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GRE High Frequency Words Vocab

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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