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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Accidental; casual; happening by chance

2. Affecting or relating to the sense of taste

3. Abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation

4. Lawyer in the lower court of law

5. Shorten

6. Exceed

7. Self-control; self-restraint; formal but distant manner; reticence; Ex. without reserve: freely and openly; ADJ. reserved: shy and uncommunicative

8. Bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services

9. Beginning; in an early stage

10. Of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony

11. Destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant

12. Fearful; timid; demonstrating fear

13. (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition

14. (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air

15. Restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition

16. Main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument

17. Burn (a wound or snakebite - etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection

18. Make shiny by rubbing; polish

19. Effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation

20. Insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence

21. Reprimand; severely scold

22. Decorate

23. Turn into vapor (steam - gas - fog - etc.)

24. Period of time

25. Sleep lightly; nap

26. Make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb

27. Exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of

28. Distorted; crooked; bent; Ex. Our plans have gone awry.

29. Operatic solo; a song sung by one person in an opera or oratorio

30. Deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity

31. Punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.

32. Front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance

33. Error; stupid mistake

34. Scholar who overemphasizes book learning - trivial details of learning - or technicalities

35. Theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior

36. Suffering; ordeal; distress; trial

37. Disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak

38. Having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity

39. Not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous

40. Refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant

41. Slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German

42. Bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible

43. Tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired

44. Boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing

45. Spotless; flawless; absolutely clean

46. Storehouse

47. Insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties

48. Plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder

49. Sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises

50. Cure-all; remedy for all diseases