GRE Vocab Words

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Ignominy

shame or humiliation

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Incontroversial

not controvertible

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Gabelle

a tax on salt in France before the French Revolution

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Affluent

Wealthy, Rich, Prosperous

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Ensue

The result

What happened

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Notorious

Infamous, famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed

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Putative

assumed

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Sectarian

separatist, clan, free thinker, atheist

Sectarianism is a form of prejudice, discrimination, or hatred

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Opulently

wealth; affluent

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Riposte

a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism

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Harried

harassed

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Mesmerizing

capturing one's complete attention as if by magic.

"a mesmerizing stare"

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Candid

truthful and straightforward; unposed

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Endemic

  1. (of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area."complacency is endemic in industry today"
  2. (of a plant or animal) native and restricted to a certain place."a marsupial endemic to northeastern Australia"
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Neophyte

a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief

  • a new convert to a religion.
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Herbivorous

(of an animal) feeding on plants.

"many of the animals intentionally introduced to new habitats have been herbivorous mammals"

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Ravaged

severely damaged; devastated.
"he hopes to visit his ravaged homeland"

(of a person) disfigured by age or illness.
"the sad tales and ravaged faces of the cancer victims"

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Malady

a disease or ailment.

"an incurable malady"

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Gregarious

sociable

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Noisome

offensive

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Pulchritudinous

Very Beautiful

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Lunacy

the state of being a lunatic; insanity

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Ruse

deception; a trick

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Prodigy

a person with remarkable talent, and talent, which means a special ability to do something well

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Novelty

the quality of being new, original, or unusual.

small and inexpensive toy or ornament.

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Acclaim

public praise

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Pirated

use or reproduce (another's work) for profit without permission, usually in contravention of patent or copyright."he sold pirated tapes of Hollywood blockbusters"

rob or plunder (a ship)

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edification

improvement of a person morally or intellectually

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Ramification

consequence