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Glossary of Barron GRE word list 3

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scurrilous
abusive; obscene; indecent
progenitor
ancestor
asperity
sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather)
salient
prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous
brook
tolerate; endure (ex. brook no interference)
ductile
malleable; pliable
ribald
marked by vulgar lewd humor; wonton; profane
pugilist
boxer
semblance
outward appearance
numismatist
person who collects coins
list
tilt; lean over (to one's side)
gaunt
lean and angular; thin and bony
pan
criticize harshly
unseemly
unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent
rebuff
reject bluntly; snub; beat back
canny
shred in money matters; thrifty
overwrought
nervous or excited; extremely agitated; wrought-up
mete
to give out by measure; distribute; administer
untoward
unexpected and adverse; unfortunate
perspicuous
easy to understand
denigrate
blacken; defame
lexicon
dictionary
bode
foreshadow; portend
vapid
lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless
immaculate
spotless

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