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Glossary of GRE 3 2

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amiable
agreeable; lovable; warmly friendlly
amicable
politely friendly; not quarrelsome
amity
friendship
amnesty
pardon
amphibian
able to live on land and water
amok (amuck)
in a state of rage
*anachronism
something or someone misplaced in time

shakespeare's reference to clocks in julius caesar is an anachronism; no clocks existed in caesar's time.
anathema
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
ancillary
serving as an aid or acessory; auxiliary
animadversion
critical remark
animus
hostile feeling or intent
annals
records; history
anneal
reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling
annex
attach; take possession of
annotate
coment; make explanatory notes
annuity
yearly allowance
anodyne
drug that relieves pain; opiate
anoint
consecrate
antecedents
preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
antediluvian
antiquated; extremely ancient
antic
adj. extravagently odd
*antipathy
aversion; dislike
ape
imitate or mimic
aphasia
loss of speech due to injury or illness
aphorism
pithy maxim or saying
apiary
where bees are kept
aplomb
poise; assurance
apocalyptic
prophetic; pertaining to revelations
apocryphal
spurious; not authentic; invented rather than true
apogee
highest point
apologist
one who writes in defense of a casue or institution
apostate
one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs

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