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GRE Flashcards 2 (A-B)

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
appropriate
verb

to take for one's own use, confiscate
arabesque
noun

complex, ornate design
abstruse
adjective

difficult to comprehend

Latin abstrusus, from past participle of abstrudere to conceal
artless
adjective

lacking art, knowledge, or skill OR natural, without artificiality
aspersion
noun

an act of defamation or maligning
attenuate
verb

to rarefy, weaken or make thinner, lessen
augury
noun

omen, portent, the reading of omens
baleful
adjective

sinister, pernicious, ominous
baneful
adjective

cuasing harm or ruin, pernicious, destructive
bedizen
verb

to adorn, especially in a cheap, showy manner; festoon, caparison
blandish
verb

to coak with flattery, toady or fawn
blithe
adjective

carefree, merry
brook
verb

to tolerate, endure, countenance

Middle English brouken to use, enjoy, from Old English brucan
burnish
verb

to polish, rub to a shine

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