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GRE Vocabulary 2021

This hot words list for GRE test takers is weekly selected from mainstream English media based on popular topics of 2021. It's an express supplement to prepare GRE test.

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Recent Added GRE Words:
convection   n. the movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise Detail
tectonics   n. large-scale processes affecting the structure of the earth's crust Detail
parity   n. the state of being equal, especially about pay and position Detail
go off   v. leave a place and go somewhere else Detail
timeline   n. a line that shows the time and the order in which events have happened Detail
epistolary   a. of, relating to, or suitable to a letter; contained in or carried on by letters Detail
bohemian   n. a person (such as a writer or an artist) living an unconventional life usually in a colony with others Detail
milieu   n. a person's social environment Detail
embody   v. tangible or visible form to Detail
residual   a. remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone Detail
abound   Speak
v. exist in large numbers or amounts
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algorithm   Speak
n. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem
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antialigned   Speak
a. aligned in an opposite direction, especially of a magnetic domain
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bohemian   Speak
n. a person (such as a writer or an artist) living an unconventional life usually in a colony with others
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bounty   Speak
n. things given in generous amounts
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brittle   Speak
a. hard but liable to break or shatter easily
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collectivism   Speak
n. the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it
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convection   Speak
n. the movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise
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deplete   Speak
v. use up the supply or resources of
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disseminate   Speak
v. spread (something, especially information) widely
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domination   Speak
n. the exercise of control or influence over someone or something
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dope   Speak
v. add an impurity to a semiconductor to produce a desired electrical characteristic
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embody   Speak
v. tangible or visible form to
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epistolary   Speak
a. of, relating to, or suitable to a letter; contained in or carried on by letters
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eviction   Speak
n. the action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property
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exacerbate   Speak
v. make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
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extrapolate   Speak
v. extend the application to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue
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fertility   Speak
n. a woman’s ability to have babies
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geometrical   Speak
a. consisting of lines and simple shapes; of or relating to or determined by the geometry
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go off   Speak
v. leave a place and go somewhere else
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go-to   Speak
a. regularly or repeatedly chosen
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hype   Speak
n. extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion
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lattice   Speak
n. a structure made from strips of wood or other material that cross over each other with spaces between
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marginally   Speak
ad. to only a limited extent; slightly
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meticulously   Speak
ad. in a way that shows great attention to detail; very thoroughly
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microscale   Speak
a. relatively small or detailed in scope or proportion
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milieu   Speak
n. a person's social environment
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mire   Speak
v. cause to become stuck in the mud
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moratorium   Speak
n. a temporary prohibition of an activity
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morsel   Speak
n. a small piece or amount of food; a small piece or amount
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motor   Speak
n. a source of power, energy, or motive force
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ozone   Speak
n. a poisonous form of oxygen, a colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor
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parity   Speak
n. the state of being equal, especially about pay and position
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polymer   Speak
n. a chemical substance consisting of large molecules made from many smaller and simpler molecules
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precocious   Speak
a. (of a child) having developed certain abilities at an earlier age than usual
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residual   Speak
a. remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone
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scrutiny   Speak
n. critical observation or examination
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stark   Speak
a. severe or bare in appearance or outline
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subpoena    Speak
n. a legal document ordering someone to appear in a law court
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swab   Speak
n. a small piece of soft material at the end of a thin stick, used for cleaning something or for putting on medicine
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tally   Speak
v. calculate the total number of
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tectonics   Speak
n. large-scale processes affecting the structure of the earth's crust
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timeline   Speak
n. a line that shows the time and the order in which events have happened
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topple   Speak
v. cause to turn over
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well-established   Speak
a. firmly established, especially because of a long existence
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wield   Speak
v. hold and use (a weapon or tool)
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GRE Vocabulary 2019-2020
abet  Speak
encourage or assist someone to do something wrong
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accordance  Speak
following or obeying a rule, law, wish
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afloat  Speak
out of debt or difficulty
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barbaric  Speak
savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal
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blatant  Speak
done openly and unashamedly
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bolster  Speak
support or strengthen; prop up
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brand  Speak
consider or refer to something as being bad
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brawl  Speak
a rough or noisy fight or quarrel
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chatter  Speak
incessant trivial talk
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clog  Speak
block or become blocked with an accumulation of thick, wet matter
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collaborator  Speak
a person who works jointly on an activity or project; an associate
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coniferous  Speak
any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped
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craggy  Speak
(of a landscape) abrupt, cliffy, steep
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debacle  Speak
a sudden failure
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deciduous  Speak
(of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually
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dieback  Speak
a condition in which a tree begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backwards
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diocese  Speak
a district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian Church
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down  Speak
a gently rolling hill
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draconian  Speak
excessively harsh and severe
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dwindle  Speak
diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength
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elbow out of  Speak
pressure someone to depart something
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epicenter  Speak
the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake
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epidemic  Speak
a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease
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evangelist  Speak
a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith, especially by public preaching
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excruciate  Speak
torment someone physically or mentally
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fluctuate  Speak
rise and fall irregularly in number or amount
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furlough  Speak
grant a leave of absence to
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grapple  Speak
engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle
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grouse  Speak
complain pettily; grumble
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implication  Speak
a conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it is not explicitly stated
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infiltrate  Speak
access to somewhere surreptitiously and gradually, especially to acquire secret information
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intercession  Speak
the action of intervening on behalf of another
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irrigation  Speak
supply of water to land or crops to help growth, typically by means of channels
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jog  Speak
rouse to alertness
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kick  Speak
run at a faster speed during the last part of a race
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knack  Speak
an acquired or natural skill at performing a task
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kneecap  Speak
shoot (someone) in the knee or leg as a form of punishment
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know-how  Speak
practical knowledge or skill; expertise
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magnum  Speak
a thing of a type that is larger than normal, in particular
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melancholy  Speak
a feeling of thoughtful sadness
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mortuary  Speak
a place in which dead bodies are kept until burial
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opus  Speak
any artistic work, especially one on a large scale
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outpouring  Speak
something that streams out rapidly
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painstaking  Speak
extremely careful and correct, and involving a lot of effort
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pandemic  Speak
a disease prevalent over a whole country or the world
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post-mortem  Speak
a medical examination of a dead person's body in order to find out the cause of death
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preeminent  Speak
surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way
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prose  Speak
written language in its ordinary form rather than poetry
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ramp up  Speak
increase or cause to increase in the amount
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resurrection  Speak
state of one risen from the dead
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rover  Speak
a vehicle for driving over rough terrain
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sequester  Speak
isolate or hide away (someone or something)
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severity  Speak
fact or condition of being severe
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shortfall  Speak
a deficit of something required or expected
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siphon  Speak
draw off or convey liquid by means of a long and small tube
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spook  Speak
frighten; unnerve
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stark  Speak
severe or bare in appearance or outline
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stipend  Speak
a fixed regular sum paid as a salary or allowance
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stratospheric  Speak
relating to the layer of the earth's atmosphere extending to about 50 km above the earth's surface
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terrace  Speak
make sloping land into a number of level flat areas resembling a series of steps
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trove  Speak
a store of valuable or delightful things
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unabashed  Speak
not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
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vibe  Speak
atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others
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