Randomized 13 - Sept 4 Flashcards Preview

My GRE Vocab :) > Randomized 13 - Sept 4 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Randomized 13 - Sept 4 Deck (40):
1

chicanery

trickery, subterfuge

2

connoisseur

an informed and astute judge in matters of taste, expert

3

convoluted

complex, complicated

4

disabuse

to undeceive, to set right

5

effrontery

extreme boldness, presumptuousness

6

ennui

dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

7

erudite

very learned, scholarly

8

exculpate

exonerate, to clear of blame

9

exigent

urgent, pressing, requiring immediate action or attention

10

extemporaneous

improvised, done without preparation

11

libuster

intentional obstruction
especially using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action

12

fulminate

to loudly attack or denounce

13

inured

accustomed to accepting something undesirable

14

laud

to praise high

15

magnanimity

quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp in forgiving

16

nascent

coming into being, in early developmental stages

17

nebulous

vague, cloudy, lacking clearly defined form

18

neologism

a new word, expression or usage

19

noxious

harmful, injurious

20

onerous

troubling, burdensome

21

paean

a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving

22

sordid

foul, characterized by filth, grime, or squalor

23

condescend

to treat others as socially or intellectually inferior

24

impugn

to criticize or cast doubt on

25

conjure

to cause (spirit or ghost) to magically appear

26

opprobrium

chastate of shame or disgrace

27

accomplice

partner in crime

28

sycophant

person who flatters and serves someone powerful for personal gain

29

derogatory

showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.
"she tells me I'm fat and is always making derogatory remarks"

30

decorous

characterized by proper manners and conduct

31

apocryphal

of questionable authenticity

32

confound

to clump together, causing confusion

33

beget

to make children, to cause

34

burnish

to polish by rubbing

35

vilify

to spread negative information about

36

brook

to tolerate something unpleasant

37

heed

to pay close attention to

38

cavort

to frolic, jump around excitedly

39

peculate

to steal other's money or property

40

commiserate

to show sympathy for