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Glossary of Barron GRE word list 5

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bohemian
unconventional
ignoble
not noble
career
rush wildly; go at full speed
titter
nervous giggle; nervous laugh
imperturbable
unshakably calm
husbandry
frugality; thrift;economy; agriculture; farming
comport
bear one's self; behave
solvent
able to pay all debts
foreboding
premonition of evil
truism
self-evident truth
shrew
scolding woman; a small mouse-like animal
vintner
someone that sells wine
philology
the study of words
physiognomy
face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
earmark
set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
behoove (behove)
be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary
myopic
nearsighted; lacking foresight
tortuous
winding; full of curves
cross
bad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry
fret
be annoyed or vexed
gaffe
social blunder
divest
deprive (rights); dispossess;
(n. divestiture)
sinecure
well-paid position with little responsibility
discomfit
frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
apotheosis
elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
pinnace
small boat
maudlin
drunk enough to be emotionally silly; weakly and effusively sentimental
aspersion
slanderous remark
buffet
strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out
(buff-it)
seemly
appropriate; of proper behavior
decreptitude
state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
protuberance
protrusion; swelling; bulge

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