Flashcards in GRE Vocabulary 9 Deck (49):
Pompous self importance
The act or an instance of going, especially from an enclosed place.
Out of the ordinary
To issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation, condemnation
The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
To deceive, trick, or cheat.
A representation of a word or phrase by pictures, symbols, etc.
Two gates and a head is a rebus for Gateshead.
Inattentive because of distracting worries, fears, etc.
Irene was grave and distrait this morning, with a chilly reserve about her
Given to causing factions
A factious group was trying to undermine the government
Of low character, aims.
His ignoble purposes.
Any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality:
“Richard the Lion-Hearted” is an epithet of Richard I.
A medicine that relieves or allays pain.
Juvenile, immature, childish
Tending to conciliate
A conciliatory manner
The settlement of a native people away from the homeland
A confused mass, a jumble or muddle
A welter of anxious faces.
To meditate or muse, ponder.
Tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental
A maudlin story of a little orphan
To come together in a conference
The act of flowing out especially of a liquid
To abstain or keep away from, shun.
To eschew evil.
Related to walking or capable of walking
Tedious, exacting procedure
To reject or renounce under oath.
To forswear an injurious habit.
The art or science of good eating.
To taunt, deride.
Very loud or powerful in sound.
A stentorian voice.
To abolish by formal or official means
To abrogate a law.
To purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness.
Swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body.
Neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance
A natty white uniform.
A person or thing that watches or stands as if watching.
Sweetly or innocently charming, engaging.
A winsome smile.
To inspect, observe, or survey.
We are to reconnoiter along this road and down toward that bridge
Bad public behaviour
A body or individual with proxy powers to act on behalf of another especially a government.
To steal (especially something of small value), pilfer.
To filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants.
The state of being fixed or firm.
The fastness of democratic institutions.
A person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry:
Paris is a bellwether of the fashion industry.
A group of unofficial or private advisers to a person of authority, especially a group much given to intrigues and secret plots;
Any period during which a state has no ruler or only a temporary executive.