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January 14, 2022 at 10:43 am #9234TrickytestsKeymaster
Word list for GRE
Article type: Essays & Opinions
Wordlist-Day2= 5-10 pages
Title: Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man
Word Meaning Sentence Proviso A stipulated condition; provision Finally, the request was approved, with the proviso that I could see my colleagues one by one, not together. Contempt Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; despite, disdain, scorn His small blue eyes shone with repugnance, a look of such unreasoning contempt for my skin that it filled me with despair. Insofar
To the degree or extent that
My plan, insofar as I had one, was to go to university to be a computer programmer, but we couldn’t afford the tuition. Insomuch To such an extent or degree; so Golf courses are a real estate asset only insomuch as they use real estate in association with their business Tacitly In a tacit(implied) manner; by unexpressed agreement It was tacitly understood in the Moller family that the less one knew about his cooking methods and what he put into the food, the better for all concerned. SemblanceAn erroneous mental representation; illusion I feel my eyes grow moist and try to rearrange my ruined face into some semblance of toughness. Grotesque Distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; ludicrously odd, fantastic, antic Most of those reports were a nightmare–grotesque, circumstantial, eager and untrue. Fervor Feelings of great warmth and intensity; ardour, excitement He played cow bingo with the same fervor as he played his last college basketball game at Saint Luke’s. Objectively When you do something objectively, you do it with an open mind, considering the facts rather than your personal feelings. I suspect there would be something silly about him if I could see him objectively. Caricature A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect; ape, imitation, impersonation The caricature of the Sapphire has been said to act as a warning or punishment for going against society’s norm that women should be passive, nonthreatening, and unseen. Hinge A joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other, a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend The customer flicked a hand toward the Owner’s legs, exposed beneath the hinged section of the countertop. Absurd Illogical, unlogical, incongruous, inviting ridicule The stars shone with such fierce, contained brilliance that it seemed absurd to call the night dark. Totalitarianism A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator; despotism, dictatorship It’s a grim vision of totalitarianism: dissenters are “disappeared” or forced to go into hiding. Outpouring A sudden rapid flow (as of water); gush, flush, barrage I was far too engrossed by the outpouring of love I was receiving from my hometown. Commiserate Feel or express sympathy or compassion; sympathize She commiserates with a friend whose mother has also left. Charitable Full of love and generosity; beneficent She was a charitable and generous woman, eager to make those around her happy. Annihilation Total destruction; obliteration, disintegration The phones at the police department in Trenton, New Jersey, started ringing when the Martians began their annihilation. Reckon Expect, believe, or suppose, take account of, consider We still had a Mile, we reckoned, before we reached the Channel to Hog Island & from thence back to Land. Dogged Stubbornly unyielding, stubbornly persistent; dour, persistent, pertinacious She continued her dogged pursuit of Everest just the same. Hyperbolic Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; Exaggerated She was reluctant to believe the hyperbolic and racially charged news coverage, but still, things were devolving. Vehemence Intensity or forcefulness of expression; force, outcry, violence His mother had interrupted his father’s tirade—something she did often, but never with such vehemence. Contend Maintain or assert, state, argue, compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others I contended that it would be a mistake for the Communist party to persuade writers to abandon imaginative work to write pamphlets. Earnestness The trait of being serious, sincere They looked at the world with an impractical, luminous earnestness that moved her, but never convinced her. ImitateReproduce someone’s behaviour or look; copy, simulate Gabe made a face and growled loudly, imitating a beast of some kind Ineffable Defying expression or description, too sacred to be uttered; unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable, indescribable She sighed a sigh of ineffable satisfaction as if her cup of happiness were now full. Sobbing If you’re so upset you’re crying loudly, taking in big gasps of air and heaving your chest, you are sobbing. Help me, she was sobbing, blood bubbling up over her lips, help me. Overshot Having an upper part projecting beyond the lower They vastly overshot the quotas meant to preserve fish. Wanting Lacking, deficient Apparently, his disapproval of the way Ludo Bagman ran his department did not prevent him from wanting to make a good impression. Withered Lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness, having lost all moisture; shrivelled, shrunken, wizened The whole country seemed to have withered and browned under the searing sun. Murderous Characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being; homicidal
I was feeling pretty good about myself until Luke turned and gave me a murderous look. Pedantic Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects; academic, donnish One of the most satisfying aspects of “Nine Perfect Strangers” is that it is thought-provoking but never pedantic. Recount Narrate or give a detailed account of; narrate, recite, tell The rest of the letter recounted the compliments Hattie had received on a new gown. InfatuationA foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration Unfortunately, his infatuation with the East was short-lived.
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