Princeton Book Beyond The Key Terms Group 1 Flashcards Preview

GRE: HLS & HBS BAABBY > Princeton Book Beyond The Key Terms Group 1 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Princeton Book Beyond The Key Terms Group 1 Deck (51)
Loading flashcards...
1

alloy

to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior; unalloyed means pure

2

appropriate (verb)

to take for one's own use; to confiscate

3

arrest, arresting (verb)/(adj.)

to suspend; to engage; holding one's attention; as in an arresting portrait

4

august (adj.)

majestic, venerable

5

bent (noun)

leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency

6

broach (verb)

to bring up; to announce; to begin to talk about

7

brook (verb0

to tolerate; to endure; to countenance

8

cardinal (adj.)

major, as in cardinal sin

9

chauvinist (noun)

a blindly devoted patriot

10

color (verb)

to Chnage as if by dyeing, i.e. to disort, gloss or affect (usually the first)

11

consequential (adj.)

pompous, self-important (primary definitions are logically following: important)

12

damp (verb)

to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound

13

die (noun)

a tool used for shaping, as in a tool-and-die shop

14

essay (verb)

to test or try; to attempt; to experiment

15

exact (verb)

to demand; to call for; to require; to take

16

fell (verb)

to cause to fall by striking

17

fell (adj.)

inhumanly cruel

18

flag (verb)

to sag or droop; to become spiritless; to decline

19

flip (adj.)

sarcastic; impertinent, as in flippant: a flip remark

20

ford (verb)

to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream

21

grouse (verb)

to complain or grumble

22

guy (noun)/(verb)

a rope, cord, or cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to steady or reinforce using a guy: think guide (verb form: guyed, guying)

23

intimate (verb)

to imply, suggest, or insinuate

24

list (verb)

to tilt or lean to one side

25

lumber (verb)

to move heavily and clumsily

26

meet (adj.)

fitting, proper

27

milk (verb)

to exploit; to squeeze every ounce of

28

mince (verb)

to pronounce or speak affectedly; to euphemize, to speak too carefully. Also, to take tiny steps; to tiptoe

29

nice (adj.)

exacting, fastidious, extremely precise

30

occult (adj.)

hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension

31

pedestrian (adj.)

commonplace, trite, unremarkable, quotidian

32

pied (adj.)

multicolored, usually in blotches

33

pine (verb)

to lose vigor (as through grief); to yearn

34

plastic (adj.)

moldable, pliable, not rigid

35

pluck (noun)

courage, spunk, fortitude

36

prize (verb)

to pry; to press or force with a lever; something taken by force, spoils

37

rail (verb)

to complain about bitterly

38

rent (verb)/(noun)

torn (past tense of rend); an opening or tear caused by such

39

quail (verb)

to lose courage; to turn frightened

40

qualify (verb)

to limit

41

sap (verb)

to enervate or weaken the vitality of

42

sap (noun)

a fool or nitwit

43

scurvy (adj.)

contemptible, despicable

44

singular (adj.)

exceptional, unusal, odd

45

stand (noun)

a group of trees

46

steep (verb)

to saturate or completely soak, as in to let a tea bag steep

47

strut (noun)

the supporting structural cross-past of a wing

48

table (verb)

to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration

49

tender (verb)

to proffer or offer

50

waffle (verb)

to equivocate; to change one's position

51

wag (noun)

wit, joker