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Majortests.com Word List 13
Vocabulary Prep For GRE
100
English
Graduate
08/04/2015

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alleviated
Definition
made less severe
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apostrophe
Definition
1. punctuation mark; 2. appeal to someone not present (a figure of speech)
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centurion
Definition
roman soldier (commander of a company of 100 soldiers)
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emollient
Definition
softening (a); something which softens (n)
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fusillade
Definition
long burst of gunfire
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inerrancy
Definition
infallibility; inability to make mistakes
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mince
Definition
1. chop into small pieces; 2. walk with tiny steps; 3. speak in an affected manner
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palpate
Definition
medical term meaning to examine with the hands
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platitude
Definition
unoriginal; obvious saying
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quibble
Definition
1. (v) to argue about minor matters; to play on words when finding fault; 2. (n) a minor verbal point in an argument
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apprehension
Definition
slight fear; sense of something unfavorable
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conniving
Definition
cunning; scheming
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derision
Definition
mockery
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epigram
Definition
short, witty saying
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lassitude
Definition
lack of energy; weariness
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pedantic
Definition
over-insistent on matters of book-learning
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phenomenology
Definition
branch of science concerned with things as they are perceived; not directly derived from theory
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precipitate
Definition
1. hurried (a); 2. insoluble product of a reaction in chemistry (n); 3. to instigate or speed up an action (v)
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renege
Definition
go back on promise or retract statement
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apprehension
Definition
slight fear; sense of something unfavorable
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armada
Definition
fleet of ships
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dawdler
Definition
slow person who falls behind others
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dross
Definition
something worthless; impurities left after refining
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expiate
Definition
atone; make amends for
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hack
Definition
1. chop roughly; 2. person who writes to earn money, 3. hired horse
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prone
Definition
1. vulnerable to; 2. horizontal
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propensity
Definition
tendency; inclination
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scabbard
Definition
cover for a sword
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skiff
Definition
small boat
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umbrage
Definition
1. shadow; 2. offence; sense of injury
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dilettantism
Definition
dabbling esp. in the arts
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enervate
Definition
weaken
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malevolent
Definition
having evil intentions
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neophyte
Definition
new convert; tyro
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panegyric
Definition
speech praising someone; laudatory words
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presage
Definition
forewarn of; indicate
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serration
Definition
jagged edge
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slight
Definition
1. minor (a); 2. perceived insult
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tare
Definition
1. weed; 2. allowance made for container when weighing
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unprepossessing
Definition
unattractive
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aberration
Definition
deviation from the normal
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cant
Definition
insincere talk
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disinter
Definition
dig up
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fa├žade
Definition
1. front elevation of building, 2. false appearance or demeanor
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impeding
Definition
hindering
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lacuna
Definition
gap; missing part
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monolithic
Definition
united in purpose; forming a single unit
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pied
Definition
multicolored
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roster
Definition
list of names
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seemly
Definition
appropriate (of behavior); decorous
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analogue
Definition
1. something similar; 2. output proportional to input (engineering)
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coda
Definition
place of music at the end of a musical work; finale; final part of a document
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commingle
Definition
mix
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equivocal
Definition
ambiguous; open to interpretation
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fallible
Definition
capable of making mistakes
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hallow
Definition
respect; worship
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indigence
Definition
poverty
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papyrus
Definition
material used for writing on before paper was invented
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pique
Definition
1. annoyance (n); 2. to stimulate interest; to annoy (v)
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sap
Definition
1. liquid inside plants (n); 2. to drain; to undermine (v); 3. a fool (n)
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arbitrator
Definition
mediator; person appointed to judge a dispute
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descry
Definition
to see (esp. at a distance); catch sight of
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facetious
Definition
not intended to be taken seriously
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indecorous
Definition
unseemly; inappropriate (of behavior)
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proliferate
Definition
grow and spread
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scotch (v)
Definition
to prevent; stop; disable
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strut
Definition
1. supporting rod (n); 2. to walk in an arrogant manner; show off (v)
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toy (v)
Definition
to play with
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usury
Definition
lending money at high interest rates
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wag (n)
Definition
a witty person
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atavism
Definition
reappearance of ancestral traits; regression
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filibuster
Definition
delaying tactics
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gambit
Definition
opening move; transaction
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mitigation
Definition
making less severe
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obligate
Definition
compulsory
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predilection
Definition
leaning; interest; talent
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propitiate
Definition
appease; try to gain favor
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stanch
Definition
to stop
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travesty
Definition
parody; ridiculous error
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waft
Definition
drift smoothly (v); whiff; smell (n)
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forage
Definition
search for food
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lumber
Definition
1. walk in an ungainly way; 2. timber (wood)
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muse
Definition
1. think; meditate (v); 2. a source of inspiration (n) [in mythology, a goddess who gives inspiration]
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prescience
Definition
foreknowledge
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prune
Definition
1. to trim; 2. a dried plum
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ready
Definition
(used of wit) quick
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resolve
Definition
firmness (n)
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squalid
Definition
dirty and demeaning
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sullied
Definition
made dirty or impure
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veneration
Definition
worship; respect
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demur
Definition
object; hesitate to accept
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duplicity
Definition
cunning; deception; double dealing
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exigency
Definition
urgent matter; pressing need
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expostulate
Definition
offer strong objections; remonstrate
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gossamer
Definition
delicate; filmy; like gauze
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inefficacious
Definition
ineffective
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pine
Definition
1. type of evergreen tree; 2. grieve
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prudish
Definition
narrow-minded; excessively concerned with morals
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quixotic
Definition
impractically idealistic
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stipple
Definition
cover with dots of paint etc.
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