GRE Vocab Beyond the Hit Parade - Group 1

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1

alloy

to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior; unalloyed means pure

2

appropriate (v)

to take for one's own use; to confiscate

3

arrest, arresting

to suspend; to engage; holding one's attention: as in arrested adolescence, an arresting portrait

4

august

majestic, venerable

5

bent

leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency

6

broach

to bring up; to announce; to begin to talk about

7

brook

to tolerate; to endure; to countenance

8

cardinal

major, as in cardinal sin

9

chauvinist

a blindly devoted patriot

10

color

to change as if by dyeing, i.e. to distort, gloss, or affect

11

consequential

pompous, self important, logically following; important

12

damp

to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound

13

die

a tool used for shaping

14

essay

to test or try; to attempt; to experiment

15

exact

to demand; to call for; to require; to take

16

fell

to cause to fall by striking

17

flag

to sag or droop; to become spiritless; to decline

18

flip

sarcastic; impertinent, as in flippant

19

ford

to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream

20

grouse

to complain or grumble

21

guy

a rope, cord, or cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to steady or reinforce using a guy

22

intimate (v)

to imply, suggest, or insinuate

23

list

to tilt or lean to one side

24

lumber

to move heavily and clumsily

25

meet

fitting, proper

26

milk (v)

to exploit; to squeeze every last ounce of

27

mince

to pronounce or speak affectedly; to euphimize to speak too carefully. also to take tiny steps; to tiptoe

28

nice

exacting, fastidious, extremely precise

29

obtain

to be established, accepted, or customary

30

occult

hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension

31

pedestrian

commonplace, trite, unremarkable, quotidian

32

pied

multicolored, usually in blotches

33

pine

to lose vigor as through grief; to yearn

34

plastic

moldable, pliable, not rigid

35

pluck

courage, spunk, fortitude

36

prize

to pry, to press or force with a lever; something taken by force, spoils

37

rail

to complain about bitterly

38

rent

torn, or an opening or tear caused by such

39

quail

to lose courage; to turn frightened

40

qualify

to limit

41

sap (v)

to enervate or weaken the vitality of

42

sap (n)

a nitwit

43

scurvy

contemptible, despicable

44

singular

exceptional, unusual, odd

45

stand

a group of trees

46

steep

to saturate or completely soak, as in to let a tea bag steep

47

strut

the supporting structural cross-part of a wing

48

table

to remove from consideration

49

tender

to proffer or offer

50

waffle

to equivocate; to change one's position

51

wag (n)

wit, joker