Difficult GRE Words - Group 2

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a. in manner of uncle, pertaining to uncle; kind, genial, benevolent or tolerant

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n. self-evident truth requiring no proof

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a. sky blue; light purplish-blue

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a. drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness

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n. teasing conversation; good-humored, playful conversation

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n. legal officer to whom some degree of authority

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a. portending evil; harmful in intent or effect.

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n. sudden loud noise, as of an explosion; sudden loud blow or bump; sudden burst of action

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a. being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude

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v. hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows

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n. small, often round piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing or threading

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n. line traveled by a particle beam in an accelerator

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a. completely happy and contented; showing or producing exalted joy

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n. blessedness; state of extreme happiness

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v. adorn or ornament in a showy fashion

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ad. in advance; early; at an earlier or preceding time

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v. produce; give rise to

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v. mislead; delude; deceive by guile

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n. something enormous in size or power

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v. besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops

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a. warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

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n. blessing; invocation of divine blessing; expression of good wishes

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v. surround with hostile forces; crowd around; cause to feel distressed or worried

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n. large group; a group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail

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a. suffering from indigestion; appearing as if affected by disorder; sickly

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n. any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons

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n. loud, harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light

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n. brilliant burst of fire; flame

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a. depressing, sombre, cold

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v. draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; turn pale, as if in fear

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v. to take by surprise

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a. gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

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a. rough and stormy; loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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v. support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

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a. pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning

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a. handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful

Spelling Word: bonny
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n. small enclosed compartment with a window, used to separate the occupant from others; small stall for the display and sale of goods

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n. any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle

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n. a collection of compromised computers that is slowly built up then unleashed as a DDOS attack or used to send very large quantities of spam

Spelling Word: botnet
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a. liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously liberal; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts

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n. liberality in giving; something that is given liberally; goodness, kindness

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a. dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull

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n. an opening or tear; breaking of waves; a gap or rift

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n. headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins

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a. full to the brim; completely full; ready to overflow

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a. of brownish, tawny colour, with streaks, spots, or patterns

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v. cook by direct exposure to heat over fire; subject to great heat; be subjected to the action of heat; be greatly heated

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n. children in one family; young of certain animals

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a. rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation

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n. earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

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v. to develop or grow rapidly

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v. make shiny by rubbing; polish

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n. treasury, especially of a public institution or religious order; scholarship granted to a university student in need

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v. support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

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a. healthily plump and ample of figure; full-bosomed; vigorous; jolly

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a. past; gone by

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n. any of various succulent, spiny, usually leafless plants native mostly to arid regions

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a. like corpse; pale; Having appearance or color of dead human body

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v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

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a. youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

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n. false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander

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n. small box or case for tea, coffee, etc

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n. corroding or sloughing ulcer; anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy; disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off

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v. remove parts of machine for use in other similar machines; consume another of one's own type or kind

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a. ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

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n. story or poem set to music that can be sung by chorus

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a. capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy

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n. crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime

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v. to use something to one's benefit for advantage

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v. surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

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v. overturn or cause to overturn; turn over or upset

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a. intended to confuse in an argument

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v. charm; enthrall; seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to enemy

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n. state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved

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n. hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

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a. of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels

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v. lean to one side, as a ship under press of sail; sway from side to side

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n. large reindeer native to northern North America

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n. massive slaughter, as in war; massacre; corpses, especially of those killed in battle

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n. a combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members

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n. one who makes maps or charts

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v. criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

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n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water

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v. increase the status of something rapidly; shoot forth or launch

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n. disease of the eye causing its opacity and, unless treated, leading to blindness

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a. absolute; having no exception; of using category or categories

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v. make watertight by filling in cracks

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v. criticise for petty or frivolous reasons; raise trivial objections

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v. yield or formally resign and surrender to another

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n. swiftness of action or motion; speed

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a. critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

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a. radiating; departing from the center

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a. tending toward center; moving or directed toward center or axis

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a. intellectual rather than emotional

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n. act of cerebrating; thinking, mental activity

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n. yielding to another; ceding or surrendering

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n. anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment

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a. cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

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v. rid of excess; refine or purify; correct by punishment or reproof

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v. punish, as by beating; criticize severely; rebuke

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n. mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

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v. scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval

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a. fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

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a. hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

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v. chuckle with delight; joyful laugh or chuckle; laugh quietly or with restraint

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n. a Christian ceremony involving baptizing and naming an infant

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v. dull explosive sound, usually short and repeated, made by or as if by a laboring engine

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a. difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable

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ad. approximately, about; commonly abbreviated ca. -- used especially before dates and numerical measures.

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a. being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

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n. indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing

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v. limit narrowly; confine; draw a line around; encircle

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a. carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious

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n. reservoir or water tank; vessel to hold water for household uses

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a. speaking and repeating loud words; full of clamor; calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; loud

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a. loud outcry; loud sustained noise

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n. a large group of relatives, friends, or associates; a traditional social unit, consisting of a number of families claiming a common ancestor

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n. place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion; secluded, quiet place

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a. distasteful because excessive; excessively sweet or sentimental

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v. cause transformation of liquid into or as if into soft, semisolid, or solid mass

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v. combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite

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n. casket, chest, or trunk, especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables

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n. power of proving or of producing belief; quality of being highly probable or convincing; force; credibility

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a. reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive

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v. think earnestly or studiously; meditate; ponder; think deeply

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a. related by blood; having common ancestor; related or analogous in nature, character, or function

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n. bowl-shaped strainer, used to wash or drain foods

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v. to assemble something in a logical sequence

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n. guarantee, usually in the form of an asset, for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay

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n. all commentators of the news media collectively

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a. spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient

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a. trying to please; showing cheerful willingness to do favors for others

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n. feeling of deep regret; strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt

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n. calculation

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a. hollow; curved like inner surface of sphere

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n. overly high self-esteem; feelings of excessive pride

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v. prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking; devise, using skill and intelligence

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a. in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with

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n. in certain societies, such as imperial China, a woman contracted to a man as a secondary wife, often having few legal rights and low social status

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a. simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time

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n. act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors

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v. grieve; express sympathy; speak sympathetically to one in pain, grief, or misfortune

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n. pipe or channel for conveying fluids; tube for enclosing electric wires or cable

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n. small pieces of colored paper generally thrown about at festive occasions

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n. large destructive fire

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v. assemble; convene; gather

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a. possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding

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n. relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency.

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n. any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones

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a. thorough, careful, or vigilant; implies a desire to do a task well; characterized by extreme care and great effort

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