GRE Vocab: A-C

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abase

to humuliate or degrade

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abate

to reduce

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aberration

deviation from norm

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abeyance

temporary inactivity; suspension

(MEM: boss leaves= OBEY ENDS for employees= employees are inactive)

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abeyance

temporary inactivity; suspension

dsf

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aboriginal

existing since the beginning

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abrogate

to get rid of; to abolish

(a broken gate)

sentence: Mr.Gate-Maker, this gate is broken! I think we should abrogate this gate and abrogate your authority as gate-maker.

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abscission

the shedding of leaves, flowers, or fruits

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abstemious

sparing or moderate

(abstinence)

sentence: sex ed teacher didn't think telling students to practice abstinence would work; instead they should be abstemious about it!

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abstruse

hard to comprehend

(ABSTRact and confUSing)

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acme

the highest point

(ACne at the HIGHEST POINT of nose)

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acrid

bitter and unpleasant

(ACID: lemon juice tastes ACRID b/c of the ACID)

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acumen

insightfulness

(ACUrate MEN: are very insightful)

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admonish

warn or reprimand someone firmly

(AD MONISTAT to body if want to avoid yeast injection!!!)

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adulterate

to corrupt; to make impure

(ADULTERy= corrupt and impure)

sent: Don't to to adulterate my kid; he is a good kid!!!

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aegis

protection

(EGG US! I don't care b/c I have protection!)

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aerie

an eagle's nest; high fortress

(AIRY: High up there it must be very airy (AERIE)

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affectation

an fake way of behaving

(FAKE FICTION: Madonna's lame english voice is an AFFECTATION; b/c it's fake, like fiction!)

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aggrandized

to make greater; to enhance

( GRAND-SIZED)

Gatsby aggrandized his reputation by making GRAND-SIZED parties.

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amortize

to gradually pay off or reduce

(A MORTGAGE: houses are expensive! I gotta AMORTIZE it through a MORTGAGE :(!)