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GRE Vocabulary 2022

This hot words list for GRE test takers is weekly selected from mainstream English media based on popular topics of 2022. It's an express supplement to prepare GRE test.

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Recent Added GRE Words:
helix   n. an extended spiral chain of atoms in a protein or nucleic acid Detail
trauma   n. a deeply distressing or disturbing experience Detail
attrition   n. the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness Detail
retrofit   v. add an accessory to something that did not have it when manufactured Detail
supercharge   v. to make something more powerful or impressive Detail
whizz   v. move quickly through the air with a whistling or whooshing sound Detail
accommodating   a. willing to fit in with someone's wishes or needs Detail
citadel   n. a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city Detail
anthology   n. a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing Detail
intrigue   v. arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate Detail
accommodating   Speak
a. willing to fit in with someone's wishes or needs
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anomaly   Speak
n. something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified
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anthology   Speak
n. a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing
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attrition   Speak
n. the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness
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baffle   Speak
v. to totally bewilder or perplex
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citadel   Speak
n. a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city
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colloquy   Speak
n. a conversation, a gathering for discussion
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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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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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helix   Speak
n. an extended spiral chain of atoms in a protein or nucleic acid
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hone   Speak
v. refine or perfect something over a period of time
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interact   Speak
v. act in such a way as to affect another
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intrigue   Speak
v. arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate
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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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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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retrofit   Speak
v. add an accessory to something that did not have it when manufactured
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rung   Speak
n. horizontal support on a ladder for a person's foot
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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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slosh   Speak
v. move irregularly with a splashing sound
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supercharge   Speak
v. to make something more powerful or impressive
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synergy   Speak
n. the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents
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time-honored   Speak
a. respected or valued because it has existed for a long time
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trauma   Speak
n. a deeply distressing or disturbing experience
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underserve   Speak
v. supply with insufficient services, especially social and health services
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vane   Speak
n. a broad blade attached to a rotating axis or wheel which pushes or is pushed by wind or water
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verbal   Speak
a. of, relating to, or consisting of words, spoken rather than written
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whizz   Speak
v. move quickly through the air with a whistling or whooshing sound
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GRE Vocabulary 2020-2021
abound   Speak
exist in large numbers or amounts
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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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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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bounty   Speak
things given in generous amounts
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brittle   Speak
hard but liable to break or shatter easily
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camp   Speak
a group engaged in promoting or defending a theory or position
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collectivism   Speak
the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it
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come down to   Speak
be dependent on a specified factor
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congregate   Speak
gather into a crowd or mass
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convection   Speak
the movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise
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dementia   Speak
a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease
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dendritic   Speak
having a branched form resembling a tree
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deplete   Speak
use up the supply or resources of
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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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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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forage   Speak
search widely for food or provisions
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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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hype   Speak
extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion
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impersonate   Speak
to pretend to be another person
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lab value   Speak
data or data range used to determine a patient's overall health and well-being
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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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outcrop   Speak
a rock formation that is visible on the surface
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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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residual   Speak
remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone
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revolutionize   Speak
change (something) radically or fundamentally
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scrutiny   Speak
critical observation or examination
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sediment   Speak
the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
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snippet   Speak
a small piece or brief extract
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stark   Speak
severe or bare in appearance or outline
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strain   Speak
a natural or cultured variety of a microorganism with a distinct form, biochemistry, or virulence
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subpoena    Speak
a legal document ordering someone to appear in a law court
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substantive   Speak
having a firm basis in reality and therefore important
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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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synapses   Speak
the site of transmission of electric nerve impulses between two nerve cells
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tally   Speak
calculate the total number of
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tectonics   Speak
large-scale processes affecting the structure of the earth's crust
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thorny   Speak
full of difficulties or controversial points
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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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transmissible   Speak
able to be passed on from one person or organism to another.
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underlying   Speak
significant as a cause or basis of something but not obvious
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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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