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GRE Vocabulary 2024

This hot word list for GRE test takers is selected from mainstream English media based on popular topics in 2024. It's an express supplement for preparing for the GRE test.

You can use example sentences and contexts to connect more words with popular topics. This is a proven way to accumulate new words accurately.

We also include previous GRE vocabulary 2022-2024 on this page and add links to sentences and contexts from classic books for further reading. Words added within one year are labeled with a new badge.

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Recent Added GRE Words:
circadian   a. being, having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately 24-hour periods or cycles Detail
rhythm   n. a regularly recurrent quantitative change in a variable biological process Detail
fast track   v. accelerate the development or progress Detail
incentive   n. something that encourages a person to do something Detail
score   n. a written representation of a musical composition showing all the vocal and instrumental parts Detail
ebb   v. gradually lessen or reduce Detail
newlywed   n. a recently married person Detail
breathe new life into   v. give new energy and excitement to Detail
repurpose   v. adapt for use in a different purpose Detail
shred   n. a strip of some material, such as paper, cloth, or food Detail
GRE Vocabulary 2022-2024

repurpose  New   Speak
v. adapt for use in a different purpose
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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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boutique  New   Speak
n. a small store selling fashionable clothes or accessories
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breathe new life into  New   Speak
v. give new energy and excitement to
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charcoal     Speak
n. a hard, black substance similar to coal that can be used as fuel
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circadian  New   Speak
a. being, having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately 24-hour periods or cycles
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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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coroner     Speak
n. an official who investigates violent, sudden, or suspicious deaths
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credence  New   Speak
n. belief in or acceptance of something as true
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debris  New   Speak
n. remains of something broken down or destroyed
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deftly     Speak
ad. in a way that is neatly skillful and quick in movement
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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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driftnet  New   Speak
n. a very large fishing net that hangs in the sea from devices floating on the surface
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dune     Speak
n. a mound or ridge of sand formed by the wind, especially on the sea coast or in a desert
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ebb  New   Speak
v. gradually lessen or reduce
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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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expeditiously  New   Speak
ad. with speed and efficiency
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fast track  New   Speak
v. accelerate the development or progress
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glitch     Speak
n. a false or spurious electronic signal
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half-timbered  New   Speak
a, having the frame supports of timber and the interstices filled in with plaster, or the like
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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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hermitage  New   Speak
n. a place where a religious person lives on their own, away from the rest of society
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hone     Speak
v. refine or perfect something over a period of time
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immune profile     Speak
n. immune response when they are exposed to a virus and potentially predict health outcomes
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incentive  New   Speak
n. something that encourages a person to do something
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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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iron grip     Speak
n. total, dominant control over someone or something
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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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languish     Speak
v. to lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feeble
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lend  New   Speak
v. contribute or add (something, especially a quality) to
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lurk     Speak
v. to be or remain hidden to wait in ambush for someone or something
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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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mutation     Speak
n. the changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form that may be transmitted to subsequent generations
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newlywed  New   Speak
n. a recently married person
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nostalgic     Speak
a. longing for or thinking fondly of a past time or condition
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odyssey     Speak
n. a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience
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pathogen     Speak
n. a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease
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pervasiveness     Speak
n. the quality of spreading widely or being present throughout an area or a group of people
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pounce     Speak
v. to spring or swoop suddenly to catch prey
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pristine  New   Speak
a. in its original condition, unspoiled
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procrastination     Speak
n. the action of delaying or postponing something
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put in  New   Speak
v. to make a formal offer or declaration of
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reframe     Speak
v. express words, concept, or plan differently
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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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rhythm  New   Speak
n. a regularly recurrent quantitative change in a variable biological process
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rung     Speak
n. horizontal support on a ladder for a person's foot
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score  New   Speak
n. a written representation of a musical composition showing all the vocal and instrumental parts
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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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shoot down     Speak
v. put an end to, reject
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shred  New   Speak
n. a strip of some material, such as paper, cloth, or food
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sleuth     Speak
n. a person who investigates crimes; a detective
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slosh     Speak
v. move irregularly with a splashing sound
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stipulation     Speak
n. a condition or requirement that is specified as part of an agreement
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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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tantalizing  New   Speak
a. causing excitement, interest, and desire
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theorize  New   Speak
v. form a theory or set of theories about something
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time-honored     Speak
a. respected or valued because it has existed for a long time
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tony     Speak
a. fashionable among wealthy or stylish people
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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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valorize     Speak
v. to give or ascribe value or validity to something
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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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weather     Speak
v. wear away or change the appearance or texture of something by long exposure to the air
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whizz     Speak
v. move quickly through the air with a whistling or whooshing sound
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