GRE Vocab Hit Parade Group 1

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Vocabulary Set 1 (Hit Parade Group 1) for GRE prep.
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to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide

abscond (v)

2

deviating from the norm

aberrant (adj)
aberration (n)

3

eager and enthusiastic willingness

alacrity (n)

4

deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality

anomaly (n)
anomalous (adj)

5

an expression of approval or praise

approbation (n)

6

strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort

arduous (adj)

7

to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify

assuage (v)

8

daring and fearless; recklessly bold

audacious (adj)
audacity (n)

9

without adornment; bare; severely simple

austere (adj)
austerity (n)

10

taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth

axiomatic (adj)
axiom (n)

11

following or in agreement with accepted traditional standards

canonical (adj)
canon (n)

12

inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable

capricious (adj)

13

to criticize severely; to officially rebuke

censure (v)

14

trickery or subterfuge

chicanery (n)

15

an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert

connoisseur (n)

16

complex or complicated

convoluted (adj)

17

to undeceive; to set right

disabuse (v)

18

conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

discordant (adj)

19

fundamentally distinct or dissimilar

disparate (adj)

20

extreme boldness; presumptuousness

effrontery (n)

21

well-spoken, expressive, articulate

eloquent (adj)
eloquence (n)

22

to weaken; to reduce in vitality

enervate (v)

23

dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

ennui (n)

24

to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent

equivocate (v)
equivocal (adj)

25

very learned; scholarly

erudite (adj)
erudition (n)

26

exonerate; to clear of blame

exculpate (v)

27

urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention

exigent (adj)

28

improvised; done without preparation

extemporaneous (adj)

29

intentional obstruction, exp. using prolonged speech making to delay legislative action

filibuster (n)

30

to loudly attack or denounce

fulminate (v)

31

artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication

ingenuous (adj)

32

accustomed to accepting something undesireable

inured (adj)

33

easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts

irascible (adj)

34

to praise highly

laud (v)
laudatory (adj)

35

clear; easily understood

lucid (adj)

36

the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, especially in forgiving

magnanimity (n)
magnanimous (adj)

37

associated with war and the armed forces

martial (adj)

38

of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary

mundane (adj)

39

coming into being; in early stages of development

nascent (adj)

40

vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form

nebulous (adj)

41

a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses

neologism (n)

42

harmful, injurious

noxious (adj)

43

lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression

obtuse (adj)

44

to anticipate and make unnecessary

obviate (v)

45

troubling; burdonsome

onerous (adj)

46

a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving

paean (n)

47

a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, especially in literature and art

parody (n)

48

recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly

perennial (adj)

49

intentional breach of faith; treachery

perfidy (n)
perfidious (adj)

50

cursory; done without care or interest

perfunctory (adj)

51

acutely perceptive; having keen discernment

perspicacious (adj)
perspicacity (n)

52

to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty an idle manner

prattle (v)

53

acting with excessive haste or impulse

precipitate (adj)

54

to cause or happen before anticipated or required

precipitate (v)

55

a disposition in favor of something; preference

predilection (n)

56

foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring

prescience (n)
prescient (adj)

57

to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead

prevaricate (v)

58

misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy

qualms (n)

59

to retract, especially a previously held belief

recant (v)

60

to disprove; to successfully argue against

refute (v)

61

to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position

relegate (v)

62

quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings

reticent (adj)

63

concerned and attentive; eager

solicitous (adj)

64

characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul

sordid (adj)

65

occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances

sporadic (adj)

66

to waste by spending or using irresponsibly

squander (v)

67

not moving, active, or in motion; at rest

static (adj)

68

to stun, baffle, or amaze

stupefy (v)

69

to block; to thwart

stymie (v)

70

the combination of parts to make a whole

synthesis (n)
synthesize (v)

71

a force that causes rotation

torque (n)

72

winding, twisting; excessively complicated

tortuous (adj)

73

fierce and cruel; eager to fight

truculent (adj)

74

truthfulness, honesty

veracity (n)

75

extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic

virulent (adj)

76

having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous

voracious (adj)

77

to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion

waver (v)