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Top 200 GRE words (A-I)

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ABATE
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
Abscond
to leave secretly
ABSTAIN
Chose not to do something
ABYSS
an extremely deep hole
ADULTERATE
to make impure
ADVOCATE
speak in favor of
AESTHETIC
concerning the appreciation of
AGGRANDIZE
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
ALLEVIATE
to make more bearable
AMALGAM
a mixture, especially of two metals
AMBIGUOUS
doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways
AMELIORATE
to make better; improve
ANACHRONISM
something out of place in time
ANALOGOUS
similar or alike
ANTAGONIZE
to annoy or prove to anger
ANTIPATHY
extreme dislike
APATHY
lack of interest or emotion
ARBITRATE
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
ARCHAIC
ancient, old-fashioned
ARDOR
intense and passionate feeling
ARTICULATE
able to speak clearly and expressively
ASSUAGE
to make something less severe
ATTENUATE
to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
AUDACIOUS
fearless and daring
AUSTERE
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
BANAL
predictable, cliched, boring
BOLSTER
TO SUPPORT; TO PROP UP
BOMBASTIC
POMPOUS IN SPEECH
CACOPHONY
HARSH, JARRING NOISE
CANDID
IMPARTIAL AND HONEST IN SPEECH
CAPRICIOUS
CHANGING ONE'S MIND QUICKLY AND OFTEN
CASTIGATE
TO PUNISH OR CRITISIZE HARSHLY
CATALYST
SOMETHING THAT BRINGS ABOUT CHANGE IN SOMETHING ELSE
CAUSTIC
BITING IN WIT
CHAOS
GREAT DISORDER OR CONFUSION
CHAUVINIST
SOMEONE PREJUDICED IN FAVOR OF ONE GROUP OVER ANOTHER
CHICANERY
DECEPTION BY MEANS OF CRAFT OR GUILE
COGENT
CONVINCING AND WELL REASONED
CONDONE
TO OVERLOOK, PARDON, OR DISREGARD
CONVOLUTED
INTIRCATE AND COMPLICATED
CORROBORATE
TO PROVIDE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE
CREDULOUS
GULLIBLE
CRESCENDO
STEADILY INCREASING VOLUME OR FORCE
DECORUM
PROPRIETY
DEFERENCE
RESPECT, COURTESY
DERIDE
TO MOCK
DERISIVE
IN A MOCKING MANNER
DESSICATE
TO DRY OUT
DESULTORY
JUMPING FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER; DISCONNECTED
DIATRIBE
ABUSIVE, CONDEMNATORY SPEECH
DIFFIDENT
LACKING SELF-CONFIDENCE
DILATE
TO MAKE LARGER; EXPAND
DILATORY
INTENDED TO DELAY
DILETTANTE
SOMEONE WITH AN AMATEURISH AND SUPERFICIAL INTEREST IN A TOPIC
DIRGE
MOURNFUL SPEECH
DISABUSE
TO SET RIGHT; TO FREE FROM ERROR
DISCERN
TO PERCEIVE; TO RECOGNIZE
DISPARATE
FUDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT; ENTIRELY UNLIKE
DISSEMBLE
TO PRESENT A FALSE APPEARANCE; TO DISGUISE ONE'S TRUE INTENTIONS OR CHARACTER
DISSONANCE
A HARSH AND DISSAGREEABLE COMBINATION, OFTEN SOUNDS
DOGMA
FIRMLY HELD OPINION, OFTEN A RELIGIOUS BELIEF
DOGMATIC
DICTATORIAL IN ONE'S OPINIONS
DUPE
TO DECIEVE
ECLECTIC
SELECTING FROM OR MADE UP FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
EFFICACY
EFFECTIVENESS
ELEGY
SORROWFUL POEM OR SPEECH
ELOQUENT
PERSUASIVE AND MOVING, ESPECIALLY IN SPEECH
EMULATE
TO COPY
ENERVATE
REDUCE IN STRENGTH
ENGENDER
TO PRODUCE, CAUSE, OR BRING ABOUT
ENIGMA
A MYSTERY
ENUMERATE
TO COUNT, LIST, OR ITEMIZE
EPHEMERAL
LASTING A SHORT TIME
EQUIVOCATE
TO USE EXPRESSIONS OF DOUBLE MEANING IN ORDER TO MISLEAD
ERRATIC
UPREDICTABLE
ERUDITE
SCHOLARLY
ESOTERIC
KNOWN OR UNDERSTOOD BY ONLY A FEW
ESTIMABLE
ADMIRABLE
EULOGY
SPEECH IN PRAISE OF SOMEONE
EUPHEMISM
USE OF AN INOFFENSIVE WORD OR PHRASE IN PLACE OF A MORE DISTASTEFUL ONE
EXACERBATE
MAKE WORSE
EXCULPATE
TO CLEAR FROM BLAME
EXIGENT
URGENT
EXONERATE
TO CLEAR OF BLAME
EXPLICIT
CLEARLY STATED OR SHOWN
FANATICAL
ACTING EXCESSIVELY ENTHUSIASTIC
FAWN
TO GROVEL
FERVID
INTENSELY EMOTIONAL
FLORID
EXCESSIVELY DECORATED OR EMBELLISHED
FOMENT
TO AROUSE OR INCITE
FRUGALITY
THRIFTY OR CHEAP
GARRULOUS
TALKATIVE
GUILE
DECEIT OR TRICKERY
GULLIBLE
EASILY DECEIVED
HOMOGENOUS
OF A SIMILAR KIND
ICONOCLAST
ONE WHO OPPOSES ESTABLISHED BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND INSTITUTIONS,
IMPERTURBABLE
NOT CAPABLE OF BEING DISTURBED
IMPERVIOUS
IMPOSSIBLE TO PENETRATE
IMPETUOUS
QUICK TO ACT WITHOUT THINKING
INCHOATE
NOT FULLY FORMED; DISORGANIZED
INGENUOUS
SHOWING INNOCENCE OF CHILDLIKE SIMPLICITY
INIMICABLE
HOSTILE, UNFRIENDLY
INNOCUOUS
HARMLESS
INSIPID
LACKING INTEREST OR FLAVOR
INTRANSIGENT
UNCOMPROMISING
IRASCIBLE
EASILY MADE ANGRY

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