GRE Vocabulary 2023

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aberrant

abnormal; different from the accepted norm

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abeyance

state of suspension; temporary inaction

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abscond

to sneak away

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abstemious

indicative of self-denial; particularly with food or drink

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abstruse

difficult to understand

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accessible

easy to understand, especially by a certain group

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acquiescent

agreeing without protest

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acrid

bitter; harsh

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acrimonious

bitter in temper, manner, and speech

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acumen

keenness; quickness of intellectual thought

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admonition

a gentle reproof; authoritative counseling or warning

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affect (n)

emotion than influences behavior

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affront

to deliberately offend, as with a gesture

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aggrandize

to widen in scope or make bigger or greater

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aggregate

amounting to a whole

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allay

to reduce the intensity of

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amalgamate

to mix or blend together in a homogenous body

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ameliorate

to make better or improve

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anachronous

out of place in time

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anecdote

a short account of an interesting incident

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archipelago

a large group of islands

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articulate

well-spoken, eloquent

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artifice

cleverness or skill

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artless

without deceit or cunning; sincere

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ascetic

characterized the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence

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assiduous

persistent; unceasing

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astute

keen; wise

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audacious

fearless; bold

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augment

to increase in measure or intensity

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austere

unadorned; severely simple

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avarice

extreme greed and hoarding

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aver

to declare or profess

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banal

commonplace

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base

simple and boring

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belie

to present a false front

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beset

to surround, as in an attack

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blatant

very obvious, offensive loud, or coarsely conspicuous

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bolster

to support; to reinforce

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bombastic

using inflated language; pompous

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boon

a timely benefit; a blessing

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brevity

briefness or conciseness

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browbeat

to intimidate in an overbearing manner

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bumptious

offensively self-assertive; pushy

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bungle

to perform clumsily or inadequately; botch

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burgeon

to grow forth; to send out buds

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cacophony

a disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or tone

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callous

insensitive; indifferent

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calumniate

to make false or malicious statements; to slander

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candor

the quality of being open or sincere

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cantankerous

bad-tempered and uncooperative

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carp

to complain unreasonably

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chaos

a state of disorder and confusion

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chicanery

trickery, deception, especially through the use of questionable logic

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churl

a rude, boorish, or surly person

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coda

concluding section of a musical or literary piece; something that summarizes

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codify

to assembly related laws or principles into a systematic collection

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cognizant

aware; taking notice

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cohort

a companion or associate

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colloquial

pertaining to common speech

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commensurate

corresponding in amount, quality, or degree

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complacency

a feeling of quiet security; satisfaction

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concillatory

a state of seeking reconcile or make peace

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concrete

actual, irrefutable, as in concrete evidence

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confidante

one to whom secrets are confided

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congruous

appropriate or fitting

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consternation

unsettling dismay or amazement

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consummate

to bring to completion

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contentious

quarrelsome

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contrite

apologetic

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contumacious

rebellious

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cordial

polite in a pleasant way

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corroborate

to make more certain; confirm

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countenance

appearance, especially the look or expression of the face

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counter

to go against or attempt to undermine an action

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counterpart

a person or thing resembling or complementing another

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craven

cowardly

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credulity

willingness to behave or trust too readily

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cronyism

the practice of favoring one's friends, especially in political appointments

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curmudgeon

an ill-tempered person

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cursory

hasty, superficial, as a review of something

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dearth

an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack

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debacle

a complete collapse or failure

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decorum

orderliness and good taste in manners

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deferent

a state of giving in out of respect for another person

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deleterious

hurtful, morally or physically

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delineate

to represent by sketch or diagram; to describe precisely in words

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depravity

the state of being morally bad or evil

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deride

to ridicule; to make fun of

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derision

ridicule

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derivative

something obtained or developed from a source

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desultory

aimless; haphazard

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diatribe

bitter or malicious criticism

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didactic

for the purpose of teaching

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diffidence

lacking confidence

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dilatory

causing delay

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disconcert

to disturb the composure of

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discretion

using one's own judgment; being discreet

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disingenous

insincere; phony

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disquiet

lack of calm, peace, or ease

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dissemble

to disguise or pretend in order to deceive or mislead

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