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Glossary of Barron GRE word list 4

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sibylline
prophetic; oracular
wistful
sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories; sadly pensive; vaguely longing
bifurcated
divided into two branches; forked
sheer
pure; thin and transparent; very steep
deposition
testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning; depositing
farce
broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening
acrid
bitter ( to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
canard
unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
lineaments
features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face
inter
bury
protean
able to take on many forms; versatile
quixotic
idealistic but impractical
recreant
disloyal; cowardly
disport
amuse
proxy
authorized agent; authority to act for another
jurisprudence
science of law
bluster
blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner
capacious
spacious
ere
before
wroth
wrath
harken
to listen attentively
tarry
A temporary stay; a sojourn.
impertinent
Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold: impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup.
cavil
To find fault unnecessarily; raise trivial objections.
importunate
Troublesomely urgent or persistent in requesting; pressingly entreating: an importunate job seeker.

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