List 8 Flashcards Preview

GRE Vocab > List 8 > Flashcards

Flashcards in List 8 Deck (100):
1

Atheist

person who does not believe in God

2

Colloquial

local and informal (used of language)

3

Dotard

foolish old man

4

Furrow

groove

5

Instigator

troublemaker; person who entices others to do something

6

Misnomer

wrong name

7

Percipient

perceptive; insightful

8

Quaff

drink down quickly

9

Staunch

loyal; faithful; dependable

10

Vilification

blackening someone's name

11

Atrophy

waste away from lack of use

12

Collusion

plotting and planning

13

Drawl

speak slowly with words running together

14

Furtive

hidden and secret

15

Insurgent

a rebel

16

Misogynist

hater of women

17

Perdition

damnation

18

Quagmire

marsh; bog

19

Stereotype

fixed image

20

Vindicate

prove right; remove blame

21

Attenuate

weaken

22

Commandeer

take possession of

23

Drivel

nonsense

24

Futile

useless; hopeless

25

Interminable

never-ending

26

Misrepresentation

deliberately deceiving

27

Peremptory

in a commanding manner

28

Quaint

picturesque

29

Stevedore

dockworker

30

Virtuoso

an accomplished musician

31

Augment

increase; make bigger

32

Complacent

self-satisfied; smug

33

Droll

dryly amusing

34

Galleon

ancient type of sailing ship

35

Intermittent

sporadic; irregular

36

Mitigate

lessen; make less severe

37

Perfidy

treachery

38

Quandary

dilemma; puzzle

39

Stifle

suppress

40

Virulent

dangerous; harmful

41

Auspicious

favorable; promising to turn out well

42

Compliant

easy to control; submissive

43

Drone

1. monotonous noise (n); 2. to speak with no emotion (v); 3.male bee

44

Gambol

frolic; leap; bound

45

Intransigence

stubbornness

46

Modicum

small amount

47

Perfunctory

superficial; cursory

48

Quarantine

isolation to prevent the spread of disease

49

Stoic

known for fortitude; indifferent to pleasure or pain

50

Vital

essential; alive; important

51

Austere

severely plain

52

Concatenate

link together

53

Dubious

doubtful

54

Garble

distort; confuse; muddle

55

Intransigent

stubborn; unyielding

56

Momentous

very important

57

Peripatetic

nomadic; moving from place to place

58

Quarry

1. something that is hunted; 2. mine for stone

59

Stoke

add fuel to; strengthen

60

Vitriolic

corrosive; strongly attacking

61

Aversion

a dislike of

62

Concatenation

linking into chains

63

Dupe

to fool someone

64

Garish

gaudy

65

Intrepid

brave

66

Monotonous

dull; unvarying

67

Peripheral

on the edge; not important

68

Querulous

always complaining

69

Stolid

impassive; dull; indifferent

70

Vivacity

liveliness; animation

71

Balk

hinder and prevent; hesitate over

72

Conciliate

to bring together; end a dispute

73

Dynamic

lively; vibrant; energetic

74

Garner

gather; collect

75

Inveterate

habitual

76

Moratorium

temporary prohibition or halt to activity

77

Perjury

telling lies under oath

78

Quirk

oddity

79

Stratagem

plot; plan; trick

80

Vivify

enliven

81

Banal

common; dull

82

Concise

stated in few words

83

Ebullient

very lively; cheerful; jovial; happy

84

Garrulous

talkative

85

Invidious

arousing envy

86

Moribund

on the point of death

87

Pernicious

destructive; harmful

88

Ramble

wander aimlessly

89

Strident

loud and harsh

90

Vociferous

noisy; loud in speech

91

Banality

ordinariness; dullness

92

Condescend

talk down to

93

Eccentric

unusual; quirky; odd

94

Gaunt

emaciated; bony and angular

95

Inviolable

cannot be invaded

96

Morose

gloomy; bad tempered

97

Persnickety

fastidious; fussy

98

Ramifications

branches; subdivisions of a complex system; outcomes

99

Stringent

strict or severe

100

Volatile

dangerously unstable; evaporates easily