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GRE High Frequency Words Vocab

Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Unit used in measuring the intensity of a sound






2. To refuse to have anything to do with; to disown






3. Seeming true - but actually being fallacious; misleadingly attractive






4. Naturally inclined; tending; likely






5. Contemptibly fainthearted - lacking any courage






6. Extreme brightness; possessing luminosity or genius






7. Honesty; frankness; sincerity






8. Recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish






9. Of the world; typical of or concerned w/the ordinary






10. Matching; corresponding or proportionate in degree - size - or amount






11. Self-important or pompous writing or speech






12. Trickery or subterfuge






13. To list or count off individually






14. Apt to break or crack due to a lack of elasticity; fragile






15. To blacken; to belittle; to sully defame disparage






16. Doctrine or set of religious principles






17. Lecture or discussion; conversation






18. Having or showing often viscious ill-will -spite - hatred






19. To champion or support; to argue in favor of






20. The state or act of extending or being swollen out of shape






21. An invigorating substance that excites mental or physical activity






22. Well-spoken; coherent






23. To undeceive to set right






24. Shortness or briefness - esp. in time






25. Very learned; scholarly






26. Practical rather than idealistic






27. Peaceful; calm






28. Departure or wandering away from the accepted standard






29. To purify or concentrate through a process of vaporization






30. Shrewdness and craftiness; slyness






31. Accustomed to accepting something undesirable






32. Saucy; impertinent






33. Deceptive; based upon a false belief or impression






34. Dismay; startling - distressing fear or shock that results in complete confusion






35. Cursory; done without care or interest






36. To inspect - determine - or correct the graduations of an instrument by comparing it to a standard






37. To imitate with the goal of rivaling or surpassing






38. Small; lacking substance in degree - amount - or size






39. Inclined to change one'S mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable






40. In an initial stage; not fully formed






41. Culled from many sources






42. To publicly condemn or criticize






43. Payment given for services rendered or for loss






44. Dull; lacking vitality or luminosity






45. To replace; to supersede; to appropriate






46. Burning or stinging; causing corrosion






47. To cut back or clip branches or other parts of a plant - esp parts that are dead






48. Rare and insufficient






49. To appease; to conciliate






50. The combination of parts to make a whole