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Glossary of Barron GRE word list 1

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bastion
stronghold; something seen as a source or protection
mores
conventions; moral standards; moral customs
betoken
signify; indicate; be a sign of
waggish
humorous; mischievous; tricky
bugaboo
bugbear; object of baseless terror
punctilious
minutely attentive to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form
penury
extreme poverty; stinginess; (penurious: adj, very poor; stingy)
venal
capable of being bribed; corrupt
flit
fly; pass swiftly by
magnate
person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person
mendicant
beggar
vitiate
spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
derision
ridicule
cupidity
greed (for wealth)
rank
offensive in ordor or flavor
quisling
traitor who aids invaders
misapprehension
error; misunderstanding
isthmus
narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
skulduggery
dishonest behavior or action
odium
detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute
deserts
what someone deserves
nugatory
worthless; futile
lucid
easily understood; clear; intelligible
garish
overbright in color
pithy
concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
lap
take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently
redoubtable
formidable; causing fear
approbation
approval
fodder
coase food for cattle
regale
entertain
warren
tunnels in which rabbits live; overcrowded living area

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