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GRE Vocabulary: Basic Level
artillery     Speak
 
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n.  
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large weapons, such as cannon and missile launchers operated by crews; branch of army in use of large weapons
extreme pain; anguish of body or mind
a piece of metal in form of coin, and intended to preserve remembrance of notable event or person, or to serve as a reward
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
skin covering the top of the human head; top of head; skull
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brake     Speak
 
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n.  
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rejection; vote that blocks a decision; deny; prohibit; command against
an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
clearness of thought or style; brightness; splendor
bitterness of feeling; vexation
a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction
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chump     Speak
 
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n.  
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short, thick, heavy piece of wood; stupid or foolish person
scheme for distribution of prizes by chance; gaming in which tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes
ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart
an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
disorder; condition or place of great disorder or confusion; disorderly mass
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crank     Speak
 
(4)
n.  
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device for rotary motion, by handle or arm; bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage; twist or turn in speech
state or federal prison for convicted felons
deep, inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; deep distress or misery, as from grief
chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is entrusted the execution of the laws
brother or sister; member of a family born to the same parents
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disaster     Speak
 
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n.  
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measuring instrument; measure; judge
enchantment; illusion; imaginary supernatural being or spirit
act that violates of the rules of a sport
plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies
catastrophe; misfortune
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drove     Speak
 
(6)
n.  
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crowd of people in motion; a number of oxen, sheep
outer garment; dress of rich, flowing, and elegant style or make; dress of state, rank, office
action or manner of throwing something
objects for sale; goods
inexperienced recruit, especially in the police or armed forces; novice; amateur
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fell     Speak
 
(7)
a.  
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famous; well-known; having illustrious past
not readily approached; remote; not friendly or sociable; aloof; emotionally unresponsive and detached
clearly apparent to understanding; obvious
capable of destroying; lethal
penniless, without any money; financially ruined
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grim     Speak
 
(8)
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torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
unrelenting; rigid; dismal and gloomy; cold and forbidding
having a bad disposition; having eccentric ways; odd; full of bends and turns; crooked
acting in a stealthy, furtive way; gradually growing or persistent
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hostage     Speak
 
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n.  
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loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion
of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason
partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
sovereignty; rule; dominance or widespread influence
prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
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junk     Speak
 
(10)
n.  
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a fragment of any solid substance; old iron, or other metal, glass, paper; discarded material
bump; arch one's back
shaking or agitation; shock; injury to an organ, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow
quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness
polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood
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mayhem     Speak
 
(11)
n.  
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one who conducts someone as attendant; guard; protection, care, or safeguard on a journey
a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
grass such as wheat, oats, or corn, the starchy grains of which are used as food.
offense of willfully maiming or crippling a person; state of violent disorder; havoc; physical disturbance
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nag     Speak
 
(12)
v.  
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bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure
annoy by constant scolding, complaining, or urging
have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin
break into pieces; crack; destroy; violate or abuse
have desire for something or someone; yearn; grieve or mourn for
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override     Speak
 
(13)
v.  
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ride over or across; ride upon; trample down.
question severely; torture or afflict
admit as valid; keep in existence; lengthen or extend in duration or space
rub letters or characters written, engraved, or painted
justify; authorize; guarantee or attest to quality
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precinct     Speak
 
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n.  
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excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious; worship of a false god; false religion
youth; adolescent; not fully grown or developed
intense joy or delight; any overpowering emotion
likeness; similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
district or division of city; place or enclosure by definite limits
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provoke     Speak
 
(15)
v.  
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stir to anger; give rise to; stir to action or feeling
provide a refuge for; hide; give shelter to
climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers
demand; force; compel to behave in a certain way
cause or suffer to lie in a fluid; absorb; drain; drink intemperately or gluttonously
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sap     Speak
 
(16)
v.  
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throw with great force; cast; toss
make a tender of; be disposed or inclined; move or extend in a certain direction
license; authorize; hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services
diminish; undermine the foundations; dig
execute without due process of law, especially to hang, as by a mob
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sketchy     Speak
 
(17)
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qualified; desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage
excellent; extraordinary; strange in form, conception, or appearance
mobile; easily or conveniently transported
concerned with religion; worthy of respect or dedication
containing only an outline or rough form; being in the manner of a sketch; incomplete
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sport     Speak
 
(18)
n.  
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bump; arch one's back
disloyalty; betrayal of trust or confidence
one that generates, especially converts mechanical energy into electrical energy; apparatus that generates vapor
younger of two brothers; student at a military school who is training to be an officer
activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively
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sustain     Speak
 
(19)
v.  
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bend or curve; guide and manage, or restrain
admit as valid; keep in existence; lengthen or extend in duration or space
make known; give notice to; inform by notice
utter a deep guttural sound, as angry dog; give forth an angry, grumbling sound; emit low guttural sound
question severely; torture or afflict
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willow     Speak
 
(20)
n.  
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trees having usually narrow leaves
uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty
act of establishing; ratifying or ordaining; settlement; arranged order or system, especially a legal code
military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies
withdrawing or retiring; moving back; retreat; state of being withdrawn; seclusion
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