Flashcards in GRE Vocabulary (DMK) 1 Deck (25)
implied though not plainly expressed.
"comments seen as implicit criticism of the policies"
synonyms: implied, hinted at, suggested, insinuated; More
with no qualification or question; absolute.
"an implicit faith in God"
synonyms: absolute, complete, total, wholehearted, perfect, utter; More
(of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome.
"he found his duties increasingly onerous"
synonyms: burdensome, arduous, strenuous, difficult, hard, severe, heavy, back-breaking, oppressive, weighty, uphill, challenging, formidable, laborious, Herculean, exhausting, tiring, taxing, demanding, punishing, grueling, exacting, wearing, wearisome, fatiguing; archaictoilsome
"the job had become onerous"
involving heavy obligations.
"an onerous lease"
persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.
"we cannot inveigle him into putting pen to paper"
synonyms: entice, tempt, lure, seduce, beguile; More
gain entrance to (a place) by persuading (someone) with deception or flattery.
(especially of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.
synonyms: simplistic, superficial, oversimplified; More
(especially of success in sports) easily achieved; effortless.
"a facile victory"
synonyms: effortless, easy, undemanding, unexacting, painless, trouble-free
"he achieved a facile victory"
dark; shadowy or obscure.
charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way.
"every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine"
synonyms: charm, attract, enchant, entrance, win over, woo, captivate, bewitch, spellbind, dazzle, hypnotize, mesmerize, seduce
"she was beguiled by his beauty"
help (time) pass pleasantly.
"to beguile some of the time they went to the movie theater"
synonyms: entertain, amuse, delight, please, occupy, absorb, engage, distract, divert, fascinate, enthrall, engross
"the program has been beguiling children for years"
excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
"Polonius is portrayed as a foolish, garrulous old man"
synonyms: talkative, loquacious, voluble, verbose, chatty, chattering, gossipy;
placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy.
requiring a particularly precise or careful approach.
"it's hard to find a film more persnickety and difficult to use than black-and-white infrared"
Epicurean describes someone with refined or educated taste. Someone who insists on drinking mineral spring bottled water instead of tap water has Epicurean sophistication.
relating to the Styx River.
"the Stygian crypt"
spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
"prodigal habits die hard"
synonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, profligate, improvident, imprudent
"prodigal habits die hard"
unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner.
"his raffish air"
synonyms: rakish, unconventional, Bohemian; More
aggressively greedy or grasping.
synonyms: grasping, greedy, avaricious, acquisitive, covetous
synonyms: treachery, duplicity, deceit, deceitfulness, disloyalty, infidelity, faithlessness, unfaithfulness, betrayal, treason, double-dealing, untrustworthiness, breach of trust; literaryperfidiousness
"the perfidy of her husband"
dress up or decorate gaudily.
"a uniform bedizened with resplendent medals"
an ornamental covering spread over a horse's saddle or harness.
(of a horse) be decked out in rich decorative coverings.
to remove or destroy especially by cutting, abrading, or evaporating
instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
"they accused him of fomenting political unrest"
synonyms: instigate, incite, provoke, agitate, excite, stir up, whip up, encourage, urge, fan the flames of
"they were accused of fomenting civil unrest"
(of writing, pictures, or talk) treating sexual matters in an indecent way and typically conveying undue interest in or enjoyment of the subject.
synonyms: pornographic, obscene, indecent, crude, lewd, vulgar, dirty, filthy; More
"his salacious grin faltered"
synonyms: lustful, lecherous, licentious, lascivious, libidinous, prurient, lewd; More
1.2 (of a place or an occasion) gloomy.
‘a saturnine setting’
relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.
"a fairer, more egalitarian society"
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
"no other party risked ignominious defeat"
synonyms: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing, mortifying; More
(especially of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.
"“Just do it!” came the peremptory reply"
synonyms: brusque, imperious, high-handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding, dictatorial, autocratic, overbearing, dogmatic, arrogant, overweening, lordly, magisterial, authoritarian; More
giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.
"the timing for such a meeting seemed propitious"
synonyms: favorable, auspicious, promising, providential, advantageous, optimistic, bright, rosy, heaven-sent, hopeful; More