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GRE Vocabulary 2022

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Recent Added GRE Words:
pathogen   n. a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease Detail
shelf-life   n. the period during which a material may be stored and remain suitable for use Detail
hone   v. refine or perfect something over a period of time Detail
interact   v. act in such a way as to affect another Detail
baffle   v. to totally bewilder or perplex Detail
dilemma   a. a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives Detail
ladder polymer   n. a polymer, as DNA, consisting of double-stranded chains linked by hydrogen bonds Detail
rung   n. horizontal support on a ladder for a person's foot Detail
mundane   a. lacking interest or excitement; dull Detail
dent   n. a weakening or lessening effect Detail
anomaly   Speak
n. something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified
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baffle   Speak
v. to totally bewilder or perplex
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camp   Speak
n. a group engaged in promoting or defending a theory or position
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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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dent   Speak
n. a weakening or lessening effect
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dilemma   Speak
a. a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives
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dissolve   Speak
v. to cause to become incorporated into a liquid so as to form a solution
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embodiment   Speak
n. a tangible or visible form of an idea, quality, or feeling
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enzyme   Speak
n. a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction
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forage   Speak
v. search widely for food or provisions
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glitch   Speak
n. a false or spurious electronic signal
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hearken back   Speak
v. bring to mind something in the past
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hone   Speak
v. refine or perfect something over a period of time
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impersonate   Speak
v. to pretend to be another person
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interact   Speak
v. act in such a way as to affect another
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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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ladder polymer   Speak
n. a polymer, as DNA, consisting of double-stranded chains linked by hydrogen bonds
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momentum   Speak
n. the quality that keeps an event developing or making progress after it has started
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mundane   Speak
a. lacking interest or excitement; dull
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nostalgic   Speak
a. longing for or thinking fondly of a past time or condition
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outcrop   Speak
n. a rock formation that is visible on the surface
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pathogen   Speak
n. a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease
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reprecipitate   Speak
v. to cause to condense and fall or deposit again
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resonance   Speak
n. the condition in which an electric circuit produces the largest possible response to an applied oscillating signal
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revolutionize   Speak
v. change (something) radically or fundamentally
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rung   Speak
n. horizontal support on a ladder for a person's foot
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sediment   Speak
n. the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
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shelf-life   Speak
n. the period during which a material may be stored and remain suitable for use
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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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synapses   Speak
n. the site of transmission of electric nerve impulses between two nerve cells
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synergy   Speak
n. the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents
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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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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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verbal   Speak
a. of, relating to, or consisting of words, spoken rather than written
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GRE Vocabulary 2020-2021
abound   Speak
exist in large numbers or amounts
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afloat   Speak
out of debt or difficulty
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algorithm   Speak
a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem
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antialigned   Speak
aligned in an opposite direction, especially of a magnetic domain
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barbaric   Speak
savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal
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blatant   Speak
done openly and unashamedly
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bohemian   Speak
a person (such as a writer or an artist) living an unconventional life usually in a colony with others
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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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brittle   Speak
hard but liable to break or shatter easily
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chatter   Speak
incessant trivial talk
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collaborator   Speak
a person who works jointly on an activity or project; an associate
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collectivism   Speak
the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it
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deplete   Speak
use up the supply or resources of
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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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disseminate   Speak
spread (something, especially information) widely
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domination   Speak
the exercise of control or influence over someone or something
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dope   Speak
add an impurity to a semiconductor to produce a desired electrical characteristic
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draconian   Speak
excessively harsh and severe
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embody   Speak
tangible or visible form to
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epistolary   Speak
of, relating to, or suitable to a letter; contained in or carried on by letters
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eviction   Speak
the action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property
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exacerbate   Speak
make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
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extrapolate   Speak
extend the application to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue
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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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geometrical   Speak
consisting of lines and simple shapes; of or relating to or determined by the geometry
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go off   Speak
leave a place and go somewhere else
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go-to   Speak
regularly or repeatedly chosen
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grapple   Speak
engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons
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hype   Speak
extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion
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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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knack   Speak
an acquired or natural skill at performing a task
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lattice   Speak
a structure made from strips of wood or other material that cross over each other with spaces between
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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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microscale   Speak
relatively small or detailed in scope or proportion
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milieu   Speak
a person's social environment
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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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motor   Speak
a source of power, energy, or motive force
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ozone   Speak
a poisonous form of oxygen, a colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor
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parity   Speak
the state of being equal, especially about pay and position
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polymer   Speak
a chemical substance consisting of large molecules made from many smaller and simpler molecules
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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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residual   Speak
remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone
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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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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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subpoena    Speak
a legal document ordering someone to appear in a law court
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swab   Speak
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
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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timeline   Speak
a line that shows the time and the order in which events have happened
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topple   Speak
cause to turn over
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unabashed   Speak
not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
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well-established   Speak
firmly established, especially because of a long existence
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wield   Speak
hold and use (a weapon or tool)
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