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Flashcards in Cracking the GRE 3 Deck (15):
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Opprobrium

Noun: disgrace, contempt, scorn

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Placate

Verb: to appease by making concessions

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Platitude

Noun: a superficial remark esp offered as meaningful. Polonius's attitude

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Proliferate

Verb: to grow or increase swiftly. Think "non-proliferation treaty"

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Solvent

Adj: able to meet financial obligations

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Surfeit

Verb: to feed or supply to excess

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Aggrandize

Verb: to increase in size, power, or prestige

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Amenable

Adj: agreeable, responsive to suggestion

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Desiccate

Verb: to dry out or dehydrate, to make dull

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Dilettante

Noun: one with amateurish or superficial interest in a branch of knowledge

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Disparage

Verb: to slight or belittle

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Garrulous

Adj: pointlessly talkative

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Laconic

Adj: terse, using few words, brief

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Obfuscate

Verb: to deliberately obscure, to make confusing

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Ostentatious

Adj: pretentious display, showy