January 13, 2022 at 2:49 pm #9226TrickytestsKeymaster
Word list for GRE
Article type: Essays & Opinions
Wordlist-Day2= 1-5 pages
Title: Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man
Word Meaning Sentence Lure provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; bait, hook, entice, tempt Even the lure of dessert wasn’t enough to overcome Laleh’s sudden and inexplicable shyness. Pangs A sudden sharp feeling, mental pain or distress; stab, twinge I feel a pang of excitement, then remorse, and then nausea. Conscience
built-in sense of what’s right and what’s wrong; moral sense, scruples, sense of right and wrong.
Through a completely unanticipated event, my moral conscience became clear. Degenerate Grow worse; deteriorate, devolve, drop, Degraded What’s remarkable is that, despite this degeneration, the likeness is perfectly sustained. Elicit Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses), educe, draw out
Same sound but different meaning word= illicit–>Illegal
Each name elicited a tick on a list and a brief mnemonic stare from the teacher. Rambling Spreading out in different directions; digressive, meandering, Sprawling, excursive, wandering, indirect, discursive David, quiet David, is full of long, drawn-out, rambling opinions about social studies. Devolve To devolve is to get worse instead of better; pass on or delegate to another Dad interrupted us before we could devolve into an argument. Tirade A speech of violent denunciation; Philippic, broadside His mother had interrupted his father’s tirade—something she did often, but never with such vehemence. Imperative When something absolutely has to be done and cannot be put off, use the adjective imperative; requiring attention or action It was imperative that everything be relocated to a safe distance before the bio-bomb went in. Exalt Praise, glorify, or honour, heighten or intensify Burgundy is now the world’s most exalted wine region, and you rarely find good bottles in this price range. Hinge A joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other The customer flicked a hand toward the Owner’s legs, exposed beneath the hinged section of the countertop. Seemingly From appearances alone, ostensibly, apparently The child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned Manifested Apparent, evident, patent, plain, resounding, unmistakable The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication Impoverishment Without money, having no money, poverty, immiserate The country descended into financial chaos and impoverishment as the crisis unfolded in late 2019. Commiserate Feel or express sympathy or compassion; sympathize I can, however, commiserate with them on the situations they were forced to endure. Rational Based on reasoning, related to the use of the mind, logical There was no rational explanation for how I was alive at this moment. Agitator Troublemaker, foment, stir up To downplay accusations of being an outside agitator, she ran her operation out of her hotel room, offering direction to state and local suffragists. Stumbling Walk unsteadily, make an error She stumbled and revealed the name Haunted Obsessed, preoccupied, taken up The confused, frightened look on Mrs. Wheeler’s face that night still haunted me. Bourgeois Belonging to the middle class One day, however, it will appear as a deed greater than the most victorious wars of our present bourgeois era. Mediocrity Ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding You were not expected to aspire to excellence: you were expected to make peace with mediocrity. vengeful Revengeful, vindictive I will admit I thought dark, vengeful thoughts that night. Monomania A mania restricted to one thing or idea; possession He needed a break, he said, from the monomania of Hollywood. EschewAvoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of; shun The Order is eschewing any form of transport that is controlled or regulated by the Ministry; they mistrust everything to do with the place. Forfeit Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty; confiscated, forfeited I felt I had forfeited her sympathy by my refusal to go down. Scathing Marked by harshly abusive criticism; Vituperative He stood at the edge of the pit, the crowd surging around him, hissing, mocking, their words scathing and dry as coals. ZealotA fervent and even militant proponent of something; drumbeater, partisan Religious zealots and religious dissenters were making noise while members of the Church of England and Unitarians like the Darwins also quietly questioned their faith. Relegate Pass on, refer to other people, assign to a lower position Black people found themselves yet again powerless and relegated to convict leasing camps that were, in many ways, worse than slavery. Glitter The quality of shining with a bright reflected light; coruscation, sparkle The road ahead of them was empty and the ice crystals on the asphalt glittered like diamonds in the morning sun. Stifling Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; oppressive In the summer, the cars were stiflingly hot because none were air-conditioned. Decried Express strong disapproval of; condemn, excoriate, objurgate, reprobate
We decry the racism in South Africa Flinch Drawback, as with fear or pain, I flinched back from the resentment in his voice. Subsumption incorporating something under a more general category; minor premise By the subsumption or gathering up of several laws under one which amounts to the sum of them all, and which is the recognition of the same sequence in different sets of instances. Tenuouslacking substance or significance; flimsy, fragile, slight, thin My relationship with God at this point was, at best, tenuous. Affinity A natural attraction or feeling of kinship He seemed to have an affinity for plants. Ghastly Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick The image of Clerval was forever before me, ghastly and murdered. Mysticism Obscure or irrational thought He had no mysticism about turtles although he had gone in turtle boats for many years. Barbarism A brutal barbarous savage act Amid such barbarism, is there any respite to allow us to ponder what the violence means and says about how we live? EradicateDestroy completely, as if down to the roots; exterminate, extirpate, root out, uproot, decimate, annihilate Television had shrunk the world and had in the process become a great weapon for eradicating ignorance and promoting democracy. Encroachment Any entry into an area not previously occupied; intrusion, invasion, trespass In 1774 the Shawnee responded to these encroachments by raiding squatter settlements and expelling land surveyors. Dire Fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; desperate He flicked his eyes to Otto, whose face was pinched with concern, but not a dire concern. Resuscitate Cause to regain consciousness; revive, vivify She would find it increasingly exhausting to conjure up, to dust off, to resuscitate once again what was long dead. Eminent Standing above others in quality or position; superior, distinguished Even its most eminent evangelisers find it difficult to explain to the satisfaction of enquirers. Retreat Move back; retrograde, drawback When a strong enemy threatened an agricultural village, retreat meant giving up fields, houses and granaries. Egalitarian Favoring social equality; Classless Hundreds of years later, America is still not an egalitarian democracy. Aristocratic Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy, powerful class; gentry She was about seventy, a tiny, aristocratic– looking woman. Emphatically In a forceful manner; with emphasis I said emphatically, shaking my head vigorously so that there could be no possible further misunderstanding. IronyIncongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs It was very hard to detect any expressive tones in his voice, whether of irony or anger, because it was so deep and so flat. Eccentric conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; odd, bizarre People really do become eccentric when they become rich.
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