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  • 1. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 1/50 1 abase v. a<ad(=to)+bas(=lower) 12 abstemious a. abs<ab(=away, from)+tem<tom(=cut) make someone lower in rank, position, not eating and drinking too much; frugal; character, etc.; lower; humiliate temperate; sparing in dringk, etc. It is written in the Bible that "whosoever shall He was so abstemious that he extended his humble himself shall be exalted, and he that self-control even to his beloved music, and shall exalt himself shall be abased ."; His listened to records no more than an hour each refusal to abase himself in the eyes of his day.; The drunkards mocked him because of followers irritated the king, who wanted to his abstemious habits. humiliate him. [+] abstinent, continent, temperate [+] debase, degrade, demean, humble 13 abstinence n. 2 abdicate v. ab(=off)+dic(=say, proclaim) restraint from eating or drinking formally give up an office or a duty; give up the The doctor recommended total abstinence from throne; renounce; give up salted foods. We will not allow you to abdicate your [+] continence, sobriety, temperance responsibilities as a leading citizen of this 14 abstruse a. abs<ab(=intensive, away)+trus(=thrust) community.; Rather than leaving immediately, deep in meaning; difficult to understand; they waited for the storm to abate. obscure; profound; difficult to understand [+] bate, dwindle, lull, relent, slacken, subside, He tried to conceal his lack of true scholarship wane and intellectual depth by making use of unnecessarily abstruse language.; She read 3 aberrant a. abstruse works in philosophy. abnormal or deviant [+] esoteric profound, recondite, enigmatic Given the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment. 15 abysmal a. [+] anomalous, atypical, untypical; [-] normal bottomless 4 abeyance n. bey(=gape) His arrogance is exceeded only by his abysmal condition of not being in force or in use for a ignorance. time; suspended action [+] fathomless The case is being held in abeyance until 16 accolade n. ac<ad(=to, near)+col(=neck) further evidence can be found.; The deal was bestowed of a knighthood by a tap on the held in abeyance until her arrival. shoulder with the flat of a sword; praise; [+] dormancy, intermission, interruption, approval; award of merit latency, pause, quiescence, suspension Critics who bestow their accolades too easily may gain some quick popularity, but they will 5 abhor v. ab(=away, from , intensive)+hor(=shudder) soon lose credibility and influence over their hate something very much; detest readers.; In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the I wouldnt say that I abhor housework, but I highest accolade. must admit that I avoid it whenever I can.; She [+] award, laurels; [-] criticism abhorred all forms of bigotry. [+] abominate, execrate, loathe; [-] greatly 17 accomplice n. ac<ad(=near)+com(=together)+plic(=fold) admire a person who helps another in a wrong act; partner in crime 6 abjure v. I am sorry to have to tell you that I was an renounce upon oath accomplice in the practical joke that caused He abjured his allegiance to the king. you so much pain.; Because he had provided [+] recall, recant, retract, withdraw; [-] espouse the criminal with the lethal weapon, he was 7 abnegation n. arrested as an accomplice in the murder. repudiation; self-sacrifice [+] conspirator No act of abnegation was more pronounced than his refusal of any rewards for his 18 accretion n. discovery. growth; increase [+] denial, renouncement The accretion of wealth marked the familys rise 8 abominate v. in power. loathe; hate [+] augmentation, increment; [-] reduction in Moses scolded the idol worshippers in the tribe substance caused by erosion because he abominated the custom. 19 accrue v. ac<ad(=to, add)+cru<cre(=grow, increase) [+] abhor, detest, execrate, hate come as a natural growth or development; come 9 abrogate v. ab(=away)+rog(=ask) as a natural increase especially of money; come abolish laws, customs, etc. about by addition No one, however powerful of intellectually I am convinced that some substantial dominant, can abrogate the basic moral laws advantages will accrue to me if I complete my on which civilization rests.; He intended to college education.; You must pay the interest abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor. which has accrued on your debt as well as the [+] annihilate, annul, invalidate, nullify, vitiate; [-] principal sum. uphold [+] augment 10 abscond v. abs<ab(=from , away)+cond(=hide) 20 acerbic a. go away suddenly and hide; depart secretly and sour or bitter in taste; harsh or corrosive in tone hide How can you accuse me of absconding with 21 acerbity n. all your brilliant ideas when you have never had bitterness of speech and temper an original idea in your life!; The teller The meeting of the United Nations Assembly absconded with the bonds and was not found. was marked with such acerbity that little hope of [+] flee reaching any useful settlement of the problem could be held. 11 absolve v. ab(=from)+solv/solu(=loosen) [+] acrimony, asperity, mordancy declare someone free from guilt or punishment; pardon an offense The jury may have found him not guilty, but the "court of public opinion" will never absolve him of responsibility for the crime.; The father confessor absolved him of his sins. [+] discharge, forgive PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 2. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 2/50 22 acquiesce v. ac<ad(=to, 35 aghast a. intensive)+qui(=quiet)+esc(=becoming) filled with fear and surprise; horrified give consent silently; assent; agree passively She was aghast at the sudden attack.; He was Although we really dont agree with mothers aghast at the nerve of the speaker who had musical tastes, we decided to acquiesce to insulted his host. her appeal.; Although she appeared to [+] agape, dismayed, overwhelmed acquiesce to her employers suggestions, I 36 agrarian a. could tell she had reservations about the pertaining to land or its cultivation changes he wanted made. The country is gradually losing its agrarian [+] accede, assent, consent occupation and turning more and more to an industrial point of view. 23 acrid a. sharp; bitterly pungent 37 alacrity n. The acrid odor of burnt gunpowder filled the cheerful promptness room after the pistol had been fired. He demonstrated his eagerness to serve by his [+] piquant, poignant alacrity in executing the orders of his master. 24 acrimony n. [+] promptness, agility; [-] hesitance and sharpness or bitterness of speeech or temper reluctance 38 alchemy n. 25 adamant a. medieval chemistry hard; inflexible The changing of baser metals into gold was the He was adamant in his determination to punish goal of the students of alchemy. the wrongdoer. [+] inexorable, obdurate, rigid, uncompromising, 39 allegory n. unyielding story in which characters are used as symbols; 26 addle a. fable rotten; muddled; crazy "Pilgrims Progress" is an allegory of the This addle-headed plan is so preposterous that temptations and victories of mans soul. it does not deserve any consideration. [+] apologue, parable [+] decayed, putrid; bewildered, distracted, 40 alleviate v. al<ad(=to, add)+lev(=light, lift) flustered; insane, lunatic, maniac make pain or suffering less or easier to bear; 27 adjure v. relieve request solemnly The only truly effective way to alleviate the I must abjure you to consider this matter poverty of underdeveloped third-world nations is carefully as it is of utmost importance to all of to help increase their capacity to produce us. wealth.; This should alleviate the pain; if it does not, we shall have to use stronger drugs. 28 adulate v. [+] allay, appease, assuage, calm, pacify, flatter in an obsequious manner soothe; [-] exacerbate 29 adulation n. 41 allocate v. flattery; admiration assign He thrived on the adulation of his henchmen. Even though the Red Cross had allocated a [+] blandishment large sum for the relief of the sufferers o the 30 adulterate v. ad(=to, add)+ulter<alter(=other) disaster, many people perished. make something poorer in quality by adding [+] allot, apportion, mete something improper; make impure by mixing 42 alloy n. with baser substances a mixture as of metals Do you really believe that the academic Alloys of gold are used more frequently than the curriculum will be adulterated if courses like pure metal. driver education and consumer science are introduced?; It is a crime to adulterate foods 43 allusion n. without informing the buyer. indirect reference [+] degrade, impurify, pollute The allusions to mythological characters in Miltons poems bewilder the reader who has not 31 adversary n. studied Latin. opponent; enemy [+] connotation, implication, inkling, innuendo, Batman struggled to save Gotham City from the insinuation, intimation machinations of his wicked adversary the Jaker. 44 aloof a.e. [+] antagonist, oppugnant remote in manner; apart; reserved 32 advocate n.v. ad(=to)+voc(=call) He remained aloof from their quarrel.; apathetic, a person who advocates; barrister; speak in impassive, indifferent; reserved, reticent, favor of something; urge; plead for taciturn The Fund for Animals was a strong advocate of the campaign to save dolphins from death in 45 altercation n. alter(=other)+ca(=s.e.)+tion(=that which) the nets of the tuna fleet.; The abolitionists quarrel or noisy argument; wordy quarrel advocated freedom for the slaves. What began as a "minor quarrel" grew into an [+] justify, support; [-] denounce altercation and then into an ugly fight.; Throughout the entire altercation, not one 33 aesthetic a. sensible word was uttered. artistic; dealing with or capable off appreciation [+] argument, controversy, dispute, fracas of the beautiful Because of his aesthetic nature, he was emotionally disturbed by ugly things. 34 aggregate a. sum; total The aggregate wealth of this country is staggering to the imagination. [+] gross, inclusive, overall, whole; [-] isolated units PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 3. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 3/50 46 altruistic a. altru<alter(=other)+ist(=person 55 anagram n. gram(=write) who)+ic(=nature of) word made by changing the order of the letters considering the well-being and happines of in another word others first,unselfish; unselfishly generous; "Ulatf" is an anagram for "fault" concerned for others What good are altruistic principles if no real attempt is made to help people by putting them 56 analogous a. log(=speech) into practice?; In providing tutorial assistance similar or parallel; comparable and college scholarships for hundres of A birds wing is analogous to a planes wing.; economically disadvantage youths, Engene She called our attention to the things that had Lang performed a truly altruistic deed. been done in an analogous situation and [+] charitable, humane, humanitarian, recommended that we do the same. magnanimous, philanthropic, unselfish [+] corresponding, parallel, similar; [-] lacking similarity 47 amalgamate v. combine; unite in one body 57 anarchy n. an(=not, without)+arch(=govern, The unions will attempt to amalgamate their government) groups into one national body. absence of government or control; disorder; [+] compound, consolidate; [-] separate; [-] confusion; absence of governing body; state of isolate disorder 48 amass v. There is a vast difference between democracy, collect, pile or heap up under which everyone has duties as well as He would later amass a fortune from the small privileges, and anarchy under which no one investment.; The misers aim is to amass and has any fixed obligations.; The assassination of hoard as much gold as possible. the leaders led to a period of anarchy. [+] accumulate, cumulate, garner, stockpile [+] chaos, disorder; [-] order 49 ambiguous a. amb<ambi(=around, 58 anathema n. them(=put,place) both)+ig(=drive)+u(=s.e.)+ous(=having the formal declaration of the church, quality of) excommunicating somebody or condemning having more than one meaning; of uncertain something as evil; solemn curse meaning or intention; doubtful in meaning The church pronounced anathema against the The word presently may mean "right now"or "at wilful heretic.; He heaped anathema upon his a future time".Therefor, to say "I will do that foe. presently" must be considered an ambiguous [+] curse, imprecation, malediction, malison statement.; His ambiguous instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take. 59 anhydrous a. [+] equivocal, unexplicit, vague withered 50 ambivalence n. val(=worth,strength) 60 annihilate v. an<ad(=to, near)+nihil(=nothing) the state of having either or both of two contrary destroy completely; put an end to or similar values, meanings, etc.; the state of With their bigger, faster, more experienced having contradictory or conflicitng emotional players, they simply annihilated our team by 56 attitudes to 7.; The enemy in its revenge tried to The atrocity shook him out of his ambivalence .; annihilate the entire population. Torn between loving her parents one minute [+] demolish, raze and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings. 61 anomalous a. abnormal; irregular He was placed in the anomalous position of 51 ameliorate v. seeming to approve procedures which he improve despised. Many social workers have attempted to [+] aberrant, abnormal, atypical, deviant, ameliorate the conditions of people living in the untypical; [-] conforming to an established rule; slums. [-] normal [+] amend, improve 62 anonymous a. an(=not, without)+onym(=name, word) 52 amiable a. am(=love, friendly)+i(=s.e.)+able(=capable without a name, or with a name that is not made of) known; having no name good-tempered; kind-hearted; easy and Although we cannot mention her name, we want pleasant to talk to; agreeable; lovable to express our heartfelt gratitude to the He is so skillful in dealing with people that he anonymous donor who gave this generous gift can seem amiable even when he is refusing to to our Building Fund.; He tried to ascertain the give them what they want.; His amiable identity of the writer of the anonymous letter. disposition pleased all who had dealings with him. [+] complaisant, courteous, lenient 63 antagonism n. 53 amorphous a. a<an(=not, without)+morph(=form) active resistance having no definite shape or form; shapeless Despite his lawyers best efforts to stop him, the The musical composition, with no melodic angry prisoner continued to make antagonistic pattern and no well-defined structure of remarks to the judge. development, seemed amorphous to my ear.; [+] animus, enmity, hostility She was frightened by the amorphous mass 64 antipathy n. anti(=against, opposite)+path(=feel)+y(=that which had floated in from the sea. which) [+] formless strong and decided dislike; aversion; dislike You are in deep trouble if you combine a strong 54 anachronism n. chron(=time,age) taste for high living with an equally strong mistake in dating something; something out of antipathy for hard work.; His extreme antipathy date now or in a description of past events; an to dispute caused him to avoid argumentative error involving time in a story discussions with his friends. Slavery is a sheer anachronism in the modern [+] abhorrence, abomination, aversion, loathing, age.; The reference to clocks in Julius Caesar repugnance; [-] settled fondness is an anachronism. [+] misdate, parachronism PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 4. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 4/50 65 antiseptic n.a. sept(=rotten) 74 appropriate a.v. chemical substance preventing infection; acquire; take possession of for one`s own use preventing infection; substance that prevents The ranch owners appropriated the lands that infection had originally been set aside for the lndians` He bathed the wound with an antiseptic.; It is use. advisable to apply an antiseptic to any wound, [+] arrogate, commandeer, confiscate, seize; [-] no matter how alight or insignificant. surrender 75 arbiter n. a person with power to decide a dispute; judge 66 apathy n. a<an(=not, without)+path(=feel, suffer) As an arbiter in labor disputes, she has won the absence of sympathy or interest; indifference; confidence of the workers and the employers. lack of caring; indifference [+] referee, umpire Her moods seem to go from one extreme to the 76 arbitrary a. ar(=to)+bit<bat(=go)+r(=s.e.)+ary(=relating other-from deepest apathy to unlimited to) enthusiasm.; A firm believer in democratic based on opinion or impulse only, not on government, she could not understand the reason; dictatorial; using despotic power; fixed apathy of people who never bothered to vote. or decided; despotic [+] impassiveness, indifference Mr. Ruggles claimed that the policewoman had been arbitrary in giving him a parking ticket 67 apocalyptic a. while ignoring other cars on the street.; Any prophetic; pertaining to revelations arbitrary action on your part will be resented by His apocalyptic remarks were dismissed by his the members of the board whom you do not audience as wild surmises. consult. [+] sibylline [+] autocratic, despotic, monocratic 68 apocryphal a. cryph<crypt 77 arduous a. relating to the apocryphal; not genuine; not hard; strenuous genuine; sham Her arduous efforts had sapped her energy. Many tales of the old West are apocryphal .; [+] laborious, toilsome Her apocryphal tears misled no one. 78 arid a. [+] bogus, counterfeit, forged, phony, spurious, dry; barren ungenuine; [-] authenticated The cactus has adapted to survive in an arid environment. 69 apostate n. st<a>(=stand) [+] droughty; sterile, unfruitful one who abandons his faith; one who abandons 79 armada n. his religious faith or political beliefs fleet of warships He became an apostate when he left the Queen Elizabeths navy was able to defeat the church.; Because he switched from one party to mighty armada that threatened the English another, his former friends shunned him as an coast. apostate. [+] betrayer, defector, recreant, renegade 80 arrogant a. unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, 70 apotheosis n. theo(=God) station, learning, etc deification; release from earthly life; deification; glorification 81 arrogate v. ar<ad(=to, add)+rog(=ask) Some tyrants believed that they had apotheosis claim or seize without right; attribute unjustly; during medieval age.; The apotheosis of a claim without reasonable grounds Roman emperor was designed to insure his The United States Constitution is uniquely eternal greatness. designed to provide protection against [+] dignification, exaltation, lionization individuals and bodies which might seek to arrogate undue power to themselves.; I am 71 appease v. ap<ad(=to)+peas<pac(=peace) afraid that the manner in which he arrogates quiet an angry person, etc.; satisfy in appetite; power to himself indicates that he is willing to yield to the demands of someone; pacify; ignore Constitutional limitations. soothe [+] commandeer, usurp In ancient times, people sacrified animals , and even human beings, to appease the gods.; We 82 artifice n. have discovered that, when we try to appease deception; trickery our enemies, we encourage them to make The Trojan War proved to the Greeks that additional demands. cunning and artifice were often more effective [+] assuage, conciliate, mollify, pacify, palliate, than military might. placate, propitiate [+] chicanery, deceit, device, feint, maneuver, ruse, skullduggery, stratagem, trickery 72 apprehensive a. ap<ad(=to, near)+prehens(=take) 83 ascetic a. fearful about something that might happen; practicing self-denial; austere quick to understand; perceptive; fearful; The wealthy young man could not understand discerning the ascetic life led by the monks. Those students who have been doing their work [+] abstemious, abstinent, astringent, austere, all term need not feel apprehensive about the stern final examination.; His apprehensive glances at 84 askance a.e. the people who were walking in the street with suspicion; with a sideway or indirect look revealed his nervousness. The old woman looked askance at their short cf. comprehensive shirts.; Looking askance at her questioner, she displayed her scorn. 73 approbation n. ap<ad(=to)+prob(=try, test, good) [+] awry, askew, crookedly approval; sanction 85 assay v. Popularity polls seem to be based on the analyze; evaluate mistaken idea that the basic task of a political When they assayed the ore, they found that leader is to win immediate approbation from they had discovered a very rich vein. the people.; She looked for some sign of [+] appraise, assess, estimate approbation from her parents. [+] sanction; [-] condemnation PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 5. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 5/50 86 assiduous a. as<ad(=to, intensive)+sid(=sit) 97 avarice n. working steadily, diligent; eagerly attentive greediness for wealth What he lacks in skill, he makes up in King Midass avarice has been famous for assiduous attention to every last detail and centuries. requirement of the job.; He worked assiduously [+] avidity, covetousness, cupidity, greed, at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied rapacity with his results. 98 aver v. a<ad(=to)+ver(=true) [+] industrious, sedulous declare as true; assert; affirm; state confidently Whwn they offered to help him, he proudly 87 assuage v. averred that he could handle the situation ease; lessen pain entirely on his own.; I wish to aver that I am Your messages of cheer should assuage her certain of success. suffering. [+] affirm, assert, avouch, avow; [-] deny [+] allay, appease, mitigate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate, relieve, soothe; [-] intensify 99 aviary n. 88 astute a. enclosure for birds wise; shrewd The aviary at the zoo held nearly 300birds. That was a very astute observation. I shall heed it. 100 awry a. [+] acute distorted; crooked 89 atrophy n.v. a<an(=not, without)+troph(=nourishment) He held his head awry, giving the impression wasting away of the body or of a moral quality; that he had caught cold in his neck during the cause atrophy in or waste away night. Medical experts state that almost every case of [+] askance, askew muscle and tissue atrophy is the result of 101 axiom n. changes in cell nutrition, disease, or prolonged self-evident truth requiring no proof disuse.; Polio victims need physiotherapy to Before a student can begin to think along the prevent the atrophy of affected limbs. lines of Euclidean geometry, he must accept [+] decadence, declination, degeneracy, certain principles or axioms. degeneration, deterioration 102 azure a. 90 attenuate v. at<ad(=to, intensive)+tenu(=thin) sky blue make thin or slender; weaken; make thin; Azure skies are indicative of good weather. weaken We must not allow passion for justice to be 103 baleful a. attenuated to mere halfhearted good will.; By deadly; destructive withdrawing their forces, the generals hoped to The drought was a baleful omen. attenuate the enemy lines. [+] baneful, malign, pernicious, sinister; [-] [+] debilitate, disable, enfeeble, extenuate, beneficent unstrengthen; [-] strengthen 104 ballast n. heavy substance used to add stability or weight 91 audacious a. The ship was listing badly to one side; it was daring; bold necessary to shift the ballast in the hold to get Audiences cheered as Luke Skywalker and her back on an even keel. Princess Leia made their audacious, death-defying leap to freedom and escaped 105 banal a. ban(=prohibition, control)+al(=nature of) Darth vader`s troops. commonplace; trite; hackneyed; commonplace; [+] courageous, dauntless, intrepid; [-] timid trite 92 augment v. aug(=increase) In this moment of grief, the conventional make or become greater, increase expressions of sympathy which I had He will augment his income by tending bar at considered so banal were surprisingly night.; How can we hope to augment our forces comforting.; His frequent use of cliches made when our allies are deserting us? his essay seem banal. [+] aggrandize, boost, expand, extend, magnify [+] platitudinous; [-] arresting 93 auspicious a. 106 bane n. au<avi(=bird)+spic(=look)+i(=s.e.)+ous(=having cause of ruin the quality of) Lack of public transportation is the bane of showing signs or promising good fortune, urban life. favorable; favoring success [+] poison, venom Since everything had gone so smoothly, we felt 107 baroque a. that the campaign to elect Ellen captain was off highly ornate to an auspicious deginning.; With favorable They found the baroque architecture amusing. weather conditions, it was an auspicious [+] embellished, flamboyant, rococo, moment to set sail. ornamented [+] favorable, fortunate, propitious 108 bauble n. 94 austere a. trinket; trifle strict; stern The child was delighted with the bauble she His austere demeanor prevented us from had won in the grab bag. engaging in our usual frivolous activities. [+] bagatelle, triviality [+] ascetic, rigorous, severe, stern, strict 109 beatific a. 95 authentic a. hen(=perpare,achieve) giving bliss; blissful genuine, not fictitious; reliable, trustworthy The beatific smile on the childs face made us You cannot contest the authentic will. very happy. [-] bogus 110 beatify v. 96 autonomous a. nom(=law) to make supremely happy self-governing; free A federal system makes provision for local 111 bedizen v. government with considerable autonomous dress with vulgar finery authority.; This island is a colony; however, in The witch doctors were bedizened in all their most matters, it is autonomous and receives no gaudiest costumes. orders from the mother country. [+] independent PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 6. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 6/50 112 beget v. 124 bereft a. father; produce; give rise to deprived; deprived of; lacking One good turn may deserve another; it does not Divorce left him bereft of family or home.; The necessarily beget another. foolish gambler soon found himself bereft of [+] breed, generate, progenerate, propagate funds. 113 beholden a. [+] bereaved obligated; indebted 125 beseech v. Since I do not wish to be beholden to anyone, I ask earnestly or urgently cannot accept this favor. He beseeched forgiveness for his folly. 114 behoove v. 126 besmirch v. suited to; incumbent upon soil; defile In this time of crisis, it behooves all of us to The scandalous remarks in the newspaper remain calm and await the instructions of our besmirch the reputations of every member of superiors. the society. [+] stain, sully, taint, tarnish 115 belie v. 127 bestial a. give a wrong or untrue idea of; fail to justify or beastlike; brutal be equal to what is hoped for or promised; We must suppress our bestial desires and work contradict; give a false impression for peaceful and civilized ends. Her behavior belied her story.; His coarse, [+] brutish; cruel, savage, truculent hard-bitten exterior belied his innate sensitivity. 128 betroth v. [+] contradict, contravene, controvert; [-] aver engage a waman in contract of marriage; 116 bellicose a. become engaged to marry warlike The couple was betrothed and planned to marry His bellicose disposition alienated his friends. during the summer.; The announcement that [+] belligerent, combative, contentious, militant, had become betrothed surprised their friends pugnacious, quarrelsome, warlike. who had not suspected any romance. 117 benefactor n. fact(=do,make) [+] engage person who has given financial help to a school, 129 biennial n.a. enni(=year) hospital, or charitable institution; gift gver; plant that lives two years; occuring every two patron years The benefactor was generous to the school.; The biennial pansy flowered in the second Scrooge later became Tiny Tims benefactor year.; The group held biennial meeting instead and gave him gifts. of annual ones. [+] patron 118 beneficent a. bene(=good)+fic(=do, make)+i(=s.e.) 130 bilge n.v. +ent(=having the quality of) where the sides of the vessel curve in to form doing good; kind; kindly; doning good the bottom; cause to leak (as of vessels); take She is known and loved throughout the in water at the bilge community for her many beneficent acts in behalf of all types of unfortunates.; The overly 131 blandishment n. generous philanthropist had to curb his flattery beneficent impulses before he gabe away all his Despite the salespersons blandishments, the money and left himself with nothing. customer did not buy the outfit. [+] maleficent [+] adulation, flattery 132 blasphemous a. 119 benevolent a. bene(=good)+vol(=will)+ent(=having the profane; impious quality of) The people in the room were shocked by his doing or inclined to do good; kindly; charitable; blasphemous language. generous; charitable [+] irreverent, sacrilegious No one doubts the benevolent intentions of the 133 blatant a. program for community improvement, but it was loudly offensive ruined by mismanagement.; His benevolent I regard your remarks as blatant and nature prevented him from refusing any beggar ill-mannered. who accosted him. [+] boisterous, clamorous, obstreperous, [+] charitable, altruistic, humane, humanitarian, vociferous magnanimous, philanthropic 134 blighted a. suffering from a disease; destroyed 120 benign a. gn<gen(=birth) The extent of the blighted areas could be seen kind, gentle; mild; not dangerous; kindly; only when viewed from the air. favorable; not malignant The red evening sky was a benign omen.; The 135 blithe a. old man was well liked because of his benign gay; joyous attitude toward friend and stranger alike. Shelley called the skylark a "blithe spirit" [+] clement, humane, merciful because of its happy song. [-] grave 121 berate v. 136 bode v. scold sharply; scold strongly foreshadow; portend He began to berate tyrants.; He feared she The gloomy skies and the sulphurous odors would berate him for his forgetfulness. from the mineral spring seemed to bode evil to [+] revile, upbraid, vituperate those who settled in the area. 122 bereave v. [+] augur, forebode, foreshadow, foreshow, rob; leave sad by taking away omen, portend, presage Illness bereaved the family of their father. 137 bolster v. support; prop up 123 bereavement n. I do not intend to bolster your hopes with false state of being deprived of something valuable or reports of outside assistance; the truth is that beloved we must face the enemy alone. His friends gathered to console him upon his [+] buttress, prop, sustain; [-] decrease support sudden bereavement. of; [-] undermine PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 7. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 7/50 138 bombastic a. 153 cabal n. pompous; using inflated language small group of persons secretly united to The orators bombastic manner left the promote their own interests audience unimpressed. The cabal was defeated when their scheme [+] grandiloquent, magniloquent; [-] understated was discovered. 139 boorish a. [+] junto, plot of or like a boor; rude; clownish 154 cache n. Because of his boorish behavior, which people hiding place find offensive, he is seldom invited to parties.; The detectives followed the suspect until he led Your boorish remarks to the driver of the other them to the cache where he had stored his loot. car were not warranted by the situation and served merely to enrage him. 155 cacophony n. [+] churlish, loutish discord 140 breach n. Some people seem to enjoy the cacophony of breaking of contract or duty; fissure; gap an orchestra that is turning up. They found a breach in the enemys [+] discordance, dissonance fortifications and penetrated their lines. 156 cadaver n. [+] contravention, infraction, infringement, corpse transgression, trespass, violation; break, hiatus, In some states, it is illegal to dissect cadavers. interim, interruption, interval, fracture, rift, [+] corpse rupture, schism; [-] solder 157 cajole v. 141 brevity n. brev(=short)+ity(=that which) coax; wheedle shortness of statements, human life and other I will not be cajoled into granting you your wish. nonmaterial things; conciseness [+] beguile, deceive, delude Shakespeare expressed the tragic brevity of 158 calcify v. life by comparing it to a candle that must soon become impregnated with calcium salts; turn go out.; Brevity is essential when you send a into lime; become calcified; convert into lime telegram or cablegram; you are charged for every word. 159 caliber n. [+] conciseness, succinctness ability; capacity A man of such caliber should not be assigned 142 brindled a. such menial tasks. tawny or grayish with streaks or spots [+] ability, capability, capacity He was disappointed in the litter because the 160 calk n.v. puppies were brindled; he had hoped for a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe animals of a uniform color. to prevent slipping; provide with calks; seal with [+] piebald, pied caulking; injure with a calk 143 broach v. open up 161 callow a. He did not even try to broach the subject of unfledged; youthful poetry. In that youthful movement, the leaders were [-] close off only a little less callow than their immature 144 brook v. followers. tolerate; endure [+] immature, juvenile, unfledged The dean would brook no interference with his 162 calumniate v. disciplinary actions.(secondary meaning) slander [+] endure Shakespeare wrote that love and friendship 145 bruit v. were subject to envious and calumniating time. tell or spread rumors [+] asperse, defame, denigrate, libel, maligne, slander, traduce, vilify 146 brusque a. 163 calumny n. blunt; abrupt malicious misrepresentation; slander She was offended by his brusque replay. He could endure his financial failure, but he [+] gruff could not bear the calumny that his foes heaped 147 bucolic a. upon him. rustic; pastoral [+] belittlement, defamation, depreciation, The meadow was the scene of bucolic gaiety. detraction, disparagement, slander [+] rural, pastoral, rustic 164 canard n. 148 bumptious a. unfounded rumor; exaggerated report self-assertive It is almost impossible to protect oneself from His classmates called him a show-off because such a base canard. of his bumptious airs. [+] impertinent, obtrusive 165 candid a. 149 burgeon v. straightforward grow forth; send out buds I want your candid opinion. In the spring, the plants that burgeon are a promise of the beauty that is to come. 166 capitulate v. cap(=head)+itul(=s.e.)+ate(=make) [+] blossom, bloom, effloresce; augment, surrender on stated condition expand, multiply; [-] subside; [-] wither Completely surrounded at Yorktown by 150 burlesque v. American and French forces, Cornwallis had no give an imitation that ridicules choice but to capitulate .; The enemy was In his caricature, he burlesqued the warned to capitulate or face annihilation. mannerisms of his adversary. [+] submit, succumb, yield [+] parody, travesty 151 burnish v. 167 capricious a. make shiny by rubbing; polish flickle; incalculable They burnished the metal until it reflected the The storm was capricious and changed course lamplight. constantly. [+] furbish, glance, glaze, gloss, polish [+] fickle, mercurial, unstable; [-] steadfast 152 buttress n. support or prop The huge cathedral walls were supported by flying buttresses. [+] prop PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 8. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 8/50 168 captious a. capt(=take)+i(=s.e.)+ous(=having the quality 178 cavil v. of) make frivolous objections finding fault or making protests especially about I respect your sensible criticisms, but I dislike unimportant points; faultfinding the way you cavil about unimportant details. He dismissed all of my carefully formulated [+] carp, dissent criticisms with the casual rejoinder that I was 179 celibate a. being "unreasonably captious ".; His criticisms unmarried; abstaining from sexual intercourse were always captious and frivolous, never The perennial bachelor vowed to remain offering constructive suggestions. celibate. [+] carping, faultfinding 169 carnage n. carn(=flesh)+age(=collective) 180 censor n. killing of many people; destruction of life overseer of marals; person who reads to The carnage caused on our streets and eliminate inappropriate remar highways each year by careless driving has Soldiers dislike having their mail read by a become a major national scandal.; The carnage censor but understand the need for this that can be caused by atomic warfare adds to precaution. the responsibilities of our statesmen. [+] butchery, slaughter 181 censure n.v. blame; criticize 170 carte blanche n. He was censured for his inappropriate behavior. unlimited authority or freedom [+] condemn, denounce, denunciate, rebuke, Use your own discretion in this matter; I give reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, you carte blanche. reprove; [-] commend 182 cessation n. 171 cascade n. stopping small waterfall The workers threatened a cessation of all We could not appreciate the beauty of the many activities if their demands were not met. cascades as we made detours around each of [+] cease, termination; [-] commencement them to avoid getting wet. 183 chafe v. [+] cataract warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing 172 castigate v. cast(=pure)+ig(=drive)+ate(=make) The collar chafed his neck. punish severely with blows or by criticizing [+] abrade, excoriate; irritate, scratch In Gullivers Travels and other books, Jonathan 184 chaff n. Swift castigated the human race for its follies worthless products of an endeavor and wickedness.; Sensitive seven to mild When you separate the wheat from the chaff, criticism, Woolf could not bear the castigation be sure you throw out the chaff. which she found in certain reviews. [+] chastise 185 chagrin n. vexation; disappointment 173 castigation n. Her refusal to go with us filled us with chagrin. punishment; severe criticism [+] mortification Sensitive even to mild criticism, Woolf could not 186 charisma n. bear the castigation which she found in certain divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of a reviews. political leader [+] chastisement; [-] affection Political commentators have deplored the 174 cataclysm n. clysm(=wash) importance of a candidates charisma in these sudden and violent change; deluge; upheaval days of television campaigning. A cataclysm such as the French Revolution [+] charm, fascination affects all countries. 187 charlatan n. [+] deluge, inundation, overflow, spate; calamity, quack; pretender to knowledge catastrophe, misadventure, tragedy Because he was unable to substantiate his claim that he had found a cure for the dread 175 catalyst n. lys(=to loose) disease, he was called a charlatan by his a combination which starts a reaction; agent colleagues. which brings about a chemical change while it [+] mountebank, quack remains unchanged 188 chaste a. Many chemical reactions cannot take place pure without the presence of a catalyst .; Many Her chaste and decorous garb was chemical reactions cannot take place without appropriately selected for the solemnity of the the presence of a catalyst. occasion. [+] decent, immaculate, stainless, unblemished, undefiled, unsullied 176 catharsis n. hars(=pure) 189 chasten v. outlet for strong emotion; emptying of the discipline; punish in order to correct bowels; purging or cleansing of any passage of Whom God loves, God chastens. the body [+] castigate, chastise, punish Aristotle maintained that tragedy created a 190 chauvinist n. catharsis by purging the soul of base concepts. blindly devoted patriot [+] purification, purgation A chauvinist cannot recognize any faults in his country, no matter how flagrant they may be. 177 caustic a. caust(=burn)+ic(=nature of) able to burn or destroy by chemical action; 191 choleric a. acrid; sarcastic; burning; sarcastically biting hot-tempered If any of the caustic material gets on your His flushed, angry face indicated a choleric clothing, wash it off immediately with lukewarm nature. water to prevent it from eating away the fabric.; [+] irascible, testy, touchy The critics caustic remarks angered the 192 chronicle v. hapless actors who were the subjects of his report; record (in chronological order) sarcasm. The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the [+] incisive, mordacious, mordant, pungent, latest escapades of the socially prominent sarcastic, scathing, stinging, trenchant; [-] celebrities. innocuous PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 9. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 9/50 193 chronology n. 205 cohort n. the science that treats of computation of time,or a company of companions or supporters; a of investigation and arrangement of events band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion) 194 circumlocution n. locut(=say) roundabout way of speaking; roundabout 206 collaborate v. col<con(=with)+labor(=work) expression; indirect or roundabout expression work in partnership, especially in literature and The circumlocution "the game ended with a art; work treasonably especially with enemy score that was not in our favor" should be forces occupying ones country; work together replaced by "we lost the game".; He was afraid All those who collaborated with the enemy in to call a spade a spade and resorted to the hope of gaining special favors will be circumlocutions to avoid direct reference to his punished severely.; Two writer collaborated in subject. preparing this book. [+] euphimism, roundabout 195 circumvent v. vent(=come) 207 colloquial a. prevent a plan from being carried out, frustrate; pertaining to conversational or common speech outwit; baffle You use of colloquial expressions in a formal They tried to circumvent the official red tape.; In essay such as the one you have presented order to circumvent the enemy, we will make spoils the effect you hope to achieve. two preliminary attacks in other sections before starting our major campaign. 208 collusion n. col<con(=together)+lus/lud(=laugh, play) [+] baffle, balk, foil, frustrate, thwart secret agreement for an unlawful or evil purpose; conspiring in a fraudulent scheme 196 clandestine a. The gamblers prediction of the scores of the secret games proved so incredibly accurate that we After avoiding their chaperon, the lovers had a begin to suspect some form of collusion .; The clandestine meeting. swindlers were found guilty of collusion. [+] covert, furtive, stealthy, surreptitious [+] complicity, connivance 197 coagulate v. thicken; congeal; clot 209 coltish a. Enen after you remove the pudding from the given to merry frolicking burner, it will continue to coagulate as it stands. [+] clot, coalesce, congeal, consolidate 210 compatible a. com<con(=together)+pat(=feel, suffer) 198 coalesce v. in accord with; able to live together in harmony; combine; fuse suited to; harmonious; in harmony with The brooks coalesce into one large river. Do you think that your unwillingness to study [+] adhere, associate, cling, combine, conjoin, foreign language is compatible with your fuse, mingle, stick ambition to get a job in the Foreign Service?; 199 coda n. They were compatible neighbors, never concluding section of a musical or literary quarreling over unimportant matters. composition [+] agreeable, congenial, congruous, The piece concluded with a distinctive coda that consistent, consonant, sympathetic strikingly brought together various motifs. [-] prelude 211 compendium n. com<con(=with)+pend(=hang, weigh) 200 codicil n. concise and comprehensive account; summary; supplement to the body of a will brief comprehensive summary This codicil was drawn up five years after the On the basis of his many years of experience writing of the original will. as a school administrator, he had prepared an [+] appendix, supplement invaluable compendium of all the mistakes 201 cogent a. co(=together)+g<ag(=drive, do) likely to be made by a young teacher.; This text having a powerful appeal to the mind; can serve as a compendium of the tremendous convincing amount of new material being developed in this We found her criticism of our conduct field. unpleasant, but we had to admit that her [+] abridgement, digest, epitome, syllabus remarks were cogent and to the point.; She presented cogent arguments to the jury. 212 complacent a. [+] convincing, persuasive, solid, valid self-satisfied There was a complacent look on his face as he 202 cognizance n. examined his paintings. knowledge [+] self-contented During the election campaign, the two 213 compliant a. com<con(=thoroughly)+pli(=fill) candidates were kept in full cognizance of the ready or disposed to comply; yielding international situation. Because she is usually so compliant , we were [+] perception all surprised when she said firmly that she 203 cognizant a. didnt like our plans and wouldnt accept them.; co<con(=thoroughly)+gn<gno(=know)+iz(=s.e.) He was compliant and ready to conform to the +ant(=having the quality of) pattern set by his friends. having knowledge or being fully aware of [+] acquiescent, submissive Like many people who are completely wrapped up in themselves, he seems not to be 214 comport v. cognizant that he is hurting the feelings of his bear ones self; behave own friends. He comported himself with great dignity. [+] bear, conduct, demean, deport 204 cohesion n. 215 comprehensive a. force which keeps parts together thorough; inclusive In order to preserve our cohesion, we must not This book provides a comprehensive review of let minor differences interfere with our major verbal and math skills for the SAT. purposes. [+] inclusive, overall [+] adherence, adhesion, cling, coherence, 216 conciliatory a. stickage reconciling; soothing She was still angry despite his conciliatory words. [+] propitiatory PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 10. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 10/50 217 concise a. con(=intensive)+cis(=cut) 227 consensus n. con(=with)+sens(=feel) brief; giving much information in few words; general agreement of opinion, feeling, etc.; brief and compact collective opinion In spite of the vast number of details in the As we learned to understand each others United States Constitution, the document is needs and aspirations, a sort of unspoken remarkably concise .; The essay was concise consensus developed that enabled us to work and explicit. together harmoniously.; The consensus [+] compendiary, compendious, laconic, pithy, indicates that we are opposed to entering into succinct, terse this pact. 218 conclave n. private meeting 228 consequential a. He was present at all their conclaves as an pompous; self-important unofficial observer. Convinced of his own importance, the actor stutted about the dressing room with a 219 condescend v. con(=together)+de(=down)+scend(=climb) consequential air. do something that ones rank, merits, abilities, [+] considerable, important, momentous, etc. do not require one to do; lower oneself; significant, substantial behave graciously, but in a way that shows 229 consort v. ones feeling of superiority; bestow courtesies associate with with a superior air We frequently judge people by the company If, as they say, they find those people so vulgar with whom they consort. and unpleasant, why do they condescend to associate with them?; The king condescended 230 consummation n. to grant an audience to the friends of the the act of bringing to completion or fruition condemned man. [+] deign, vouchsafe 231 contemn v. regard with contempt; disregard 220 condone v. con(=intensive, completely)+don(=give) I will not tolerate those who contemn the sincere overlook or forgive an offence; overlook; forgive efforts of this group. I do not entirely condone his misconduct, but I can understand, to a degree, why he behaved 232 contentious a. as he did.; We cannot condone your recent quarrelsome criminal cooperation with the gamblers. We heard loud and contentious noises in the [+] excuse, forgive, pardon next room. [+] bellicous, belligerent, combative, militant, 221 conglomeration n. pugnacious, quarrelsome, warlike; mass of material sticking together argumentative, controversial, disputatious, In such a conglomeration of miscellaneous polemical statistics, it was impossible to find a single area 233 contravene v. ven(=come) of analysis. go against a law, a custom, etc.; attack a [+] accumulation, agglomeration, aggregation, statement, a principle, etc.; contradict; infringe amassment, cumulation on 222 conjoin v. By invading the neutral nation, the doctator to unite contravened his earlier pledge to guarantee its independence.; I will not attempt to contravene 223 conjure v. your argument for it does not affect the summon a devil; practice magic; inagine; invent situation. He conjured up an image of a reformed city and [+] contradict, gainsay, impugn, negate; had the cotters completely under his spell. encroach, fringe, intrude, offend, transgress, [+] invoke trespass 224 connivance n. pretense of ignorance of something wrong; 234 contrite a. con(=intensive, together)+trit(=rub) assistance filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing; penitent With the connivance of his friends, he plotted to If you had paid some attention to my warning in embarrass the teacher. the first place, ther would be no need for you to [+] collusion, complicity be contrite now.; Her contrite tears did not 225 connoisseur n. con(=thoroughly)+n<gn<gno(=know) influence the judge when he imposed sentence. person with good judgement on matters in [+] compunctious, penitent, remorseful, which taste is needed; expert; person repentant competent to act as a judge of art, etc; a lover of an art 235 contumacious a. con(=intensive)+tum(=swell) After spending the summer behind the soda resisting authority; obstinate and disobedient; fountain at the Sweet Shop, I think I can fairly disobedient; resisting authority describe myself as a connoisseur of banana The situation was rapidly becoming intolerable splits and milk shakes.; She had developed into because the new supervisor found the a connoisseur of fine china. employees to be not merely uncooperative but positively contumacious .; The contumacious mob shouted defiantly at the police. 226 consecrate v. con(=together)+secr<sacr(=holy) [+] factious, insubordinate, insurgent, mutinous, make sacred; devote something to a special rebellious purpose; dedicate; sanctify As we move into the third century of our 236 contusion n. nations life, we should consecrate ourselves bruise anew to the ideals of human freedom.; We shall She was treated for contusions and abrasions. consecrate our lives to this noble purpose. [+] bruise [+] devote; hallow, sanctify 237 conundrum n. riddle; difficult problem During the long car ride, she invented conundrums to entertain the children. [+] enigma, mystery, puzzle, riddle PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 11. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 11/50 238 conventional a. 249 craven a. ordinary; typical cowardly His conventional upbringing left him wholly Her craven behavior in running away from the unprepared for his wifes eccentric family. enemy at this critical period was criticized by [+] customary, orthodox her comrades. 239 converge v. con(=together)+verg(=turn, bend) [+] cowardly, poltroonish, pusillanimous; [-] come towards each other and meet at a point; valorous come together 250 credulity n. At first, the two candidates were in belief on slight evidence disagreement on every issue, but as the The witch doctor took advantage of the credulity campaign went on, their opinions seemed to of the superstitious natives. converge .; Marchers converged on [+] gullibility Washington for the great Peace March. 251 criteria n. [+] concentrate, focus standards used in judging What criteria did you use when you selected 240 convoluted a. this essay as the prizewinner? coiled around; involved; intricate His argument was so convoluted that few of us 252 culpable a. culp(=blame, fault)+able(=capable of) could follow it intelligently. blameworthy,deserving punishment; deserving [+] meandering, sinuous, tortuous, winding; [-] blame straightforward What do you think of the concept that when a 241 copious a. crime is committed, society is often as culpable plentiful as the criminal?; Corrupt politicians who She had copious reasons for rejecting the condone the activities of the gamblers are proposal. equally culpable. [+] abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, [+] blamable, blameworthy, censurable, plenteous impeachable, indictable, reprehensible 242 correlation n. mutual relationship 253 cupidity n. He sought to determine the correlation that greed existed between ability in algebra and ability to The defeated people could not satisfy the interpret reading exercises. cupidity of the conquerors, who demanded [+] interrelation excessive tribute. 243 corroborate v. cor<con(=intensive)+robor(=strength) [+] avarice, avidity, greed, rapacity, voracity give support or certainty to a statement, belief, 254 cursory a. curs(=run)+ory(=relating to) theory, etc.; confirm quick; hurried; done without attention to details; All the available evidence corroborates my casual; hastily done theory that the theft was planned by someone "I was so pressed for time that I couldnt give familiar with the layout of the house.; Unless we the lengthy report more than a cursory find a witness to corroborate your evidence, it reading", the busy executive confessed.; A will not stand up in court. cursory examination of the ruins indicates the [+] authenticate, confirm, justify, substantiate, possibility of arson; a more extensive study validate, verify; [-] antagonize; [-] controvert should be undertaken. [+] shallow, superficial 244 countenance n.v. coun<con(=together)+ten(=hold) face, including its appearance and expression; 255 cynic n. support; give support, approval, or one who is skeptical or distrustful of human encouragement to; approve; tolerate motives One of the sure signs of a government that is Cynical at all times, he was suspicious of all not free and democratic is that the people on altruistic actions of others. power will not countenance any criticism of [+] sardonic their acts.; He refused to countenance such 256 cynical a. rude behavior on their part. exhibiting moral skepticism [+] approbate 257 dais n. 245 covenant n.v. co<con(=together)+ven(=come) raised platform for guests of honor formed agreement that is legally binding When he approached the dais, he was greeted Twice in the 20th century, the nations of the by cheers from the people who had come to world have entered into a covenant to honor him. cooperate in safegurading international peace and in seeking a better life for all peoples.; We 258 dally v. must comply with the terms of the covenant. triffle with; procrastinate [+] agreement, compact, contract, convention, Laertes told Ophelia that Hamlet could only transaction dally with her affections. [+] dawdle, drag, loiter, procrastinate 246 cower v. 259 dank a. shrink quivering, as from fear damp The frightened child cowered in the corner of The walls of the dungeon were dank and slimy. the room. [+] damp, moist [+] cringe, quail, wince; [-] brazenly confront 260 daunt v. 247 coy a. intimidate shy; modest; coquettish Your threats cannot daunt me. She was coy in her answers to his offer. [+] appall, dismay, horrify, intimidate [+] diffident 261 dauntless a. 248 crass a. bold very unrefined; grossly insensible Despite the dangerous nature of the The philosophers deplored the crass undertaking, the dauntless soldier volunteered commercialism. for the assignment. [+] coarse, gross, raw, uncouth, unrefined; [-] [+] brave, courageous refined 262 dearth n. scarcity The dearth of skilled labor compelled the employers to open trade schools. [+] insufficiency, paucity, scarcity PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 12. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 12/50 263 debacle n. 275 deference n. de(=down)+fer(=carry) breaking up; downfall the act of obeying the judgement or opinion of This debacle in the government can only result another; great respect; courteous regard for in anarchy. anothers wish [+] breakdown, collapse, crash; [-] complete Although I felt that he was wrong in his success sweeping criticism, I accepted it silently in 264 debase v. de(=down, intensive)+bas(=bottom, lower) deference to his age and prefessional make lower or poorer in value, quality, standing.; In deference to his desires the character, etc.; reduce to lower state employers granted him a holiday. By concentrating on persoanl gain, he has [+] obeisance, recerence; [-] contempt debased both himself and the high office to which he was elected.; Do not debase yourself 276 defunct a. de(=off, from)+funct(=perform) by becoming maudlin. dead; extinct; dead; no longer in use or [+] abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, existence lower Although many of the formalities of etiquette of earlier days are now generally disregarded, the 265 debauch v. basic principles of courtesy are never defunct corrupt; make intemperate .; The lawyers sought to examine the books of A vicious newspaper con debauch public the defunct corporation.; The lawyers sought ot ideals. examine the books of the defunct corporation. [+] corrupt, deprave [+] deceased, extinct, vanished 266 debauchery n. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking 277 deign v. and promiscuity condescend He felt that he would debase himself if he 267 debilitate v. de(=reverse)+bilit(=strong)+ate(=make) deigned to answer his critics. make weak; weaken; enfeeble [+] vouchsafe The historian explained that luxury and 278 deleterious a. self-indulgence debilitated the Roman people harmful and led to the fall of the empire.; Workers in nuclear research must avoid the Overindulgence debilitates character as well as deleterious effects of radioactive substances. physical stamina. [+] detrimental, harmful, injurious, nocuous [+] attenuate, enfeeble, extenuate, weaken 279 delineate v. de(=intensive)+lin(=line) show by drawing or by describing; portray 268 debonair a. delineation friendly; aiming to please I cant provide all the details at this time, but I The debonair youth was liked by all who met will try to delineate the mainfeatures of my plan him, because of his cheerful and obliging for reorganizing the student government.; He is manner. a powerful storyteller, but he is weakest when [+] civil, courteous, polite, urbane he attempts to delineate characer. 269 decadence n. de(=down)+cad(=fall) [+] depict, describe, limn, portay falling to a lower level in morals, art, literature, etc. especially after a period at a high level; 280 delusion n. decay false belief; hallucination His definition of decadence is simply anything This scheme is a snare and a delusion. that differs from the standards and customs [+] deceit, deception, fraud, guile; hallucination, that he is accustomed to.; The moral illusion decadence of the people was reflected in the 281 demur v. lewd literature of the period. delay; object [+] declination, degeneracy, deterioration, Do not demur at my request. downgrade 282 denigrate v. 270 deciduous a. blacken falling of as of leaves All attempts to denigrate the character of our The oak is a deciduous tree, late President have failed; the people still love him and cherish his memory. 271 decorous a. [+] asperse, calumniate, defame, libel, malign, proper slander, traduce, vilify Shocked by the unruly behavior, the teacher 283 denouement n. criticized the class for its lack of decorum. outcome; final development of the plot of a play [+] decency, dignity, propriety, seemliness; [-] The play was childishly written; the denouement unseemly was obvious to sophisticated theatergoers as 272 decorum n. early as the middle of the first act. decorous Shocked by the unruly behavior, the teacher 284 depict v. de(=intensive)+pict(=paint) criticized the class for its lack of decorum. show something with a picture; describe [+] decency, dignity, propriety, seemliness something in words; portray 273 decry v. She has gained success as a writer who knows disparage how to depict in a lifelike way the hopes, fears, Do not attempt to increase your stature by and problems of young people today.; In this decrying the efforts of your opponents. book, the author depicts the slave owners as [+] belittle, depreciate, derogate, detract, kind and benevolent masters. devaluate, disparage, lower opprobriate [+] delineate, describe, limn, portray 274 defamation n. de(=down)+fam<fa(=say) harm that is given to ones reputation; slander; 285 deposition n. harming a persons reputation testimony under oath Lacking a positive program of his own, he He made his deposition in the judges chamber. hoped to gain the support of the voters by [+] testimony; [-] process of eroding defamation of the other candidates.; Such defamation of character may result in a slander suit. [+] belittlement, calumny, depreciation, detraction, disparagement, slander PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 13. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 13/50 286 deprecate v. de(=off, from)+prec(=pray) 297 desuetude n. feel and express disapproval of; disapprove disused condition regretfully The machinery in the idle factory was in a state The whole history of social reform of desuetude. demonstrates how much easier it is to [+] cease, cessation, closure, disusage deprecate evils than to take effective action 298 desultory a. against them.; I must deprecate your attitude aimless; jumping around and hope that you will change your mind. The animals desultory behavior indicated that [+] disapprove, discountenance they had no awareness of their predicament. [+] haphazard, random; [-] strictly methodical 287 depredation n. de(=intensive)+pred(=plunder) 299 detached a. destruction or pillaging of property; plundering emotionally removed; calm and objective; The depredations of the terrible disease could indifferent be seen only too clearly in her extreme A psychoanalyst must maintain a detached emaciation and feebleness.; After the point of view and stay uninvolved with her depredations of the invaders, the people were patients personal lives. (secondary meaning) penniless. [+] aloof, disinterested, indifferent, uninterested, [+] pillage, plunder, spoliation dispassionate, neutral, remote 300 deterrent n. 288 derelict n.a. de(=intensive)+re(=back)+lict(=leave) something that discourages; hindrance ship abandoned at sea; worthless person; Does the threat of capital punishment serve as person who neglects his duty; abandoned; a deterrent to potential killers? deserted and left to fall into ruin; failing in ones [+] obstacle, prevention duty 301 detraction n. In every large city, there is a neighborhood that slandering; aspersion serves as a refuge for derelicts who have He is offended by your frequent detractions of failed to come to terms with society.; The his ability as a leader. corporal who fell asleep while on watch was [+] aspersion, belittlement, calumny, thrown into the guard house for being derelict in defamation, depreciation, disparagement, libel, his duty. slander, traducing, vilification [+] delinquent, disregardful, neglectful, 302 devoid a. de(=intensive)+void(=empty) negligent, remiss completely without; lacking He delivered a simple, low-key speech, 289 derision n. completely devoid of fancy language or ridicule emotional appeals.; He was devoid of any They greeted his proposal with derision and personal desire for gain in his endeavor to refused to consider it seriously. secure improvement in the community. [+] mockery [+] destitute, empty 290 derivative a. unoriginal; derived from another source 303 dexterous a. Although her early poetry was clearly derivative skillful in nature, the critics thought she had promise The magician was so dexterous that we could and eventually would find her own voice. not follow him as he performed his tricks. [+] by-product, descendant, outgrowth [+] adept, adroit, deft, expert 291 derogatory a. de(=down)+rog(=ask) 304 diaphanous a. phan(=show,appear); tending to damage or take away from ones dia(=through)+phan(=show, credit, etc.; insulting; expressing a low opinion appear)+ous(=having the quality of) The public will not readily accept an intensive transparent, translucent; sheer; transparent investigation designed to turn up derogatory Her diaphanous grown seemed part of the information about so popular a figure.; I resent moonlight.; Corot painted poetic and your derogatory remarks. diaphanous landscapes, in which even solid [+] depreciative, depreciatory, detracting, objects seemed to be suffused with light and disparaging, pejorative movement.; They saw the burglar clearly through the diaphanous curtain. 292 descant v. [+] flimsy, gossamer, sheer, transparent discuss fully He was willing to descant upon any topic of 305 diatribe n. conversation, even when he knew very little bitter scolding; invective about the subject under discussion. During the lengthy diatribe delivered by his [+] expatiate opponent he remained calm and self-controlled. 293 desecrate v. de(=down)+secr<sacr(=holy) [+] harangue, tirade; [-] encomium; [-] laudatory treat a holy thing without respect; profane; piece of writing; [-] eulogy violate the sanctity of 306 dichotomy n. di(=two)+cho(=into)+tom(=cut)+y(=that They desecrated the memory of Lincoln by which) involving his name in defense of such a racist division into two parts, groups. or classes, policy.; The soldiers desecrated the temple. especially when there are sharply distinguished [+] defile, pollute or opposed; branching into two parts There are very few world problems that can be 294 desiccate v. understood in terms of a simple dichotomyomy dry up of right and wrong.; The dichotomy of our A tour of this smokehouse will give you an of legislative system provides us with many how the pioneers used to desiccate food in safeguards. order to preserve it. [+] divergence [+] dehydrate; [-] hydrate; [-] add water to 307 diffidence n. 295 despoil v. shyness plunder You must overcome your diffidence of you If you do not yield, I am afraid the enemy will intend to become a salesperson. despoil the countryside. [+] depredate, pillage, spoliate 308 diffusion n. 296 despotism n. wordiness; spreading in all directions like a gas tyranny Your composition suffers from a diffusion of The people rebelled against the despotism of ideas; try to be more compact. the king. [+] dispersion, dissemination, distribution, [+] autocracy, dictatorship, totalitarianism, propagation tyranny PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 14. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 14/50 309 digress v. di<dis(=apart)+gres (=go, step) 321 discordant a. dis(=apart)+cord(=heart) turn or wander away from the main point not in agreement; not harmonious; harsh; My criticism is not that you digressed from inharmonious; conflicting your main theme, but rather that you abandoned The two leaders are trying to form an alliance, it altogether. but their respective programs are so discordant that it will be hard for them to work together.; She tried to unite the discordant factions. 310 dilapidated a. di<dis(=apart)+lapid(=stone) [+] conflicting, disconsonant, crepant, falling to pieces; ruined; shabby; ruined dissonant, incompatible, incongruent, because of neglect incongruous, inconisistent, inconsonant Beneath the dilapidated body of the getaway car,there was a powerful finely tuned 322 discourse n. motor,capable of reaching high speeds.; We formal discussion; conversation felt that the dilapidated building needed several The young Plato was drawn to the Agora to coats of paint. hear the philosophicla discourse of Scorates [+] impaired, injured, marred and his followers. 311 dilatory a. 323 discrepancy n. dis(=apart)+crep(=rattle) delaying difference; absence of agreement; lack of Your dilatory tactics may compel me to cancel consistency; difference the contract. With all the deductions,there is a discrepancy [+] laggard, neglectful, negligent, remiss of 40 dollars between my official salary and my 312 dilettante n. weekly paycheck.; The police noticed som aimless follower of the arts; amateur; dabbler discrepancies in his description of the crime He was not serious in his painting; he was and did not believe him. rather a dilettante. [+] alterity, dissemblance, dissimilarity, [+] amateur, tyro dissimilitued, distinction, divergence 313 dint n. means; effort 324 discrete a. By dint of much hard work, the volunteers were separate; unconnected able to place the raging forest fire under control. The universe is composed of discrete bodies. [+] distinct, diverse; [-] continuous 314 disabuse v. dis(=not)+ab(=away)+us(=use) 325 disdain n.v. dis(=not)+dain<dign(=worthy) free someone from false ideas and mistakes; contempt; scorn; look on with contempt; think it correct a false impression; undeceive dishonorable to do something; be too proud; Although she is well into middle age, my Aunt treat with scorn or contempt Sally seems unable to disabuse herself of the Only a foolish snob would show such disdain idea that she is still a teenager.; I will attempt to for anyone who doesnt belong to a country disabuse you of your impression of my clients club.; You make enemies of all you disdain. guilt; I know he is innocent. [+] contemn, despise, scorn [+] disillude, enlighten, illuminate; [-] lead into error 326 disingenuous a. dis(=not)+in(=in)+gen(=birth) insincere; not straightforward; not naive; 315 disarray n. sophisticated a disorderly or untidy state What disappointed me waas not so much your After the New Years party, the once orderly failure to complete the job but your house was in total disarray. disingenuous efforts to avoid all responsibility [+] chaos, confsion, disorder, muddle for the failure.; Although he was young, his 316 disavow v. dis(=not)+a<ad(=to)+vow<voc(=call) remarks indicated that he was disingenuous. deny belief, approval or knowledge; refuse [+] feigned, insincere, uncandid, unfrank The prisoner attempted to disavow his confession on the grounds that he had not been 327 disinterested a. dis(=not)+inter(=between)+est(=to be) informed of his legal rights by the district not influenced by personal feelings or interests; attorney. fair; indifferent; unprejudiced Since Tom is both smart and disinterested , I think he is the perfect person to decide which of 317 disavowal n. us is right in this long and bitter quarrel.; The denial; disclaiming only disinterested person in the room was the His disavowal of his part in the conspiracy was judge. not believed by the jury. [+] dispassionate, impartial, neutral, unbiased [+] negation, refusal, repudiation 318 discerning a. 328 disjointed a. mentally quick and observant; having insight disconnected Because he was considered the most His remarks were so disjointed that we could discerning member of the firm, he was not follow his reasoning. assigned the most difficult cases. [+] discontinuous, disordered, incoherent, [+] insightful, perceptive, sagacious incohesive, unorganized 319 discombobulated a. 329 disparage v. dis(=not)+par(=equal) having self-possession upset; thrown into say that someone or something is of small value confusion or importance; speak ill of; belittle There must be a serious flaw in the character of 320 discomfit v. dis(=not)+com<con(=thoroughly)+fit(=make, a girl who makes it habit to disparage the do) abilities of her best friends.; Do not disparage frustrate the plans or expectations of; make anyones contribution; these little gifts add up to someone uneasy or confused; put to rout; large sums. defeat; disconcert [+] abuse, belittle, decry, depreciate, derogate, If you go to the interview well-prepared and in detract the right frame of mind, there will be no need for you to feel discomfited by even the most 330 disparate a. probing questions.; This ruse will discomfit the basically different; unrelated enemy. It is difficult, if not impossible, to organize these [+] abash, confound, confuse, disconcert, disparate elements into a coherent whole. discountenance, embarrass [+] dissimilar, distinct, diverse; [-] homogeneous PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 15. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 15/50 331 disparity n. dis(=not)+par(=equal) 342 divestiture n. inequality; difference; difference; condition of an order to an offending party to rid itself of inequality property; it has the purpose of depriving the I never cease to wonder at the disparity defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior between what men aspire to do and what they [-] acquisition are equipped to do by natural endowment and 343 divulge v. di<dis(=apart, away)+vulg(=people) training.; The disparity in their ages made no make known something secret; reveal difference at all. A person accused of a crime is not obliged to [+] dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction divulge anything that might tend to incriminate him.; I will not tell you this news because I am 332 disperse v. di<dis(=away, apart)+spers(=strew) sure you will divulge it prematurely. scatter <something> in all directioms; rout [+] disclose; [-] keep secret Her bright, optimistic manner did much to disperse the atmosphere of gloom that had 344 docile a. doc(=teach)+ile(=capable of) settled over the meeting.; The police fired tear easily trained or controlled; obedient; easily gas into the crowd to disperse the protesters. managed [+] dispel, dissipate The young man who seemed so quiet and docile turned out to be very well-informed and 333 dissemble v. dis(=not)+sembl(=same) to have strong opinions of his own.; As docile hide ones feeling, intentions, etc.; disguise; as he seems today, that old lion was once a disguise; pretend ferocious, snarling beast. When she went into her all too familiar act of [+] amenable, tractable, pliant the uncomplaining martyr, I could not dissemble my annoyance.; Even though you 345 doggerel n. are trying to dissemble your motive in joining poor verse this group, we can see through your pretense. Although we find occasional snatches of [+] camouflage, dissimulate; [-] behave honestly genuine poetry in her work, most of her writing is mere doggerel. 334 disseminate v. dis(=apart)+semin(=seed) distribute or spread widely ideas, doctrines, 346 dogmatic a. etc.; scatter like seeds positive; arbitrary Perhaps he did not originate that vicious rumor, Do not be so dogmatic about that statement; it but he certainly shares the responsibility for can be easily refuted. having disseminated it.; The invention of the [+] authoritarian, authoritative, dictative, radio has helped propagandists to disseminate dictatorial, doctrinaire their favorite doctrines very easily. 347 dormant a. dorm(=sleep)+ant(=having the quality of) [+] diffuse, disperse, propagate, radiate, spread in a state of inactivity but awaiting development or activity; sleeping; lethargic; torpid 335 dissolution n. So long as the local government lacks the disintegration; looseness in morals necessary funds, this worthwhile project will The profligacy and dissolution of life in have to remain dormant .; Sometimes dormant Caligulas Rome appall some historians. talents in our friends surprise those of us who [+] rupture never realized how gifted our acquaintances 336 dissonance n. really are. discord [+] latent, potential, quiescent Some contemporary musician deliberately use dissonance to achieve certain effects. 348 doting a. [+] conflict, discord, disharmony, dissension; [-] extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent concord 337 distill v. 349 doughty a. purify; refine; concentrate courageous A moonshiner distills mash into whiskey; an Many folk tales have sprung up a bout this epigrammatist distills thoughts into quips. doughty pioneer who opened up the New World for his followers. 338 diverge v. verg(=lean) [+] courageous, dauntless, intrepid get farther apart from a point or from each other 350 dowdy a. as they progress; turn off; deviate; vary; go in slovenly; untidy different directions from the same point She tried to change her dowdy image by buying The spoken of the wheel diverge from the hub.; a new fashionable wardrobe. The spokes of the wheel diverge from the hub. [+] unkempt [+] deviate, digress, swerve; [-] come together 351 dregs n. sediment; worthless residue 339 diverse a. The dregs of society may be observed in this differing in some characteristics; various slum area of the city. There are diverse ways of approaching this [+] deposit, precipitate, sediment problem. 352 droll a. [+] disparate queer and amusing 340 diversion n. He was a popular guest because his droll act of turning aside; pastime anecdotes were always entertaining. After studying for several hours, he needed a [+] comic, ludicrous diversion from work. 353 dross n. [+] amusrment, entertainment waste matter; worthless impurities 341 diversity n.v. di(=apart)+vers(=turn) Many methods have been devised to separate remarkable difference; variety; variety; the valuable metal from the dross. dissimilitude [+] slag She is never bored,because she has great 354 dubious a. diversity of interests,ranging from folk dancing doubtful to mathematics.; The diversity of colleges in He has the dubious distinction of being the this country indicates that many levels of ability lowest man in his class. are being cared for. [+] equivocal, suspect, skeptical [+] multifariousness, multiformity, multiplicity 355 ductility n. malleability; flexibility; ability to be drawn out Copper wire has many industrial uses because of its extreme ductility. [+] softness PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 16. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 16/50 356 dulcet a. 368 effeminate a. sweet sounding having womanly traits The dulcet sounds of the birds at dawn were His voice was high-pitched and effeminate. soon drowned out by the roar of traffic passing [+] female, feminine our motel. 369 effervescence n. inner excitement; exuberance 357 duress n. Nothing depressed her for long; her natural forcible restraint, especially unlawfully effervescence soon reasserted itself. The hostages were held under duress until the [+] ebullience, exuberance prisoners demands were met. 370 efficacy n. [+] coercion, compulsion, constraint power to produce desired effect 358 earthy a. The efficacy of this drug depends on the unrefined; coarse regularity of the dosage. His earthy remarks often embarrassed the [+] capability, effectiveness, efficiency, potency women in his audience. 371 effigy n. ef<ex(=out)+fig(=form) [+] crude, gross, uncouth representation of a person in wood, stone, etc.; 359 ebullient a. e<ex(=out, up)+bul (=bubble, seal) dummy bubbling, boiling; overflowing with Determined to discredit the fallen leader, the enthusiaism,high spirits, etc.; exuberant; opposition speakers presented a picture od him showing excitement; overflowing with that was no more than a grotesque effigy for enthusiasm the mob to deride.; The mob showed its Even before they said a word, I could tell from irritation by hanging the judge in effigy. their ebullient mood that our team had won.; His ebullient nature could not be repressed; he was always exuberant. 372 effluvium n. [+] effervescent, exuberant, vivacious noxious smell Air pollution has become a serious problem in 360 eccentric n.a. our major cities; the effluvium and the poisons odd; whimsical; irregular in the air are hazards to life The comet passed close by the earth in its eccentric orbit. 373 effrontery n. ef<ex(=out)+front(=forehead) [+] curious, erratic, idiosyncratic, odd, peculiar impudence; shameless boldness 361 ecclesiastic a. For her to accuse me being selfish after I have pertaining to the church sacrificed so much to further her career is The minister donned his ecclesiastic garb and sheer effrontery .; She had the effrontery to walked to the pulpit. insult the guest. [+] clerical, sacerdotal [+] brazenness, impertience, impudence, 362 eclectic a. ec<ex(=out)+lect(=choose) insolence, presumption; [-] deference; [-] selecting from various systems, doctrines, or timidity; [-] decorum sources; composed of material gathered from various sources, systems, etc.; a person who 374 effusive a. ef<ex(=out)+fus(=pour) uses eclectic methods in philosophy, science, expressing excessive emotion in an or art; selective; composed of elements drawn unrestrained manner; pouring out; overflowing; from disparate sources pouring forth; gushing Eclectic school of art are typical of period when Not until later did I realize that their effusive there is little original inspiration or bold expressions of interest in our welfare were experimenting.; His style of interior decoration insincere and self-serving.; Her effusive was eclectic: bits and pieces of furnishings manner of greeting her friends finally began to from widely divergent periods, strikingly irritate them. juxtaposed to create a unique decor. [+] elective 375 egregious a. e<ex(=out)+greg(=flock, mob) 363 economical a. remarkably bad; outstanding, used for someone using the minimum of time or resources or something bad; flagrant; gross; shocking necessary for effectiveness; of or relating to an When the results of her mistakes became economy, the system of production and obvious, she gained a well-deserved reputation management of material wealth for being an egregious blunder.; She was an egregious liar and we could never believe her. 364 economy n. [+] flagrant the system of production and distribution and consumption; the efficient use of resources; 376 egress n. frugality in the expenditure of money or exit resources Barnums sing "To the Egress" fooled many people who thought they were going to see an 365 edify v. animal and instead found themselves in the instruct; correct morally street. Although his purpose was to edify and not to [+] departure, exodus; [-] entrance entertain his audience, many of his listeners 377 elegy n. were amused and not enlightened. poem or song expressing lamentation [+] enlighten, illuminate, improve On the death of Edward King, Milton composed 366 educe v. the elegy "Lycidas." draw forth; elicit [+] dirge,requiem, threnody She could not educe a principle that would 378 elicit v. e<ex(=out)+lic(=entice, permit) encompass all the data. draw out; evoke; draw out by discussion [+] evince, evoke, extract Ms. Mizote is so accomplished a teacher that 367 efface v. ef<ex(=out)+fac(=face) she can elicit some degree of interest and ³µ´á; rub or wipe out; obliterate; make indistinct; attention from even the most withdrawn rub out children.; The detectives tried to elicit where he If only I could efface the memory of the look of had hidden his loot. shock and disappointment on my mothers [+] educe, evince, extract face!; The coin had been handled so many times that its date had been effaced. 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  • 17. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 17/50 379 elucidate v. e<ex(=out)+luc(=light) 389 encumber v. en(=in)+cumb(=lean, lie) explain; make clear; throw light on a problem, or get in the way of; be a burden to; choke up difficulty; explain; enlighten You will never be able to complete this hike if I am waiting for you to elucidate those strage you encumber yourself with so much "essntial remarks about the background of my family equipment".; Some people encumber tree!; He was called upon to elucidate the themselves with too much luggage when they disputed points in his article. take short trips. [+] clarify, illuminate, illustrate [+] charge, load 380 elusive a. 390 endemic a. evasive; baffling; hard to grasp prevailing among a specific group of people or His elusive dreams of wealth were costly to in a specific area those of his friends who supported him This disease is endemic in this part of the financially. world; more than 80 percent of the population [+] elusory; incomprehensible, intangible are at one time or another affected by it. 381 emanate v. e<ex(=out)+man(=flow, stay) [+] aboriginal, indigenous, native; [-] exotic come out; issue; issue forth 391 endue v. You may be sure that any directive that provide with some quality; endow emanates from her office will be clear, precise, He was endued with a lions courage. and wokable.; A strong odor of sulphur [+] bestow, confer emanated from the spring. 392 enervate a.v. e<ex(=out)+nerv(=nerve) [+] emit, exude, issue deprive of strength, force, vigor, etc.; weaken physically, mentally, or morally ;; weakened 382 embellish v. em<en(=make)+bel (=beautiful) The vigor of his opponents attack enervated the make beautiful; decorate; make a story, etc. young politician.; She was slow to recover from more interesting; adorn her illness; even a short walk to the window left As the news traveled from person to person, it her enervated. became embellished with so many fanciful [+] debilitate, devitalize, disable; [-] strengthen, details that we found it impossible to tell what fortify had actually happened.; His handwriting was embellished with flourishes. 393 enfetter v. [+] beautify, decorate, garnish restrain with fetters; constrain; make a slave; 383 eminence n. 394 enfranchise v. an elevated position with respect to rank, place, to admit to the rights of citizenship(especially character, condition, etc the right to vote) Although Blacks were enfranchised shortly after 384 empathy n. em<en(=in)+path(=feel, suffer) the Civil War, women did not receive the right to projecting oneself into and so fully vote until 1920. understanding, and losing ones identity in a [+] franchise work of art or other object of contemplation; 395 engender v. en(=make)+gen(=birth, creation) sharing another persons feelings bring about; cause; produce So strong is my empathy with the poems of John F. Kennedy warned us that governments Robert Frost and I often feel as though I could which make no effort at peaceable reform may have written them myself. engender social unrest that will make violent revolution inevitable.; To receive praise for real accomplishments engenders self-confidence in 385 empirical a. em<en(=in)+pir<per(=try out) a child. relying on observation and experiment, not on [+] arouse, generate, induce, provoke; [-] theory; relying or based on practical experience; eradicate based on experience He has no confidence in magical formulas that 396 enhance v. will solve all our social problems overnight; the advance; improve whole bent of his thinking is practical and Your chances for promotion in this department empirical .; He distrusted hunches and intuitive will be enhanced if you take some more flashes; he placed his reliance entirely on courses in evening school. empirical data. [+] augment, intensify, magnify [+] experiential 397 enigma n. puzzle 386 emulate v. Despite all attempts to decipher the code, it rival; imitate remained an enigma. As long as our political leaders emulate the [+] conundrum, mystery, riddle virtues of the great leaders of this country, we 398 ennui n. shall flourish. boredom [+] compete, contend, vie The monotonous routine of hospital life induced 387 enamored a. a feeling of ennui which made him moody and in love irritable. Narcissus became enamored of his own [+] boredom, doldrums, languor, listlessness, beauty. tedium, weariness 399 enrapture v. 388 encroach v. en(=in)+croach<croch(=hook, bend) please intensely go beyond what is right or natural or desirable The audience was enraptured by the freshness The rights guranteed us by the Constitution do of the voices and the excellent orchestration. not permit you to encroach on the rights of [+] captivate, delight, entrance others. 400 ensconce v. settle comfortably The parents thought that their children were ensconced safely in the private school and decided to leave for Europe. PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 18. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 18/50 401 ephemeral a. ep<epi(=upon)+hemer(=day)+al(=nature of) 411 equivocate v. equ(=equal, same)+i(=s.e.)+voc(=call, living for a very short time; trasitory; short-lived; voice)+ate(=make) fleeting use vague expressions; lie; mislead; attempt to Looking at a lovely young girl, I feel a certain conceal the truth sense of sadness because I realize how Although she tried to equivocate , we insisted ephemeral physical beauty is.; The mayfly is an on a simple "yes" or "no" answer.; The ephemeral creature. audience saw through his attempts to [+] evanescent, momentary, temporary, equivocate on the subject under discussion and transient ridiculed his remarks. [+] prevaricate; elude, eschew, evade, 402 epilogue n. log(=speech) tergiversate peroration, <opp.> prologue; last part of a literary work; short speech at conclusion of 412 erratic a. dramatic work odd; unpredictable No epilogue for your play needs no excuse.; Investors become anxious when the stock The audience was so disappointed in the play market appears erratic. that many did not remain to hear the epilogue. [+] devious, errant, stray [+] apologue 413 erudite a. e<ex(=out)+rud(=crude) having or showing a wide knowledge gained 403 epiphany n. from reading; learned; learned; scholarly any appearance or bodily manifestation of a Lucy finally completed her erudite term paper, deity in which she quoted from more than a hundred sources, including ones in several foreign 404 episodic a. languages.; His erudite writing was difficult to loosely connected read because of the many allusions which were Though he tried to follow the plot of "Gravitys unfamiliar to most readers. Rainbow," John found the novel too episodic. [+] scholarly; [-] unlettered 405 epitaph n. taph(=tomb) 414 eschew v. an inscription on a gravestone; inscription in avoid memory of a dead person He tried to eschew all display of temper. The professor wrote his own epitaph before he [-] seek died.; In his will, he dictated the epitaph he 415 esoteric a. wanted placed on his tombstone. known only to the chosen few Those students who had access to his esoteric discussions were impressed by the breadth of 406 epitome n. tom(=cut) his knowledge. summary, digest; something which shows, on a [+] abstruse, hermetic, profound, recondite; [-] small scale, the characteristics of something generally known much larger; summary; concise abstract 416 estranged a. His sonnet was the epitome of all love poems.; separated This final book is the epitome of all his previous The estranged wife sought a divorce. books. [+] alienated [+] abstract, synopsis; recapitulation 417 ethereal a. light; heavenly; fine 407 equanimity n. equ(=equal, same)+anim(=mind, life, breath) Visitors were impressed by her ethereal beauty, +ity(=state) her delicate charm. calmness of mind or temper; calmness of [+] vaporous, celestial, empyreal temperament 418 ethnic a. To bear evils with equanimity doesnt mean relating to races that you should make no effort to correct them.; Intolerance between ethnic groups is deplorable In his later years, he could look upon the and usually is based on lack of information. foolishness of the world with equanimity and [+] racial humor. 419 eulogy n. log(=speech) [+] aplomb, composure, imperturbability, tribute; high praise phlegm, placidity, poise, sangfroid, serenity, His brother delivered the eulogy at the funeral.; tranquility; [-] agitation All the eulogies of his friends could not remove the sting of the calumny heaped upon him by 408 equinox n. his enemies. period of equal days and nights; the beginning [+] Compliment, encomium, panegyric; [-] of Spring and Autumn defamation The vernal equinox is usually marked by heavy rainstorms. 420 euphemism n. phe(=say) use of other mild, vague and indirect words or 409 equipoise n. phrases in place of what is required by truth or balance; balancing force; equilivrium accuracy; mild expression in place of an The high wire acrobat used his pole as an unpleasant one equipoise to overcome the swaying caused by "John" is a euphemism for the toilet.; The the wind. expression "he passed away" is a euphemism [+] poise, stasis for "he died." 410 equivocal a. [+] circumlocution, roundabout doubtful; ambiguous Macbeth was misled by the equivocal 421 euphony n. phon(=sound) statements of the witches. a pleasant sound; sweet sound [+] obscure, unexplicit, unintelligible, vague The psalm is enjoyed for its euphony as much as its content.; Noted for its euphony even when it is spoken, the Italian language is particularly pleasing to the ear when sung. PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 19. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 19/50 422 euphoria n. phor(=carry) 431 exorbitant a. ex(=out)+orb(=track, circle) sense of well-being; elation; feeling of going beyond what is reasonable, just, proper, exaggerated (or unfounded) well-being usual,etc.; excessive He was full of euphoria after the birth.; "Jill`s Yes, its pretty dress, and I know that youre been on cloud nine ever since Jack asked her eager to have it for the Junior Prom, but dont out, " said Betty, dismissing her friends you think the price is little exorbitant ?; The euphoria. people grumbled at his exorbitant prices but [+] elation, exaltation paid them because he had a monopoly. [+] extravagant, immoderate, inordinate, 423 evanescent a. e<ex(=out, unconscionable intensive)+van(=empty)+esc(=becoming) tending to fade from sight; soon going from the 432 exotic a. exo(=outside)+t(=s.e.)+ic(=nature of) memory; ephemeral; fleeting; vanishing introduced from another country; foreign or Sure, its great to be a big-league ballplayer but unusual style; striking or pleasing because bear in mind that the years of stardom are brief colorful or unusual; not native; strange and evanescent .; For a brief moment, the Has it occured to you that the exotic foods that entire skyline was bathed in an orange-red hue we eat only on special occasions are part of the in the evanescent rays of the sunset. everyday diet in other parts of the world?; [+] ephemeral, momentary, temporary, Because of his exotic headdress, he was transient, transitory followed in the streets by small children who laughed at his strange appearance. 424 evoke v. e<ex(=out, up)+vok/voc(=call) [+] alien, extrinsic call forth or summon a spirit, etc.; draw forth or elicit a particular mental image, reaction, etc. 433 expedient n.a. ex(=out)+ped(=foot) That old song never fails to evoke memories of an expedient thing; likely to be useful or helpful our wonderful summer vacations at the lake.; for a purpose; advantageous though contrary to He evoked much criticism by his hostile principle; auitable; practical; politic manner. Cut off from all supplies, the soldiers had to use [+] educe, elicit, evince, extract various expedients to keep their equipment in working order.; A prgmatic politician, he was 425 excoriate v. guided by what was expedient rather than by flay; abrade what was ethical. These shoes are so ill-fitting that they will [+] advatageous, beneficial, convenient, excoriate the feet and create blisters. profitable, utilitarian [+] chafe 426 exculpate v. 434 expedite v. ex(=out)+ped(=foot) clear from blame help the progress of; speed up business, etc. He was exculpated of the crime when the real The new computerized referral system will criminal confessed. greatly expedite the processing of complaints [+] absolve, acquit, exonerate, vindicate; [-] by customers. attribute guilt 427 exemplary a. ex(=out)+em<empt(=take) serving as an example or a warning; serving as 435 exposition n. ex(=out)+pos(=put) a model; outstanding an exhibition of art, industrial products,etc; Although most of us cannnot hope to match her explaining something in detail idealism, we may regard her noble life as An essay on Good Driving Habits calls not for inspiring and exemplary .; Her exemplary "witty" or "colorful" writing but for clear, orderly behavior was praised at Commencement. exposition of specific facts and ideas. [+] guiltless, inculpable, innocent, irreprehensible 436 expository a. 428 exhume v. pertaining to a formal presentation dig out of the ground; remove from a grave Because of the rumor that he had been 437 expunge v. poisoned, his body was exhumed in order that cancel; remove an autopsy might be performed. If you behave, I will expunge this notation from [+] disinter, unearth your record. 429 exigency n. ex(=out)+ig(=drive) [+] delete, efface, erase, obliterate a situation demanding urgent action or 438 extol v. ex(=out, up)+tol(=raise, support) attention; urgent situation praise highly; praise; glorify Only my familys situation of extreme exigency Extolling the people who have done so much to could have led me to humble myself by asking help humanity is fine, but it is no substitute for him for help.; In this exigency, we must look for trying to make contribution of your own.; The aid from our allies. astronauts were extolled as the pioneers of the [+] crisis, emergency Space Age. [+] eulogize, laud, panegyrize 430 exonerate v. ex(=out)+oner(=burden)+ate(=make) relieve of a burden, obligation, etc.; free from a 439 extrapolation n. charge or the imputation of guilt, exculpate; projection; conjecture acquit; exculpate Based on their extrapolation from the results of The story of his unhappy childhood aroused our the primaries on Super Tuesday, the net works sympathy but did not exonerate him from the predicted that George Bush would be the charge of criminal assault on aged ladies.; I am Republican candidate for the presidency. sure this letter naming the actual culprit will exonerate you. 440 extricable a. [+] absolve, acquit, vindicate capable of being extricated 441 exuberant a. abundant; effusive; lavish His speeches were famous for his exuberant language and vivid imagery. [+] lavish, luxuriant, opulent, profuse, prodigal PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 20. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 20/50 442 exude v. 458 fecundity n. discharge; give forth fertility; fruitfulness The maple syrup is obtained from the sap that The fecundity of his mind is illustrated by the exudes from the trees in early spring. many vivid images in his poems. [+] emanate, emit [+] prolificacy 443 facade n. 459 feign v. front of the building pretend The facade of the church had often been Lady Macbeth feigned illness in the courtyard photographed by tourists because it was more although she was actually healthy. interesting than the rear. [+] sham, simulate 460 felicitous a. 444 facetious a. apt; suitably expressed; well chosen humorous; jocular He was famous for his felicitous remarks and Your facetious remarks are not appropriate at was called upon to serve as this serious moment. master-of-ceremonies at many a banquet. [+] droll, jocose, ludicrous, witty; [-] lugubrious [+] applicable, proper, suitable 445 facilitate v. 461 ferment n. make less difficult agitation; commotion He tried to facilitate matters at home by getting The entire country was in a state of ferment. a part-time job. [+] clamor, tumult, turmoil, uproar; [-] tranquility [-] hamper; [-] thwart 462 ferret v. 446 faction n. drive or hunt out of hiding party; clique; dissension She ferreted out their secret. The quarrels and bickering of the two factions [+] search within the club disturbed the majority of the 463 fervid a. members. ardent Her fervid enthusiasm inspired all of us to 447 factious a. undertake the dangerous mission. inclined to form factions; causing dissension [+] fervent, passionate Your statement is factious and will upset the 464 fervor n. harmony that now exists. glowing ardor [+] cooperative Their kiss was full of the fervor of first love. 448 fallacious a. [+] enthusiasm, passion, zeal; [-] apathy misleading 465 fester v. Your reasoning must be fallacious because it generate pus leads to a ridiculous answer. When her finger began to fester, the doctor [+] illogical, invalid, invalid, irrational, lanced it and removed the splinter which had unreasonable; [-] valid caused the pus to form. 449 fallible a. fal (=err)+ible(=capable of) [+] suppurate liable to error 466 fetish n. There is an old saying that pencils are made object supposed to possess magical powers; with erasers because everyone is fallible .; I an object of special devot know I am fallible, but I feel confident that I am The native wore a fetish around his neck to right this time. ward off evil spirits. [+] errable, errant 467 fetter v. 450 fanatic n.a. shackle a religious zealot The prisoner was fettered to the wall. [+] manacle 451 fastidious a. 468 fiat n. difficult to please; squeamish command The waitresses disliked serving him dinner I cannot accept government by fiat; I feel that I because of his very fastidious taste. must be consulted. [+] dainty, finicky, fussy [+] decree, mandate 452 fathom v. 469 fickle a. comprehend; investigate often changing; not constant; changeable; I find his motives impossible to fathom. faithless [+] apprehend, perceive, recognize The taste of the public is so fickle that a TV 453 fatuous a. performer who is a big hit one season may be foolish; inane out of a job the next.; He discovered she was He is far to intelligent to utter such fatuous fickle and went out with many men. remarks. [+] capricious, inconstant, mercurial, unstable [+] asinine, idiotic, silly, witless 470 fidelity n. fid(=trust)+el(=s.e.)+ity(=act) 454 fawning a. faithful devotion to duty or to ones obligations courting favor by cringing and flattering or vows, loyalty, faithfulness; accuracy, She was constantly surrounded by a group of exactness fawning admirers who hoped to win some favor. Although I dont agree with all her ideas, I must [+] adulatory, flattering, sycophantic, toadying, admire her unshakable fidelity to them.; A trucking dogs fidelity to its owner is one of the reasons 455 fealty n. why that animal is a favorite household pet. loyalty; faithfulness [+] allegiance, devotion, faithfulness The feudal lord demanded fealty of his vassals. [+] allegiance, devotion, fidelity 471 figment n. 456 feasible a. invention; imaginary thing practical That incident never took place; it is a figment of This is an entirely feasible proposal. I suggest your imagination. we adopt it. [+] fabrication, fiction [+] practicable 472 finesse n. 457 fecund a. delicate skill capable of producing offspring or vegetation; The finesse and adroitness of the surgeon intellectually productive impressed the observers in the operating room. [+] delicacy, nicety, subtlety; [-] heavy-handedness PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 21. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 21/50 473 finite a. 488 forensic a. limited suitable to debate or courts of law It is difficult for humanity with its finite existence In her best forensic manner, the lawyer to grasp the infinite. addressed the jury. [+] bounded [+] controversial; juridical 474 fissure n. 489 forestall v. stall(=to put) crevice upset somebody or his plans by doing The mountain climbers secured footholds in something unexpectedly early; buy up; do tiny fissures in the rock. something first and so prevent another from [+] breach, cleft, crack, rift doing it; prevent by taking action in advance 475 flaccid a. We trid to forestall the threatened foreclosure.; flabby By setting up a prenuptial agreement, tne His sedentary life had left him with flaccid prospective bride and groom hoped to forestall muscles. any potential arguments about money in tne event of a divorce. 476 flag v. [+] deter, preclude; [-] precipitate drop; grow feeble When the opposing hockey team scored its 490 fortitude n. fort(=strong) third goal only minutes into the first quarter, the calm courage in the face of pain, danger, or home teams spirits flagged. difficulty; bravery; courage [+] decline, deteriorate, languish; [-] wax The nurses displayed unwavering fortitude 477 flamboyant a. during the epidemic.; He was awarded the ornate medal for his fortitude in the battle. Modern architecture has discarded the [+] dauntlessness, intrepidity flamboyant trimming on buildings and emphasizes simplicity of line. 491 fortuitous a. [+] baroque, rococo; [-] subdued accidental; by chance 478 fledgling n.a. There is no connection between these two young bird just able to fly; young inexperienced events; their timing is entirely fortuitous. person [+] casual, incidental Like a fledgling about to leave the nest for the 492 foster v. first time, our youngest son is preparing to rear; encourage spend his first summer away from home.; According to the legend, Romulus and Remus While it is necessary to provide these fledgling were fostered by a she-wolf. poets with an opportunity to present their work, [+] cultivate, nourich, nurse, nurture it is not essential that we admire everything they 493 fractious a. fract(=break)+i(=s.e.)+ous(=having the write. quality of) [+] inexpert, untrained, callow; [-] experienced irritable, peevish, bad-tempered; unruly practitioner We had many talented players, but the 479 flippancy n. fractious behavior of a few individuls impaired trifling gaiety our team spirit and led to a losing season.; The Your flippancy at this serious moment is fractious horse unseated its rider. offensive. [+] indocile, intractable, recalcitrant [+] frivolity, levity, lightness 480 flippant a. 494 fraught a. having a light, pert, trifling disposition filled [-] earnest Since this enterprise is fraught with danger, I 481 flout v. will ask for volunteers who are willing to assume reject; mock the risks. The headstrong youth flouted all authority; he [+] plenished refused to be curbed. 495 frenetic a. [+] jeer, scoff, sneer frenzied; frantic 482 fluency n. His frenetic activities convinced us that he had smoothness of speech no organized plan of operation. He spoke French with fluency and ease. [+] furious, rabid [+] glibness, volubility 496 frugality n. 483 flux n. thrift flowing; series of changes In these difficult days, we must live with While conditions are in such a state of flux, I do frugality or our money will be gone. not wish to commit myself too deeply in this [+] economy, husbandry, providence, thrift affair. 497 fulminate v. [+] current thunder; explode 484 foible n. The people against whom she fulminated were weakness; slight fault innocent of any wrongdoing. We can overlook the foibles of our friends; no [+] detonate one is perfect. 498 fulsome a. [+] frailty disgustingly excessive 485 foment v. His fulsome praise of the dictator annoyed his stir up; instigate listeners. This report will foment dissension in the club. [+] extravagant, exuberant, lavish, profuse [+] abet, foster, goad, incite, provoke, stir, spur; 499 furtive a. [-] squelch stealthy 486 foray n. The boy gave a furtive look at his classmates raid test paper. The company staged a midnight foray against [+] covert the enemy outpost. 500 fustian a. [+] incursion, invasion pompous; bombastic 487 forbearance n. Several in the audience were deceived by his patience, self-control fustian style; they mistook pomposity for Her forbearance during the depression was erudition. inspiring.; We must use forbearance in dealing with him because he is still weak from his illness. [+] endurance, temperance PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 22. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 22/50 501 gaffe n. 515 germane a. social blunder pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand According to Miss Manners, to call your The lawyer objected that the testimony being husband by your lovers name is worse than a offered was not germane to the case at hand. mere gaffe; it is a tactical mistake [+] apposite, apropos, relevant; [-] inappropriate [+] faux pas 516 germinate v. 502 gainsay v. cause to sprout; sprout deny After the seeds germinate and develop their She was too honest to gainsay the truth of the permanent leaves, the plants may be removed report. from the cold frames and transplanted to the [+] contradict, contravence, impugn; [-] speak in garden. support of; [-] concur [+] generate, induce 503 galvanize v. 517 gerrymander v. stimulate by shock; stir up change voting district lines in order to favor a The entire nation was galvanized into strong political party military activity by the news of the attack on The illogical pattern of the map of this Pearl Harbor. congressional district is proof that the State [+] activate, energize, motivate, provoke, vitalize Legislature gerrymandered this area in order to 504 gamut n. favor the majority party. entire range In this performance, the leading lady was able 518 gibber v. to demonstrate the complete gamut of her speak foolishly acting ability. The demented man gibbered incoherently. [+] spectrum [+] babble, prate, prattle 505 garbled a. 519 gist n. mixed up; based on false or unfair selection essence The garbled report confused many readers who She was asked to give the gist of the essay in were not familiar with the facts. two sentences. [+] distorted, misreported [+] core, crux; [-] trivial point; [-] tangential point 506 garish a. 520 glib a. gaudy fluent She wore a garish rhinestone necklace. He is glib and articulate speaker. [+] brazen, meretricious, tawdry [+] voluble; [-] labored 507 garner v. 521 gloat v. gather; store up express evil satisfaction; view malevolently She hoped to garner the worlds literature in one As you gloat over your ill-gotten wealth, do you library. thing o the many victims your have defrauded? [+] accumulate, amass, cumulate, glean, reap, stockpile 522 glut v. 508 garrulity n. overstock; fill to excess talkativeness The many manufacturers glutted the market The man who married a dumb wife asked the and could not find purchasers for the many doctor to make him deaf because of his wifes articles they had produced. garrulity after her cure. [+] gorge, jade, sate, satiate, surfeit [+] loquacity, prolixity, verbosity; [-] taciturnity 523 glutton n. 509 garrulous a. a person who is devoted to eating and drinking loquacious; wordy to excess; wolverine of northern Eurasia Many members avoided the company of the garrulous old gentleman because his constant 524 gnarled a. chatter on trivial matters bored them. twisted [+] prolix, talkative, verbose The gnarled oak tree had been a landmark for 510 gauche a. years and was mentioned in several deeds. clumsy; boorish Such remarks are gauche and out of place; you 525 goad v. should apologize for making them. urge on [+] maladroit, unskillful He was goaded by his friends until he yielded to 511 gauntlet n. their wishes. leather glove [+] exhort, instigate, prick, prompt, propel, spur Now that we have been challenged, we must 526 gossamer a. take up the gauntlet and meet our adversary sheer; like cobwebs fearlessly. Nylon can be woven into gossamer or thick fabrics. 512 genial a. gen(=birth)+i(=s.e.)+al(=nature of) [-] Ponderous favorable to growth; mild; warm; 527 gourmand n. kindly,sympathetic; sociable epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure Jerry is not the most genial person in the in food and drink world, but in his own way he is at least trying to The gourmand liked the French cuisine. be friendly. [+] gastronomist, gourmet 528 graduated a. arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.) 513 geniality n. Margaret loved her graduated set of Russian cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy hollow wooden dolls; she spent hours happily This restaurant is famous and popular because putting the smaller dolls into their larger of the geniality of the proprietor who tries to counterparts. make everyone happy. [+] classified, sorted [+] agreeability, amenity, amiability, cordiality 529 grandiose a. 514 genre n. imposing; impressive style of art illustrating scenes of common life His grandiose manner impressed those who His painting of fisher folk at their daily tasks is met him for the first time. an excellent illustration of genre art. [+] majestic, stately [+] category PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 23. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 23/50 530 gratuitous a. grat(=thank, 544 hamper v. pleasing)+uit(=s.e.)+ous(=having the quality of) obstruct given, obtained, or done without payment; done, The minority party agreed not to hamper the or given without good reason; uncalled; given efforts of the leaders to secure a lasting peace. freely; unwarranted [+] hinder, impede Since youve never seen me play tennis, your 545 haphazard a. assumption that you can beat me is quite random; by chance gratuitous .; I resent your gratuitous remarks His haphazard reading left him unacquainted because no one asked for them. with the authors of the books. [+] changeless, gratis; [-] warranted [+] aimless,desultory 546 hapless a. 531 gregarious a. greg(=flock, mob)+ari(=s.e.)+ous(=full, unfortunate many) This hapless creature had never known a living in groups or societies; liking the company moments pleasure. of others; sociable [+] miserable; [-] fortunate If, as sociologists tell us, human beings are 547 harangue n. naturally gregarious , why am I sitting here all noisy speech by myself on this beautiful spring evening?; Inher lengthy harangue, the principal berated She was not gregarious and preferred to be the offenders. alone most of the time. [+] diatribe, tirade [+] social 548 harass v. 532 grisly a. to annoy by repeated attacks causing horror or terror, ghastly When he could not pay his bills as quickly as The mangled bodies of the victims told their he had promised, he was harassed by his own grisly story of what had happened.; She creditors. shuddered at the frisly sight. [+] badger, harry, heckle,tease [+] gruesome, lurid, macabre, terrible 549 haughty a. 533 grouse v. having or showing arrogant superiority to and complain; fuss disdain of those one views as unworthy Students traditionally grouse about the abysmal quality of "mystery meat" and similar dormitory 550 hedonism n. hedon(=pleasure) food. belief that pleasure is the chief good; belief that [+] tolerate; [-] rejoice pleasure is the sole aim in life 534 grovel v. A culture devoted to hedonism is in danger of crawl or creep on gound; remain prostrate becoming soft.; hedonism and asceticism are Even though we have been defeated, we do not opposing philosophies of human behavior. have to grovel before our conquerors. [+] creep 535 guffaw n. 551 hedonistic a. boisterous laughter devoted to pleasure The loud guffaw that came from the closed room indicated that the members of the 552 heretic n. committee had not yet settled down to serious person who maintains opinions contrary to the business. doctrines of the church She was punished by the Spanish Inquisition 536 guile n. because she was a heretic. deceit; duplicity [+] dissentert She achieved her high position by guile and 553 hermetic a. treachery. obcure and mysterious; occult [+] craftiness, cunning, trickery It is strange to consider that modern chemistry 537 guileless a. originated in the hermetic teachings of the without deceit ancient alchemists. He is naive, simple, and guileless; he cannot be [+] abstruse, esoteric, occult, profound, guilty of fraud. recondite [+] artless, ingenouos, naive, unaffected, 554 hiatus n. unsophisticated gap; pause 538 guise n. Except for a brief two-year hiatus, during which appearance; costume she enrolled in the peace Corps, Ms. Clements In the guise of a blumber, the detective has devoted herself to her medical career. investigated the murder case. [+] breach, interim, interruption, interval [+] semblance 555 hierarchy n. hier(=holy)+arch(=govern, rule)+y(=that 539 gullible a. which) easily deeived organization with grades of authority from He preyed upon gullible people, who believed lowest to highest; group of persons in authority; his stories of easy wealth. group of bishops of a country; body divided into [+] credulous ranks 540 hackneyed a. A superintendent is at the head of the commonplace; trite hierarchy of educators responsible for the The English teacher criticized her story schooling of our children and young people.; It because of its hackneyed and unoriginal plot. was difficult to step out of ones place in this [+] banal, commonplace, stale; [-] fresh; [-] hierarchy. original [+] order 541 haggard a. 556 hirsute a. wasted away; gaunt hairy After his long illness, he was pale and haggard. He was a hirsute individual with a heavy black [+] cadavorous, emaciated beard. 542 halcyon a. calm; peaceful 557 hoary a. In those halcyon days, people were not worried white with age about sneak attacks and bombings. The man was hoary and wrinkled when he was [+] placid, tranquil; [-] miserable 70.; The man was hoary and wrinked when he 543 hallowed a. was 70. blessed; consecrated [+] gray She was laid to rest in hallowed ground. [+] sacred, sanctified, unprofane PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 24. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 24/50 558 homeostasis n. 570 idiosyncrasy n. tendency of a system to maintain relative peculiarity; eccentricity stability One of his personal idiosyncrasies was his A breakdown of the bodys immune system habit of rinsing all cutlery given him in a severely undermines the bodys ability to restaurant. maintain homeostasis. [+] oddity, singularity 571 idyllic a. 559 homily n. excellent and delightful in all respects; sermon; serious warning suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and His speeches were always homilies, advising serene his listeners to repent and reform. [+] discourse 572 igneous a. 560 homogeneous a. gen(=birth,kind) produced by fire; volcanic of the same kind Lavam pumice, and other igneous rocks are The immigrants added diversity to the found in great abundance around Mount homogeneous neighborhood.; Educators try to Vesuvius near Naples. put pupils of similar abilities into classes [+] plutonic because they believe that this homogeneous 573 ignoble a. i<in(=not)+gno(=know) grouping is advisable. of low character; mean; of low birth; of lowly origin; unworthy Far from being ignoble , his failure after making 561 hone v. a valiant effort may serve as an inspiration to sharpen young people.; this plan is inspired by ignoble To make shaving easier, he honed his razor motives and I must, therefore, oppose it. with great care. [+] humble [+] edge, whet 562 humility n. 574 ignominious a. i<in(=not)+gno(=know) humbleness of spirit bringing contempt, disgrace, shame; He spoke with a humility and lack of pride that dishonorable; disgraceful impressed his listeners. Can you imagine anything more ignominious [+] courtesy, modesty than standing there on the stage, before 563 hybrid n. hundreds of people, utterly unable to remember mongrel; mixed breed the next line!; The country smarted under the Mendels formula explains the appearance of ignominious defeat and dreamed of the day hybrids and pure species in breeding. when it would be victorious. [+] crossbreed [+] dishonorable, disreputable 564 hyperbole n. bol(=throw) exaggerated statement made for effect and not 575 imbroglio n. intended to be taken literally; exaggeration; a complicated situation; perplexity; overstatement entanglement It was hyperbole to say felt heavy as a moose.; He was called in to untangle the imbroglio but This salesman is guilty of hyperbole in failed to bring harmony to the situation. describing his product; it is wise to discount his claims. 576 imbue v. [+] modification; [-] skepticism saturate; fill His visits to the famous Gothic cathedrals 565 hypocritical a. imbued him with feelings of awe and reverence. pretending to be virtuous; deceiving I resent his hypocritical posing as a friend for I 577 immaculate a. im<in(=not)+macul(=stain, spot) know he is interested only in his own pure; faultless; without a spot or stain; perfectly advancement. clean; right in every detail; pure; spotless [+] affected, pharisaic, sanctimonious George Washingtons immaculate reputation 566 hypothetical a. hypo(=under)+thet(=put)+ical(=nature of) as a dedicated patriot has been an inspiration to having the nature of a hypothesis or a based on many generations of Americans.; The West hypothesis; based on assumptions or Point cadets were immaculate as they line d up hypotheses for inspection. By reference to hypothetical cases, you may [+] stainless, unblemished, undefiled, unsullied be able to clarify the difference between "murder" and "manslaughter" for the law 578 imminent a. im<in(=on)+min(=hang, project) students.; Why do we have to consider impending; likely to happen without delay; hypothetical cases when we have actual case impending; near at hand histories which we may examine? When the outbreak of the war seemed [+] conjectural, putative, suppositious, imminent , hte tourists rushed home.; The supposititious imminent battle will soon determine our success or failure in this conflict. 567 iconoclast n. [+] proximate, upcoming an image-breaker; someone who tries to destroy traditional ideas or institutions 579 immolate v. im<in(=on)+mol(=grain, heap, grind) kill as an offering; sacrifice one thing to another; 568 iconoclastic a. offer as a sacrifice attacking cherished traditions What a shock it was for her to discover the George Bernard Shaws iconoclastic plays often unworthiness of the cause for which she had startled more conventional people. immolated her youth, her talents, and her hopes of happiness.; The tribal king offered to 569 ideology n. immolate his daughter to quiet the angry gods. ideas of a group people [+] sacrifice, victimize That ideology is dangerous to this country because it embraces undemocratic 580 immune a. philosophies. exempt [+] credo, creed He was fortunately immune from the disease and could take care of the sick. [+] exempt; [-] having no resistance PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 25. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 25/50 581 immutable a. im<in(=not)+mut(=change) 590 impetuous a. that cannot be changed; unchangeable violent; hasty; rash The institution of our society, far from being We tried to curb his impetuous behavior immutable , are in the process of change at this because we felt that in his haste he might very moment.; Scientists are constantly seeking offend some people. to discover the immutable laws of nature. [+] abrupt, headlong, precipitate; [-] deliberate [+] constant, immovable, inalterable, inflexible, 591 impiety n. unmodifiable irreverence; wickedness We must regard your blasphemy as an act of 582 impair v. im<in(=not)+pair<par(=equal) impiety. damage; make worse or less, weaker; worsen; [+] irreverence, profanity diminish in value 592 implacable a. im<in(=not)+plac(=soothe, peace, please) Are you suggesting that the mere fact that he is that cannot be appeased; relentless; incapable below averge height wuold impair his ability to of being pacified serve as class president.; This arrest will impair As he watched his house go up in flames, he her reputation in the community. felt that he was the victim of an implacable [+] blemish, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate fate.; Madame Defarge was the implacable enemy of the Evermonde family. 583 impale v. [+] unappeasable pierce He was impaled by the spear hurled by his 593 implement n.v. im<in(=in)+ple(=fill) adversary. tool or instrument for working with; carry an [+] perforate, prick, puncture undertaking, agreement, promise into effect; 584 impasse n. im<in(=not)+pas (=stride, step) suppy what is needed; furnish with tools blind alley; place or position from which there is In your training course for dental assistant, you no way out; deadlock; predicament from which will become familiar with many of the there is no escape implements that dentists use.; I am unwilling to For a long time we lived in the illusion that implement this plan until I have assurances that "everything would come out all right", but it has the full approval of your officials. inevitably we arrived at the impasse where we [+] complete, fulfill had to face realities and make painful decisions.; In this impasse, all turned to prayer 594 implication n. as their last hope. that which is hinted at or suggested [+] cul-de-sac, dilemma If I understand the implications of your remark, you do not trust our captain. 585 impassive a. im<in(=not)+pas (=feel, suffer) [+] allusion, connotation, inking, innuendo, showing no sign of feeling; unmoved; without insinuation, intimation feeling; not affected by pain 595 implicit a. Psychologists tell us that people who seem to understood but not stated be unusually impassive are often the ones It is implicit that you will come to our aid if we most likely to lose emotional control of are attacked. themselves in times of stress.; The American [+] implied, tacit Indian has been incorrectly depicted as an 596 impolitic a. impassive individual, undemonstrative and not wise stoical. I think it is impolitic to raise this issue at the [+] apathetic; [-] overwrought present time because the public is too angry. [+] imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious 586 impede v. 597 imprecate v. hinder; block curse; pray that evil will befall The special prosecutor determined that the To imprecate Hitlers atrocities is not enough; Attorney General, though inept, had not we must insure against any future practice of intentionally set out to impede the progress of genocide. the investigation. [+] damn, execrate [+] hamper, obstruct; [-] assist 598 imprecation n. 587 impenitent a. a curse not repentant We could see by his brazen attitude that he 599 impromptu n.a. was impenitent. im<in(=not)+pro(=before)+mpt<empt(=take) [+] remorseless, uncontrite, unrepentant improvisation; an promptu 588 imperious a. im<in(=in, intensive)+per<par(=arrange) speech,performance,etc.; without preparation or commanding; haughty; arrogant; urgent; advance thought; without previous preparation domineering Far from being impromptu , all those jokes and His tone of voice was so imperious that I wisecracks you hear on TV talk shows are wasnt sure if he was asking me for a loan or usually prepared by professional gag writers demanding payment of tribute.; His and are carefully rehearshed.; Her listeners imperiousness indicated that he had long been were amazed that such a thorough presentation accustomed to assuming command. could be made in an impromptu speech. [+] haughtiness, hauteur, hubris, loftiness, [+] extemporaneous, improvised, offhand; [-] superciliousness carefully rehearsed 600 improvident a. im<in(=not)+pro(=before, forth)+vid(=look) 589 impervious a. im<in(=not)+per(=through)+vi<via(=road, not looking to future needs; wasteful; thriftless way) It is a commonplace of human experience that not allowing water, etc. to pass through; not most improvident young people do not become moved or influenced by; not penetrable; not aware of their folly until they are no longer permitting passage through young.; He was constantly being warned to His parents tried to encourage an interest in mend his improvident ways and begin to "save literature, music and art, but he seemed to for a rainy day." impervious to such influences.; You cannot [+] extravagant, lavish, prodigal, profligate, change their habits for their minds are unthrifty impervious to reasoning. [+] impassable, impenetrable, impermeable, imperviable, unpierceable PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 26. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 26/50 601 imprudent a. 612 incompatible a. lacking caution; injudicious inharmonious It is imprudent to exercise vigorously and The married couple argued incessantly and become overheated when you are unwell. finally decided to separate because they were [+] extravagent, lavish, prodigal, profligate, incompatible. unthrifty [+] conflicting, disconsonant, discordant, 602 impugn v. im<in(=on, against)+pugn(=fight) discrepant, dissonant, incongruous, attack by argument or criticism,express doubt incongruent, inconsonant about a statement,act,quality,etc.; doubt; 613 incongruity n. challenge; gainsay lack of harmony; absurdity It is not for me to impugn his motives, but how The incongruity of his wearing sneakers with could anyone except an overambitious formal attire amused the observers. scoundrel have misted his friends in that way?; I cannot impugn your honesty without evidence. 614 incorporeal a. [+] contradict, contravene, gainsay, negate; [-] immaterial; without a material body champion We must devote time to the needs of our incorporeal mind as well as our corporeal body. 603 imputation n. charge; repraoch 615 incorrigible a. You cannot ignore the imputations in his in(=not)+cor<con(=together)+rig<rect(=straight) speech that you are the guilty party. that cannt be corrected, improved, or reformed [+] reproof beacause firmly established as a bad habit; 604 inarticulate a. uncorrectable speechless; producing indistinct speech He has deceived me so many times that I am He became inarticulate with rage and uttered forced to the conclusion that he is simply an sounds without meaning. incorrigible liar.; Because he was an [+] indistinct incorrigible criminal, he was sentenced to life 605 incarcerate v. imprisonment. imprison The warden will incarcerate the felon after 616 incubate v. conviction. hatch; scheme [+] confine, constrain, immure Inasmuch as our supply of electricity is cut off, 606 incessant a. in(=not)+ces (=go) we shall have to rely on the hens to incubate continuous; not stopping; often repeated; these eggs. uninterrupted HIs feverish and incessant activity cannot hide 617 inculcate v. in(=in, on)+culc<calc(=tread) the fact that he dosent know what he is doing.; impress upon the mind by frequent repetition or The crickets kept up an incessant chirping persistent urging; teach which disturbed our attempts to fall asleep. Before we start out to inculcate certain [+] ceaseless, continuous, everlasting, principles in young people, lets be very sure interminable, perpetual, unceasing that these principles are truly desirable for them and their society.; In an effort to inculcate 607 inchoate a. religious devotion, the officials ordered that the recently begun; rudimentary; elementary school day begin with the singing of a hymn. Before the Creation, the world was an inchoate [+] instruct mass. [+] embryonic, undeveloped; [-] fully formed; [-] 618 incursion n. explicit; [-] completely formed; [-] fully realized temporary invasion 608 incisive a. in(=in, into)+cis(=cut) The nightly incursions and hit-and-run raids of sharp and cutting; acute; clear-cut; cutting; our neighbors across the border tried the sharp patience of the country to the point where we In the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln asked decided to retaliate in force. a few incisive question that showed up the [+] foray, raid; [-] retreat fatal weaknesses in his opponents position.; 619 indefatigability n. His incisive remarks made us see the fallacy in tireless determination our plans. [+] biting, penetrating, trenchant 620 indefatigable a. tireless 609 incognito a.e. He was indefatigable in his constant efforts to in(=not)+co<con(=thoroughly)+gn<gno(=know) raise funds for the Red Cross. concealed under a disguised identity; with an [+] inexhaustible assumed name; with ones name, identity, etc. 621 indemnify v. concealed; with identity concealed; using an make secure against loss; compensate for loss assumed name The city will indemnify all home owners whose Since her face is well known to movie fans all property is spoiled by this project. over the world, there would be no point in her [+] reimburse, remunerate traveling incognito .; The monarch enjoyed 622 indict v. traveling through the town incognito and charge mingling with the populace. If the grand jury indicts the suspect, he will go to trial. 610 incoherent a. [+] arraign, criminate, incriminate, impeach not logically coordinated, as to parts, elements, 623 indigence n. or details poverty, indigent Neither the economists nor the political 611 incommodious a. scientisis have found a way to wipe out the not spacious inequities of wealth and eliminate indigence In their incommodious quarters, they had to from our society. improvise for closet space. [+] destitution, impecunious, impoverishness, penury; [-] wealth PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 27. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 27/50 624 indigenous a. indi(=within)+gen(=birth)+ous(=having the 634 inequity n. quality of) unfairness native or beloning naturally In demanding equal pay for equal work, women For many years, there was a tendnecy in the protest the basic inequity of a system that allots part of American and Europeans to ignore the grater financial rewards to men. highly developed indigenous cultures of the [+] injustice, patiality peoples of Africa.; Tobacco is one of the 635 inert a. indigenous plants which the early explorers lacking independent power to move; not active found in this country. This experiment can be repeated with any inert [+] aboriginal, endemic; [-] acquired object, for example, a rock or a piece of wood. 625 indignant a. 636 inertia n. having such anger and scorn as is aroused by state of being inert or indisposed to move meanness or wickedness Our inertia in this matter may prove disastrous; we must move to aid our allies immediately. 626 indiscriminate a. in(=not)+dis(=apart)+crimin(=separate, [+] inactivity, stillness; [-] tendency to change guilty, crime) motion acting without care or taste; choosing at 637 infamous a. in(=not)+fam<fa(=say) random; confused disgraceful; having a bad reputation; wicked; The furnishings in his apartment are supposed notoriously bad to be "original" and "colorful", but I think they For some years Benedict Arnold served are an indiscriminate collection of junk.; She heroically in the American Revolution, but then disapproved of her sons indiscriminate he disgraced his name for all time by an television viewing and decided to restrict him to infamous act of treason.; Jesse James was an educational programs. infamous outlaw. [+] random [+] notorious, opprobrious 627 indolence n. 638 infer v. in(=in)+fer(=carry) laziness reach an opinion from facts or reasoning; He outgrew his youthful indolence to become a deduce; conclude model of industry and alertness on the job. Am I to infer from your statement that there [+] sloth, sluggishness would be no point in further negotiation?; We 628 indolent a. must be particularly cautious when we infer that habitually inactive or idle a person is guilty on the basis of circumstantial evidence. 629 indomitable a. in(=not)+domit(=tame)+able(=capable of) [+] reason unyielding; that cannot be subdued or conquered; unconquerable 639 ingenuous a. in(=in)+gen(=birth, creation) By 1781, George Washingtons green recruits frank; open; innocent; natural; naive; young; of a few years earlier had beed forged into an unsophisticated indomitable army.; The founders of our country Can you be so ingenuous that you dont realize had indomitable willpower. she is paying us all those phony compliments to [+] inconquerable, insuperable, insurmountable, get something out of us?; These remarks invincible indicate that you are ingenuous and unaware of lifes harsher realities. 630 indubitably a. [+] artless, unaffected, unsophisticated beyond a doubt Because her argument was indubitably valid, 640 ingratiate v. in(=in)+grat(=thank, pleasing, favor) the judge accepted it. bring oneself into favor,especially in order to gain an adventage; flatter; become popular with 631 indulgent a. in(=to)+dulg(=yield)+ent(=having the quality How can we have any respect for people who of) try to ingratiate themselves by offering flattery inclined to indulge; lenient or kind, often to and favors?; He tried to ingratiate himself into excess; humoring; yielding; lenient her parents good graces. Judge Burnham has a reputation for being indulgent but not when confronting a teenager charged with reckless driving.; An indulgent 641 inherent a. parent may spoil a child by creating an artificial firmly established by nature or habit atmosphere of leniency. His inherent love of justice compelled him to [+] charitable, clement, lenient, merciful come to their aid. 632 ineluctable a. in(=not)+e<ex(=out)+luct(=struggle) [+] congenital, inborn, innate, intrinsic that cannot be escaped from; irresistible; not to 642 inimical a. in(=not)+im<am(=love) be escaped hostile; harmful; unfriendly; hostile Letting the grim facts speak for themselves, the We shall oppose any changes in the labor code speaker explained quietly the ineluctable that appear inimical to the health and safety of tragedy that results from drug abuse.; He felt workers.; She felt that they were inimical and that his fate was ineluctable and refused to were hoping for her downfall. make any attempt to improve his lot. [+] antagonistic [+] inescapable, inevasible, unavoidable, unescapable 643 iniquitous a. unjust; wicked 633 inept a. in(=not)+ept<apt(=fit) I cannot approve of the iniquitous methods you not suitable to the purpose; wrong in a foolish used to gain your present position. and awkward way; unsuited; absurd; [+] immoral, reprobate, sinful, vicious incompetent 644 innate a. in(=in)+nat(=to be born) You may criticize the roads and the lights, but existing naturally rather than acquired; existing the fact is that most automobile accidents are as an inherent attribute; inborn caused simply by inept drives.; The constant Only when we tried to carry out the plan did its turmoil in the office proved that she was an innate defects become evident to us.; His inept administrator. innate talent for music was soon recognized by [+] inappropriate his parents. [+] congenital, congenital, inherent, intrinsic PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 28. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 28/50 645 innocuous a. in(=not)+noc(=harm) 659 intermittent a. inter(=between)+mit(=send) causing no harm; harmless stopping and starting again at intervals; The tough leadership we need in these troubled periodic; on and off times will not come from uncertain and You cannot hope to make good at this job by innocuous personalities.; Let him drink it; it is exerting intermittent efforts; you must do your innocuous and will have no ill effect. best every day and every hour of the day.; Our [+] innoxious picnic was marred by intermittent rains. [+] fitful, recurrent 646 innovate v. to introduce or strive to introduce new things 660 intractable a. in(=not)+tract(=draw) unruly or stubborn; not easily controlled or dealt 647 innuendo n. with; unruly; refractory hint; insinuation After repeated efforts to appeal to his "better" I resent the innuendos in your statement more nature had proved completely fruitless, I than the statement itself. decided that he was utterly intractable .; The [+] allusion, implication, insinuation, intimation horse was intractable and refused to enter the 648 inordinate a. in(=not)+ordin(=order) starting gate. not properly restrained or controlled; excessive; [+] fractious, headstrong, obstinate, immoderate; unrestrained; excessive pertinacious, perverse, recalcitrant, stubborn, Since the townspeople felt that the fee asked by unmanageable the Pied Piper was inordinate they decided to pay him nothing at all.; She had an inordinate 661 intransigence n. fondness for candy. state of stubborn unwillingness to compromise [+] exorbitant, immoderate, intemperate, The intransigence of both parties in the dispute unconscionable, unrestrained makes an early settlement almost impossible to obtain. 649 insalubrious a. detrimental to health 662 intransigent n.a. in(=not)+trans(=across)+ig(=drive) a person who is intransigent; uncompromising, 650 insalubrity n. especially in politics; refusing any compromise the quality of being insalubrious and debilitating I am proud to have it said of me that I am stubborn and intransigent when genuine moral 651 inscrutable a. in(=not)+scrut(=examine) issues are involved.; The strike settlement has mysterious; that cannot be understood or collapsed because both sides are intransigent. known; incomprehensible; not to be discovered I tried to make some sense out of the strange orders he had given us, but his plan and 663 intrepid a. in(=not)+trep<trem(=fear) purpose remained utterly inscrutable .; I fail to fearless; bold understand the reasons for your outlandish Despite the threats made against his life, the behavior; your motives are inscrutable. intrepid prosecutor was able to obtain a [+] arcane, mysterious, mystic conviction of the corrupt officials.; For his intrepid conduct in battle, he was promoted. 652 insensible a. [+] audacious, brave, courageous, dauntless, unconscious; unresponsive valorous; [-] apprehensive Sherry and I are very different; at iomes when I would be covered with embarrassment, she 664 intrinsically e. seems insensible to shame. essentially; inherently; naturally; intrinsic [+] callous, impassive, insensitive, inured Although my grandmothers china has 653 insipid a. intrinsically little value, I shall always cherish it tasteless; dull for the memories it evokes. I am bored by your insipid talk. [+] inherently, innately, naturally [+] flavorless, savorless, tasteless, unpalatable 665 inured a. 654 insolvent a. accustomed; hardened backrupt; lacking money to pay She became inured to the Alaskan cold. When rumors that he was insolvent reached his [+] familiarized creditors, they began to press him rer payment 666 invective n. in(=in, into, to, against)+vect<veh(=carry) of the money due them. abuse language; curses; violent expressions [+] solvent Instead of facts and logic, he uaed 655 insouciant a. rhetoricaltricks and slashing invective to attack indifferent; without concern or care his opponent.; He had expected criticism but Your insouciant attitude at such a critical not the invective which greeted his proposal. moment indicates that you do not understand [+] billingsgate, contumely, obloquy, scurrility, the gravity of the situation. vituperation [+] listless 656 insularity n. 667 inveigh v. narrow-mindedness; isolation denounce; utter censure or invective The insularity of the islanders manifested itself He inveighed against the demagoguery of the in their suspicion of anything foreign. previous speaker and urged that the audience [-] cosmopolitanism reject his philosophy as dangerous. 657 intemperance n. [+] abuse immoderate action or indulgence, as of the 668 inveigle v. appetites lead astray; wheedle She was inveigled into joining the club after an 658 interdict v. initial reluctance. prohibit; forbid [+] allure, bait, decoy, entice, lure, seduce, Civilized nations must interdict the use of tempt; [-] request directly nuclear weapons of we expect our society to 669 irascible a. live. irritable; easily angered [+] ban, enjoin, inhibit Her irascible temper frightened me. [+] choleric, fractious, peevish, petulant, touchy 670 ironic a. resulting in an unexpected and contray manner It is ironic that his success came when he least wanted it. PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 29. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 29/50 671 irreparable a. ir<in(=not)+re(=again)+par(=arrange) 685 lachrymose a. that cannot be repaired, mended, remedied, producing tears restored, etc.; not able to be corrected or His voice has a lachrymose quality which is repaired more appropriate at a funeral than a class A practical diplomat must proceed on the reunion. assumption that no conflict of ideas or interests [+] lugubrious, mournful between nations, no matter how serious, is 686 laconic a. actually irreparable .; Your apology cannot brief and to the point atone for the irreparable damage you have done Many of the characters portrayed by Clint to her reputation. Eastwood are laconic types; strong men of few [+] irrecoverable, irredeemable, irremediable words. [+] compendious, concise, succinct, terse; [-] 672 itinerary n. verbose; [-] garrulous plan of a trip 687 laggard a. Before leaving for his first visit to France and slow; sluggish England, he discussed his itinerary with people The sailor had been taught not to be laggard in who had been there and with his travel agent. carrying out orders. [+] dawdling, delaying, dilatory, loitering, 673 jaded a. procrastinating fatigued; surfeited 688 lambent a. He looked for exotic foods to stimulate his jaded flickering; softly radiant appetite. They sat quietly before the lambent glow of the fireplace. 674 jeopardy n. [+] brilliant, effulgent, lucent, luminous, exposure to death or danger lustrous, radiant, refulgent She cannot be placed in double jeopardy. 689 lament v. [+] hazard, peril to express sorrow 675 jettison v. Across the nation and around the world, people throw overboard lamented the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, In order to enable the ship to ride safely through Jr. the storm, the captain had to jettison much of his cargo. 690 languid a. [+] abdicate, discard weary; sluggish; listless 676 jocose a. Her siege of illness left her languid and pallid. giving to joking [+] lackadaisical The salesman was so jocose that many of his 691 lascivious a. customers suggested that he become a lustful "stand-up" comic. The lascivious books were banned by the [+] droll, facetious, humorous, jocular, clergy. ludicrous, witty [+] incontinent, lecherous, lewd, libertine, 677 jocund a. libidinous, licentious merry 692 lassitude n. lass(=weary) Santa Claus is always vivacious and jocund. tiredness; state of being uninterested in things; [+] blithe languor; weariness 678 judicious a. jud(=judge)+ici(=s.e.)+ous(=having the Sometimes we feel lassitude on a hot summer quality of) day.; The hot, tropical weather created a feeling showing or having good sense; wise; of lassitude and encouraged drowsiness. determined by sound judgment [+] ennui, listlessness, tedium, weariness; [-] a By careful planning and judicious feeling of vigor investsments,he increased greatly the fortune his parents had left him.; At a key moment in 693 latency n. his life, he made a judicious investment that the state of being dormant was the foundation of his later wealth. [+] prudent, sapient 694 latent a. lat(=carry, bear)+ent(=having the quality of) present but not yet active, developed or visible; 679 ken n. dormant; hidden range of knowledge It is up to us to get rid of any latent prejudices I cannot answer your question since this matter that we may still hold against members of other is beyond my ken. races and nationalities.; Her latent talent was cf. gamut; purview, scope discovered by accident. 680 kinship n. [+] abeyant, potential, quiescent a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; 695 laudatory a. state of relatedness or connection by blood or expressing praise marriage or adoption The critics laudatory comments helped to make her a star. 681 kith n. [+] encomiastic, eulogistic, laudative, familiar friends panegyrical He always helped both his kith and kin 696 lax a. careless 682 knavery n. We dislike restaurants where the service is lax rascality and inattentive. We cannot condone such knavery in public [+] loose, remiss officials. 697 lecherous a. cf. rascal; [-] probity, uprightness impure in thought and act; lustful; unchaste 683 labyrinth n. He is a lecherous and wicked old man. maze Tom and betty were lost in the labyrinth of 698 lethal a. secret caves. deadly It is unwise to leave lethal weapons where 684 lacerate v. children may find them. mangle; tear [+] fatal, mortal, pestilential Her body was lacerated in the automobile crash. [+] rend PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 30. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 30/50 699 lethargic a. 712 loquacious a. loqu(=say)+aci(=s.e.)+ous(=many, full) drowsy; dull talkative,fond of talking The stuffy room made her lethargic. There is an old folk tradition that women are [+] comatose, torpid, dormant more loquacious than men, but all the men I 700 levee n. know do their full share of talking.; She is very earthen or stone embankment to prevent loquacious and can speak on the telephone for flooding hours. As the river rose and theratened to overflow the [+] garrulous, verbose; [-] taciturn levee, emergency workers rushed to reinforce the walls with sandbags. 713 lout n. [+] bank clumsy person 701 levity n. lev(=light, lift)+ity(=act) The delivery boy is an awkward lout. tendnecy to treat serious matters without cf. flout respect; lack of seriousness; lightness 714 loutish a. Although the students made jokes about the ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in coming exams, we knew that beneath the levity behavior or appearance they were quite worried.; Such levity is improper on this serious occasion. 715 lucent a. [+] flippancy; [-] gravity shining; bright The moons lucent rays silvered the river. 702 lewd a. lustful 716 lucid a. luc(=light) They found his lewd stories objectionable. clear; lucent; bright; easily understood [+] incontinent, lascivious, lecherous, libertine, And the scientific method of fearless thought, libidnous, licentious exhaustively lucid statement, and exhaustively 703 liaison n. li<lig(=bind)+ai(=s.e.)+son<sion(=act) criticized planning, which has given him these connection, linkage between two separate as yet uncontrollable powers, gives him also the groups; illicit sexual relationship; officer who hope of controlling these powers.; His acts as go-between for two armies explanation was lucid and to the point. Because the Pacific theater in World War II [+] brilliant, effulgent, lambent, luminous, involved amphibious warfare, one of the great radiant, refulgent; pellucid, translucent, problems was to maintain effective liaisions transparent, unambiguous; [-] murky; [-] vague among the land, sea, and air forces.; As the liaison, he had to avoid offending the leaders of 717 lucrative a. the two armies. profitable He turned his hobby into a lucrative profession. [+] remunerative 704 libertine n. 718 lugubrious a. debauched person; roue mournful Although she was aware of his reputation as a The lugubrious howling of the dogs added to libertine, she felt she could reform him and help our sadness. him break his dissolute way of life. [+] doleful, dolorous, lamentable, plaintive, [+] profligate, voluptuary, wanton; [-] ascetic woeful 705 licentious a. 719 luminous a. lumin(=light)+ous(=full, many) wanton; lewd; dissolute giving out light; bright; clear; easily understood; The licentious monarch helped bring about his shining; issuing light countrys downfall. His luminous intelligence has helped to guide [+] incontinent, lascivious, lecherous, libertine, the nation during a time of confusion and libidinous, lustful darkness.; The sun is a luminous body. 706 ligneous a. [+] brilliant, effulgent, fulgent, lambent, lucent, like wood radiant, refulgent Petrified wood may be ligneous in appearance, but it is stone-like in composition. 720 lurid a. wild; sensational 707 lionize v. The lurid stories he told shocked his listeners. treat as a celebrity [+] eerie, ghastly, grisly, gruesome, macabre She enjoyed being lionized and adored by the 721 lustrous a. public. shining [+] glorify, honor Her large and lustrous eyes gave a touch of 708 lithe a. beauty to a otherwise drab face. flexible; supple [+] brilliant, effulgent, fulgent, lambent, lucent, Her figure was lithe and willowy. luminous, radiant, refulgent [+] lissom(e), lithesome 722 macerate v. 709 litigate v. waste away to cause to become the subject-matter of a Cancer macerated his body. suitat law [+] emaciate; cf. lacerate; [-] harden by drying 723 magnanimity n. 710 litigation n. extremely liberal generosity of spirit lawsuit Try to settle this amicably; I do not want to start 724 magnanimous a. magn(=great)+anim(=mind)+ous(=having litigation. the quality of) [+] suit having generosity; generous 711 livid a. Churchill told his countrymen to be resolute in lead-colored; black and blue; enraged war,defiant in defeat,and magnanimous in His face was so livid with rage that we were victory.; The philanthropist was most afraid that he might have an attack of apoplexy. magnanimous. [+] ashen, pallid, wan [+] benevolent, chivalrous, considerate, lofty 725 magnate n. person of prominence or influence The steel magnate decided to devote more time to city politics. [+] tycoon PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 31. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 31/50 726 maladroit a. mal(=bad)+a(=to)+droit<rect(=straight, right) 738 mellifluous a. mel not adroit; clumsy; tactless; clumsy; bungling (=honey)+i(=s.e.)+flu(=flow)+ous(=having the Steiners effort to settle the differences between quality of) the two factions were so maladroit that what sweet-sounding, smooth-flowing; flowing had begun as a rift became a yawning chasm.; smoothly; smooth In his usual maladroit way, he managed to Said Churchill to the British people after the upset the cart and spill the food. Munich agreement:We must reject these [+] gauche, unskillful mellifluous assurances of peace in our time and realize that we have sustained a crushing 727 malediction n. male<mal(=bad)+dict(=say) defeat.; Italian is a mellifluous language. curse; prayer to God that someone or somthing [+] dulcet, euphonious, harmonious, mellifluent may be destroyed, hurt, etc 739 mendacious a. Blows with cudgels and missiles may fracture lying; false my skeletal structure, but maledictions will He was a pathological liar, and his friends leave me unscathed.; The witch uttered learned to discount his mendacious stories. maledictions against her captors. [+] deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, unveracious [+] anathema, imprecation, malison 740 mendicant n. beggar 728 malefactor n. male<mal(=bad)+fact(=do, make) From the moment we left the ship, we were wrongdoer or criminal surrounded by mendicants and peddlers. Shortly after the crime, the malefactor was apprehended and turned over to the police.; We 741 mentor n. must try to bring these malefactors to justice. teacher [+] offender During this very trying period, she could not have had a better mentor, for the teacher was 729 malicious a. sympathetic and understanding. dictated by hatred or spite [+] instructor, tutor The malicious neighbor spread the gossip. 742 mercenary n.a. merc(=trade)+en(=s.e.)+ary(=relating to) [+] malevolent, malignant soldier hired for pay to serve in a foreign army; 730 malign v. working only for money or other reward; speak evil of; defame inspired by love of money; interested in money Because of her hatred of the family, she or gain maligns all who are friendly to them. Of course she wants to make money from her [+] asperse, calumniate, denigrate, libel, books! That doesnt mean that shes slander, traduce, vilify, decry mercenary and indifferent to doing good work.; 731 malleable a. I am certain that your action was prompted by capable of being shaped by pounding mercenary motives. Gold is a malleable metal. [+] adaptable, plastic supple 732 mandatory n.a. mand(=order)+at(=s.e.)+ory(=relating to) 743 mercurial a. person or state to whom a mandate has been fickle; changing given; of a command; compulsory, obligatory He was of a mercurial temperament and In this state, attendance at school is mandatory therefore unpredictable. for children between the ages of six and [+] capricious, fickle, inconstant, unstable; [-] seventeen.; These instructions are mandatory; constant any violation will be severly punished. 744 meretricious a. [+] compulsory, required flashy; tawdry Her jewels were inexpensive but not 733 manifest a.v. meretricious. understandable; clear [+] garish, gaudy His evil intentions were manifest and yet we 745 metamorphose v. could not stop him. change completely the nature of something [+] distinct, obvious, unambiguous [-] remain unaltered 734 marauder n. 746 metamorphosis n. morph(=form) raider; intruder change of form or character, eg. by natural The sounding of the alarm frightened the growth or development marauders. The metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly is cf. maraud; depredator, despoiler, freebooter, typical of many such changes in animal life.; pillager, plunderer, raider, ravager The metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly is 735 maudlin a. typical of many such changes in animal life. effusively sentimental [-] continuation without change I do not like such maudlin pictures. I call them tearjerkers. 747 meticulous a. [+] romantic excessively careful 736 maverick n. He was meticulous in checking his accounts rebel; nonconformist and never made mistakes. To the masculine literary establishment, George [+] fastidious, fussy, heedful, punctilious, sand with her insistence on wearing trousers scrupulous and smoking cigars was clearly a maverick who 748 mettle n. fought her proper womanly role. courage; spirit [+] dissenter When challenged by the other horses in the 737 meander v. race, the thoroughbred proved its mettle by its to wind or turn in its course determination to hold the lead. It is difficult to sail up this stream because of [+] dauntlessness the way it meanders through the countryside. 749 mien n. [-] move purposively demeanor; bearing She had the gracious mien of a queen. [+] comportment 750 minion n. a servile dependent He was always accompanied by several of his minions because he enjoyed their subservience and flattery. [+] sycophant PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 32. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 32/50 751 misanthrope n. anthrop(=man) 765 mundane a. mund(=world) hater of mankind; person who avoids society; worldly; dull, ordinary; worldly as opposed to one who hates mankind spiritual The misanthrope chose to live alone.; We He devoted himself to the spiritual needs of his thought the hermit was a misanthrope because followers, and left to his aides such mundane he shunned our society. tasks as providing food and shelter.; He was [+] philanthropist concerned only with mundane matters, especially the daily stock market quotations. 752 misanthropy n. anthrop(=man) [+] earthly, secular, uncelestial, worldly; [-] hatred of mankind exotic; [-] unearthly He forgot his misanthropy when he fell in love. 766 munificent a. mun(=gift, service)+i(=s.e.)+fic(=make, do) +ent(=having the quality of) 753 mite n. extremely generous; large in amount or splendid very small object or creature; small coin in quality; very generous Gnats are annoying mites that sting. My sad story is that after working for three [+] particle hours in the hot sun cleaning up the yard, I 754 mitigate v. received the munificent sum of 1 dollar 75 appease cents.; The munificent gift was presented to the Nothing he did could mitigate her wrath; she bride by her rich uncle. was unforgiving. [+] bountiful [+] allay, alleviate, assuage, mollify, palliate, relieve; [-] exacerbate 767 mutinous a. 755 mnemonic a. unruly; rebellious pertaining to memory The captain had to use force to quiet his He used mnemonic tricks to master new words. mutinous crew. [+] contumacious, insubordinate, insurgent 756 modulate v. mod(=fit)+ul(=s.e.)+ate(=make) 768 myriad n. regulate; change the voice; vary the frequency, very large number amplitude or phase of a waves Myriads of mosquitoes from the swamps In spite of my extreme terror, I made every effort invaded our village every twilight. to modulate my voice and speak calmly. 769 nefarious a. very wicked 757 mollify v. he was universally feared because of his many soothe nefarious deeds. We tried to mollify the hysterical child by [+] flagrant, infamous, vicious promising her many gifts. 770 nemesis n. [+] allay, alleviate, appease, assuage, mitigate, revenging agent pacify, placate, propitiate, relieve; [-] ire Captain Bligh vowed to be Christians nemesis. 758 molten a. in a melted and therefore very hot state; made 771 neophyte n. phyt(=to plant) of metal that has been melted and cast person who has newly been converted to some The workers carefully ladled the molten iron belief or religion; beginner; recent convert; into the bell-shaped mold.; The city of Pompeii beginner was destroyed by volcanic ash rather than by After her novels success she was no longer molten lava flowing from Mount Vesuvius. considered a neophyte .; This mountain slope [+] liguefied contains slides that will challenge experts as 759 moot a. well as neophytes. debatable [+] apprentice, novice, tyro Our tariff policy is a moot subject. [+] disputable, dubious 772 nettle v. 760 mordant a. mord<mors(=bite)+ant(=having the quality sting oneself with nettles; make rather angry; of) annoy; annoy; vex biting; sarcastic; biting; sarcastic; stinging I regret that Nancy was nettled by my I noticed with approval that his mordant unfavorable review of her short story, but I had remarks were intended to deflate the pompous to express my opinion honestly.; Do not let him and unmask the hypocritical.; Actors feared the nettle you with his sarcastic remarks. critics mordant pen. [+] exasperate, irritate, peeve, provoke [+] caustic, mordacious, scathing, trenchant 773 nexus n. 761 morose a. connection ill-humored; sullen I fail to see the nexus which binds these two When we first meet Hamlet, we find him widely separated events. morose and depressed. [+] junction, link; [-] disconnected components [+] dour, gloomy, saturnine, sullen, morbid; [-] 774 nostalgic a. cheerful; [-] charming unhappy at being away and longing for familiar 762 motif n. things or persons theme This simple motif runs throughout the entire 775 nostrum n. score. questionable medicine No quack selling nostrums is going to cheat 763 motility n. me. ability to move spontaneously [+] cure-all, elixir, panacea Certain organisms exhibit remarkable motility; 776 notorious a. not(=know)+ori(=s.e.)+ous(=many, full) motile spores, for example, may travel for miles widly known for something bad; outstandingly before coming to rest. bad; unfavorably known [+] locomotion He is notorious for his habit of taking small 764 multifarious a. fa<fac(=make) loans from friends and then conveniently varied, diversified; varied; greatly diversified forgetting about them.; Captain Kidd was The actor has appeared in multifarious roles.; A notorious pirate. career woman and mother, she was constantly [+] flagrant, infamous busy with the multifarious activities of her daily life. [+] diverse, manifold, multiform PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 33. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 33/50 777 noxious a. 787 obsequious a. ob(=in the way)+sequ(=follow) harmful too eager to obey or advantage; showing We must trace the source of these noxious excessive respect from hope of reward or gases before they asphyxiate us. advantage; slavishly attentive; servile; [+] baneful, deadly, pernicious, pestilential, sycophantic deleterious During imperial times, the Roman Senate was 778 nugatory a. little more than a collection of obsequious yes futile; worthless men, intent on preserving their own lives by This agreement is nugatory for no court will gratifying the Emperors every whim.; Nothing is enforce it. more disgusting to me than the obsequious [+] paltry, ineffectual, useless; [-] consequential demeanor of the people who wait upon you. 779 nullify v. [+] fawning, toadying, truckling to make invalid Once the contract was nullified, it no longer had 788 obsolete a. any legal force. outmoded [+] abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, That word is obsolete; do not use it. invalidate, vitiate [+] outdate, outmode 780 oaf n. 789 obtrude v. ob(=in the way, intensive)+trud/trus(=thrust) stupid, awkward person push oneself, ones opinions, etc. forward when He called the unfortunate waiter a clumsy oaf. unwanted; force oneself upon others; push into prominence 781 obdurate a. ob(=intensive)+dur(=last) We were eager to be favorably impressed, but stubborn, obstinate, inflexible as he continued to speak, the one fact that In spite of all our efforts to appeal to whatever obtruded itself on all of us was his utter human sympathics the kidnappers might have, incapacity for the office.; The other members of they remainded obdurate .; He was obdurate in the group object to the manner in which you his refusal to listen to our complaints.; He was obtrude your opinions into matters of no obdurate in his refusal to our complaints. concern to you. [+] obstinate, perverse, unyielding; [-] [+] impose, intrude complaisant; [-] complaisant; [-] flexible 790 obviate v. ob(=away)+vi<via(=carry, way) 782 obeisance n. ob(=intensive)+eis<aud(=hear) get rid of; clear away; prevent by effective deep bow of respect or homage; homage; measures; make unnecessary; get rid of obedience, submission A compromise agreement reached in the The Bible tells us that visitors to the court of judges chambers would obviate the need for a Solomon, the great Hebrew king, willingly did long, costly lawsuit.; I hope this contribution will obeisance unto him.; She made an obeisance obviate any need for further collections of as the king and queen entered the room. funds. [+] deference, reverence [+] eliminate, remove 783 obfuscate v. ob(=upon, over)+fusc(=dark) +ate(=make) 791 occult a. oc<ob(=intensive)+cul<cel(=hide) darken or obscure the mind; bewilder; confuse; hidden; secret; mysterious; supernatural; muddle magical; mysterious; secret; supernatural Please do not try to obfuscate your There is evidence which proves that many responsibility in this matter by irrelevent persons supposed to have occult powers have criticisms of other people.; Do not obfuscate the either been clever frauds or the victims of issues by dragging in irrelevant arguments. self-deception.; The occult rites of the [+] bewilder, confound, confuse, disconcert, organization were revealed only to members. embarrass, fluster, perplex, nonplus, abash [+] mystic, uncanny; [-] readily fathomable; [-] bare 784 objurgate v. scold; rebuke severely 792 odious a. I am afraid he will objurgate us publicly for this hateful offense. I find the task of punishing you most odious. [+] abhorrent, abominable, detestable, loath, 785 obliterate v. ob(=against)+liter(=letter) repulsive rub, or blot out; remove all signs of; destroy; 793 officious a. of<ob(=in the way)+fic(=do, make) destroy completely very fond of giving unwelcome services or I am willing to forgive you, but I can never advice; meddlesome; excessively trying to obliterate from my mind the memory of your please dishonesty.; The tidal wave obliterated several And there was good old Dan, shouting orders, island villages. handing out papers, and generally making an [+] delete, erase, efface, expunge officious nuisance of himself!; Browning informs us that the Duke resented the bough of 786 obloquy n. ob(=against)+loqu(=say) cherries some officious fool brought to please bad words spoken of a person or thing; ill the Duchess. repute; disgrade; slander; disgrace; infamy [+] intrusive, meddlesome, obtrusive I knew that if I ran for public office, I would be exposed to severe criticism, but I never 794 oligarchy n. expected such a flood of obloquy .; I resent the government by a few obloquy that you are casting upon my The feudal oligarchy was supplanted by an reputation. autocracy. 795 ominous a. threatening These clouds are ominous; they portend a severe storm. [+] (n.) omen PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 34. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 34/50 796 omniscient a. sci(=know); 806 ostracize v. ostrac(=shell) omni(=all)+sci(=know)+ent(=having the quality shut out from society; refuse to meet, talk to, of) etc.; exclude from public favor; ban all knowing, having unlimited authority; knowing The ancient Greeks ostracized a dangerous all; having complete or infinite knowledge; citizen by public vote.; As soon as the all-knowing newspapers carried the story of his connection When her prediction came true, we referred to with the criminals, his friends began to her as the omniscient Sarah.; I do not pretend ostracize him. to be omniscient, but I am positive about this [+] banish, exile, expatriate, expel, relegate, oust fact. 807 palatial a. 797 opalescent a. magnificent iridescent He proudly showed us through his palatial The Ancient Mariner admired the opalescent home. sheen on the water. [+] impressive, regal, splendid 808 palindrome n. 798 opaque a. a word or phrase that reads the same backward dark; not transparent as forward The opaque window kept the sunlight out of the room. 809 palliate v. [+] nontransparent, obscure, vague ease pain; make less guilty of offensive 799 opprobrious a. Doctors must palliate that which they cannot disgraceful cure. I find your conduct so opprobrious that I must [+] alleviate, mitigate, moderate, soften exclude you from classes. 810 pallid a. [+] dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious; [-] pale; wan irreproachable Because his occupation required that he work 800 opulence n. opul(=wealth) at night and sleep during the day, he had an wealth, abundance exceptionally pallid complexion. Vistors from Europe are amazed at the [+] ashen opulence of this country.; Visitors from Europe 811 palpable a. palp(=touch)+able(=capable of) are amazed and impressed by the opulence of that can be felt or touched; clear to the mind; this country. tangible; easily perceptible [+] affluence Nutritionists emphasize that there is a palpable difference between "eating to live" and "living to 801 ornate a. orn(=decorate)+ate(=having the quality of) eat".; I cannot understand how you could richly ornamented; full of flowery language; not overlook such a palpable blunder. simple in style or vocabulary; excessively [+] detectable, discernible decorated; highly decorated He has a very ornate writing style, using many 812 paltry a. unusual words, figures of speech, and involved insignificant; petty constructions.; Furniture of the Baroque period This is a paltry sum to pay for such a can be recognized by its ornate carvings. masterpiece. [+] baroque, flamboyant, rococo [+] puny, trivial, unconsequential 813 pandemonium n. demon(=demon) 802 oscillate v. wild and noisy disorder; wild tumult vibrate pendulumlike; waver The station was pandemonium at rush hour.; It is interesting to note how public opinion When feared the AIDS epidemic would soon oscillates between the extremes of optimism reach pandemic proportions. and pessimism. [+] clamor, hubbub, uproar [+] pendulate, sway, swing 803 ossify v. 814 panegyric n. pan(=all)+egyr(=bring together)+ic(=nature change or harden into bone of) When he called his opponent a "bonehead," he a formal speech or writing praising a person or implied that his adversarys brain had ossified event; high or hyperbolic praise,laudation; and that he was not capable of clear thinking. formal praise Instead of mouthing empty panegyrics to the 804 ostensible a. os<ob(=over, against)+tens(=stretch) Bill of Rights, lets strive to make it a reality in put forward in an attempt to hide the real everyday life.; The modest hero blushed as he reason; apparent; pretended; apparent; listened to the panegyrics uttered by the professed; pretended speakers about his valorous act. Experience revealed, somewhat to our surprise, [+] compliment, encomium, eulogy that the candidates ostensible reason for 815 paradigm n. office were also his real reasons.; Although the model; example; pattern ostensible purpose of this expedition is to Pavlov`s experiment in which he trains a dog to discover new lands, we are really interested salivate on hearing a bell is a paradigm of the finding new markets for our products. conditioned-response experiment in behavioral [+] alleged, pretended psychology. [+] archetype, paragon, standard 805 ostentatious a. os<ob(=against, over)+tent(=stretch) 816 paradox n. para(=beside, apart from)+dox(=opinion) done for unnecessary display; liking to attract statement that seems to say something notice; showy; pretentious opposite to common sense or the truth, but Isnt it rather ostentatious to wear a Phi Beta which may contain a truth; statement that looks kappa key on a chain around your neck?; The false but is actually correct real hero is modest, never ostentatious. At sometime in our lives, all of us discover the truth of the ancient paradox that by giving freely to others, we gain more for ourselves.; Wordsworths "The child is father to the man" is an example of paradox. PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 35. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 35/50 817 paragon n. para(=beside)+gon(=compare, test, angle) 831 paucity n. a model or pattern of perfection or excellence; scarcity model of perfection They closed the restaurant because the paucity My parents set up my older brother as such a of customers made it uneconomical to operate. paragon that I despaired of ever being able to [+] insufficiency, poverty follow in his footstep.; The class disliked him 832 peculate v. because the teacher was always pointing to him steal; embezzle as a paragon of virtue. Her peculations were not discovered until the [+] archetype, paradigm auditors found discrepancies in the financial statements. 818 parallel a. [+] defalcate to cause to correspond or lie in the same 833 pecuniary a. direction and equidistant in all parts pertaining to money Nobody can parallel him in ability. I never expected a pecuniary reward for my work in this activity. 819 parallelism n. par<para(=beside, side by side)+al (=other) [+] financial, monetary the state of never meeting because always at 834 pedagogue n. the same distance from each other; similarity; teacher; dull and formal teacher state of being parallel; similarity He could never be a stuffy pedagogue; his It may be doubted whether there is any exact classes were always lively and filled with humor. parallelism between muscular strength and [+] instructor, tutor hairiness.; There is a striking parallelism 835 pedagogy n. between the twins. teaching; art of education [+] analogy, comparison Though Maria Montessori gained fame for her innovations in pedagogy, it took years before 820 parapet n. her teaching techniques were common practice low wall at edge of roof or balcony in American schools. The best way to attack the soldiers fighting behind the parapets on the roof is by 836 pedantic a. bombardment from the air. showing off learning; bookish [+] rampart What you say is pedantic and reveals an 821 paraphernalia n. unfamiliarity with the realities of life. equipment; odds and ends [+] scholastic His desk was cluttered with paper, pen , ink, 837 pellucid a. dictionary and other paraphernalia of the writing transparent; limpid; easy to understand craft. After reading these stodgy philosophers, I find his pellucid style very enjoyable. 822 pariah n. [+] lucent, lucid, translucent social outcast 838 penchant n. I am not a pariah to be shunned and ostracized. strong inclination; liking [+] derelict He had a strong penchant for sculpture and 823 parity n. owned many statues. equality; close resemblance [+] predilection, predisposition, proclivity, I find your analogy inaccurate because I do not propensity, tendency; [-] dislike see the parity between the two illustrations. 839 pensive a. [+] analogy, equality, equivalence, parallelism dreamily thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of 824 parley n. sadness conference The pensive youth gazed at the painting for a The peace parley has not produced the long time and then sighed. anticipated truce. [+] cogitative, meditative , musing, pondering, [+] conversation, discussion, palaver reflecting. 825 parry v. 840 penury n. ward off a blow extreme poverty He was content to wage a defensive battle and We find much penury and suffering in this slum tried to parry his opponents thrusts. area. [+] deflect [+] destitution, impecuniousness, 826 parsimonious a. impoverishment, indigence stingy; excessively frugal 841 perceptive a. His parsimonious nature did not permit him to having the ability to perceive or understand; enjoy any luxuries. keen in discernmenta word or phrase that reads [+] miserly, niggardly, penurious the same backward as forward 827 partisan a. one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party 842 percussion n. On certain issues of conscience, she refused to striking one object against another sharply take a partisan stand. The drum is a percussion instrument. [+] biased, jaundiced, prepossessed [+] collision, crash, impact 828 passive a. 843 perdition n. not active; acted upon damnation; complete ruin Mahatma Gandhi urged his followers to pursue He was damned to eternal perdition. a program of passive resistance as he felt that it [+] downfall was more effective than violence and acts of 844 peremptory a. per(=intensive)+empt(=take) terrorism. not to be disobeyed or questioned; dogmatic; [+] acquiescent, submissive insisting upon obedience; imperious; 829 pathological a. demanding and leaving no choice pertaining to disease Although I had no objection to proposal as As we study the pathological aspects of this such, I so resented the perremptory tone in disease, we must not overlook the which he spoke to me that I refused to psychological elements. cooperate.; I resent your peremptory attitude. [+] unfaltering, absolute, uncompromising 830 pathology n. path(=disease) science of diseases Plant pathology studies the disease of plants. 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  • 36. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 36/50 845 perennial n.a. per(=through, throughout)+enn<an (=year) 854 pertinent a. perennial plant; continuing throughout the whole suitable; to the point year; lasting for a very long time; living for more The lawyer wanted to know all the pertinent than two years details. Since we do not want to replace our plantings [+] applicable, apposite, apropos, germane, every year, we favor perennials over annuals.; relevant These plants are hardy perennials and will 855 peruse v. per(=intensive)+us(=use) bloom for many years. read carefully [-] fleeting If you want to learn to play backgammon, I suggest that you begin by perusing a 846 perfidious a. per(=through, falsely)+fid(=trust) summary of the rules. faithless; treacherous; basely false [-] glance at His intense greed and lack of confidence in our good faith turned him into a perfidious 856 pervasive a. associate who sold our formulas to the thoroughly penetrating or permeating competitors.; Your perfidious gossip is malicious and dangerous. 857 petulant a. [+] disloyal, recreant, treacherous touchy; peevish The feverish patient was petulant and restless. 847 perfunctory a. per(=falsely)+funct(=perform) [+] fractious, fretful, irritable, peevish, testy, done as a duty or routine but without care or touchy interest; doing things without concern or 858 philanthropy n. solicitude; superficial; listless; not thorough voluntary promotion of human welfare; active Perhaps we were so overjoyed that the great humanitarianism man actually condescended to give us a perfunctory nod as we passed by.; He 859 phlegmatic a. overlooked many weaknesses when he calm; not easily disturbed inspected the factory in his perfunctory manner. The nurse was a cheerful but phlegmatic [+] cursory person. [+] imperturbable, inexcitable; [-] vivacious 848 peripheral a. pher(=carry) 860 pied a. of external boundary or surface; marginal; outer variegated; multicolored The disease impaired her peripheral vision.; We The Pied Piper of Hamelin got his name from lived, not in central London, but in one of those the multicolored clothing he wore. peripheral suburbs that spring up on the [+] bridle, piebald; [-] solid-colored outskirts of a great city. 861 piety n. [+] exterior, neighboring devoutness; reverence for God Living her life in prayer and good works, Mother 849 perjury n. per(=falsely)+jur(=swear, law) Teresa exemplifies the true spirit of piety. the act of making a false statement after taking [+] devotion, veneration, worship an oath to tell the truth; wilful false statement; 862 pinioned a. false testimony while under oath (of birds) especially having the flight feathers; She may have given wrong information in court, bound fast especially having the arms but this was an honest mistake and certainly restrained does not make her guilty of perjury .; When several witnesses appeared to challenge his 863 pinnacle n. pin(=dom) story, he was indicted for perjury. tall, pointed ornament built on to a roof or [+] forswearing; [-] truthful deposition buttress; high, slender mountain peak; highest point 850 permeable a. It is a sobering thought that when one has porous; allowing passage through reached the pinnacle of a mountain, there is Glass is permeable to light. nowhere to go but down.; We could see the [+] penetrable, pervious morning sunlight illuminate the pinnacle while 851 pernicious a. per(=through, thoroughly)+nic<noc(=harm, the rest of the mountain lay in shadow. kill) [+] acme, apex, climax, culmination, summit, injurious; harmful; fatal; very destructive zenith The more we studied the drug problem, the more we became aware of its pernicious 864 pious a. influence on the American people today.; He devout argued that these books had a pernicious effect The pious parents gave their children a on young and susceptible minds. religious upbringing. [+] baneful, miasmatic, noxious, pestilential, [+] religious poisonous, toxic, virulent 865 piquant a. 852 perpetual a. per(=through, throughout)+pet(=seek, strive) pleasantly tart-tasting; stimulating never-ending; going on for a long time or The piquant sauce added to our enjoyment of without stopping; continual; often repeated; the meal. everlasting [+] poignant, pungent Presidents, congressmen, and other officials 866 pittance n. come and go, but the principles of democracy a small allowance or wage and freedom on which our government rests are He could not live on the pittance he received as perpetual .; Ponce de Leon hoped to find a pension and had to look for an additional perpetual youth. source of revenue. [+] ceaseless, constant, continuous, interminable, unceasing; [-] intermittent 867 placate v. plac(=peace)+ate(=make) soothe; pacify; pacify; conciliate 853 perquisite n. Some historians believe that if the British any gain above stipulated salary government had made a sincere effort to The perquisites attached to this job make it placate the colonists, the American Revolution even more attractive than the salary indicates. might never have occurred.; The teacher tried [+] bonus to placate the angry mother. [+] appease, assuage, mollify, propitiate; [-] antagonize PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 37. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 37/50 868 placid a. 880 prattle v. peaceful; calm babble After his vacation in this placid section, he felt The little girl prattled endlessly about her dolls. soothed and rested. [+] composed, halcyon, poised, serene, tranquil 881 precarious a. 869 platitude n. uncertain; risky trite remark; commonplace statement I think this stock is a precarious investment and The platitudes in his speech were applauded by advise against its purchase. the vast majority in his audience; only a few [+] doubtable, unstable; dangerous, hazardous; people perceived how trite his remarks were. [-] firmly grounded; [-] safe [+] banality, cliche, prosaism; [-] original 882 precept n. pre(=before)+cept(=take) observation moral instruction; practical rule guiding conduct 870 platonic a. I intend to be guided by the simple precepts purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual that have proved their value over long periods of desire human experience.; "Love they neighbor as Accused of impropriety in his dealings with thyself" is a worthwhile precept. female students, the professor maintained he [+] decree, ordinance, prescript, regulation, had only a platonic interest in the women statute involved. 883 precipitate a.v. 871 plenary a. plen(=fill)+ary(=relating to) throw headlong; hasten; headlong; rash unlimited; absolute; attended by all who have a Do not be precipitate in this matter; investigate right to attend; complete; full further.; The removal of American political Sitting before the fire, puffing his pipe, after an support appears to have precipitated the excellent meal, he was in a state of plenary downfall of the Marcos regime. contentment.; The union leader was given [+] hasty, impetuous, expedite; [-] deliberate plenary power to negotiate a new contract with 884 preclude v. pre(=before)+clud(=shut) the employers. prevent; make impossible in advance; make [+] absolute, thorough impossible; eliminate The fact that he was found guilty of a felony 872 plethora n. many years ago doesnt preclude his running excess; overabundance for mayor.; This contract does not preclude my She offered a plethora of reasons for her being employed by others at the same time that shortcomings. I am working for you. [+] superfluity, surplus; [-] dearth; [-] scarcity [+] deter, forestall, obviate, prevent 873 plumb a. checking perpendicularity; vertical 885 precocious a. pre(=before)+coc(=to mature, cook) Before hanging wallpaper it is advisable to drop having developed certain faculties earlier than is a plumb line from the ceiling as a guide. normal; developed ahead of time [-] examine superficially Far from being precocious as a small child, 874 polemic n. the great Albert Einstein was actually somewhat controversy; argument in support of point of slow in learning to talk.; By her rather adult view manner of discussing serious topics, the child Her essays were, for the main part, polemics demonstrated that she was precocious. for the partys policy. [+] premature [+] debate, disputation 875 pommel v. 886 precursor n. pre(=before)+curs(=run) beat harbringer; forerunner; sign; a predecessor as The severity with which he was pommeled was in office indicated by the bruises he displayed on his Experience has shown that an increse in head and face. housing construction is the precursor of a general economic upturn.; Gray and burns were 876 portend v. precursors of the Romantic Movement in foretell; presage English literature. The king did not know what these omens might [+] harbinger, herald portend and asked his soothsayers to interpret them. 887 preen v. [+] adumbrate, augur, bode, forebode, forecast, clean with ones bill, of birds; pride or foreshadow, foreshow, omen, predict, congratulate (oneself) for an achievement prognosticate, prophesy [-] rumple 877 potable a. 888 prefatory a. pre(=before)+fa(=say) suitable for drinking of a preface, introductory The recent drought in the Middle Atlantic States We knew that we were in for a stormy session has emphasized the need for extensive when her prefatory remarks referred to "some research in ways of making sea water potable. surprising fact that have come to my attention."; [+] drinkable The chairman made a few prefatory remarks 878 pragmatic a. prag<pract(=do, before he called on the first speaker. business)+mat(=s.e.)+ic(=nature of) [+] preliminary treating things in a matter-of-fact or pratical way; practical; concerned with practical values 889 preponderate v. What point is there in dwelling on far-ranging be superior in power; outweigh theories when we are faced with a pragmatic I feel confident that the forces of justice will problem of actual survival?; This test should preponderate eventually in this dispute. provide us with a pragmatic analysis of the value of this course. 890 prerogative n. pre(=before)+rog(=ask) [+] practicable, practical a right or previlege that belongs to a person, class, etc. according to rank or position; 879 prate v. privilege; unquestionable right speak foolishly; boast idly Anyone who thinks that is still a gentlemans Let us not prate about our qualities; rather, let prerogative to ask a lady to dance didnt attend our virtues speak for themselves. our Senior Prom.; The president cannot levy [+] chatter, brag, gasconade, vaunt taxes; that is the prerogative of the legislative branch of government. PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 38. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 38/50 891 presumptuous a. 901 profligate n.a. pro(=forward)+flig(=drive)+ate(=make) arrogant; taking liberties profligate person; shamelessly immoral; It seems presumptuous for one so relatively reckless, extravagant; dissipated; wasteful; new to the field to challenge the conclusions of licentious its leading experts. He was so profligate with his inheritance that [+] overwddning, supercilious; [-] humble he consumed in a few years the fortune it had 892 pretentious a. pre(=before)+tent(=stretch) taken his parents a lifetime to accumulate.; In claiming great merit or importance; this profligate company, she lost all sense of ostentatious; ambitious decency. Since he is well known to be a multy-millionaire, [+] extravagant, wasteful; dissolute, wanton it seems almost pretentious of him, in an inverted sense, to drive around in a small, 902 profusion n. battered, inexpensive car.; I do not feel that your lavish expenditure; overabundant condition limited resources will permit you to carry out Seldom have I seen food and drink served in such a pretentious program. such profusion as at the wedding feast. [+] affected, ostentatious, vain [+] extravagance; plethora, superfluity, surplus 903 progeny n. 893 prevaricate v. pre(=before)+varic(=straddle)+ate(=make) children; offspring make untrue or partly untrue statements, try to He was proud of his progeny but regarded evade telling the whole truth; lie George as the most promising of all his The more he tried to protect himself by children. prevaricating , the more he became entrapped [+] descendants, posterity, scions in his own web of deception and dishonesty.; 904 prognosis n. Some people believe that to prevaricate in a forecasted course of a disease; prediction good cause is justifiable and regard the If the doctors prognosis is correct, the patient statement as a "white lie." will be in a coma for at least twenty-four hours. [+] equivocate [+] forecast, prophecy 905 prolific a. pro(=forth)+l<al(=nourish) 894 pristine a. producing many young or much fruit; turning characteristic of earlier times; primitive; out many products of the mind; fruitfl; unspoiled abounding; abundantly fruitful This area has been preserved in all its pristine In spite of his long and prolific career, his wildness. reputation today rests entirely on one great [+] primordial; virginal; [-] contaminated play.; She was a prolific writer and wrote as 895 privy a. many as three books a year. secret; hidden; not public [+] fecund, fertile, productive We do not care for privy chamber government. [+] private 906 propagate v. 896 probity n. prob(=test, good, proper)+ity(=nature) multiply; spread uprightness of character, integrity, sincerity; I am sure disease must propagate in such uprightness; incorruptibility unsanitary and crowded areas. Even the most relentless and searching [+] generate, multiply, reproduce; circulate, investigations by or political opponents could diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute; [-] fail uncover no evidence that challenged our to multiply reputation for complete probity .; Everyone took 907 propensity n. pro(=forth)+pens(=hang, weigh) his probity for granted; his defalcations, a natural inclination or tendency therefore, shocked us all. Your propensity for spending more than you [+] morality, rectitude, righteousness can affird will lead to only one result-bankruptcy!; I dislike your propensity to 897 problematic a. belittle every contribution she makes to our perplexing; unsettled; questionable organization. Given the many areas of conflict still awaiting [+] disposition, inclination, penchant, resolution, the outcome of the peace talks predisposition, proclivity, tendency remains problematic. [+] arguale, debatable, disputable, moot 908 propinquity n. 898 prodigal a. prod<pro(=forth)+ig(=drive) nearness; kinship wasteful; too free in giving or spending; Their relationship could not be explained as abundant; wasteful; reckless with money being based on mere propinquity; they were It will take us months of strict economizing to more than relatives; they were true friends. make up for that one prodigal shopping spree.; [+] proximity The prodigal son squandered his inheritance. 909 propitiate v. pro(=before)+pit<pet(=seek)+i(=s.e.) [+] extravagant, lavish, profuse +ate(=make) do something to take away the anger of; 899 prodigious a. prod<pro(=before)+ig<ag(=saying) appease enormous; surprisingly great; beyond what is Those religious ceremonies are intended to ordinary; wonderful; marvelous; enormous protect the tribe against disasters by Can you imagine what a prodigious amount of propitiating the gods who control natural research was needed for a book such as phenomena.; The natives offered sacrifices to Sandburgs biography of Lincoln?; He marveled propitiate the gods. at her prodigious appetite when he saw all the [+] assuage, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; food she ate. [-] incense; [-] antagonize [+] colossal, gigantic, huge, mammoth, titanic; [-] slight 910 propitious a. pro(=before, forward)+pit<pet(=seek) favorable; well-disposed; kindly 900 prodigy n. When I entered his office and observed that he highly gifted child; marvel seemed to be in a good mood, I felt that this Menuhin was a prodigy, performing wonders on might be a propitious time to ask for a rise.; I his violin when he was barely eight years old. think it is advisable that we wait for a more [+] miracle propitious occasion to announce our plans; this is not a goodtime. [+] auspicious, opportune PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 39. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 39/50 911 prosaic a. 923 purloin v. commonplace; dull steal I do not like this author because he is so In the story, "The Purloined Letter," Poe points unimaginative and prosaic. out that the best hiding place is often the most [+] tiresome, unimaginative obvious place. 912 proscribe v. pro(=before)+scrib(=write) [+] filch forbid someone to do something; put outside 924 purview n. pur<pro(=forth)+view(=look) the protection of the law; force someone to go range of operation or activity; range of sight or away; ostracize; banish; outlaw understanding; the body and scope of an act or Laws against slander and libel have their place, bill but they must never be used to proscribe Under the American system of personal liberty, criticism of public officials.; Antony, Octavius, there are many aspects of everyday living that and Lepidus proscribed all those who had do not come under the purview of any conspired against Julius Caesar. governmental authority.; The sociological [+] exile, expatriate; ban, forbid, interdict, implications of these inventions are beyond the prohibit; [-] sanction purview of this book. [+] compass, extent, range 913 proselytize v. convert to a religion or belief 925 quaff v. In these interfaith meetings, there must be no drink with relish attempt to proselytize; we must respect all As we quaffed our ale, we listened to the gay points of view. songs of the students in the tavern. [+] change cf. sip 914 protocol n. col(=glue) 926 quagmire n. first ro original draft of an agreement, signed by bog; marsh these making it; code of behavior, etiquette as Our soldiers who served in Vietnam will never practiced on diplomatic occasions; diplomatic forget the drudgery of marching through the etiquette quagmires of the delta country. Foreign service officers and their spouse must [+] marshland learn the rules of protocol .; We must run this 927 qualified a. state dinner according to protocol if we are to limited; restricted avoid offending any of our guests. Unble to give the candidate full support, the mayor gave him only a qualified endorsement. [+] circumscribed, definite, determined; 915 provident a. competent, opposite displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for 928 qualify v. emergencies to endow or furnish with requisite ability, In his usual provident manner, he had insured character, knowledge, skill, or possessions himself against this type of loss. She is well qualified for teaching music. [+] canny, chary, economical, frugal 916 proviso n. 929 qualm n. stipulation a fit of nausea I am ready to accept your proposal with the proviso that you meet your obligations within the 930 quandary n. next two weeks. dilemma [+] condition, provision When the two colleges to which he had applied 917 provocative a. accepted him, he was in a quandary as to serving or tending to provoke, excite, or which one he should attend. stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting [+] bewilderment, perplexity; [-] state of controversy; exciting sexual desire complete certainty 931 quiescent a. 918 pseudonym n. onym(=name) at rest; dormant name taken, especially by author, instead of his After this geyser erupts, it will remain quiescent real name; pen name for twenty-four hours. He used a womans psudonym for the Gothic [+] latent, abeyant, potential romance.; Samuel Clemens pseudonym was 932 quintessence n. Mark Twain. purest and highest embodiment [+] alias Noel Coward displayed the quintessence of wit. [+] essence, substance 919 puerile a. 933 quirk n. childish startling twist; caprice His puerile pranks sometimes offended his By a quirk of fate, he found himself working for more mature friends. the man whom he had discharged years before. [+] immature [+] eccentricity, peculiarity 920 pundit n. 934 quixotic a. learned Hindu; any learned man; authority on a idealistic but impractical subject His head is in the clouds; he is constantly Even though he discourses on the matter like a presenting these quixotic schemes. pundit, he is actually rather ignorant about this [+] ant. practical topic. 935 quizzical a. bantering; comical; humorously serious 921 pungency n. Will Rogers quizzical remarks endeared him to sharpness; stinging quality his audiences. the pungency of the cigarette smoke mademe [+] droll, ludicrous cough. 936 rabid a. [+] piquancy, poignancy, sourness; [-] like a fanatic; furious blandness He was a rabid follower of the Dodgers and 922 pungent a. watched them play whenever he could go to the stinging; caustic ball park. The pungency of the cigarette smoke made me [+] frantic, frenetic, frenzied; a rabid dog a rabid cough. rabbit [+] piquant, poignancy, sour PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 40. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 40/50 937 ramification n. 951 recidivism n. branching out; subdivision habitual return to crime We must examine all the ramifications of this Prison reformers in the United States are problem. disturbed by the high rate of recidivism; the [+] divergence number of men serving second and third terms 938 rampant a. in prison indicates the failure of the prisons to rearing up on hind legs; unrestrained rehabilitate the inmates. The rampant weeds in the garden killed all the flowers which had been planted in the spring. 952 reciprocal a. [+] pandemic, prevailing, prevalent, widespread mutual; exchangeable; interacting 939 rampart n. The two nations signed a reciprocal trade defensive mound of earth agreement. "From the ramparts we watched" as the fighting continued. 953 reciprocate v. re(=back)+ci(=s.e.)+pro(=forward)+c(=s.e.) [+] parapet +ate(=make) 940 rancid a. give and recieve, each to and from each; cause having the odor of stale fat to move backwards and forwards in a straight A rancid odor filled the ships galley. line; repay in kind [+] malodorous, fetid, putrid, noisome Can you blame me for being bitter when a 941 rancor n. supposed friend reciprocated my confidence bitterness; hatred with betrayal and slander?; If they attack us, we Let us forget our rancor and cooperate in this shall be compelled to reciprocate and bomb new endeavor. their territory. [+] enmity, animosity, animus, antagonism, [+] recompense, requite, retaliate antipathy, hostility 942 rant v. 954 recluse n.a. re(=back)+clus(=shut) rave; speak bombastically person who lives alone and avoids other people; As we heard him rant on the platform, we could shut away from the world; hermit not understand his strange popularity with many Do you understand how someone can live as a people. recluse even in the midst of a great city?; The [+] rave recluse lived in a hut in the forest. 943 rationalize v. [+] solitary reason; justify an improper act Do not try to rationalize your behavior by 955 recondite a. blaming your companions. abstruse; profound; secret [+] justify He read many recondite books in order to obtain 944 raucous a. the material for his scholarly thesis. harsh and shrill [+] esoteric; [-] widely understood His raucous laughter irritated me and grated on 956 recumbent a. re(=back)+cumb(=lie) my ears. lying down; idle; reclining; lying down [+] strident completely or in part 945 raze v. Comfortably recumbent in the shade of the destroy completely elm tree, I watched the eager candidates for the The owners intended to raze the hotel and erect football team in their hard, sweaty workout.; The an office building on the site. command "AT EASE" does not permit you to take a recumbent position. 946 realm n. cf. incumbent; [-] standing up kingdom; sphere The realm of possibilities for the new invention 957 recusant n. was endless. person who refuses to comply [+] empire; compass, extent, purview, scope In that religious community, the recusant was 947 rebuff v. shunned as a pariah. snub; beat back She rebuffed his invitation so smoothly that he 958 redolent a. red<re(=intensive)+ol(=smell) did not realize he had been snubbed. having a strong smell; reminiscent; fragrant; [-] welcome odorous; suggestive of an odor 948 recalcitrant a. Even today after so many years, I find that an obstinately stubborn ordinary chocolate bar is redolent of long Donkeys are reputed to be the most recalcitrant Saturday afternoons spent watching double of animals. features at the Bijou Theater.; Even though it is [+] unruly, fractious, intractable, untoward; [-] February, the air is redolent of spring. amenable [+] aromatic, odoriferous, perfumed 949 recant v. re(=back, away)+cant(=sing) withdraw or renounce beliefs, statement, etc. in 959 redoubtable a. re(=intensive)+doub<dob(=uncertain) a formal or public manner; repudiate; withdraw to be feared; formidable; formidable; causing previous statement fear What a mockery it is for intellectuals, terrorized She is such a redoubtable foe of the trite by a dictatorship, to recant publicly the ideas phrase that her students tremble lest her wrath and ideals on which they have based their descend on them for using an overworked lives!; Unless you recant your confession, you expression.; The neighboring countries tried not will be punished severely. to offend the Russians because they could be [-] affirm redoubtable foes. [+] appalling, awful, dreadful, terrible; [-] 950 recession n. unimpressive withdrawl; retreat The recession of the troops from the combat area was completed in an orderly manner. [+] retreat, setback; cf. cession PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 41. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 41/50 960 redundant a. red<re(=back, again)+und(=wave) 969 remonstrate v. re(=again, against)+monstr(=show) superfluous; superfluous; excessively wordy; say or plead in protest, objection, complaints, repetitious etc. When he demanded that I immediately "return Since he seems to have no moral standards back" the money I owed him, I found him not whatsoever, it would probably be futile to merely unpleasant but redundant .; Your remonstrate with him about his outrageous composition is redundant; you can easily behavior.; I must remonstrate about the lack of reduce its length. police protection in this area. [+] superfluous, supernumerary; prolix, verbose; [+] resist, withstand [-] economical 970 renascence n. 961 refractory a. re(=again)+fract(=break) the revival of learning and culture resisting control, discipline, etc. wilful; not yielding to treatment; hard to melt, fuse or work; 971 renaissance n. stubborn; unmanageable the revival of letters, and then of art, which Since they had always been reasonably marks the transition from medieval to modern well-behaved, I was taken completely unawares time by their refractory behavior.; The refractory horse was eliminated from the race when he 972 render v. ren<re(=back)+der<dit(=give) refused to obey the jockey. cause someone or something to be or become; [+] obstinate, perverse give in return or exchange; present, send in; give a performance of; express in another 962 refute v. languge; deliver; provide; represent disprove That monologue about the pretty young teacher The defense called several respectable on her first day in shcool rendered me witnesses who were able to refute the false helpless with laughter.; He rendered aid to the testimony of the prosecutions only witness. needy and indigent. [+] controvert, disprove, rebut; [-] prove [+] furnish, supply; delineate, depict, describe, 963 regal a. reg(=rule)+al(=nature of) limn, portray of a king,royal; characteristic of a king,splendid,stately,magnificent,etc. 973 rendition n. The "big shot" behaving with almost regal translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc. dignity turned out to be Johnny Novak, my The audience cheered enthusiastically as she classmate from the 5th grade.; Prince Albert completed her rendition of the aria. had a regal manner. [+] interpretation, version [+] majestic, splendid, stately 974 repertoire n. list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer 964 reiterate v. re(=again)+it(=go) is prepared to prese say or do again several times; repeat The opera company decided to include What a bore to hear the same silly advertising "Madame Butterfly" in its repertoire for the slogans reiterated endlessly on TV programs!; following season. I shall reiterate this message until all have understood it. 975 replica n. re(=again)+plic(=fold) [+] iterate a reproduction or copy of a work of art, especially a copy by the maker of the original; 965 relegate v. re(=back)+leg(=send) facsimile send someone to a lower position or grade; Instead of working so hard to prepare replicas hand over a matter for decision or carrying out; of famous works of art, why dont you try to banish; consign to inferior position creat something original?; Are you going to When Mr. Kummer saw my pathetically inept hang this replica of the Declaration of efforts to prepare a banana split, I was independence in the classroom or in the relegated to the ranks of the unemployed.; If auditorium? we relegate these experienced people to [+] duplicate, facsimile, replication positions of unimportance because of their political persuasions, we shall lose the services 976 reprehend v. of valuably trained personnel. express strong disapproval of [+] exile, expatriate, expel, ostracize 977 reprehensible a. re(=back, against)+prehens(=take) 966 relevant a. re(=again)+lev(=lift, light) deserving to be blamed; deserving blame closely connected with what is happening, I dont know which was more reprehensible being discussed, done, etc.; to the point -making improper use of the money or lying The defense attorney has told you about the about it later.; Your vicious conduct in this defendants unhappy childhood, but how is this situation is reprehensible. relevant to the question of innocence or guilt? [+] blameworthy, blamable, censurable, [-] immaterial culpable; v. reprehend 967 relinquish v. 978 reprieve n.v. re(=back)+priev<prehend(=take) abandon postponement or remission of punishment, I will relinquish my claims to this property if you especially by death; delay or respite; postpone promise to retain my employees. or delay punishment; give relief for a short time [+] cede, waive, resign from danger, trouble, etc.; temporary stay 968 reminiscence n. Only by admitting your fault and trying to make recollection up for the damage you have done can you Her reminiscences of her experiences are so obtain a reprieve from the pangs of fascination that she ought to write a book. conscience.; During the twenty-four-hour [+] retrospection, remembrance reprieve, the lawyers sought to make the stay of execution permanent. [+] respite 979 reprobate n. person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency I cannot understand why he has so many admirers if he is the reprobate you say he is. [+] profligate, libertine; cf. elect PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 42. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 42/50 980 repudiate v. re(=back, away)+pud(=ashamed) 990 reticent a. re(=intensive)+tic<tac(=silent) disown; say that one will have nothing more to not saying all that is known or felt; in the habit of do with; refuse to accept or acknowledge; saving little; reserved; uncommunicative, refuse to pay an obligation or dept; disown; inclined to silence disavow Why should he be so talkative about most To limit the free expression of unpopular ideas things but so reticent about his own personal is to repudiate the basic siprit of the Bill of background.; Hughes preferred reticent Rights.; He announced that he would repudiate employees to loquacious ones, noting that the all debts incurred by his wife. formers dislike of idle chatter might ensure [+] disclaim discretion about his affairs. [+] tacitum 981 repugnant a. re(=back, against)+pugn(=fight) distasteful; causing a feeling of dislike or 991 retroaction n. opposition The expression of satisfaction that come over 992 reverent a. his face when he talks of the failure of other respectful people is highly repugnant to me. His reverent attitude was appropriate in a house of worship. [+] deferential 982 rescind v. re(=back, away)+scind(=cut) 993 reverie n. repeal, annul, or cancel a law, contract, etc. daydream; musing Because of the incidents that occurred during He was awakened from his reverie by the hazing week, the school may rescind the rules teachers question. that allow fraternity initiations.; Because of cf. revelry public resentment, the king had to rescind his 994 revile v. re(=back)+vil(=cheap) order. swear at, abuse; slander; vilify Instead of recognizing that he caused his own failure, he continues to revile all the people 983 resigned a. who were "unfair" to him.; He was avoided by all unresisting; patiently submissive who feared that he would revile and abuse them Bob Cratchit was too resigned to his if they displeased him. downtrodden existence to protest when [+] calumniate, defame, libel, malign, traduce; Scrooge bullied him. cf. vile [+] acquiescent, yielding 984 resolution n. re(=intensive)+solu<solv(=loosen) 995 rhetorical a. fixed determination; formal expression of pertaining to effective communication; insincere opinion by a legislative body or a public in language meeting; solution of a doubt, question, discord, To win his audience, the speaker used every etc.; process of separating into constituents rhetorical trick in the book. In our campaign to solve the energy problem, [+] bombastic, euphuistic, grandiloquent, we must depend on the understanding, magniloquent, pompous patriotism, and resolution of the American 996 ribald a. people.; Nothing could shake his resolution to wanton; profane succed despite all difficuties. He sang a ribald song that offended many of [+] decision, firmness, resolve the more prudish listeners. [+] blasphemous, dissolute; 985 resolve n.v. 997 rigor n. determination severity Nothing coold shake his resolve that his Many settlers could not stand the rigors of the children would get the best education that New England winters. money could buy. [+] asperity, austerity, sternness [+] decision, determination, firmness,resolution 998 risible a. 986 resonant a. inclined to laugh; ludicrous echoing; resounding; possessing resonance His remarks were so risible that the audience His resonant voice was particularly pleasing. howled with laughter. [+] orotund, rotund, sonorous [+] comical, droll 987 respite n. re(=back, away)+spi(=look) 999 rivet n.v. time of relief or rest from toil, suffering, anything circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or unpleasant; postponement or delay permitted in shield or belt); focus ones attention on the suffering of or the discharge of an something; fasten with a rivet or rivets obligation; reprieve; delay in punishment; interval of relief; rest 1000 riveting a. After we had been playing our best rock records capable of arousing and holding the attention for several hours, mother entered the room and begged for some respite .; The judge granted 1001 roseate a. the condemned man a respite to enable his rosy; optimistic attorneys to file an appeal. I am afraid you will have to alter your roseate [+] intermission, pause, reprieve views in the light of the distressing news that has just arrived. 988 resplendent a. re(=intensive)+splend(=shine) [+] promising very bright; splendid; brilliant; lustrous 1002 rote n. The talents which had seemed so resplendent repetition in their youth now struk us as unimpressive and He recited the passage by rote and gave no even pathetic.; The toreador wore a resplendent indication he understood what he was saying. costume. cf. mote;by rote [+] splendid 1003 rotundity n. roundness; sonorousness of speech 989 resurgent a. Washington Irving emphasized the rotundity of rising again after defeat, etc. the governor by describing his height and The resurgent nation surprised everyone by its circumference. quick recovery after total defeat. [+] orotund [+] resurrectional PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 43. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 43/50 1004 rudimentary a. 1016 sardonic a. not developed; elementary disdainful; sarcastic; cynical His dancing was limited to a few rudimentary The sardonic humor of nightclub comedians steps. who satirize or ridicule patrons in the audience [+] basal, embryonic strikes some people as amusing and others as 1005 ruminate v. rude. chew the cud; ponder [+] mocking, derisive, scornful, sneering We cannot afford to wait while you ruminate 1017 satiric a. upon these plans. resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity,or [+] reflect, meditate, cogitate, deliberate, muse, corruption is held up to ridicule ponder 1006 rummage v. 1018 saturate v. ransack; thoroughly search soak When we rummaged through the trunks in the Their clothes were saturated by the rain. attic, we found many souvenirs of our childhood [+] drench, imbue days. 1019 saturnine a. gloomy 1007 saga n. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance; scandinavian myth; any legend he is not as gloomy as he looks. This is a saga of the sea and the men who risk their lives on it. 1020 saunter v. [+] edda stroll slowly 1008 sagacious a. as we sauntered through the park, we stopped keen; shrewd; having insight frequently to admire the spring flowers. He is much too sagacious to be fooled by a trick like that. 1021 savant n. [+] sage, discerning, insightful, judicious, scholar perceptive Our faculty includes many world-famous 1009 salient n.a. sal(=leap, salt)+i(=s.e.)+ent(=having the savants. quality of) [-] unlearned person salient angle; forward wedge driven into the 1022 savor v. enemys battle front; outstanding, prominent, have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality easily noticed; pointing outwards I think your choice of a successor savor of The long Allied struggle to push back the favoritism. salient that the Nazis had created in Belgium in [+] relish 1944 is popularly known as "The Battle of the 1023 scapegoat n. Bulge."; One of the salient features of that someone who bears the blame for others newspaper is its excellent editorial page. After the Challenger disaster, NASA searched [+] conspicuous, noticeable, outstanding, for scapegoats on whom they could cast te remarkable blame. [+] victim 1010 salubrious a. 1024 schism n. healthful division; split Many people with hay fever move to more Let us not widen the schism by further salubrious sections of the country during the bickering. months of August and September. [+] rupture, disintegration; cf. chasm [+] wholesome; [-] unhealthy 1025 scourge n. 1011 salutatory n. lash; whip; severe punishment the opening oration at the commemcement in They feared the plague and regarded it as a American colleges deadly scourge. [+] plague 1012 salvage n.v. salv(=safe)+age(=act) 1026 scrupulous a. the rescue of a ship and cargo at sea from peril conscientious; extremely thorough such as fire, shipwreck, etc.; cargo, property, or I can recommend him for a position of ship saved; payment given to those who save responsibility for I have found him a very property; <saving of> waste material that can be scrupulous young man. used again after being processed; save from [+] fussy, heedful, meticulous, punctilious loss, fire, wreck, etc.; rescue from loss 1027 scurrilous a. Is it too much to expect that I will be able to obscene; indecent salvage a few shreds of self-respect from my Your scurrilous remarks are especially offensive humiliating failure?; All attempts to salvage the because they are untrue. wrecked ship failed. [+] abusive, vituperative [+] rescue, retrieve 1028 secular a. worldly; not pertaining to church matters; 1013 sanction v. temporal approve; ratify The church leaders decided not o interfere in Nothing will convince me to sanction the secular matters. engagement of my daughter to such a [+] earthly, secular, temporal worthless young man. 1029 sedentary a. sed(=sit)+ent(=quality)+ary(=relating to) [+] authorize, certify done sitting down at a desk, etc.; spending 1014 sanguine a. sangu(=blood) much of thier time seated; requiring sitting hopeful; optimistic; having a red complexion; During the war, soldiers assigned to desk jobs cheerful; hopeful were sometimes called sarcastically the The nurse changed his sanguine bandage.; "chairbound infantry" or "the sedentary Let us not be too sanguine about the outcome; commandos".; Because he had a sedentary something could go wrong. occupation, he decided to visit a gymnasium [+] optimistic weekly. 1015 sapid a. savory; tasty; relishable 1030 sedulous a. This chef has the knack of making most foods diligent more sapid and appealing. The young woman was so sedulous that she received a commendation for her hard work. [+] assiduous, industrious; [-] careless PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 44. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 44/50 1031 seethe v. 1044 solicit v. be disturbed; boil make a solicitation or entreaty for something; The nation was seething with discontent as the request urgently; make amorous advances noblemen continued their arrogant ways. towards; offer ones body for sex in return for [+] ferment, stir money 1032 serendipity n. gift for finding valuable things not searched for 1045 soliloquy n. Many scientific discoveries are a matter of talking to oneself serendipity. The soliloquy is a device by the dramatist to reveal a characters innermost thoughts and 1033 serrated a. emotions. having a sawtoothed edge [+] monologue The beech tree is one of many plants that have 1046 sophistry n. serrated leaves. seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning [+] saw-edged; [-] smooth; [-] without notches Instead of advancing valid arguments, he tried 1034 servile a. serv(=serve)+ile(=capable of) to overwhelm his audience with a flood of of or like a slave; lacking in the spirit of sophistries. independence; obsequious; slavish; cringing [+] casuistry, speciousness A President needs people who will tell him 1047 soporific n. frankly when they think he is wrong, rather than sleep producer just offer servile approval of everything he I do not need a sedative when I listen to one of says.; Uriah Heep was a very servile individual. his soporific speeches. [+] menial, obsequious, subservient [+] somnolent, somnorific; [-] stimulant 1048 sordid a. 1035 shard n. filthy; base; vile fragment, generally of pottery The social worker was angered by the sordid The archaeologist assigned several students housing provided for the homeless. the task of reassembling earthenware vessels [+] squalid; despicable, servile from the shards he had brought back from the 1049 specious a. spec(=look)+i(=s.e.)+ous(=having the quality expedition. of) seeming right or true, but not really so; 1036 shoal n. seemingly reasonable but incorrect shallow place We are mostly likely to fall victim to specious The ship was stranded on a shoal and had to reasoning when we have an emotional desire to be pulled off by tugs. believe what we are being told.; Let us not be [+] shallow misled by such specious arguments. 1037 shoddy a. [+] casuistic; [-] valid of poor quality; made to seem better than it is; 1050 spendthrift n. sham; not genuine; inferior someone who spends money The record player looked impressive, but its prodigallyRecklessly wasteful construction was so shoddy that within a few months it seemed to be falling apart.; You will 1051 splenetic a. never get the public to buy such shoddy spiteful; irritable; peevish material. People shunned him because of his splenetic [+] shabby temper. 1038 sinuous a. [+] fretful, petulant, testy, touchy winding; bending in and out; not morally honest 1052 sporadic a. The snake moved in a sinuous manner. occurring irregularly [+] convoluted, meandering, tortuous Although there are sporadic outbursts of 1039 skeptic n. shooting, we may report that the major rebellion doubter has been defeated. In this matter, I am a skeptic; I want proof. [+] unbeliever 1053 spurious a. 1040 skulk v. false; counterfeit move furtively and secretly She tried to pay the check with a spurious He skulked through the less fashionable ten-dollar bill. sections of the city in order to avoid meeting cf. spur any of his former friends. 1054 squalid a. [+] sneak dirty; neglected; poor 1041 sloth n. It is easy to see how crime can breed in such a laziness; slow-moving tree dwelling mammal squalid neighborhood. Note how well the somewhat greenish coat of [+] filthy; despicable, ignoble, vile; [-] pristine the sloth enables it to blend in with its arboreal 1055 stagnant a. surrounding.(secondary meaning); Such sloth motionless; stale; dull in a young person is deplorable; go to work! The stagnant water was a breeding ground for [+] indolence, sluggishness disease. 1042 slovenly a. [+] v. stagnate of or like a sloven; untidy; careless in work 1056 staid a. habits sober; sedate Isnt it strange that a young woman who will Her conduct during the funeral ceremony was spend hours making sure that she looks "just staid and solemn. right" for a date is often so slovenly at other [+] grave, sedate, solemn times?; Such slovenly work habits will never 1057 stamina n. produce good products. strength; staying power [+] disheveled, unkempt I doubt that she has the stamina to run the full 1043 sojourn n. distance of the marathon race. temporary stay [+] vigor, vitality After his sojourn in Florida, he began to long for 1058 stanch v. her colder climate of his native New England check flow of blood home. It is imperative that we stanch the gushing wound before we attend to the other injuries. [+] check, stem 1059 sterile a. having no reproductive power PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 45. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 45/50 1060 stigma n. 1072 suave a. token of disgrace; brand smooth; bland I do not attach any stigma to the fact that you He is particularly good in roles that require were accused of this crime; the fact that you suavity and sophistication. were acquitted clears you completely. [+] refinement [+] besmirchment, disfigurement, disgrace, 1073 subjugate v. dishonor, taint conquer; bring under control 1061 stigmatize v. stig(=to prick, to mark) It is not our aim to subjugate our foe; we are describe somebody scornfully; brand; mark as interested only in establishing peaceful wicked relations. Have we reached the stage where anyone who refuses to go along with the majority opinion is 1074 subside v. to be stigmatized as a malcontent and a settle down; descend; grow quiet radical?; I do not want to stigmatize this young The doctor assured us that the fever would offender for life by sending her to prison. eventually subside. [+] denounce, vilify [+] abate, slacken, wane 1075 subsidiary n.a. sub(=under)+sid(=sit) 1062 stint n. subsidiary company; serving as a help or supply; allotted amount; assigned portion of support but not of first importance; subordinate; work secondary He performed his daily stint cheerfully and The responsibility to the general public on the willingly. part of these corporations and their subsidiaries is not lessened by the fact that 1063 stipend n. they pay heavy taxes.; This information may be pay for services used as subsidiary evidence but is not There is a nominal stipend for this position. sufficient by itself to prove your argument. [+] emolument [+] accessory, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary 1064 stipulate v. stip(=press together)+ul(=s.e.)+ate(=make) state or put forward as a necessary condition; 1076 substantiate v. insist upon as part of an agreement; make verify; support express conditions; specify I intend to substantiate my statement by If the contract was framed by a good lawyer, it producing witness. will stipulate exactly when, where, and how [+] authenticate, confirm, corroborate, validate payment is to be made.; Before agreeing to 1077 substantive a. reduce American military forces in Europe, the essential; pertaining to the substance president stipulated that NATO teams be Although the delegates were aware of the allowed to inspect Soviet bases. importance of the problem, they could not agree [+] designate, detail, specificate on the substantive issues. [+] cardinal, substantial; [-] trival 1065 stoic n. 1078 subtlety n. person who is indifferent to pleasure or pain nicety; cunning; guile; delicacy The doctor called her patient a stoic because The subtlety of his remarks was unnoticed by he had borne the pain of the examination most of his audience. without whimpering. [+] finess, nicety; duplicity [+] epicurean 1079 succinct a. suc<sub(=under, precisely)+cinct(=gird, 1066 stolid a. bind) dull; impassive terse; expressed briefly and clearly; brief; terse; The earthquake shattered his usual stolidity; compact trembling, he crouched on the no longer stable The reporter gave the rewrite man a succinct ground. account of what had happened, and the city [-] excitable editor had it expanded into a feature story.; His 1067 striated a. remarks are always succinct and pointed. marked with parallel bands [+] concise, laconic, pithy The glacier left many striated rocks. 1080 succor n. aid; assistance; relief 1068 strident a. We shall be ever grateful for the succor you loud and harsh country gave us when we were in need. She scolded him in a strident voice. [+] raucous 1081 suffuse v. 1069 strut n. spread over pompous walk; supporting bar A blush suffused her cheeks when we teased His strut as he marched about the parade her about her love affair. ground revealed him for what he was : a [+] overspread, pervade pompous buffoon.; The engineer calculated that 1082 sullen a. the strut supporting the rafter needed to be showing a brooding ill humor; darkened by reinforced. clouds [+] prop 1070 stupor n. stup(=dumb-struck) 1083 sumptuous a. sumpt(=take, use, almost unconscious condition caused by shock, waste)+u(=s.e.)+ous(=full, many) drugs, alcohol, etc.; state of apathy; daze; lack costly, luxurious; magnificent, splendid; lavish; of awareness rich The pain-killer kept him in a dreamlike stupor .; What a chang-from a college dormitory to the In his stupor, the addict was unaware of the sumptuous accommodations of a big-city events taking place around him. luxury hotel!; I cannot recall when I have had [+] coma, lethargy, torpor such a sumptuous thanksgiving feast. [+] luxurious; cf. sumptuary 1071 stymie v. present an obstacle; stump 1084 sunder v. The detective was stymied by the contradictory separate; part evidence in the robbery investigation. Northern and southern Ireland are politically and [+] hinder, impede, obstruct; [-] foster religiously sundered. [+] cleave, dichotomize, dismember, sever PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 46. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 46/50 1085 sundry a. 1095 syllogism n. log(=speech) various; several a formal argument with a major and minor My suspicions were aroused when I read premise and a conclusion; logical formula sundry items in the newspapers about your utilizing a major premise, a minor premise and a behavior. conc [+] multifarious, multitudinal, numerous "All Romans are Italians, all Italians are 1086 superfluous a. Europeans; therefore, all Romans are excessive; overabundant; unnecessary Europeans" is an example of a syllogism .; Please try not to include so many superfluous There must be a fallacy in this syllogism; I details in your report; just give me the bare cannot accept the conclusion. facts. [+] supernumerary 1087 supplant v. sup<sub(=under, in place of)+plant(=plant) 1096 synthesis n. thes(=to place) take the place of ; take the place of someone, a combination of parts to form a whole; especially after getting him out of office; combining parts into a whole replace; usurp This bill is a synthesis of the work of several I know that love is fickle, but I never expected to senators.; Now that we have succeeded in be supplnted in her affections by a crumb like isolating this drug, our next problem is to plan Danny Orr.; Ferdinand Marcos was supplanted its synthesis in the laboratory. by Corazon Aquino as president of the Philippines. [+] displace, supersede 1097 tacit a. understood; not put into words 1088 suppliant a. We have a tacit agreement based on only a entreating; beseeching handshake. He could not resist the dogs suppliant [+] alluded, implicit, intimated; silent, whimpering, and he gave it some food. unexpressed, unuttered; [-] explicit [+] supplicatory; cf. supplant 1098 taciturn a. 1089 supposition n. sup<sub(=under)+pos(=put) habitually silent; talking little supposing; guess; hypothesis; hypothesis; New Englanders are reputedly taciturn people surmise [+] reserved, reticent You may be right in your belief that Jan wont let 1099 tantalize v. tantal(=<King> Tantalus) us use her car, but remember that this is still keep just out of reach something that somebody only a supposition .; I based my decision to desires; raise hopes that cannot be realized; confide in him on the supposition that he would tease; torture with disappointment be discreet. How can you be so cruel as to tantalize the [+] assumption, conjecture, postulation, poor dog by offering him tidbits that you will presumption, speculation, theory; [-] certainty never let him have?; Tom loved to tantalize his younger brother. 1090 surfeit n.v. sur(=over, excessive)+feit<fect(=do, make) too much of anything, especially food and drink; [cause to]take too much of anything; cloy; 1100 taut a. overfeed tight; ready I have had my surfeit of excuses and The captain maintained that he ran a taut ship. evasions; now I want action!; I am surfeited with [+] tense the sentimentality of the average motion picture 1101 tawdry a. film. cheap and gaudy [+] glut, gorge, sate satiate; [-] famish He won a few tawdry trinkets in Coney Island. [+] meretricious 1091 surmise n.v. sur(=over)+mis(=send) 1102 teem v. guess; conjecture to be full to overflowing I offered that explanation as a mere surmise , but to my surprise, it was generally accepted as 1103 temerity n. an established truth.; I surmise that he will be boldness; rashness late for this meeting. Do you have the temerity to argue with me? [+] conjecture, suppose [+] audacity, foolhardiness, heedlessness, recklessness, precipitateness 1092 surreptitious a. sur<sub(=under)+rep<rap(=take) 1104 temperament n. temper(=stretch) done,got made, etc.in a secret,stealthy persons disposition or nature way,clandestine We do not, indeed, know the exact relationship If, as they claim, they were not aware of the of our physical to our mental being, the extent to illegal character of their undertaking, why did which our bodily condition causes our they plan it in a surreptitious way.; News of temperament or the exact process by which the their surreptitious meeting gradually leaked out. brain makes the intangible thing called thought. [+] clandestine, covert, furtive, stealthy, sub-rosa 1105 tenacious a. 1093 swathe v. holding fast wrap around; bandage I had to struggle to break his tenacious hold on When I visited him in the hospital, I found him my arm. swathed in bandages. [+] adhesive, cohesive [+] enwrap, wrap 1106 tenacity n. 1094 sycophant n. firmness; persistency; adhesiveness a servile flatterer, especially of those in authority It is extremely difficult to overcome the tenacity or influence of a habit such as smoking [+] obstinacy, pertinacity 1107 tenet n. doctrine; dogma The agnostic did not accept the tenets of their faith. [+] credo, creed PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 47. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 47/50 1108 tepid a. 1124 traduce v. tra<trans(=over, across)+duc(=lead) lukewarm say untrue or malicious things about; slander; During the summer, I like to take a tepid bath, expose to slander not a hot one. It is one thing to oppose him vigorously in the cf. sapid, insipid, vapid, torpid election; it is quite another to traduce his 1109 termagant n. character and his record.; His opponents tried shrew; scolding, brawling woman to traduce the candidates reputation by "The Taming of the Shrew" is one of many spreading rumors about his past. stories of the methods used in changing a [+] asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, termagant into a demure lady. libel, malign [+] virago 1110 terrestrial a. 1125 transgression n. on the earth violation of a law; sin We have been able to explore the terrestrial Forgive us our transgressions; we know not regions much more thoroughly than the aquatic what we do. or celestial regions. [+] contravention, infraction, infringement, [+] earthy trespass 1111 terse a. 1126 transitory a. concise; abrupt; pithy existing for a short time only I admire his terse style of writing; he comes directly to the point. 1127 transmute v. trans(=intensive)+mut(=change) [+] laconic, succinct change the shape, nature or substance of; 1112 tether v. change; convert to something different tie with a rope The task of education, said the speaker, is to Before we went to sleep, we tethered the transmute the primitive selfishness of the child horses to prevents their wandering off during into socially useful modes of behavior.; He was the night. unable to transmute his dreams into actualities. [+] bridle, pinion [+] convert, transform 1113 thrall n. slave; bondage 1128 transpire v. tran<trans(=through)+spir(=breathe) The captured soldier was held in thrall by the give off moisture or pass off vapor; become conquering army. public or come to be known; exhale; become [+] enslavement known; happen 1114 throe n. In spite of all our efforts to keep the meeting extreme struggling anguish secret, news of our conclusions transpired .; In spite of all our efforts to keep the meeting a 1115 thwart v. secret, news of our conclusions transpired. baffle; frustrate [+] leak; occur He felt that everyone was trying to thwart his plans and prevent his success. 1129 travail n. [+] balk, circumvent, foil painful labor 1116 timbre n. How long do you think a man can endure such quality of a musical tone produced by a musical travail and degradation without rebelling? instrument [+] drudgery We identify the instrument producing a musical 1130 travesty n.v. tra<trans(=over, across)+vest(=dress) sound by its timbre. any treatment that makes a serious work seem [+] tone ridiculous; imitation or description of something; 1117 timorous a. comical parody; treatment aimed at making fearful; demonstrating fear something appear ridiculous His timorous manner betrayed the fear he felt at Since she knew in advance whom she would the moment. choose for each role, the so-called "try-outs" for [+] cowardly, timid; [-] intrepid the play were no more than a travesty .; The 1118 torpid a. ridiculous decision the jury has arrived at is a dormant; dull; lethargic travesty of justice. The torpid bear had just come out of his cave [+] burlesque, caricature, mimicry; [-] paragon after his long hibernation. [+] n. torpor (= coma, languor, lassitude, 1131 trek v. stolidity, stupor, torpidity) travel; migrate 1119 torpor n. The tribe made their trek further north that lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy summer in search of game. Nothing seemed to arouse him from his torpor; [+] peregrinate he had wholly surrendered himself to lethargy. 1132 trenchant a. trench(=cut)+ant(=having the quality of) [+] coma, languor, lassitude, stolidity, stupor, sharp; keen, penetrating, incisive; clear-cut, torpidity; [-] vigor distinct; cutting; keen 1120 torque n. After the Senators trenchant analysis, each of twisiting force; force producing rotation us should have a clear idea of what is involved With her wrench she applied sufficient torque and where we stand on the issue.; I am afraid to the nut to loosen it. of his trenchant wit for it is so often sarcastic. [+] biting, incisive, penetrating, piercing, 1121 torturous a. poignant, pungent marked by extreme suffering 1133 trepidation n. 1122 toxic a. fear; trembling agitation poisonous We must face the enemy without trepidation if We must seek an antidote for whatever toxic we are to win this battle. substance he has eaten. [+] dismay, dread, horror, terror [+] virulent; n. toxicity 1134 tribunal n. 1123 tractable a. place of judgment; court of justice docile The prisoner appeared before the tribunal for You will find the children in this school very sentencing.; The decision of the tribunal was tractable and willing to learn. final and the prisoner was sentenced to death. [+] amenable, obedient; [-] headstrong [+] court, lawcourt PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 48. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 48/50 1135 tribute n. 1149 uncouth a. tax levied by a ruler; mark of respect rough, awkward, not cultured; outlandish; The colonists refused to pay tribute to a foreign clumsy; boorish despot. The handsome young man was surprisingly [-] denunciation uncouth at dinner.; Most biographers portray 1136 trite a. Lincoln as an uncouth and ungainly young man. hackneyed; commonplace [+] bizarre, eccentric, odd; coarse, crude, The trite and predictable situations in many unrefined; discourteous, impertinent, impolite television programs alienate many viewers. 1150 unequivocal a. equ(=same,voc(=call,voice) [+] banal, stereotyped clear, having one only possible meaning; plain; 1137 troth n. obvious pledge of good faith especially in betrothal She won his unequivocal support.; My answer He gave her his troth and vowed he would to your proposal is an unequivocal and absolute cherish her always. "No." [+] betrothal [+] distinct, evident, manifest, patent 1138 truculence n. aggressiveness; ferocity 1151 unfeigned a. Tynans reviews were noted for their caustic genuine; real attacks and general tone of truculence. She turned so pale that I am sure her surprise [+] barbarity, brutality, cruelty, savagery was unfeigned. 1139 tumid a. swollen; pompous; bombastic 1152 unruly a. I especially dislike his tumid style; I prefer not easily controlled; disorderly; disobedient; writing which is less swollen and bombastic. lawless [+] inflated, turgid; grandiloquent, magniloquent, The unruly child was expelled from school.; The rhetorical only way to curb this unruly mob is to use tear 1140 tumult n. gas. commotion; riot; noise [+] fractious, indocile, intractable, recalcitrant, She could not make herself heard over the untoward tumult of the mob. 1153 untoward a. [+] clamor, hubbub, pandemonium, turbulence, unfortunate; annoying uproar Untoward circumstances prevent me from 1141 turbid a. being with you on this festive occasion. muddy; having the sediment disturbed [+] hapless, misfortunate; fractious, intractable, The water was turbid after the children had recalcitrant, unruly; [-] favorable and anticipated waded through it. 1154 unwonted a. unaccustomed 1142 turbulence n. He hesitated assume the unwonted role of state of violent agitation master of ceremonies at the dinner. We were frightened by the turbulence of the [+] extraordinary, singular, uncommon, unusual ocean during the storm. 1155 urbane a. [+] agitation, commotion, tumult, turmoil; [-] suave; refined; elegant tranquility the courtier was urbane and sophisticated. 1143 turpitude n. turp(=vile) [+] cultivated, polished wickedness, depravity 1156 usury n. She was charged with moral turpitude .; A lending money at illegal rates of interest visitor may be denied admittance to this country The loan shark was found guilty of usury. if she has been guilty of moral turpitude. [+] wickedness; [-] saintly behavior 1157 uxoricide n. 1144 tutelage n. 1158 vacillation n. guardianship; training fluctuation; wavering Under the tutelage of such masters of the His vacillation when confronted with a problem instrument, she made rapid progress as a annoyed all of us who had to wait until he made virtuoso. his decision. [+] aegis, protection, safeguard [+] vacillation; [-] motionless balance 1145 ubiquitous a. 1159 vacuous a. being everywhere; omnipresent empty; inane You must be ubiquitous for I meet you wherever The vacuous remarks of the politician annoyed I go. the audience, who had hoped to hear more than [+] universal; [-] unique empty platitudes. 1146 ulterior a. [+] vacant, void beyond what is first seen or said; situated 1160 vagary n. beyond; situated beyond; unstated caprice; whim His ulterior motive was not clear even to She followed every vagary of fashion. himself.; You must have an ulterior motive for your behavior, since there is no obvious reason 1161 vantage n. for it. position giving an advantage They fired upon the enemy from behind trees, 1147 umbrage n. walls and any other point of vantage they could resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult find. She took umbrage at his remarks and stormed away in a huff. 1162 vaunt n.v. [+] exasperation, irritation, pique, rage, wrath extravagant self-praise; extravagant self-praise 1148 uncanny a. unnatural, mysterious, weird; strange; 1163 vaunted a. mysterious boasted; bragged; highly publicized We listened to an uncanny sense of direction.; This much vaunted project proved a You have the uncanny knack of reading my disappointment when it collapsed. innermost thoughts. [+] vanity; cf. flaunt [+] occult, supernatural PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 49. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 49/50 1164 vehement a. 1178 vicarious a. impetuous; with marked vigor acting as a substitute; done by a deputy He objected vehemently to a vote taking place in Many people get a vicarious thrill at he movies the absence of a quorum. by imagining they are the characters on the [+] ad. vehemently; ardent, fervent, fervid, screen. passionate 1165 venal a. 1179 vicissitude n. vicis(=change) capable of being bribed change, especially in somebodys fortunes; The venal policeman accepted the bribe offered change of fortune him by the speeding motorist whom he had The vicissitude of life may suddenly make a stopped. millionaire poor.; I am accustomed to lifes [+] bribable, corruptible; [-] incorruptible vicissitudes, having experienced poverty and 1166 veneer n. wealth, sickness and health, and failure and thin layer; cover success. Casual acquaintances were deceived by his veneer of sophistication and failed to recognize his fundamental shallowness. 1180 vie v. contend; compete 1167 venerate v. When we vie with each other for his approval, revere we are merely weakening ourselves and In China, the people venerate their ancestors. strengthening him. [+] adore, worship [+] a. vying 1168 veracious a. 1181 vigilance n. vigil/lively truthful watchfulness, keeping watch I can recommend him for this position because Constant vigilance is necessary in order to I have always found him veracious and reliable. avoid accidents in driving.; Eternal vigilance is [+] candid, frank, honest, ingenuous, sincere; n. the price of liberty. veracity [+] vigil 1169 verbiage n. verb(=word)+i(=s.e.)+age(=collective) unnecessary words for the expression of an 1182 vilify v. idea, etc.; pompous array of words slander That book has an interesting plot, but the author She is a liar and is always trying to vilify my has practically smothered it in endless pages of reputation. unnecessary verbiage .; After we had waded [+] revile through all the verbiage, we discovered that the 1183 vindicate v. vin(=force)+dic(=say)+ate(=make) writer had said very little. prove the justice, truth, validity, etc. of; clear of [+] garrulity, loquacity, prolixity, talkativeness, charges verbosity My faith in that seemingly "ordinary" young girl was vindicated many years later when she 1170 verbose a. won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.; I hope to wordy vindicate my client and return him to society as This article is too verbose; we must edit it. a free man. [+] garrulous, loquacious, prolix, talkative [+] exculpate 1171 verity n. truth; reality 1184 virile a. The four verities were revealed to Buddha manly during his long meditation. I do not accept the premise that a man is virile [+] truism, veracity; in verity only when he is belligerent. 1172 vernacular n. the language of ones country 1185 virtuoso n. highly skilled artist 1173 versatile a. vers(=turn)+at(=s.e.)+ile(=capable of) Heifetz is a violin virtuoso. interested in and clever at many different [+] expert, master things; having various uses; having many 1186 virulent a. talents; capable of working in many fields extremely poisonous Leonardo da Vinci was a versatile genius who The virus is highly virulent and has made many excelled in many different fields of art and of us ill for days. science.; He was a versatile athlete; at college he had earned varsity letters in baseball, 1187 visage n. football, and track. face; appearance [+] talented The stern visage of the judge indicated that she had decided to impose a severe penalty. 1174 vertigo n. [+] countenance dizziness 1188 viscous a. We test potential plane pilots for susceptibility sticky; gluey to spells of vertigo. Melted tar is a viscous substance. [+] glutinous, viscid 1175 vestige n. 1189 visionary n.a. vis(=look)+ion(=state)+ary(=relating to) trace; remains visionary person; existing only in a vision or the We discovered vestiges of early Indian life in imagination; unpractical; fanciful; produced by the cave. imagination; fanciful; mystical To the enthusiasm and dedication of the typical 1176 vex v. visionary he added the cool, realistic judgment annoy; distress of the practical business executive.; She was Please try not to vex your mother; she is doing given to visionary schemes which never the best she can. materialized. [+] harrass, toment, fret, irritate, provoke [+] delusory; quixotic, unpractical 1177 viable a. capable of maintaining life 1190 vitriolic a. The infant, though prematurely born, is viable corrosive; sarcastic and has a good chance to survive. Such vitriolic criticism is uncalled for. [+] living cf. vitriolic acid PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com
  • 50. GRE List Title Vocabulary Wizard 6.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 08/09/24 PM03:30 page 50/50 1191 vivacious a. viv(=live, life)+aci(=s.e.)+ous(=having the 1203 wanton a. quality of) unruly; unchaste; excessive lively,high-spirited,gay; animated; gay His wanton, drunken ways cost him many Her manner of speaking is so vivacious that friends. even commonplace remarks semm to suggest [+] perverse, wayward; dissolute, lewd, charm and excitement.; She had always been licentious, lustful; bestial, brutal, cruel vivacious and sparkling. 1204 welter n.v. [+] cheerful, frolicsome, gay wallow; turmoil; bewildering jumble At the height of the battle, the casualties were 1192 vociferous a. voc(=call, so numerous that the victims weltered in their voice)+i(=s.e.)+fer(=carry)+ous(=having the blood while waiting for medical attention.; The quality of) existing welter of overlapping federal and state noisy,yelling; clamorous programs cries out for immediate reform. At lunchtime,the room rang with the vociferous [+] confusion, tumble; [-] orderly arrangement debates between the Cincinnati and Cleveland 1205 wheedle v. fans.; The crowd grew vociferous in its anger cajole; coax; deceive by flattery and threatened to take the law into its own She know she can wheedle almost anything hands. she wants from her father. [+] blatant, boisterous, obstreperous 1206 whet v. 1193 vogue n. sharpen; stimulate popular fashion The odors from the kitchen are whetting my Jeans became the vogue on many college appetite; I will be ravenous by the time the meal campuses. is served. [+] mode 1194 volatile a. 1207 whimsical a. evaporating rapidly; lighthearted; mercurial capricious; fanciful; quaint Ethly chloride is a very volatile liquid. "Peter Pan" is a whimsical play. [+] vaporizable; capricious, fickle, inconstant, [+] vagarious; odd, peculiar unstable 1208 wily a. 1195 volition n. vol(=will)+i(=s.e.)+tion(=that which) cunning; artful the act of exercising ones will, the power of She is as wily as a fox in avoiding trouble. willing; act of making a conscious choice [+] astute, crafty, Machiavelian, sly, guileful Although she emphasizes that she was the 1209 winsome a. helpless victim of bad luck, one can recognize attractive; pleasing, bright; agreeable; gracious; the effects of her own volition in bringing about engaging her own downfall.; She selected this dress of Marie is not particularly pretty, but her sparkling her own volition personality and high spirits make her extremely [+] will winsome .; By her winsome manner, she made herself liked by everyone who met her. 1196 voluble a. volu(=roll)+ble<able(=capable of) [+] gay, sportive; attractive, captivating, loquacious; able to talk very quickly and easily; charming fluent; rotating; fluent; glib 1210 wizened a. His answer at the press conference was withered; shriveled rambling and voluble while giving practically no The wizened old man in the home for the aged information.; She was a voluble speaker, always was still active and energetic. ready to talk. 1211 wreak v. inflict 1197 voracious a. vor(=eat)+aci(=s.e.)+ous(=many, full) I am afraid he will wreak his wrath on the devouring or eager to devour large puantities of innocent as well as the guilty. food; very greedy or eager in some desire or cf. reek persuit; insatiable; ravenous 1212 wrest v. Has antone ever measured how many hours of pull away; take by violence TV time are needed to satisfy a small boys With only ten seconds left to play, our team voracious appetite for Westerns?; the wolf is a wrested victory from their grasp. voracious animal, its hunger never satisfied. [+] wrench, wry [+] covetous, gluttonous, greedy, rapacious, 1213 zealot n. ravening fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal It is good to have a few zealots in our group for 1198 vouchsafe v. their enthusiasm is contagious. grant condescendingly; guarantee [+] Enthusiast, maniac Vouchsafe me a visit. Mr. Johnson vouchsafed 1214 zenith n. to attend our party. point directly overhead in the sky; summit When the sun was at its zenith, the glare was 1199 vulnerable a. not as strong as at sunrise and sunset. susceptible to wounds [+] acme, apex, apogee, culmination, pinnacle; Achilles was vulnerable only in his heel. [-] lowest point; [-] nadir [+] sensitive 1215 zephyr n. 1200 waive v. gentle breeze; west wind give up temporarily; yield When these zephyrs blow; it is good to be in an I will waive my rights in this matter in order to open boat under a full sail. expedite our reaching a proper decision. [+] cede, relinquish 1201 wan a. having a pale or sickly color; pallid Suckling asked, "Why so pale and wan, fond lover?" [+] ashen 1202 wane v. grow gradually smaller From now until December 21, the winter solstice, the hours of daylight will wane. [+] abate, subside; cf. wax PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0 http://www.pdf4free.com