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Barrons GRE High-Frequency

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WORD
Abate
Aberrant
Abeyance
Abscond
Abstemious
Admonish
Adulterate
Aesthetic
Aggregate
Alacrity
Alleviate
Amalgamate
Ambiguous
Ambivalence
Ameliorate
Anachronism
Analogous
Anarchy
Anomalous
Antipathy
Apathy
Appease
Apprise
Approbation
Appropriate v.
Arduous
Artless
Ascetic
Assiduous
Assuage v.
Attenuate
Audacious
Austere
Autonomous
Aver
Banal
Belie

MEANING
subside , or moderate
abnormal, or deviant
suspended action
depart secretly and hide
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
warn; reprove
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
gather; accumulate
cheerful promptness; eagerness
relieve
combine; unite in one body
unclear or doubtful in meaning
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional
attitudes
improve
something or someone misplaced in time
comparable
absence of governing body; state of disorder
abnormal; irregular
aversion; dislike
lack of caring; indifference
pacify or soothe; relieve
inform
approval
acquire; take possession of for ones own use
hard; strenuous
without guile; open and honest
practicing self-denial; austere
diligent
ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
make thinner
daring; bold
forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented
self-governing; independent
assert confidently or declare; as used in law, state formally as
a fact
hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality
contradict; give a false impression
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Beneficent
Bolster
Bombastic
Boorish
Burgeon
Burnish
Buttress v.
Capricious
Castigation
Catalyst
Caustic
Chicanery
Coagulate
Coda

kindly; doing good


support; reinforce
pompous; using inflated language
rude; insensitive
grow forth; send out buds
make shiny by rubbing; polish
support; prop up

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Cogent
Commensurate adj.
Compendium
Complaisant
Compliant
Conciliatory
Condone
Confound
Connoisseur
Contention
Contentious
Contrite
Conundrum
Converge
Convoluted
Craven

unpredictable; fickle
punishment; severe criticism
agent that increases the pace of a chemical action
burning; sarcastically biting
trickery; deception
thicken; congeal; clot
concluding section of a musical or literary composition;
summarizes or concludes
convincing
corresponding in extent, degree, etc.; proportionate
brief, comprehensive summary
trying to please; overly polite; obliging
yielding; conforming to requirements
reconciling; soothing
overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
confuse; puzzle
person competent to act as a judge of art; a lover of art
claim; thesis
quarrelsome
penitent
riddle; difficult problem
approach; tend to meet; come together
coiled around; involved; intricate
cowardly

Daunt
Decorum
Default
Deference
Delineate
Denigrate
Deride
Derivative
Desiccate
Desultory
Deterrent
Diatribe n.
Dichotomy
Diffidence
Diffuse adj.

intimidate; frighten
propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners
failure to act
courteous regard for anothers wishes
portray; depict; sketch
blacken
ridicule; make fun of
unoriginal; obtained from another source
dry up
aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
Something that discourages; hindrance
bitter scolding; invective
split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
Shyness
wordy, rambling, spread out (like a gas)
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Digression
Dirge
Disabuse
Discerning
Discordant
Discredit
Discrepancy
Discrete adj.
Disingenuous
Disinterested
Disjointed
Dismiss
Disparage
Disparate adj.
Dissemble v.
Disseminate
Dissolution
Dissonance
Distend
Distill
Diverge
Divest
Document
Dogmatic
Dormant
Dupe
Ebullient
Eclectic
Efficacy
Effrontery
Elegy
Elicit
Embellish
Empirical
Emulate
Endemic
Enervate
Engender
Enhance
Ephemeral
Equanimity
Equivocate
Erudite
Esoteric

Wandering away from the subject


Lament with music
correct a false impression; undeceive
mentally quick and observant; having insight
not harmonious; conflicting
defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
lack of consistency; difference
separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts
lacking genuine candor; insincere
unprejudiced
lacking coherence; separated at the joints
eliminate from consideration; reject
belittle
basically different; unrelated
disguise; pretend
distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
disintegration; looseness in morals
discord; opposite of harmony
expand; swell out
purify; refine; concentrate
vary; go in different directions from the same point
strip; deprive
provide written evidence
opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal
sleeping; lethargic; latent
someone easily fooled

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showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm


selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate
sources
power to produce desired effect
impudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve;
presumptuousness
poem or song expressing lamentation
draw out by discussion
adorn; ornament; enhance, as a story
based on experience
imitate; rival
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific
area or country
weaken
cause; produce
increase; improve
short-lived; fleeting
calmness of temperament; composure
lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
learned; scholarly
hard to understand; known only to the chosen few

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Eulogy
Euphemism
Exacerbate
Exculpate
Exigency
Extrapolation
Facetious
Facilitate
Fallacious
Fatuous
Fawning

expression of praise, often on the occasion of someones


death
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
worsen; embitter
clear from blame
urgent situation; pressing needs or demands; state of
requiring immediate attention
projection; conjecture

Felicitous
Fervor
Flag
Fledgling
Flout
Foment
Forestall
Frugality
Futile

joking (often inappropriately); humorous


help bring about; make less difficult
false; misleading
brainless; inane; foolish, yet smug
trying to please by behaving obsequiously, flattering, or
cringing
apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
glowing ardor; intensity of feeling
droop; grow feeble
inexperienced
reject; mock; show contempt for
stir up; instigate
prevent by taking action in advance
thrift; economy
useless; hopeless; ineffectual

Gainsay
Garrulous
Goad
Gouge
Grandiloquent
Gregarious
Guileless
Gullible

deny
loquacious; talkative; wordy
urge on
overcharge
pompous; bombastic; using high-sounding language
sociable
without deceit
easily deceived

Harangue
Homogeneous
Hyperbole

long, passionate, and vehement speech


of the same kind
exaggeration; overstatement

Iconoclastic
Idolatry
Immutable
Impair
Impassive
Impede
Impermeable
Imperturbable
Impervious
Implacable

attacking cherished traditions


worship of idols; excessive admiration
unchangeable
injure; hurt
without feeling; imperturbable; stoical
hinder; block
impervious; not permitting passage through its substance
calm; placid
impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
incapable of being pacified
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Implicit
Implode
Inadvertently
Inchoate adj.
Incongruity
Inconsequential
Incorporate
Indeterminate
Indigence
Indolent
Inert
Ingenuous
Inherent
Innocuous
Insensible
Insinuate
Insipid
Insularity
Intractable
Intransigence n.
Inundate
Inured adj.
Invective n.
Irascible
Irresolute
Itinerary

understood but not stated


burst inward
unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
recently begun; rudimentary; elementary
lack of harmony; absurdity
insignificant; unimportant
introduce something into a larger whole; combine; unite
uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
poverty
Lazy
inactive; lacking power to move
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
firmly established by nature or habit
Harmless
unconscious; unresponsive
hint; imply; creep in
lacking in flavor; dull
narrow-mindedness; isolation
unruly; stubborn; unyielding
refusal of any compromise; stubbornness
overwhelm; flood; submerge
accustomed; hardened
abuse
irritable; easily angered
uncertain how to act; weak
plan of a trip

Laconic
Lassitude
Latent
Laud v.
Lethargic
Levee
Levity
Log
Loquacious
Lucid
Luminous

brief and to the point


languor; weariness
potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden
praise
drowsy; dull
stone embankment to prevent flooding
lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity
record of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities
talkative
easily understood; clear; intelligible
shining; issuing light

Magnanimity
Malingerer
Malleable
Maverick
Mendacious
Metamorphosis
Meticulous
Misanthrope
Mitigate

Generosity
one who feigns illness to escape duty
capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable
rebel; nonconformist
lying; habitually dishonest
change of form
excessively careful; painstaking; scrupulous
one who hates mankind
appease; moderate
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Mollify
Morose
Mundane

soothe
ill-humored; sullen; melancholy
worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday

Negate
Neophyte

cancel out; nullify; deny


recent convert; beginner

Obdurate adj.
Obsequious
Obviate
Occlude
Officious
Onerous
Opprobrium
Oscillate
Ostentatious

stubborn
lavishly attentive; servile; sycophantic
make unnecessary; get rid of
shut; close
meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering ones services
burdensome
infamy; vilification
vibrate; waver
showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention

Paragon
Partisan
Pathological
Paucity
Pedantic
Penchant
Penury
Perennial
Perfidious
Perfunctory

model of perfection
one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party
pertaining to disease
Scarcity
showing off learning; bookish
strong inclination; liking
severe poverty; stinginess
something long-lasting
treacherous; disloyal
superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or
enthusiasm
penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through
spread throughout
calm; not easily disturbed
devoutness; reverence for God
pacify; conciliate
ability to be molded
trite remark; commonplace statement
excess; overabundance
fall sharply
full of pores; like a sieve
practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with the
practical worth or impact of something
introductory statement
uncertain; risky
rash, premature, hasty, sudden
forerunner
arrogant; taking liberties
lie
characteristic of earlier times; primitive; unspoiled
uprightness; incorruptibility

Permeable
Pervasive
Phlegmatic
Piety
Placate
Plasticity
Platitude n.
Plethora
Plummet
Porous
Pragmatic
Preamble
Precarious
Precipitate adj.
Precursor
Presumptuous
Prevaricate
Pristine
Probity

Problematic
Prodigal
Profound
Prohibitive
Proliferate
Propensity
Propitiate
Propriety
Proscribe
Pungent

doubtful; unsettled; questionable; perplexing


wasteful; reckless with money
deep; not superficial; complete
tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; inclined
to prevent or forbid
grow rapidly; spread; multiply
natural inclination
appease
fitness; correct conduct
ostracize; banish; outlaw
stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic

Qualified
Quibble
Quiescent

limited; restricted
minor objection or complaint
at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive

Rarefied
Recalcitrant
Recant

made less dense (of a gas)


obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly
disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly
confess error
hermit; loner
abstruse; profound; secret
stubborn; unmanageable
disprove
banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign
express disapproval or disappointment
person hardened in sin; devoid of a sense of decency
disown; disavow
cancel
Determination
determination; firmness of purpose
reserved; uncommunicative; inclined to silence
respectful; worshipful

Recluse
Recondite
Refractory
Refute
Relegate
Reproach
Reprobate
Repudiate
Rescind
Resolution
Resolve
Reticent
Reverent
Sage
Salubrious
Sanction
Satiate
Saturate
Savor
Secrete
Shard
Skeptic
Solicitous
Soporific
Specious

person celebrated for wisdom


healthful
approve; ratify
satisfy fully
soak thoroughly
enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality
hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an
organism
fragment, generally of pottery
doubter; person who suspends judgment until having
examined evidence supporting a point of view
worried; concerned
sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness
seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often
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