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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:
substantive   a. having a firm basis in reality and therefore important Detail
thorny   a. full of difficulties or controversial points Detail
camp   n. a group engaged in promoting or defending a theory or position Detail
dendritic   a. having a branched form resembling a tree Detail
impersonate   v. to pretend to be another person Detail
dementia   n. a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease Detail
underlying   a. significant as a cause or basis of something but not obvious Detail
congregate   v. gather into a crowd or mass Detail
forage   v. search widely for food or provisions Detail
outcrop   n. a rock formation that is visible on the surface Detail
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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brittle   Speak
a. hard but liable to break or shatter easily
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camp   Speak
n. a group engaged in promoting or defending a theory or position
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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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come down to   Speak
v. be dependent on a specified factor
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congregate   Speak
v. gather into a crowd or mass
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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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dementia   Speak
n. a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease
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dendritic   Speak
a. having a branched form resembling a tree
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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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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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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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forage   Speak
v. search widely for food or provisions
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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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impersonate   Speak
v. to pretend to be another person
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lab value   Speak
n. data or data range used to determine a patient's overall health and well-being
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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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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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outcrop   Speak
n. a rock formation that is visible on the surface
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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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residual   Speak
a. remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone
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revolutionize   Speak
v. change (something) radically or fundamentally
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sediment   Speak
n. the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
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snippet   Speak
n. a small piece or brief extract
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strain   Speak
n. a natural or cultured variety of a microorganism with a distinct form, biochemistry, or virulence
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substantive   Speak
a. having a firm basis in reality and therefore important
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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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synapses   Speak
n. the site of transmission of electric nerve impulses between two nerve cells
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tectonics   Speak
n. large-scale processes affecting the structure of the earth's crust
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thorny   Speak
a. full of difficulties or controversial points
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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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transmissible   Speak
a. able to be passed on from one person or organism to another.
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underlying   Speak
a. significant as a cause or basis of something but not obvious
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well-established   Speak
a. firmly established, especially because of a long existence
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GRE Vocabulary 2019-2020
abet  Speak
encourage or assist someone to do something wrong
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abound  Speak
exist in large numbers or amounts
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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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bounty  Speak
things given in generous amounts
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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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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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domination  Speak
the exercise of control or influence over someone or something
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draconian  Speak
excessively harsh and severe
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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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eviction  Speak
the action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property
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excruciate  Speak
torment someone physically or mentally
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fertility  Speak
a woman’s ability to have babies
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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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irrigation  Speak
supply of water to land or crops to help growth, typically by means of channels
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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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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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marginally  Speak
to only a limited extent; slightly
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meticulously  Speak
in a way that shows great attention to detail; very thoroughly
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mire  Speak
cause to become stuck in the mud
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moratorium  Speak
a temporary prohibition of an activity
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morsel  Speak
a small piece or amount of food; a small piece or amount
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mortuary  Speak
a place in which dead bodies are kept until burial
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motor  Speak
a source of power, energy, or motive force
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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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pandemic  Speak
a disease prevalent over a whole country or the world
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precocious  Speak
(of a child) having developed certain abilities at an earlier age than usual
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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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rover  Speak
a vehicle for driving over rough terrain
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scrutiny  Speak
critical observation or examination
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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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subpoena   Speak
a legal document ordering someone to appear in a law court
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tally  Speak
calculate the total number of
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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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unabashed  Speak
not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
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wield  Speak
hold and use (a weapon or tool)
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