2013 Revised GRE exam Vocabulary Flashcards Sample +1,300 GRE Wordlist


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2013 Revised GRE exam Vocabulary Flashcards Sample +1,300 GRE Wordlist

  1. 1. abstain 1a
  2. 2. (v) To hold oneself back: forbear, hold off, keep, refrain, withhold 1b
  3. 3. adulterate 2a
  4. 4. (v) To make impure or inferior by deceptivelyadding foreign substances: debase, doctor, load, sophisticate 2b
  5. 5. apathy 3a
  6. 6. (n) Lack of emotion or interest:disinterest, impassivity, incuriosity,incuriousness, indifference, insensibility,insensibleness, lassitude, lethargy,listlessness, phlegm, stolidity, stolidness,unconcern, uninterest, unresponsiveness 3b
  7. 7. audacious 4a
  8. 8. (adj) Having or showing courage: bold,brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty,fearless, fortitudinous, gallant, game,hardy, heroic, intrepid, mettlesome,plucky, stout, stouthearted, unafraid,undaunted, valiant, valorous 4b
  9. 9. capricious 5a
  10. 10. (adj) Following no predictable pattern:changeable, erratic, fantastic, fantastical,fickle, freakish, inconsistent, inconstant,mercurial, temperamental, ticklish,uncertain, unpredictable, unstable,unsteady, variable, volatile, whimsical 5b
  11. 11. corroborate 6a
  12. 12. (v) To present evidence in support of: back (up), buttress, substantiate 6b
  13. 13. desiccate 7a
  14. 14. (v) To make or become freeof moisture: dehydrate, dry (out), exsiccate, parch 7b
  15. 15. engender 8a
  16. 16. (v) To cause to come intoexistence: beget, breed,create, father, hatch, make,originate, parent, procreate,produce, sire, spawn 8b
  17. 17. ephemeral 9a
  18. 18. (adj) Lasting or existing only fora short time: evanescent, fleet,fleeting, fugacious, fugitive,momentary, passing, short-lived, temporal, temporary,transient, transitory 9b
  19. 19. gullible 10a
  20. 20. (adj) Easily imposed on or tricked: credulous,dupable, easy, exploitable, naive, susceptible 10b
  21. 21. homogenous 11a
  22. 22. (adj) All of the same or similar kind or nature 11b
  23. 23. laconic 12a
  24. 24. (adj) Marked by or consistingof few words that are carefullychosen: brief, compendious,concise, lean, short, succinct,summary, terse 12b
  25. 25. laudable 13a
  26. 26. (adj) Deserving honor, respect, oradmiration: admirable, commendable,creditable, deserving, estimable,exemplary, honorable, meritorious,praiseworthy, reputable, respectable,worthy 13b
  27. 27. loquacious 14a
  28. 28. (adj) Given to conversation: chatty,conversational, garrulous, talkative, talky, voluble 14b
  29. 29. mitigate 15a
  30. 30. (v) To make less severe or more bearable: allay,alleviate, assuage, comfort, ease, lessen, lighten, palliate, relieve 15b
  31. 31. pedant 16a
  32. 32. (n) One who pays undueattention to book learning and formal rules 16b
  33. 33. pragmatic 17a
  34. 34. (adj) Having or indicating an awareness ofthings as they really are: down-to-earth,hard, hardheaded, matter-of-fact,objective, practical, pragmatical, prosaic,realistic, sober, tough-minded, unromantic 17b
  35. 35. propriety 18a
  36. 36. (n) The quality of beingproper; appropriateness 18b
  37. 37. vacillate 19a
  38. 38. (v) To move back and forthor from side to side, as ifabout to fall: oscillate,sway, teeter, totter, waver,weave, wobble 19b
  39. 39. volatile 20a
  40. 40. (adj) Following no predictablepattern: capricious, changeable,erratic, fantastic, fantastical, fickle,freakish, inconsistent, inconstant,mercurial, temperamental, ticklish,uncertain, unpredictable, unstable,unsteady, variable, whimsical 20b