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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:
lattice   n. a structure made from strips of wood or other material that cross over each other with spaces between Detail
swab   n. a small piece of soft material at the end of a thin stick, used for cleaning something or for putting on medicine Detail
deplete   v. use up the supply or resources of Detail
ozone   n. a poisonous form of oxygen, a colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor Detail
hype   n. extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion Detail
topple   v. cause to turn over Detail
go-to   a. regularly or repeatedly chosen Detail
extrapolate   v. extend the application to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue Detail
algorithm   n. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem Detail
exacerbate   v. make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse Detail
abound   Speak
v. exist in large numbers or amounts
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afloat   Speak
a. out of debt or difficulty
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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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barbaric   Speak
a. savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal
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blatant   Speak
a. done openly and unashamedly
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bolster   Speak
v. support or strengthen; prop up
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bounty   Speak
n. things given in generous amounts
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brand   Speak
v. consider or refer to something as being bad
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chatter   Speak
n. incessant trivial talk
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collaborator   Speak
n. a person who works jointly on an activity or project; an associate
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deplete   Speak
v. use up the supply or resources of
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dieback   Speak
n. a condition in which a tree begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backwards
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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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draconian   Speak
a. excessively harsh and severe
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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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go-to   Speak
a. regularly or repeatedly chosen
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grapple   Speak
v. engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons
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hype   Speak
n. extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion
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implication   Speak
n. a conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it is not explicitly stated
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irrigation   Speak
n. supply of water to land or crops to help growth, typically by means of channels
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knack   Speak
n. an acquired or natural skill at performing a task
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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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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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precocious   Speak
a. (of a child) having developed certain abilities at an earlier age than usual
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prose   Speak
n. written language in its ordinary form rather than poetry
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ramp up   Speak
v. increase or cause to increase in the amount
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scrutiny   Speak
n. critical observation or examination
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severity   Speak
n. fact or condition of being severe
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stark   Speak
a. severe or bare in appearance or outline
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stipend   Speak
n. a fixed regular sum paid as a salary or allowance
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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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terrace   Speak
v. make sloping land into a number of level flat areas resembling a series of steps
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topple   Speak
v. cause to turn over
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unabashed   Speak
a. not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
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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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brawl  Speak
a rough or noisy fight or quarrel
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clog  Speak
block or become blocked with an accumulation of thick, wet matter
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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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cronyism  Speak
appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications
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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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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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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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gibe  Speak
being compatible, similar or consistent
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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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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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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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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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monger   Speak
someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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mortuary  Speak
a place in which dead bodies are kept until burial
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muzzle   Speak
the open end of the barrel of a firearm
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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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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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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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sneer  Speak
a contemptuous or scornful remark
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spook  Speak
frighten; unnerve
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stain  Speak
a colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove
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stark  Speak
severe or bare in appearance or outline
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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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taint  Speak
contaminate or pollute something
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temple  Speak
the flat area on either side of the forehead
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tide waiter  Speak
a customs inspector at a seaport
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trove  Speak
a store of valuable or delightful things
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vibe  Speak
atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others
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