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        Word list for GRE

        Date: 26/12/2021

        Article 1

        Article type: Book Review

        Title: In ‘Old Poets,’ Donald Hall dished on Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot and more


        WORDS LIST

        Word Meaning Sentence
        Reminiscence A mental impression retained and recalled from the past; recall, recollection It’s easier to reminisce on the good memories rather than the bad.
        wry Humorously sarcastic or mocking: dry I exchange a wry  smile with Hideo as she launches into an explanation about blood.

        Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; tyrannical; domineering

        ,tending to domineer
        As the sun sets and the oppressive heat breaks, he hears crickets and frogs begin their music and join the migrant chorus.
        Eternal Interminable, unending, unceasing, perpetual The wait seemed eternal.
        Fatuous Showing a lack of intelligence or thought ; stupid and silly, Inane, asinine, mindless Such bereavement, witnessed at close range, makes even the most eloquent apologia for high-risk activities ring fatuous and hollow.
        Stellar outstanding, wonderful, better than everything else, Citra, try as she might to be a stellar apprentice, was not immune to indiscretion herself.
        Elusive Subtle, difficlut to describe, Baffling It was something elusive, something faint and fragrant that I could not name.
        Elegiac Expressing sorrow often for something past; The poems are elegiac, brooding and death-obsessed, haunted by intimations of mortality, by ghosts facing backward with regret and forward with trepidation.
        Unrepentant Not penitent or remorseful; impenitent A reformed — but unrepentant — hell-raiser, O’Toole long suffered from ill health.
        Droll Comical in an odd or whimsical manner A droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humour
        Worldliness The quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment:mundaneness , mundanity , sophistication Ms. Ferguson is quick to acknowledge her Bergman-esque knack for conveying wordliness and infinite weariness in a glance, a quality that captivated the filmmakers.
        Denounce Speak out against; denunciate , mark , stigmatise , stigmatize His rivals would denounce him as a bad example for the South.
        Ferocity The property of being wild or turbulent; fury,vehemence Darnell shouted in one long, drawn-out wail of such ferocity that Mark stepped back again.
        Glimpsed A brief or incomplete view,a quick look A glimpse of his chin and cheek is all I get as he’s passing, but it’s enough to recognize.
        Penetratingly With ability to see into deeply Throughout the book, Amis penetratingly relates the horrors of late middle age, less genteelly known as the beginning of the end.
        Chronicle Record in chronological order; make a historical record Nevertheless these chronciles  cannot be dismissed out of hand for these reasons.
        Vilifier One who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel; backbiter , calumniator , defamer , libeller , maligner , slanderer , traducer Let us watch with jealous care the honor of our country, and scorn the aspersions of its villifiers.
        Vain Characteristic of false pride, conceited , egotistic; Unproductive of success I even tied on my mask in a vain attempt to keep my nose warm.
        Craving An intense desire for some particular thing;hunger , lust , starve , thirst My entire body started craving  oxygen, just one breath, but I couldn’t get it.
        Antic Ludicrously odd;fantastic , fantastical , grotesque Hamlet’s assumed antic disposition
        Graduge Harbour ill feelings, stew She wondered how long a demon could hold a grudge .
        Wrangle To quarrel noisily , angrily or disruptively; haggle The bar keeper threw them out , but they continued to wrangle  on down the street.
        Voluptuous displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses The skyline was intricate and voluptuous  and enchanted and absurd.
        Recount Narrate or give a detailed account of; narrate , recite , tell: count He imagined himself recounting  his adventures to her, back at Wall, in front of a blazing parlor fire; but somehow all of his tales seemed a little flat.
        Befit Accord or comport with; suit This kind of behaviour does not befit  a young woman!
        Resolved Determined She was firmly resolved to be a doctor
        Melancholy A feeling of thoughtful sadness, He tried to smile, but his eyes were downcast and melancoly .
        Painstakingly In a fastidious and painstaking manner;fastidiously It was passed on aurally, monk by monk, nun by nun, painstakingly , patiendy, for century after century.
        Wretched Of very poor quality or condition; miserable, deplorable , execrable , miserable , woeful “Save me!” cried the wretched  witch in the front row.
        Gratitude A feeling of thankfulness and appreciation He was overwhelmed with gratitude  for their help
        Indispensable Absolutely necessary ; vitally necessary, Unavoidable Yet the sword was their one, indispensable weapon against the Horcruxes.



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