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Glossary of Barron's GRE Vocab

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abeyance
suspended action
abjure
renounce upon oath
ablution
washing
abrogate
abolish
abscission
cutting off; separation
abut
border upon; adjoin
abysmal
bottomless; hopeless
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
accoutre
equip
accretion
increase in size by gradual addition or natural growth
badinage
teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
ballast
heavy substance used to add stability or weight
bandy
discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner
baroque
highly ornate
barrister
counselor-at-law or lawyer in higher court of law
beatitude
blessedness; state of great happiness
bedizen
dress with vulgar finery
beleaguer
besiege or attack (with an army); harass
belie
contradict; give a false impression; disguise
bemused
confused; lost in thought; preoccupied

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