GRE Vocabulary 150 cards

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LISTLESS

having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake

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ABHORRENCE

a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination

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MISER

a person who lives in wretched circumstances in order to save and hoard money

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THRIFT

economical management; economy; frugality

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LASSITUDE

weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor

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SCINTILLATE

to sparkle; flash: a mind that scintillates with brilliance

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PARE

to cut off the outer coating, layer, or part of

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SAUNTER

to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll: sauntering through the woods

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PRECIPITOUS

extremely or impassably steep: precipitous mountain trails

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STRIDENT

making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges

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LAUDABLE

deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea

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POSTHUMOUS

arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death: a posthumous award for bravery

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MALINGER

to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.

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SOPORIFIC

causing or tending to cause sleep

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NOISOME

offensive or disgusting, as an odor

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ELEGY

a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, esp. a funeral song or a lament for the dead

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ORNATENESS

elaborately or sumptuously adorned, often excessively or showily so: They bought an ornate Louis XIV sofa

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FILIGREE

delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires, esp. lacy jewelers' work of scrolls and arabesques

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SUPPLICANT

a person who prays humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition

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COQUETTE

a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt

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CONCERTO

a composition for one or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment, now usually in symphonic form

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MOROSE

gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood

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LASCIVIOUS

inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd: a lascivious, girl-chasing old man

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IGNOMINIOUS

discreditable; humiliating: an ignominious retreat

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GUILE

insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity

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PRESCIENT

knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight

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PENURY

extreme poverty; destitution

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PRAGMATIC

of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations

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VORACIOUS

craving or consuming large quantities of food: a voracious appetite

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GAMBIT

any maneuver by which one seeks to gain an advantage

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DICHOTOMY

division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs

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PECULIARITY

a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual

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COUNTENANCE

appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face, approval or favor; encouragement; moral support

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EVINCE

to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove

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REGALE

to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight

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VINDICATE

to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like

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AGGRANDIZE

to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend

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OBVIATE

to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures

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BELIED

to show to be false; contradict

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DIFFIDENT

lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy

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MENDACIOUS

telling lies, esp. habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful

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TRUCULENT

fierce; cruel; savagely brutal

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CASTIGATE

to criticize or reprimand severely

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TEPID

moderately warm; lukewarm, characterized by a lack of force or enthusiasm

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COGENT

convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling

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CONSONANT

in agreement; agreeable; in accord

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SALUTARY

favorable to or promoting health; healthful

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DELETERIOUS

injurious to health

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PROSAIC

commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative

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PANORAMIC

an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions