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180 GRE Words

Kaplan's List of Most Common GRE words


Question Abate Abscond Abstain Abyss Adulterate Advocate Aesthetic Aggrandize Alleviate Amalgamate Ambiguous Ameliorate Anachronism Analogous Anomaly Antagonize Antipathy Apathy Arbitrate Archaic Ardor Articulate Assuage Attenuate Audacious Austere Banal Answer To reduce in amount, degree, or severity To leave secretly To choose not to do something An extremely deep hole To make impure To speak in favor of Concerning the appreciation of beauty To increase in power, influence, and reputation To make more bearable To combine, mix together Doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted in many ways To make better; to improve Something out of place in time Similar or alike in some way; equivalent to Deviation from what is normal To annoy or provoke to anger Extremely dislike Lack of interest of emotion To judge a dispute between opposing parties Ancient, old fashioned Intense and passionate feeling Able to speak clearly and expressively To make something unpleasant less severe To reduce in force or degree; to weaken Fearless or daring, bold Severe or stern in appearance, undecorated Predictable, cliched, boring

Bolster Bombastic Cacophony Candid Capricious Castigate Catalyst Caustic Chaos Chauvinist Chicanery Cogent Condone Convoluted Corroborate Credulous Crescendo Decorum Deference Deride Desiccate Desultory Diatribe Diffident Dilate Dilatory Dilettante Dirge Disabuse Discern Disparate

To support; to prop up pompous in speech and manner Harsh, jarring noise Impartial and honest in speech Changing one's mind quickly and often To punish or criticize harshly Something that brings about a change in something else biting in wit great disorder and confusion Someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs Deception by means of craft or guile convincing and well reasoned To overlook, pardon, or disregard intricate and complicated to provide supporting evidence Too trusting, gullible Steadily increasing volume, or force Appropriateness of behavior or conduct, propriety Respect, courtesy To speak of or treat with contempt;to mock To dry out thoroughly Jumping from one thing to another, disconnected An abusive, condemnatory speech lacking self-confidence To make large, to expand Intended to delay Someone who has amateurish and superficial interest in a topic A funeral hymn or mournful speech To set right, to free from error To perceive, to recognize Fundamentally different; entirely unlike

Dissemble Dissonance Dogma Dogmatic Dupe Eclectic Efficacy Elegy Eloquent Emulate Enervate Engender Enigma Enumerate Ephemeral Equivocate Erratic Erudite Esoteric Estimable Eulogy Euphemism Exacerbate Exculpate Exigent Exonerate Explicit Fanatical Fawn Fervid

To present a false appearance; To disguise one's real intentions or character A harsh and disagreeable combination; often of sounds A firmly held opinion, often a religious belief Dictatorial in one's opinions To deceive; a person who is easily deceived Selecting from or made up from a variety of sources Effectiveness A sorrowful poem or speech Persuasive and moving, especially in speech To copy, or try to equal or excel to reduce in strength to produce,cause or bring about A puzzle, a mystery To count, list, or itemize Lasting a short time To use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead Wandering and unpredictable Learned, scholarly, bookish Known or understood by only a few Admirable Speech in praise of someone Use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one To make worse Yo clear from blame; prove innocent Urgent, requiring immediate action To clear of blame Clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression Acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme unquestioned devotion To grovel Intensely emotional; feverish

Florid Foment Frugality Garrulous Gregarious Guile Gullible Iconoclast

Excessively decorated or embellished To arouse or incite A tendency to be thrifty or cheap Tending to talk alot Outgoing, sociable Deceit of trickery Easily Deceived One who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions

Homogeneous Of a similar kind Imperturbable Not capable of being disturbed Impervious Impetuous Implacable Inchoate Ingenuous Inimical Innocuous Insipid Intransigent Inundate Irascible Laconic Lament Laud Lavish Lethargic Loquacious Lucid Luminous Malinger Malleable Impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected Quick to act without thinking Unable to be calmed down or made peaceful Not fully formed, disorganized Showing innocence or childlike simplicity Hostile, unfriendly Harmless Lacking interest of flavor Uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled To overwhelm to cover with water Easily made angry Using few words To express sorrow or grieve To give praise, to glorify To give unsparingly; extremely generous or extravagant Acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner Talkative clear and easily understood Bright, brilliant, glowing To evade responsibility by pretending to be ill capable of being shaped

Metaphor Meticulous Misanthrope Mitigate Mollify Monotony Naive Obdurate Obsequious Obstinate Obviate Occlude Onerous Opaque Opprobrium Ostentation Paradox Paragon Pedant Perfidious Perfunctory Permeate Philanthropy Placate Plastic Plethora Pragmatic Precipitate Prevaricate Pristine Prodigal

a figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbol Extremely careful about details a person who dislikes others To soften, or lessen to calm or make less severe lack of variation Lacking sophistication or experience hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion overly submissive and eager to please stubborn, unyielding to prevent, to make unnecessary To stop up; to prevent the passage of troublesome and oppressive,; burdensome Impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light public disgrace excessive showiness A contradiction or dilemma model of excellence or perfection Someone who shows off learning willing to betray one's trust done in a routine day, indifferent To penetrate charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness to soothe or pacify able to be molded, altered, or bent Excess practical as opposed to idealistic to throw violently or bring about abruptly lacking deliberation to lie of deviate from the truth fresh and clean; uncorrupted lavish, wasteful

Proliferate Propitiate Propriety Prudence Pungent Quiescent Rarefy Repudiate Reticent Rhetoric Satiate Soporific Specious Stigma Stolid Sublime Tacit Taciturn Tirade Torpor Transitory Vacillate Venerate Veracity Verbose Vex Volatile Waver Whimsical Zeal

to increase in number quickly to conciliate; to appease correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs wisdom, caution, or restraint Sharp and irritating to the senses motionless to make things thinner or sparser to reject the validity of silent, reserved Effective writing or speaking to satisfy fully or overindulge causing sleep or lethargy deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious a mark of shame or discredit unemotional, lacking sensitivity lofty or grand Done without using words Silent, not talkative long harsh speech or verbal attack extreme mental of physical sluggishness temporary, lasting a brief time to sway physically; to be indecisive to respect deeply filled with truth and accuracy wordy to annoy easily aroused or changeable;lively or explosive to fluctuate between choices acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable Passion, excitement