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GRE Vocabulary: Basic Level
appropriate     Speak
 
(1)
v.  
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explore with tools; investigate; search
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
rub hard; wash with rubbing
make untidy by discarding rubbish carelessly; scatter about
raise; advance; push or shove upward
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brilliant     Speak
 
(2)
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studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly or conceitedly smart; self-satisfied in any respect
drenched with water, or other liquid; very drunk
contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; ridiculous
against the affirmative side; in opposition; on negative side
full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone
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charter     Speak
 
(3)
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support; preserve; hold aloft; raise
constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
go through an area in search of prey; pursue; walk with a stiff or angry gait; move threateningly
license; authorize; hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services
recover; find and bring in; get back
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conceive     Speak
 
(4)
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rub hard; wash with rubbing
compose, perform, or do something with little or no preparation
clip; cut down to the desired size or shape
form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; lift; raise; hoist; throw
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desirable     Speak
 
(5)
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worthwhile; worth doing or achieving; advisable
secretive, not openly shown
enormous; colossal; consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.
having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
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enchantment     Speak
 
(6)
n.  
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circular band of colored light around a light source, as around the sun or moon; luminous ring of light surrounding sacred figures
strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, united at ends; ring; circular band
act of enchanting; production of wonderful effects by aid of demons, or agency of supposed spirits; use of spells or charms
speaking in a quiet voice; soft speech produced without full voice; secretly expressed belief, rumor, or hint
living being; system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
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gall     Speak
 
(7)
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a small knife with a thin, keen blade, used by surgeons, and in dissecting
bitterness of feeling; vexation
elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainment; show, spectacle, or display
group; herd; crowd; gather; crowd; throng
a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction
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grill     Speak
 
(8)
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stir to anger; give rise to; stir to action or feeling
gather something together over time; scratch repeatedly
cheer from distress or depression; alleviate grief and raise spirits of; relieve; comfort
question severely; torture or afflict
pretend to be someone you are not; assume a posture as for artistic purposes
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hostile     Speak
 
(9)
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producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn; strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn;
unfriendly; showing the disposition of an enemy
without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible; unresponsive; indifferent
belonging to an early stage; simple or naive in style; primeval
no longer useful; outmoded; antiquated
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liability     Speak
 
(10)
n.  
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something that holds one back; state of being legally obliged and responsible
any species of raptorial birds of the family Strigidae
long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting
segment; fragment; a small proportion of
protection; exemption from normal legal duties
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lure     Speak
 
(11)
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roll in water, snow, or mud; indulge in; move with difficulty in clumsy manner; plunge into course or condition
bait; charm; attract
be joyous, merry, and mirthful; excite mirth and gayety; keep amused or diverted
be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang
lay eggs; produce offspring in large numbers
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mural     Speak
 
(12)
n.  
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act of rehearsing; exercise or practice to prepare for a public performance
payment in money made by one ruler or nation; tax; mark of respect; praiseworthy quality
quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness
role of government which makes sure that laws are carried out; administrator
wall painting; very large image applied directly to a wall or ceiling.
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perimeter     Speak
 
(13)
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promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt
outer boundary length; closed curve bounding a plane area
epidemic disease with a high death rate; annoyance
short trip taken to perform a specified task; mission; embassy
fertile or green spot in a waste or desert
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preserve     Speak
 
(14)
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paddle; walk through relatively shallow water
save from loss or destruction; rescue of a ship; save for further use
soak; make thoroughly wet
scold; express objections or criticisms in bitter, harsh, or abusive language
uphold; retain; maintain in safety from injury, peril, or harm
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psychotic     Speak
 
(15)
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vigorous in body; strong; powerful; performed with valor or bravery; heroic
caused by disease; pathological or diseased; unhealthy or unwholesome
relating to, or affected by psychosis, or severe mental disorder, sometimes with physical damage to brain
sea-dwelling; maritime; naval
crowded to capacity; compressed
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rookie     Speak
 
(16)
n.  
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bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases; enclosed space
tree of the genus ulmus, of several species, much used as a shade tree, particularly in America
inexperienced recruit, especially in the police or armed forces; novice; amateur
sovereignty; rule; dominance or widespread influence
clients of professional person; body of customers or patrons
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sip     Speak
 
(17)
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break apart; cut; devide
pay attention to; listen to and consider
drink or imbibe in small quantities; take in with lips in small quantities, as liquid; draw into the mouth; suck up
load or burden; put harness onto animal's back to ride
drive along by the direct and continuous application of strength; push along, aside, or away, in a careless manner
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strained     Speak
 
(18)
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relating to injury caused by violence; adapted to cure of wounds; vulnerary
capable of being negotiated; transferable by assignment or endorsement to another person
selling of goods to consumers
done with or marked by excessive effort; forced; extended beyond proper limits; twisted; wrenched
barren; infertile; incapable of reproducing; free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
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transition     Speak
 
(19)
n.  
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wall painting; very large image applied directly to a wall or ceiling.
act of redeeming or condition of having been redeemed; rescue upon payment of ransom
a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
going from one state of action to another
tune; pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds; poem suitable for setting to music or singing
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vicious     Speak
 
(20)
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being in an unrefined or natural state; raw; lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive
overpowering; drivingly forceful; urgently requiring attention
protected; defended; watched over; supervised
by vice or defects; defective; imperfect; having the nature of vice; evil, immoral, or depraved
no fixed or regular course; wandering
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