Flashcards in GRE Vocabulary 8 Deck (100):
Having an air of easy unconcern or indifference
He was surprisingly nonchalant about winning the award.
To move in one direction and then back again many times
Displaying wealth in a way that is meant to attract attention
She had driven to Prague in her Porsche, telling how ostentatious she might appear.
Very excited or upset
The witness became overwrought as she described the crime.
Having a pleasant or agreeable taste
The act of betraying someone or something : the state of not being loyal
Characterized by routine or superficiality
The violinist delivered a perfunctory performance that displayed none of the passion and warmth he was once known for
Clarity of thought and expression
To soothe or mollify especially by concessions.
The administration placated protesters by agreeing to consider their demands.
Calm and steady
Of vital or critical importance
Predisposition towards something
To occupy the place of authority
The quality of a person who is completely honest
An inclination or predisposition toward something.
Characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure
Showing a readiness or desire to fight or argue.
He was a short man with heavy shoulders, a slight potbelly, puffy blue eyes, and a pugnacious expression
A situation in which you are confused about what to do
To suppress or extinguish summarily and completely
To argue or complain about small, unimportant things
Being at rest; quiet.
A quiescent mind.
Bitter, rankling resentment
The rancor between de Blasio and Moskowitz has at least some roots in policy disagreements.
Resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant
A receding part or space, as a bay or alcove in a room.
That is to be feared; formidable.
Having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd
A sagacious lawyer.
Favorable to or promoting health; healthful:
Favorable to or promoting health
To satisfy to the full
A moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force
Characterized by or requiring a sitting posture:
A sedentary occupation.
The matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
Morally ignoble or base; vile:
Apparently right though lacking real merit; plausible.
Intermittent, happening at unpredictable intervals
Not genuine, of doubtful origin
Filth and misery
Bluntly or sternly plain; not softened or glamorized:
The stark reality of the schedule's deadline.
A layer of material, naturally or artificially formed.
A stratum of ancient foundations.
A slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, especially one of a number in parallel arrangement:
Striae of muscle fiber.
Having a shrill, irritating quality or character:
A strident tone in his writings.
Rigorously binding or exacting; strict; sever
To hinder, block, or thwart
[suh k-singkt] Characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.
Not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment
The turbid waters near the waterfall
Move back and forth on a subject
Without contents; empty
A vacuous way of life.
Crying out noisily; clamorous.
A vociferous manner of expression.
A strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.
To endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts
She wheedled him into going with her.
Easily causing vapors
The pinnacle of something
To renounce or give up under oath; forswear:
To abjure allegiance.
Courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm
To entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk.
To inveigle a person into playing bridge.
A person who is lacking in cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement,
To spread throughout
To come or be in conflict with.
To contravene a statement.
To represent in drawing or painting
Somehow the arches and curves of its branches seemed to limn a pattern so dreadful that his heart beat faster
Discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation.
Abuse and obloquy were heaped upon the Ministers from every quarter.
To reduce in amount, degree, intensity
To renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power
Departing from the right, normal
To wear off or down by scraping
To reduce or lessen in scope.
Difficult to understand
Harsh or severe, as of temper or expression:
Keen insight; shrewdness:
Remarkable acumen in business matters.
The act of sticking together
To show excessive admiration or devotion to
Pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite:
An affable and courteous gentleman.
Having an abundance of wealth, property
To make great or greater in power, wealth, rank
He cares for nothing save to aggrandize his children, by fair means or foul, and this is his sole desire.
A deliberate act or display of disrespect.
An affront to the king.
Cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness:
We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
A small cavity in a rock
Like stone, especially in hardness; stony; rocky.
Needless repetition of an idea, especially in words.