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Flashcards in Other Gre Words Deck (64)
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Abscond

To leave secretly

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Abyss

An extremely deep hole

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Aesthetic

Concerning the appreciation of beauty

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Aggrandize

To increase in power, influence, and reputation

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Amalgamate

To combine; mix together

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Ambiguous

Doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways

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Ameliorate

To make better; to improve

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Anachronism

Something out of place in time

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Analogous

Similar or alike in some way; equivalent

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Arbitrate

To judge a dispute between two opposing parties

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Archaic

Ancient; old fashioned

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Ardor

Intense and passionate feeling

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Attenuate

To reduce in force or degree; to weaken

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Austere

Severe or stern in appearance; undecorated

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Banal

Predictable, cliched, boring

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Bombastic

Pompous in speech and manner

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Candid

Impartial and honest in speech

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Castigate

To punish or criticize harshly

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Catalyst

Something that brings about a change in something else

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Caustic

Biting in wit

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Chaos

Great disorder or confusion

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Chauvinist

Someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs

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Chicanery

Deception by means of craft or guile

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Cogent

Convincing and well reasoned

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Condone

To overlook, pardon, or disregard

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Convoluted

Intricate and complicate

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Credulous

Too trusting, gullible

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Crescendo

Steadily increasing in volume or force

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Decorum

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety

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Deference

Respect, courtesy