Difficult GRE Words - Group 8

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oratorio  Speak Example sentences
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n. musical composition for voices and orchestra based on religious text
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n. condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; preference
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a. dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory
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n. very noisy place; state of extreme confusion and disorder
pastel  Speak Example sentences
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n. excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; acting like stuffed shirt
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n. condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; preference
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v. convert wood or other organic matter into stony replica; cause to become stiff or stonelike
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a. any of various pale or light colors; lacking in body or vigor
paucity  Speak Example sentences
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n. violent attack; sudden and severe onset of trouble
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n. scarcity; smallness of number; fewness
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a. having keen insight; mentally perceptive; astute
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a. extremely steep; descending rapidly, or rushing onward
peccadillo  Speak Example sentences
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n. scarcity; smallness of number; fewness
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n. extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance
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a. expressing sorrow ;mournful or melancholy; sad
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n. slight offense; small sin or fault
percolate  Speak Example sentences
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v. spread gradually; cause liquid to pass through small holes; filter
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a. extremely steep; descending rapidly, or rushing onward
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n. short story illustrating a lesson
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n. public square in an Italian town; roofed and arcaded passageway
pervade  Speak Example sentences
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n. one who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning
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n. extreme poverty; lack of something; barrenness; insufficiency
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ad. continually; without ceasing; year after year
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v. to be present throughout, to pass through
petrify  Speak Example sentences
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n. situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult
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n. state of deeply felt distress or sorrow; keenness of emotion
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v. convert wood or other organic matter into stony replica; cause to become stiff or stonelike
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n. act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery
phial  Speak Example sentences
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n. slight offense; small sin or fault
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n. excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; acting like stuffed shirt
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n. glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle for medicines; vial
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n. condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; preference
populace  Speak Example sentences
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a. expressing sorrow ;mournful or melancholy; sad
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v. come before; antecede
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a. any of various pale or light colors; lacking in body or vigor
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n. common people; vulgar; multitude
portend  Speak Example sentences
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a. relating to money; requiring payment of money
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v. foretell; serve as an omen or a warning of; indicate by prediction
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n. examination; inspection; repair
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n. state of deeply felt distress or sorrow; keenness of emotion