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Flashcards in GRE25 From4777-4976 Deck (38):
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malady

illness

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imbibe

drink in

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plaster

paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.

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sprightly

lively

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paean

song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory

6

sundry

miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items

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vanguard

forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard

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coiffure

hairstyle

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founder

fail completely; sink; CF. flounder

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martial

warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law

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exemplary

serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model

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necromancy

black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis

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primal

first in rank or importance; being first in time; original; Ex. man's primal innocence

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amphibian

able to live both on land and in water; N.

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tyro

beginner; novice

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susceptible

impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility

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executor

person designated to execute the terms of a will; ¿¹¼ú ÀÛÇ°ÀÇ Á¦ÀÛÀÚ

18

aseptic

preventing infection; having a cleansing effect

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braggart

boaster; bragger

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concerted

mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together

21

plane

carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat

22

somnambulist

sleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism

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piebald

of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald

24

relent

become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe

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monarchy

government under a single ruler

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exempt

not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.

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pejorative

(of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.

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automaton

mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself

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discord

conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)

30

figurine

small ornamental statuette(very small statue)

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filing

particle removed by a file

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geniality

cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered

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censorious

severely critical

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irremediable

incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy

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scanty

meager; insufficient

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drama

prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation

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quench

assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress

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forswear

renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure