Vocabulary Deck 1 Flashcards Preview

GRE > Vocabulary Deck 1 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Vocabulary Deck 1 Deck (100):
1

Abhor

Hate

2

Bigot

Narrow minded, prejudiced person

3

Counterfeit

Fake, false

4

Enfranchise

give voting rights

5

Hamper

Hinder, obstruct

6

Kindle

to start a fire

7

Noxious

harmful, poisonous, lethal

8

Placid

calm, peaceful

9

Remuneration

payment for work done

10

Talisman

lucky charm

11

Abrasive

rough, coarse, harsh

12

Bilk

Cheat, defraud

13

Engender

cause

14

Hangar

Storage area (like a garage) for a plane

15

Covet

Hidden, undercover

16

Knotty

complex, difficult to solve

17

Nuance

something subtle, a fine shade of meaning

18

Plagiarism

taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas

19

Renown

fame

20

Tangent

going off the main subject

21

Abasement

humiliation, degradation

22

Billowing

swelling, fluttering, flowing

23

Cower

recoil in fear or servility, shrink away from

24

Enhance

improve, make better or clearer

25

Harangue

noisy, attacking in speech

26

Labyrinth

a maze

27

Nullify

to counter, make unimportant

28

Plaintiff

petitioner (in court of law)

29

Replete

full

30

Tangible

can be touched

31

Abrogate

cancel, deny, repeal

32

Blasphemy

speech which offends religious sentiments

33

Credible

believable

34

Enigma

puzzle, mystery

35

Harbingers

indicators, bringers of warnings

36

Labyrinthine

complicated, highly convoluted

37

Nuzzle

cuddle, snuggle

38

Plaudit

statement giving strong praise

39

Reprehensible

shameful, very bad

40

Tardy

slow, late, overdue, delayed

41

Absolution

forgiveness, pardon, release

42

Blatant

obvious

43

Creditable

praiseworthy

44

Ensconce

establish firmly in a position

45

Hasten

hurry, accelerate, rush

46

Laceration

a cut

47

Obdurate

stubborn

48

Plausible

can be believed, reasonable

49

Reprieve

a respite, postponement of a sentence

50

Tawdry

of little value, gaudy

51

Abstain

desist, go without, withdraw

52

Blighted

damaged, destroyed, ruined

53

Credulous

gullible, ready to believe anything

54

Enshroud

cover

55

Haughtiness

arrogance, pride

56

Lachrymose

tearful, sad

57

Obfuscate

deliberately make something difficult to understand

58

Plethora

an excess

59

Repudiate

shun, eschew

60

Tedium

boredom

61

Abstemious

self denying, refraining from indulging

62

Blithe

free-spirited, carefree

63

Crepuscular

active at dawn and dusk

64

Enunciation

clear pronunciation, accent, articulation

65

Headstrong

stubborn, willful

66

Lackluster

dull, monotonous, bland

67

Objective

unbiased, not subjective

68

Pliable

flexible, not stubborn

69

Rescind

retract, repeal

70

Temper

to moderate, soften

71

Abstruse

difficult to understand, obscure

72

Blunderbuss

1. ancient weapon (type of a gun) 2. a clumsy person

73

Cringe

recoil, flinch, shy away

74

Envenom

to cause bitterness and bad feeling

75

Hedonism

self indulgence, pleasure - seeking

76

Laconic

using few words, brief, to the point

77

Oblique

indirect, slanting

78

Plumage

feathers of a bird

79

Resignation

Acceptance of fate

80

Tenacious

stubborn, resolute, holding firm to a purpose

81

Accolade

tribute, honor, praise

82

Bolster

support, prop up

83

Cryptic

puzzling, enigmatic

84

Ephemeral

short-lived

85

Hedonist

a pleasure seeker

86

Lamentation

expression of regret or sorrow.

87

Obliterate

destroy, demolish, eradicate

88

Plummet

fall suddenly and steeply

89

Resolution

determination

90

Tentative

not certain

91

Acquiesce

to agree to, give in to

92

Bombast

arrogant, pompous language

93

Curtail

cut short

94

Epicure

someone who appreciates good food and drink

95

Heed

listen to

96

Lampoon

ridicule, spoof

97

Oblivious

totally unaware

98

Podium

raised platform

99

Resonant

echoing

100

Tenuous

flimsy, not solid