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Glossary of Della's GRE Vocabulary

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Abate
to lessen in intensity or degree (verb)
Acerbic
having a sour or bitter taste or character (adj.)
Adulation
excessive praise; intense adoration (noun)
Alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness (noun)
Amalgamate
to combine several elements into a whole (verb)
Amenable
agreeable; responsive to suggestions (adj.)
Abscond
to depart clandestinely; to steal away and hide (verb)
Anomaly
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality (noun)
Archaic
outdated (adj.)
Ascetic
one who practices rigid self-denial, especialy as an act of religious devotion (noun)
Aesthetic
dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful (adj.)
Aberrant
deviating from the norm (adj.)
Accolade
an expression of praise (noun)
Acumen
quick, keen, or accurate knowledge or insight (noun)
Adulterate
to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients (verb)
Aggrandize
to increase in intensity power or prestige (verb)
Alchemy
a medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals, especially base metals, into gold (noun)
Ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable (verb)
Anachronism
something or someone out of place in terms of its historical or chronological context (noun)
Approbation
an expression of approval or praise (noun)
Arduous
strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort (adj.)

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