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        Word list for GRE

        Date: 15/01/2022

        Article 2

        Article type: Essays & Opinions

        Total Pages=15

        Wordlist-Day4= 10-15 pages

        Title:  Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man


        WORDS LIST

        Word Meaning Sentence
        Retreat The noun retreat means a place you can go to be alone, to get away from it all. A spot under a shady tree might be your favourite retreat from the sun; move back, retrograde The sun is slowly retreating across the buildings, but it’s not dark yet.
        Culminate End, especially to reach a final or climactic stage, reach the highest or most decisive point; climax, summit She struggled to stay focused and push forward, but the culminating weight of everything that had happened that week wouldn’t leave her alone.

        The adjective¬†stilted describes something‚ÄĒusually a style of writing or speaking‚ÄĒthat is unnaturally formal. ‚Äúwhen people try to correct their speech they develop a¬†stilted¬†pronunciation‚ÄĚ

        A stilted letter of acknowledgment
        Disgust  Strong feelings of dislike; repel, revolt, nauseate I left the room and went into a vacant office, boiling with anger and disgust.
        Flinch To flinch is to react to pain by wincing, pulling away, or cringing, draw back, as with fear or pain; quinch, quail, recoil, wince I almost flinched at the sound of my own name.
        Silence ( someone ) by uttering ‘ shush !’
        Respite A¬†respite is a break from something that’s difficult or unpleasant; abatement,¬†hiatus,¬†reprieve,¬†suspension, recess Though I dislike the songs, it is music nevertheless, and it is something of a¬†respite¬†from the life I have been living.
        Untenable (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified; indefensible he complete absence of trust between Wendy and Axe is making their renewed relationship untenable.
        Plundering ¬†The act of stealing valuable things from a place; pillage Kidd’s mission was to prowl the Indian Ocean, hunting pirates and¬†plundering¬†French vessels.
        Pallid Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; pale, wan,  (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness She spent interminable hours staring at the pallid landscape that stretched out before her window.
        Succumb Use the verb¬†succumb to say that someone yields to something they’ve tried to fight off, such as despair, temptation, disease or injury, give in, as to overwhelming force, influence, or pressure; relent, yield

        (If you succumb to cancer, it means you die of it)

        He could have ended the beatings by running away or succumbing to tears, but he refused to do either.
        Expediency The quality of being suited to the end in view, taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others; opportunism He has had, after all, a maddening tendency of prioritizing political expediency over principle during his career.
        A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow), a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; poignancy
        The tune was a simple but effective burst of pathos, delivered well.
        Dire Fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; desperate In the bank’s dire need for cash to keep it afloat, everyone became a potential pawn, even its best, most loyal customers.
        Complacency The feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself This is Utopia, though, where any complacency will be punished.
        Scepticism Doubt about the truth of something; disbelief, incredulity Despite initial, unfathomable scepticism at the idea of a Mitchell committing a crime, he is eventually arrested, charged and taken away.
        Insufferable Used of persons or their behavior; impossible, unacceptable, unsufferable, intolerable It was boring, tedious, self-indulgent, hypocritical and insufferable.
        Capitulation The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions) He does not want just capitulation, but admiration, enthusiasm, for himself and his ideas, and when he doesn’t get it he feels cheated.
        Pinnacle Peak, acme, elevation, height, meridian,  summit, superlative, tiptop, top, zenith Once you have reached the pinnacle, you can carve your reputation.
        Esoteric Confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; Secret, arcane, cryptic, abstruse, recondite The courses seemed esoteric and disconnected from the race and poverty issues that had motivated me to consider the law in the first place.
        Xenophobia  A fear of foreigners or strangers A new study says distrust of those who speak with a foreign accent goes beyond common xenophobia.
        Misanthropy Hatred of mankind Jealousy is a mental illness, the mother of all human failings, cruelty, hatred, misanthropy, the closing of your soul, selfishness, stinginess.



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