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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current






2. Lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion






3. Walk lamely; ADJ: lacking firmness; weak






4. Inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)






5. Swollen; distended (as from liquid)






6. Hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.






7. Lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial






8. Lukewarm; slightly warm; ¹ÌÁö±ÙÇÃ'; half-hearted; not eager; Ex. tepid reaction to the new film; Ex. tepid supporter






9. Behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome






10. Excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses






11. Substance that dissolves another; ADJ: capable of dissolving another substance






12. Tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite






13. Artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water (with a gate to regulate the flow)






14. One's opinion of oneself; self-esteem






15. Entrance; a way in; right to enter; main dish of a meal; Ex. entree into the exclusive circle


16. Protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent






17. Shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.






18. Carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat






19. Suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone






20. Change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander






21. Infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air






22. Turn over; capsize; topple






23. Mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president






24. Devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious






25. Walk; trample; N: grooved face of a tire; horizontal part of a step






26. Deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile






27. Overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply






28. Ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies






29. Arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority






30. Severe dizziness; giddiness






31. Strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly






32. Experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy






33. Expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song






34. Form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle






35. Domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor






36. Frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury






37. Inflated; exaggerated






38. Underlying character of a culture - group - etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person - group - or culture; Ex. the company ethos






39. Into parts; apart; V. sunder






40. Stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)






41. Pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state






42. Someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth






43. Having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted






44. Beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw






45. Occurring again and again






46. Abstain from; resist; forbear; N: chorus






47. Adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved






48. Without an equal; single in kind






49. Make into an institution; put or confine in an institution






50. Having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash