GRE vocab

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abate

to subside, lessen

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aberrant

abnormal, to stray away from normal

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abeyance

to pause, temporary suspension

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abstemious

not eating or drinking too much

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adulterate

adding impurities, contaminate

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alacrity

eager to accept, promptness

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amalgamate

merge together; combine

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aggregate

to group together; gather

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ameliorate

to improve or amend

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anachronistic

out of place, out of the proper time period

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anomaly

abnormality; irregularity

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antipathy

habitual aversion; intense dislike

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apocryphal

made up; not true

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apostate

traitor, disloyal; rebel

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apprise

to keep up to date; notify

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approbation

approval; praise

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ascetic

person who lives a simple life

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asperity

harsh, bad temper

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aspersion

harsh actions

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assiduous

persistent; diligent

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assuage

to make better; ease pain

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astringent

sour tasting; bitter

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attenuate

weaken or lessen; make thinner

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autonomy

independence; freedom

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aver

believing; declaring

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baleful

harmful; menacing

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banality

not new; no originality

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bane

something bad; curse

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beneficent

generous;

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blithe

carefree; happy

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bolster

to build up; support

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bombastic

loud; pompous

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boor

rude; insensitive

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brook

to allow; to tolerate

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burgeoun

rapidly developing; flourish

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burnish

make shiny by rubbing; polish

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cacophonous

unpleasant-sounding

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castigation

verbal punishment; scolding

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catalyst

a person or event that causes change; a substance that makes a chemical reaction happen more quickly

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caustic

burnable; corrosive

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chicanery

deception, foolery

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coagulate

thicken; clot

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coda

conclusion

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cogent

convincing; persuasive

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commensurate

corresponds with

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compendium

inventory; summary

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complaisant

eager to please; over polite

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compliant (1)

submissive; willing to obey

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compliant (2)

meet the requirements

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confound

confuse; mix up; puzzle

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connoisseur

person who acts as a judge

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contention

claim; disagreement; debate

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contrite

remorseful; deeply sorry

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conundrum

riddle; puzzle

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converge

coming together; meet together

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convoluted

complex; coiled around; intricate

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craven

coward; spineless

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daunt

frighten; intimidate

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denigrate

blacken; defame; belittle

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desiccate

dehydrate; dry up

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desultory

aimless; unfocused

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diatribe

accusation; criticism; sharp verbal attack

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dichotomy

division; branching into two parts

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diffidence

shyness; self-doubt

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diffuse

widely spread out; scattered; wordy

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dirge

funeral tune or song

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discrete

separate; unconnected; containing different parts

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disingenuous

insincere

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disinterested

not paying attention; not caring;

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disjointed

not connected; dsorganized

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disparate

fundamentally different; unrelated

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dissemble

hide behind a false appearance; dissimulate

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dissolution

degeneration; dissolving into parts; termination

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dissonance

clashing; disagreement

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distend

expand; swell up

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divest

take away; deprive

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ebullience

high spirit; exuberance

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efficiency

effectiveness; usefulness

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effrontery

impudence