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Glossary of GRE 2 2

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Derision
Scorn
Disdain
Ridicule
Contempt
Mockery
ADJ. derisive; CF. Derisory
Cupidity
Greed (for wealth)
Avarice
Acquisitiveness
Selfishness
Miserliness
CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
Savory
Pungent
Flavorful
Pleasant in taste
Ex. savory reputation
Rank Offensive in odor or flavor
Quisling
Traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
Tact
Diplomacy
Discretion
Discernment
Delicacy

Skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
Fallacious
False
Deceptive
Based on a fallacy
Misleading
N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
Trim
Orderly
Spruce
Dapper
Natty
Make neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary
ornament; decorate (round the edges)
Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order
Compartment
Section
Cubicle
Partition
One of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
Squander
Waste
Dissipate
Spend foolishly;
Colloquy
Informal discussion
Conversation
Conference
Seminar
Parley
Adulation
Flattery
Praise
Exaltation
Admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved ; Praise ; Worship ; Exaltation
Redoubtable
Formidable
Causing fear
Terrible
Fearsome
Approbation
Approval
Consent
Praise
Admiral
Attrition
Rubbing away by friction
Gradual decrease in numbers or strength
Reduction in the work force without firing employees
Wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
Secession
Withdrawal
V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
Poignancy
Quality of being deeply moving
Keenness of emotion
ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.)
Painful
keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
Fodder
Coarse food for cattle
Horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food ; Hay
Warren
Tunnels in which rabbits live; overcrowded living area; crowded conditions in which people live ; Maze; Labyrinth ; Lair
Distant
Reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
Heterogeneous
Dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants; Mixed ; Assorted

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