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Glossary of GRE Vocab Words Week 2

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Acrid
sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)
Boorish
ill-mannered
Cynical
believing that people act only out of selfish motives
Epistle
a letter (form of communication)
Heresy
against orthodox opinion
Terse
concise; to the point
Acrophobia
fear of heights
Debility
weakness; incapacity
Epistolary
concerned with letters; through correspondence
Languid
tired; slow
Poised
calm; collected; self-possessed
Resplendent
shining; glowing
Hidebound
rigid in opinions
Languish
decay; fade away; get weaker
Obsequious
servile; submissive
Polemical
causing debate or argument
Larceny
theft; robbery; stealing
Ponderous
weighty; slow and heavy
Timorous
cowardly; fearful
Adroit
skillful
Decorum
dignified, correct behavior [decorous (a)]
Err
make a mistake
Largess
generosity
Pontificate
speak pompously or dogmatically
Tirade
stream of verbal abuse
Adulation
strong admiration; worship
Bristle
to show irritation
Histrionic
theatrical; exaggerated
Obstreperous
noisy and boisterous
Portend
foretell
Titter
giggle quietly
Broach
start to discuss; approach
Deference
respect
Hoary
old
Portent
a warning sign; omen
Brusque
blunt; abrupt
Defoliate
cause leaves to fall off
Espouse
promote; take up; support
Poseur
someone who puts on an act
Torpid
inactive; lazy; stagnant
Bulwark
fortification; barricade; wall
Hyperbole
grossly exaggerated speech
Odious
hateful
Posterity
future generations
Rife
common
Torpor
dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity
Affable
friendly; social; easygoing
Eulogy
praise
Officious
domineering; intrusive; meddlesome
Posthumous
after death
Totter
walk unsteadily

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