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Flashcards in TOP GRE 3 Deck (44):
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Guile

Deceit or trickery

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Gregarious

Outgoing, sociable

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Garrulous

Tending to talk a lot

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Frugality

A tendency to be thrifty or cheap

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Foment

To arouse or incite

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Florid

Excessively decorated or embellished

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Fervid

Intensely emotional; feverish

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Fawn

To grovel

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Fanatical

Acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion

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Explicit

Clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression

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Exonerate

To clear of blame

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Exigent

Urgent; requiring immediate action

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Exculpate

To clear from blame; prove innocent

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Exacerbate

To make worse

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Euphemism

Use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one

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Eulogy

Speech in praise of someone

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estimable

Admirable

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Esoteric

Known or understood by only a few

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Erudite

Learned, scholarly, bookish

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Erratic

Wandering and unpredictable

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Equivocate

To use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead

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Ephemeral

Lasting a short time

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Enumerate

To count, list, or itemize

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Enigma

A puzzle; a mystery

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Engender

To produce, cause, or bring about

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Enervate

to reduce in strength

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Emulate

To copy; to try to equal or excel

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Elegy

A sorrowful poem or speech

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Efficacy

Effectiveness

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Dupe

To deceive; a person who is easily deceived

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Dogmatic

Dictatorial in one's opinions

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Dogma

A firmly held opinion, often a religious belief

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Dissonance

A harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds

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Dissemble

To present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character

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Disparate

Fundamentally different; entirely unlike

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Discern

To perceive; to recognize

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Disabuse

To set right; to free from error

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Dirge

A funeral hymn or mournful speech

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Dilettante

Someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic

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Dilatory

Intended to delay

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Dilate

To make larger; to expand

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Diffident

Lacking self-confidence

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Diatribe

An abusive, condemnatory speech

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Desultory

Jumping from one thing to another; disconnected