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Glossary of GRE 1

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abacus
frame with balls for calculating 
abate
to lessen to subside 
abdication
giving up control authority 
aberration
straying away from what is normal 
abet
help/encourage smb (in doing wrong) 
abeyance
suspended action 
abhor
to hate to detest 
abide
be faithful to endure 
abjure
promise or swear to give up 
abraded
rubbed off worn away by friction 
abrogate
repeal or annul by authority 
abscond
to go away suddenly (to avoid arrest) 
abstruse
difficult to comprehend obscure 
abut
border on 
abysmal
bottomless extreme 
acarpous
effete no longer fertile worn out 
acclaimed
welcomed with shouts and approval 
accolade
praise approval 
accretion
the growing of separate things into one 
adamant
kind of stone inflexible 
admonitory
containing warning 
adorn
add beauty decorate 
adulteration
making unpure poorer in quality 
affable
polite and friendly 
affinity
close connection relationship 
aggravate
make worse irritate 
agile
active quick-moving 
agog
eager/excited 
ail
trouble be ill 
alacrity
eager and cheerful readiness 
alcove
recess/partially enclosed place 
allegiance
duty support loyalty 
alleviate
make (pain) easier to bear 
alloy
to debase by mixing with something inferior 
aloof
reserved indifferent 
amalgamate
mix combine unite societies 
ambidextrous
able to use the left hand or the right equally well 
ambiguous
doubtful uncertain 
ambivalent
having both of two contrary meanings 
ameliorate
improve make better 
amortize
end (a debt) by setting aside money 
anguish
severe suffering 
animosity
strong dislike 
antidote
medicine used against a poison or a disease 
antithetical
direct opposing 
apartheid
brutal racial discrimination 
aplomb
self-confidence 
apostate
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions 
apotheosis
deification glorification to godliness 
appease
make quiet or calm 
apprehensive
grasping understanding fear unhappy feeling about future 
apprise
give notice to inform 
approbation
approval 
apropos
appropriate to the situation apt 
apt
well-suited quick-witted 
arabesque
a complex ornate design 
arboreal
of connected with trees 
ardor
enthusiasm 
arduous
steep difficult ascent laborious 
argot
jargon slang 
arrant
in the highest degree 
arrogance
proud superior manner of behaviour 
articulate
speak distinctly connect by joints 
ascend
go or come up 
ascertain
get to know 
ascetic
practicing self-denial austere stark 
ascribe
consider to be the origin of or belonging to 
aseptic
surgically clean 
asperity
roughness harshness ill temper irritability 
aspersion
slander
assail
with attack violently 
assiduous
diligent hard-working sedulous 
assuage
make smth (pain desire) less 
asterisk
the mark * (e.g.. omitted letters) 
astringent
substance that shrinks 
astute
clever quick at seeing to get an advantage 
atonement
repayment death of Jesus 
attenuate
make thin. weaken enervate 
attune
bring into harmony 
audacious
daring foolishly bold impudent 
augury
omen sign 
august
majestic venerable 
auspicious
favorable successful prosperous 
austere
severely moral and strict simple and plain 
auxiliary
helping supporting 
aver
affirm assert prove justify 
aversion
strong dislike 
avid
eager greedy 
avow
admit. Declare openly 
baleful
harmful ominous causing evil 
balk
obstacle purposely to get on the way of 
baneful
causing harm or ruin pernicious destructive 
barrage
artificial obstacle built across a river 
barren
not good enough unable to have young ones without value 
bask
in enjoy warmth and light 
beatify
to bless make happy or ascribe a virtue to 
bedizen
to adorn especially in a cheap showy manner 
belabor
beat hard 
bellicose
belligerent pugnacious warlike 
belligerent
(person nation) waging war 
benefactor
person who has given help 
benevolence
wish or activity in doing good 
benign
kind and gentle mild (climate) 
bequest
arrangement to give smth at death 
berate
scold sharply 
bereft
rob or dispossess of smth (material) 
bewilder
puzzle confuse 
bigot
stubborn narrow-minded person 
bilge
bulge the protuberance of a cask 
blandishment
flattery coaxing 
blandness
polite manner comforting uninteresting 
blatant
noisy and rough 
blithe
cheerful casual carefree 
bogus
sham counterfeit not genuine 
boisterous
loud noisy rough lacking restraint 
bolster
give greatly needed support 
boorish
crude offensive rude 
brash
hasty rush cheeky saucy 
brass
yellow metal (mixing copper and zinc) 
brazen
made of brass 
breach
opening broken place breaking 
brittle
easily broken 
broach
bring up announce begin to talk about 
brook
to tolerate endure 
buoyant
able to float light-hearted 
burgeon
grow forth send out buds 
burnish
to polish rub to a shine 
cabal
a scheme or plot a group of plotters 
cadge
to beg to get by begging 
cajole
use flattery or deceit to persuade 
calipers
metal supports attached to the legs measuring instrument 
calumny
slander aspersion 
candid
frank straight-forward 
cant
insincere talk/jargon 
cantankerous
bad-tempered/quarrelsome 
canvass
discuss thoroughly sort of touting 
castigate
to chastise correct by punishing 
castigation
severe punishment 
catalyst
substance that causes speeding up 
caustic
biting sarcastic 
censure
expression of blame or disapproval a rebuke 
centurion
leader of a unit of 100 soldiers 
chary
cautious wary 
chastened
corrected punished 
chastisement
punishment 
chauvinist
a blindly devoted patriot 
chicanery
legal trickery/false argument 
chisel
steel tool for shaping materials 
churl
bad-tempered person 
clamor
shout complain with a lot of noise 
clientele
customers 
clinch
come to grips/settle conclusively 
cling
to resist separation 
clot
half-solid lump formed from liquid 
cloture
closing device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting 
coagulation
change to a thick and solid state 
coalescing
coming together and uniting into one substance 
coax
get smb to do smth by kindness 
coda
passage that completes a piece of music 
coddle
treat with care and tenderness 
coerce
compel to force to make obedient 
coeval
of the same period coexisting 
cogent
strong convincing 
cogitate
think deeply mediate 
cognizant
being fully aware of 
colander
bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water 
collusion
secret agreement for a deceitful purpose 
combustion
process of burning 
commemorate
keep the memory of 
commodious
having plenty of space for what is needed 
commuter
person who travels regularly 
complaisance
tending to comply obliging willingness to please 
compunction
feeling of regret for one's action 
conceal
hide keep secret 
conceit
over-high opinion of too much pride 
conciliatory
reconciling soothing comforting mollifying 
concord
agreement or harmony 
concur
agree in opinion happen together 
condense
increase in density strength make laconic 
condone
forgive 
congeal
make or become stiff and solid 
conjoin
to join together 
connoisseur
a person with good judgement (e.g.. in art) 
connotation
suggestion in addition to 
consequential
pompous self important 
console
give comfort or sympathy to 
conspicuous
easily seen remarkable 
consternation
surprise and fear dismay 
constrain
compel 
constrict
make tight or smaller 
consume
get to the end of 
consummate
perfect/make perfect/complete 
contemn
to scorn or despise 
contentious
argumentative pugnacious combative quarrelsome 
contiguous
touching neighboring near 
contrite
filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing 
contumacious
insubordinate rebellious 
conundrum
a riddle dilemma enigma 
conviction
convincing firm belief 
convoke
call together summon 
convoluted
complicated coiled twisted 
cordial
warm and sincere 
cordon
line (of police acting as a guard) 
cornucopia
abundant supply 
corporeal
physical of or for the body 
correlate
have a mutual relation 
corroboration
additional strengthening evidence 
countenance
to favor or approve of 
counterfeit
forgery 
countervail
counterbalance 
covert
disguised 
covetous
eagerly desirous 
cower
crouch shrink back 
coy
shy/modest (esp of a girl) 
crass
very great (es. stupidity) 
cravat
piece of linen worn as a necktie 
craven
cowardly 
crease
line made by crushing white line on the ground in cricket 
credulity
too great a readiness to believe things 
credulous
ready to believe things 
crush
press lose shape subdue overwhelm 
cryptic
secret with a hidden meaning 
cumbersome
burdensome heavy and awkward to carry 
curmudgeon
bad-tempered person 
curriculum
course of study 
cursory
quick hurried 
curtail
make shorter then was planned 
dainty
pretty/delicate(food)/difficult to please 
daunt
intimidate make fearful 
dawdler
person who is slow waste of time 
dearth
shortage 
debacle
a breakup overthrow sudden disaster 
decorum
propriety properness 
decree
order given by authority 
decry
disapprove of 
defer
postpone give way (to show respect) 
deferential
showing respect 
defiance
open disobedience or resistance 
delineate
to portray depict sketch out 
deluge
great flood heavy rush of water 
demagogue
person appealing not to reasons 
demur
to hesitate raise objections 
denigrate
blacken belittle sully defame 
denouement
an outcome or solution the unraveling of a plot 
deplete
use until none remains 
deposition
dethronement depositing 
deprave
make morally bad corrupt 
deprecate
protest against express disapproval of 
dereliction
deserting and leaving to fall into ruins 
derision
ridicule mockery deriding 

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