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Abscond (v) GRE
to depart in a sudden and secret manner
Aberant (adj) GRE
departing from the right, normal or usual course
Alacrity (n) GRE
promptness in response
Anomaly (n) GRE
Commonly seen
deviation from the common rule
Arduous (adj) GRE
hard to accomplish or acheive
Assuage (v) GRE
Commonly Seen
to lessen the intensity pain or distress
Audacious (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
intrepidly daring, contemptuous of law religion/decorum, marked by originality and verve
Austere (adj) GRE
stern and cold in appearance or manner, morally strict, marked simple or unadorned, giving little or no scope of pleasure
Axiomatic (adj) GRE
self evident
Canonical (adj) GRE
authorized, following the canon of the bible
Censure (n/v) GRE
strong or vehement expression of disapproval, official reprimand; to criticize or reproach in harch or vehement manner
Connoisseur (n) GRE
a person who is especially competent to pass critical judgments in an art, a discerning judge of the best in any field
Aesthetic
Convoluted (adj) GRE
twisted, coiled, complicated
Disabuse (v) GRE
to free person from deception or error
VINDICATE
Exculpate
Disabuse
Discordant (adj) GRE
being at variance, disagree, incongruous, dissonant, harsh
Laud (v/n) GRE
Laudable
Commonly Seen-2
to praise/extol
;a song hym or praise
Lucid (adj) GRE
suffused w/ light, having full use of one's faculties, clear to the understanding
+Magnanimity (n) GRE
full of generous forgiveness in an insult or injury, noble - high minded
Marital (adj) GRE
of or pertaining to marriage/conjugal/matrimonial
Mundane (adj) GRE
of or pertaining to this world/earth as contrasted w/ heaven, common/ordinary/unimaginative
Banal
Nascent (adj) GRE
beginning to exist or develop
Nebulous (adj) GRE
hazy/vague/indistinct/confused, cloudy/cloudlike
Neologism (n) GRE
a new word/meaning/usage/phrase, new doctrine
Noxious (adj) GRE
harmful or injurious to health or physical well being, morally harmful
Abstain (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
to choose not to do something
Abyss
an extremeely deep hole
Adulterate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
to make impure
Advocate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
to speak in favor of
Proponent
Eulogy
Acclaim
Encomium
Extol
Laud
Aesthetic (adj) GRE
concerning the appreciation of beauty
Connoisseur
Aggrandize
to increase in power, influence and reputation
Alleviate (v) GRE
to make more bearable/releive
Appease
Alleviate
Amerliorate
Assuage
Assist
Mitigate
Mollify
Slake
Amalgamate
to combine/mix together
Ambiguous
doubtful or uncertain, able to be interpreted in several ways
Ameliorate (v) GRE
to make better to improve
Appease
Alleviate
Assuage
Assit
Mollify
Slake
Anachronism
something out of place in time
Analogous
similar or alike in some way
Antagonize
to annoy or to provoke to anger
Antipathy (n) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
a natural extreme dislike
an object of extreme dislike
Apathy (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
lack of interest
lack of emotion
LoInterest
Insipid
Arbitrate
to judge or dispute over two opposing parties
Archaic
ancient or old fashioned
Ardor (adj) GRE
intense and passioate feeling
Zeal
Articulate
able to speak clearly and expressively
Attenuate
to reduce in force or degree: to weaken
Banal
predictable, cliched, boring
Bolster (v)
Commonly Seen-3
to support
Abet
Ancillary
Corroborate
Mainstay
-Bombastic (adj) GRE
pompous in speech and manner
Cacophony (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
harsh, jarring noise
Candid
impartial and honest in speech
Castigate (v) GRE
to punish or criticize harshly
Diatribe
Deride
Catalyst
something that brings about a change in something else
Foment
Engender
Precipitate
Caustic
biting in whit
Chaos
great disorder or confusion
Chauvanist
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
Chicanery
deception by means of craft or guile
Dissemble
Equivocate
Cogent
convincing and well reasoned
Condone
to overlook, pardon, disregard
Convoluted
intricate and complicated
Corroborate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
to provide supporting evidence
Ancillary
Bolster
Mainstay
Credulous
too trusting: gullible
Crescendo
steady increasing volume or force
Decorum
approproateness of behavior or conduct
Deference
respect, courtesy
Deride (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
to speak of or treat with contempt: to mock
Desiccate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
to dry out thoroughly
Desultory
jumping from one thing to another: disconnected
Diatribe
an abuse condemnatory speech
Castigate
Deride
Diffident
lack of self confidence
Dilate
to make larger/expand
Dilatory
intended to delay
Filabuster
Dilettante
someone with amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Dirge
funeral humn or mournful speech
Elegy
Discern
to perceive/recognize
Disparate
fundamentally different, entirely unlike
Dissemble
to present a false appearance/disguise one's real intentions or character
Dissonance (n) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
a harsh and disagreeable combination
Dogma
a fairly held opinion
Dupe
to perceive, a person who is easily deceived
Eclectic
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
Efficacy
effectiveness
Elegy
sorrowful poem or speech
Dirge
Eloquent
persuasive and moving speech
Emulate
to copy/try to equal or excel
Engender (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
to produce cause/bring about: initiate
Catalyst
Foment
Enigma (n) GRE
Commonly Seen
a puzzle
Enumerate
to count/list/itemize
Ephemeral (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
lasting a short time
Erratic
wandering and unpredictable
Esoteric
known or understood by a few
Estimable
admirable
Eulogy (n) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
speech in praise of someone
Advocate
Proponent
Acclaim
Encomium
Extol
Laud
Euphemism
use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
Exacerbate
to make worse
Exculpate
to clear from blame/prove innocent
VINDICATE
Exonerate
Disabuse
Exigent
urgent/requiring immediate action
Exonerate
to clear blame
to releive
VINDICATE
Exculpate
Disabuse
RELEIVE
Appease
Alleviate
Ameliorate
Assuage
Assist
Slake
Mollify
Explicit
clearly stated or shown forthright in expression
Fanatical
acting excessively enthusiastic/filled with extreme/unquestioned devotion
Fawn
to grovel
Fervid (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen
intensely emotional/feverish
-Florid (adj) GRE
excessively decorated or embelished
Foment
to arouse or incite
Catalyst
Engender
Frugality
a tendency to be thrifty or cheap
Garrulous (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
tending to talk a lot
Guile
deceit or trickery
Gullible (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
easily deceived
Homogeneous (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
of a similar kind
Iconoclast
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, institutions
Imperturbable
not capable of being disturbed
Impervious
impossible to penetrate, incapable of being affected
Impetuous
quickly to act without thinking
Implacable
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
Intransigent
Inchoate
not fully formed:disorganized
Inimical
hostile, unfriendly
Innocuous
harmless
Insipid
Lack of interest
Lack of flavor
LoInterest
Insipid
Intransigent
uncompromising/refusing to be reconciled
Implacable
Inundate
to overwhelm/cover with water
Irascible
easily made angry
Laconic (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
using few words
Lament
to express sorrow/greive
Lavish
to praise unspraringly/extremely generous/extravegant
Lethargic (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
acting in an indifferent or slow sluggish manner
Loquacious (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
talkative
Lucid
clear and easily understood
Luminous
bright, brilliant, glowing
Malinger
to evade resonsibility by pretending to be ill
Malleable (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
capable of being shaped
Metaphor
a figure of speech comparing two different things/symbols
Meticulous
extremely careful about details
Misanthrope (n) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
a person who dislikes others
Mitigate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
to releive by softening/lessening
Apease
Alleviate
Ameliorate
Assuage
Assist
Slake
Mollify
Exonerate
Mollify
to calm or make less severe
Monotony
lack of variation
Naive
lacking sophistication or experience
Obdurate (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
hardened in feeling/resistant to persuasion
Obsequious
overly submissive and eager to please
Obstinate
stubborn, unyielding
Obviate
to prevent/make unecessary
Occlude
to stop/prevent the passage of
Onerous
troublesome and oppressive/burdensome
Opaque (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen
impossible to see through/preventing the passage of light
Opprobrium
public disgrace
Ostentation (adj)
Commonly Seen-3
excessive showiness
Paradox (n) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
a contradiction or dilema
Paragon
model of excellence or perfection
Pedant (n) GRE
Pedantic
Commonly Seen-2
someone who shows off learning
Perfidious
willing to betray one's trust
Perfunctory
done in a routine way/indifferent
Philanthropy (n) GRE
Philanthropic
Commonly Seen-3
charity/a desire or effort to promote goodness
Placate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen
to soothe or pacify
Plastic
able to be molded, altered or bent
Plethora
excess
Pragmatic (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
practical as opposed to idealistic
Precipitate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen
to bring about change
to act quickly
ACT QUICKLY
Capricious
Healdlong
Abrupt
Impetuous
Apace
Whimsical

CHANGE
Catalyst
Foment
Engender
Prevaricate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
to lie or deviate from the truth
Chicanery
Dissemble
Equivocate
Pristine
fresh and clean/uncorrupted
Prodigal (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen
lavish/wasteful
Proliferate
to increase in number quickly
Propitiate
to concilate/appease
Propriety (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
correct behavior/obedience to rules and customs
Prudence
wisdom, caution, restraint
Pungent
sharp and irritating to the senses
Quiescent
motionless
Rarefy
to make thinner or sparser
Repudiate
to reject the validity of
Reticent
silent and reserved
Rhetoric
effective writing or speaking
Satiate
to satisfy fully or over indulge
Soporific
causing sleep or lethargy
Specious
deceptively attractive/seemingly plausible but fallacious
Stigma
a mark of shame or discredit
Stolid
unemotional/lacking sensitivity
Sublime
lofty or grand
Tacit
done without using words
Taciturn
silent, not talkative
Tirade (n) GRE
long harsh speech or verbal attack
Castigate
Deride
Diatribe
Dirge
Disapraging
Elegy
Lambaste
Torpor
extreme mental and physical slugishness
Transitory
temporary lasting a brief time
Vacillate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
to sway:physically indecisive
Venerate (v) GRE
Commonly Seen-3
to respect deeply
Veracity
filled with truth and accuracy
Verbose
wordy
Vex
annoy
Volatile (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen-2
easily aroused or changeable
Waver (v)
Commonly Seen-3
to fluctuate between choices
Whimsical
acting in fanciful or capricious manner
Capricious-
Healdlong
Abrupt
Imetpuous
Percipitate
Apace
Zeal (adj) GRE
Commonly Seen
passion and excitement
Ardor
Abet (v) GRE
To support
Appease (v) GRE
To releive
To satisfy
To calm
Slake (v) GRE
To releive
To satisfy
Ancillary (n) GRE
1supporting/supplementary
2subordinate
SUPPORT
Abet
Bolster
Corroborate
Mainstay
Defer (v) GRE
to delay for a future time/procrastinate
Disparaging (adj) GRE
Tending to belittle
Tending to bring reproach
Diatribe
Castigate
Deride
Reproach
Reproach (v) GRE
To blame/discredit/censure
Diatribe
Castigate
Deride
Disparaging
Fervor (adj) GRE
warm and earnestness/passion
Quixotic (adj) GRE
Impulsive/rashly unpredictable
Impractically and extravagently chivalrous/romantic
ACT QUICKLY
Capricious
Headlong
Abrupt
Impetuous
Precipitate
Apace
Whimsical