignity portray. digressing at random something that discourages. deceive blacken ridicule. superficial intimidate. hindrance bitter scolding.

having insight not harmonious. scatter (like seeds) disintegration. to disguise one’s real intentions or character distribute. dogma provide written evidence a . pretend. destroy confidence in. insincere unprejudiced lacking coherence. separated at the joints eliminate from consideration.a false impression. deprive a principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief. disbelieve lack of consistency. go in different directions from the same point strip. conflicting defame. to free from error discerning discordant discredit discrepancy discrete disingenuous disinterested disjointed dismiss disparage disparate disport disquiet dissemble* disseminate* dissolution dissonance distend distill diverge divest doctrine document dogma mentally quick and observant. opposite of harmony to expand by stretching. concentrate vary. spread widely. entirely dissimilar to divert or amuse oneself a lack of calm or peace disguise. swell out purify. consisting of distinct parts lacking genuine candor. looseness in morals discord. unconnected. refine. difference separate. reject belittle fundamentally distinct or different in kind. to set right.

arbitrary. power to produce desired effect a dummy. flowing out of impudence. ornament. improve a puzzle. as a story the identification with the feelings or thoughts of others based on experience imitate. lethargic. cause or bring about increase. often a religious belief opinionated. a likeness or image. a person who is easily deceived deceitfulness in speech or conduct. doctrinal sorrowful. shameless boldness. overflowing with enthusiasm selective. a mystery . gloomy to deceive. mournful sleeping. to reduce in strength to produce. sheer nerve. composed of elements from a variety of sources effectiveness .dogmatic* doleful dormant dour dupe* duplicity dystrophy ebullient eclectic* efficacy* effigy effluence effrontery elegy* elicit elocution embellish empathy empirical emulate endemic enervate* engender* enhance enigma firmly held opinion. rival prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country weaken. especially of a person. double-dealing faulty or inadequate nutrition or development showing excitement. presumptuousness a sorrowful poem or speech draw out by discussion art of clear and expressive speaking adorn. enhance. latent sullen.

prove innocent abominable urgent situation. bookish hard to understand. scholarly. humorous help bring about. pressing needs or demands. often on the occasion of someone’s death an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive pleasantness of sound worsen. yet smug trying . misleading brainless.ephemeral* epigram epithet equanimity equivocate* erudite* esoteric* estimable eugenics eulogy* euphemism euphony exacerbate* exculpate* execrable exigency exigent expound extrapolation exult facetious facilitate fallacious fatuous fawning* short-lived. composure lie. requiring immediate action to set forth in detail projection. conjecture to show or feel triumphant joy joking (often inappropriately). inane. known only to the chosen few admirable improvement of qualities of race by control of inherited characteristics expression of praise. to increase bitterness or violence to clear from blame. foolish. attempt to conceal the truth learned. make less difficult false. fleeting a witty or pointed saying tersely expressed a word or phrase characteristically used to characterize a person or thing calmness of temperament. state of requiring immediate attention urgent. mislead.

bombastic. talkative. intensity of feeling of a trust. to decline in vigor or strength inexperienced reject. passionate. suitably expressed. ineffectual deny loquacious. or cringing apt. and vehement speech different from acknowledged standard. grow feeble. holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines of other origin. well chosen glowing ardor. using high-sounding language sociable deceit or trickery without deceit easily deceived long. mock. hopeless. flattering.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 to please by behaving obsequiously. held or given in trust droop. economy continuous discharge of firearms or outburst of criticism useless. not originating in the body of . peevish thrifty. show contempt for to arouse or incite prevent by taking action in advance irritable. wordy urge on overcharge pompous or inflated in language.

imperturbable. placid impenetrable. excessive admiration unchangeable injure. not permitting passage through its substance calm. by oversight. carelessly a female lover not fully formed. customs and institutions worship of idols. overstatement affecting virtues or qualities one does not have one who opposes established beliefs. combine. challenge in argument unintentionally. disorganized. rudimentary. absurdity insignificant. unimportant introduce something into a larger whole.hyperbole hypocritical iconoclast* idolatry immutable impair impassive* impede impermeable imperturbable impervious* impetuous* implacable implicit implode importune impugn inadvertently inamorata inchoate* incongruity inconsequential incorporate inculpate incursion the same kind exaggeration. incapable of being damaged or distressed quick to act without thinking incapable of being pacified understood but not stated burst inward to urge or press with excessive persistence to attack as false or questionable. hurt without feeling. elementary lack of harmony. showing or feeling no emotion hinder. unite to charge with fault a hostile entrance into a place . block impervious.

flood. creep in lacking in interest or flavor. stubborn. submerge accustomed. unsophisticated firmly established by nature or habit hostile. young. stubbornness refusing to agree or compromise overwhelm.indeterminate indigence indigent indoctrinate indolence* induce ineffable inert infusion ingenuous* inherent inimical innocuous insensate insensible insidious insinuate insipid* insolent insularity interloper intractable intransigence intransigent* inundate inured uncertain. indefinite poverty experiencing want or need. . dull boldly rude or disrespectful narrow-mindedness. isolation someone who intrudes in the domain of others unruly. not clearly fixed. lacking power to move liquid extract so obtained naive and trusting. unfriendly harmless without feeling or sensitivity unconscious. unresponsive intended to trap or beguile hint. unyielding refusal of any compromise. to imbue someone with learning state of being lazy or slothful to move or lead by influence too great for description inactive. imply. impoverished.

weak plan of a trip brief and to the point. clear. to slander to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill one who feigns illness to escape duty . tactless characterized by or expressing bad will misconduct or wrongdoing often committed by a public official to speak harmful untruths about. dull earth or stone embankment to prevent flooding lack of seriousness or steadiness. or characterized by insult or abuse irritable. relating to. weariness potential but undeveloped. issuing light generosity generous in forgiving an insult or injury a powerful or influential person clumsy. using few words languor. frivolity to make the subject of a lawsuit record of a voyage or flight. easily angered uncertain how to act. hidden praise drowsy.invective* irascible* irresolute itinerary laconic lassitude latent laud lethargic levee levity litigate log loquacious lucid luminous magnanimity magnanimous magnate maladroit malevolent malfeasance malign malinger malingerer hardened of. intelligible shining. record of day-to-day activities talkative easily understood. dormant.

nonconformist an expression of general truth or principle lying.malleable maverick maxim mendacious metamorphosis meticulous minatory misanthrope* miscegenation mitigate* mollify* morose mundane nascent negate neophyte* obdurate obfuscate oblique obsequious* obsolescent obstreperous obtuse obviate occlude officious capable of being shaped by pounding. to lessen to calm or make less severe. sullen. unruly not sharp. painstaking. to prevent the passage of meddlesome. threatening one who hates mankind interbreeding of races to soften. make unnecessary. nullify. beginner stubborn. close. hardened in feelings. melancholy worldly as opposed to spiritual. scrupulous menacing. servile. resistant to persuasion to render indistinct or dim having a slanting or sloping direction overly submissive and eager to please. impressionable rebel. deny recent convert. soothe ill-humored. . pointed or acute to prevent. get rid of to stop. sycophantic becoming obsolete noisily defiant. habitually dishonest change of form excessively careful. everyday starting to develop cancel out.

done in a routine way. not thorough. waver showy. transformation a gratuity. discriminating something long-lasting treacherous. scarcity. care. infamy. liking severe poverty. willing to betray one’s trust willing to betray one’s trust superficial. allowing liquids or gas to pass through a complete change. stinginess having perception. or enthusiasm. pretentious. prejudiced.omnivorous onerous* opprobrium* oscillate ostentatious panegyric panoply paragon* partisan pathogenic pathological paucity* pedantic penchant penury percipient perennial perfidious* perfidious perfunctory* peripatetic permeable permutation perquisite excessively pushy in offering one’s services eating or absorbing everything troublesome and oppressive. scantiness showing off learning. bookish strong inclination. discerning. disloyal. walking or traveling about. committed to a party causing disease pertaining to disease smallness of quantity. lacking interest. vilification vibrate. tip . trying to attract attention formal or elaborate praise at an assembly a wide-ranging and impressive array or display model of excellence or perfection one-sided. porous. burdensome public disgrace. itinerant penetrable.

lacking deliberation adj. overabundance fall sharply full of pores. like a sieve practical (as opposed to idealistic). reverence for God pacify. over some annoyance one who carries on flirtations charity. rash. concerned with the practical worth or impact of something introductory statement uncertain. conciliate ability to be molded trite remark. astute resolute. esp. . sudden to prevent the presence of unusually advanced or mature in mental development or talent forerunner preference. commonplace statement excess. premature. not easily disturbed devoutness. a desire or effort to promote goodness the study of literary texts to establish their authenticity and determine their meaning calm.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 having keen mental perception and understanding. persistent. hasty. shrewd. stubborn spread throughout showing sudden irritation. to throw violently or bring about abruptly. risky a commandment given as a rule of action or conduct n.

questionable. or faith to another to prolong. outlaw to convert (a person) from one belief. multiply to make known by open declaration natural inclination to conciliate. immature to quarrel or fight readily strict or exact in the observance of formalities stinging. obedience to rules and customs to condemn as harmful or odious. extend having or showing foresight wisdom. spread. reckless with money deep. draw out. caution or restraint childish. cause. incorruptibility doubtful. complete tending to prevent the purchase or use of something. . unspoiled honesty. perplexing lavish. primitive. to appease to set forth for consideration correct behavior or conduct.prescient presentiment presumptuous prevaricate* pristine probity* problematic prodigal* profound prohibitive proliferate* promulgate propensity propitiate* propound propriety* proscribe* proselytize protract provident prudence puerile pugnacious punctilious pungent liking having knowledge of things before they happen a feeling of anticipation over a future event arrogant. not superficial. banish. taking liberties to lie or deviate from the truth characteristic of earlier times. doctrine. wasteful. inclined to prevent or forbid grow rapidly. ostracize. unsettled. uprightness.

at rest. secret lying down. assign to say or plead in protest. loner abstruse. restricted full of complaints minor objection or complaint n. objection. retract a previous statement. retort banish to an inferior position. unruly disclaim or disavow. determined to resist authority. inactive adj. dormant. . wicked person. motionless made less dense (of a gas) obstinately stubborn. reclining. unmanageable. temporarily inactive. blameworthy. rebellious disprove to reply. leaning stubborn. the condition of being at rest. retaliation against an enemy express disapproval or disappointment person hardened in sin. or reproof deserving rebuke or censure. openly confess error hermit. to reject the validity of cancel n. still. determination v. delegate. caustic lacking courage or resolution limited. disavow.pusillanimous qualified querulous quibble quiescence quiescent* rarefied recalcitrant recant recluse recondite recumbent refractory* refute rejoinder relegate remonstrate reprehensible reprisals reproach reprobate* repudiate* rescind resolution resolve sharp in taste or smell. profound. devoid of a sense of decency disown.

reticent* reverent revile sage salient salubrious sanction satiate saturate savor secrete sedition shard skeptic sociopath solicitous soporific* specious* spectrum sporadic stigma* stint stipulate stolid* to make a firm decision about. be sparing with to lay down as a condition of an agreement. produce and release a substance incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government a piece of broken pottery. require by contract dull. uncommunicative. worshipful to criticize with harsh language person celebrated for wisdom prominent or conspicuous conducive or favorable to health or well-being approve. silent. have a distinctive flavor. smell. 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. or quality hide away or cache. inclined to silence respectful. reserved. . concerned sleep-causing. a potsherd. lethargy. doubter. ratify satisfy fully soak thoroughly enjoy. as in amount or number. especially one found in an archaeological dig. 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.

not put into words silent. grow quiet establish by evidence. support an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule arrogant. replace. denunciation. descend. condescending cause to be set aside. verify. slim extended scolding. . haughty. sin aggressiveness. unemotional.impassive. grooved pompous walk or supporting bar to conquer a writ requiring appearance in court to give testimony settle down. digressing capable of being held. holding or tending to hold persistently to something marked by a strong implicit point of view. easily managed or controlled going beyond ordinary limits violation of a law. partisan thin. surmise understood. not talkative peripheral. full of curves docile. only slightly connected. rare. maintained or defended holding fast. dormancy winding. sluggishness. make obsolete to make humble and earnest entreaty hypothesis. lacking sensitivity striated strut subjugate subpoena subside substantiate subterfuge supercilious supersede supplicate supposition tacit taciturn tangential tenable tenacious tendentious tenuous tirade torpor* tortuous tractable* transcendent transgression truculence marked with parallel bands. harangue lethargy.

act of choosing having a great appetite justified. abusive. fanciful fanatic. unscrupulous waver. fluctuate revere truthful filled with trust and accuracy wordy the appearance or semblance of truth truthfulness practical or workable performed. person who shows excessive zeal . bewildering jumble capricious. explosive. received or suffered in place of another to slander.unconscionable vacillate venerate veracious* veracity verbose verisimilitude verity viable vicarious vilify viscous vituperative vociferous volatile volition voracious warranted wary welter whimsical zealot ferocity not restrained by conscience. evaporation rapidly free choice. to defame sticky. free will. exercised. gluey adj. authorized very cautious turmoil. scolding crying out noisily changeable.

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