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Glossary of Gre Barron Word list 1

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adroit
ADJ. Skillful
Her adroit handling of the situation impressed the employers
ADMONISH
v. warn , reprove
He admonished his listeners to change their wicked ways
adept
ADJ. expert at
She was adept at the fine art of irritating people
addle
v.muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
This idiotic plan is confusing enough to addle anyone.
addled(ADJ)
adjuration
N. solemn urging
Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change the witnesses' testimony.
adage
N.wise saying;proverb
There is much truth in the old adage about fools and their money
acumen
N. mental keeness
Her business acumen helped her succeed where others had failed.
acuity
N. sharpness
In time his youthful acuity of vision failed him, and he needed glasses.
actuate
v.motivate
i failed to understand what actuated you to reply to this letter such nastily.
acrophobia
N.fear of height
acrimonious
adj. bitter in words or manner.
The candidate attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.

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