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GRE Master Words XVI2


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Spoonerism (n)
accidental transposition of sounds in successive words
Splice (v)
fasten together; unite
Sojourn (n)
temporary stay
Stanch (v)
check/stop flow of blood
Smelt (v)
melt or blend ores; changing their chemical composition
Sublimate (v)
refine; purify
Suffuse (v)
spread over
Stodgy (adj)
stuffy, boringly conservative
Spangle (n)
small metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
Succor (v)
aid; comfort; assist
Slake (v)
quench; sate
Stock (adj)
typical; standard; kept regularly in supply
Subtlety (n)
acuteness or penetration of mind; delicacy or nicety of characteristics of meaning
Solstice (n)
point at which the sun is farthest from the equator
Stultify (v)
cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; render wholly ineffectual
Sluggard (n)
lazy person
Stipple (v)
paint or draw with dots
Solecism (n)
construction that is fragrantly incorrect grammatically
Spendthrift (n)
prodigal person
Subaltern (n)
a subordinate
Stricture (n)
critical comments; severe and adverse criticism
Subterfuge (n)
pretense; evasion
Sleeper (n)
something originally of little value that becomes very valuable
Stentorian (adj)
extremely loud
Stalwart (adj)
strong, brawny; steadfast
Spurious (adj)
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
Sonorous (adj)
Sportive (adj)
Slipshod (adj)
untidy or slovenly; shabby
Subsume (v)
include; encompass
Staid (adj)
somber; sedate
Sleazy (adj)
flimsy; unsubstantial
Spate (n)
sudden flood
Stint (n)
limitation or restriction; alloted amount
Stem (v)
check the flow
Stygian (adj)
gloomy; hellish; deathly (from river Styx)
Suborn (v)
persuade to act unlawfully (esp. to commit perjury)
Sparce (adj)
not think; thinly scattered; scanty
Stratagem (n)
clever trick; deceptive scheme
Somnolent (adj)
half asleep
Stellar (adj)
pertaining to the stars
Slither (v)
slip or slide
Solvent (adj)
able to pay all debts
Substantive (adj)
essential; pertaining to the substance
Stockade (n)
wooden enclosure or pen; fixed line of posts used as a defensive barricade
Sultry (adj)
Sophist (n)
teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning
Sophistry (n)
specious reasoning
Somnambulist (n)
Sundry (adj)
various; several

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