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GRE Vocab 5
GRE Vocab 5
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General Vocab
Undergraduate 4
08/13/2008

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Fractious
Definition
irritable, peevish
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Frenetic
Definition
frantic, frenzied, corybantic; delirious; feverish
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Fulsome
Definition
offensive to good taste, esp. as being excessive; overdone or gross: fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome d├ęcor; disgusting; sickening; repulsive
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Fungible
Definition
(esp. of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable in whole or in part for another of like nature or kind
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Furtive
Definition
secret, stealthy; clandestine; covert; surreptitious
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Fusillade
Definition
continuous discharge of firearms or outburst of criticism
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Gambol
Definition
to dance or skip around playfully; caper; cavort; frisk; frolic
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Garner
Definition
to gather and store; amass; acquire; glean; harvest; reap
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Garrulous
Definition
tending to talk a lot
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Glib
Definition
readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so
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Gloaming
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referring to dusk
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Glower
Definition
to glare; stare angrily and intensely; frown; lower; scowl
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Gradation
Definition
process occurring by regular degrees or stages; variation in color; nuance; shade; step; subtlety
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Grandiloquent
Definition
pompous or inflated in language
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Grandiose
Definition
exaggerated, pompous affectedly grand; over-blown, pretentious, unrealistic grandeur
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Grievous
Definition
causing grief or sorrow; serious and distressing; dire; dolorous; grave; mournful
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Guile
Definition
deceit or trickery
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Hapless
Definition
unfortunate; having bad luck; ill-fated; ill-starred; jinxed; luckless
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Hegemony
Definition
leadership; predominance; especially of one country over another
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Hermetic
Definition
tightly sealed; airtight; impervious; watertight
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Hoary
Definition
gray or white with age; ancient or venerable; tedious from familiarity
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Husband
Definition
to manage economically; to use sparingly; conserve
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Iconoclast
Definition
one who opposes established beliefs, customs and institutions
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Idiosyncrasy
Definition
peculiarity of temperament, eccentricity; humor; oddity; quirk
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Idyllic
Definition
charmingly simple; naturally peaceful; having rustic charm
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Ignoble
Definition
of low character, aims, etc; mean, base; of low grade or quality
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Illicit
Definition
forbidden; illegal; improper; taboo
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Imbue
Definition
to infuse; dye; wet; moisten; charge; freight; impregnate; permeate; pervade
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Impasse
Definition
blocked path; dilemma with no slution; deadlock; stalemate; cul-de-sac
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Impassive
Definition
showing or feeling no emotion
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Impecunious
Definition
poor; having no money; destitute; impoverished; indigent
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Imperious
Definition
commanding
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Imperturbable
Definition
not capable of being disturbed
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Impervious
Definition
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
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Impetuous
Definition
quick to act without thinking
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Impious
Definition
not devout in religion; immoral; irreverent; profane
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Implacable
Definition
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
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Importune
Definition
to urge or press with excessive persistence
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Imprecation
Definition
malediction
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Impudent
Definition
offensively bold; characterized by impertinence or effrontery
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Impugn
Definition
to call into question; to attack verbally; challenge; dispute
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Inamorata
Definition
a female lover
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Inane
Definition
lacking sense or significance; silly; empty or void
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Incarnadine
Definition
blood-red in color; reddened; ruby; ruddy
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Inchoate
Definition
not fully formed; disorganized
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Incisive
Definition
cutting to the hear of the matter; very clear and direct; keen; sharp; acute; penetrating, cutting, biting, trenchant
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Incorrigible
Definition
not capable of being corrected
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Inculcate
Definition
to teach, impress in the mind; implant; indoctrinate; instill
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Inculpate
Definition
to charge with fault
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Incursion
Definition
a hostile entrance into a place
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