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 Test Questions
GRE Vocabulary: Level 1
altar     Speak
 
(1)
n.  
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exclusive control or possession of something; domination
the smallest firearm used, intended to be fired from one hand
shuttle; transport by boat or aircraft
raised structure on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity
framework for holding objects
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booster     Speak
 
(2)
n.  
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false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
place of refuge or shelter; protection
device for increasing power or effectiveness; enthusiastic promoter, as of a sports team or school
unlikely occurrence; stroke of good luck; accident
a master in any art, especially in music; a composer
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cider     Speak
 
(3)
n.  
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edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge
one of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary
persistently annoying person; an organism that injures livestock or crops
beverage made from juice pressed from apples
state of cowardly fright; state of severe depression; a coward, fearful person
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commotion     Speak
 
(4)
n.  
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discomfort; cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to
defensive covering for the head; hat, made of cork, felt, or metal, worn as a uniform of soldiers, firemen
disturbed or violent motion; agitation; public disturbance; riot; excitement
state of cowardly fright; state of severe depression; a coward, fearful person
plowshare; short stocking reaching a point between ankle and knee; hard blow or punch; comic drama
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disaster     Speak
 
(5)
n.  
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catastrophe; great harm, damage, or death, or serious difficulty
activity or gift that benefits the public at large
application of healing art to mental diseases; a branch of medicine of mental and emotional disorders
the offense of willfully maiming or crippling a person; state of violent disorder; havoc; physical disturbance
round dance; a song of joy; a song of praise or joy, especially for Christmas
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erase     Speak
 
(6)
v.  
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give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain
clip; cut down to the desired size or shape
put clothing on one's body
rub letters or characters written, engraved, or painted
roll in water, snow, or mud; indulge in; move with difficulty clumsily; plunge into a course or condition
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freak     Speak
 
(7)
n.  
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rare and unpredictable event; person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
act of designating or identifying something; condition of having your identity established
clever, expedient way of doing something; specific talent, especially one difficult to explain or teach
offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; repulsive; disgusting
something dangerous and likely to cause damage; risk
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hector     Speak
 
(8)
v.  
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climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers
arise; have or take origin or descent
behave like a bully; swagger; intimidate or dominate in a blustering way
put clothing on one's body
keep from departing; take and maintain control over; stop dealing with
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hostage     Speak
 
(9)
n.  
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dream arousing feelings of intense fear, horror, and distress; event or experience that is intensely distressing
shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface; an exact point or critical moment
a prisoner who is held by one party to ensure that another party will meet specified terms
kitchen or cooking department; food; manner or style of cooking; cookery
the flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants; cutting part of an instrument
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insufferable     Speak
 
(10)
a. or ad.  
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slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky; lacking style or good taste; distasteful or offensive
causing disapproval or protest; very annoying or objectionable; offensive
insightful; aware; wise; having the ability to perceive
like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless
incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable
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lobster     Speak
 
(11)
n.  
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a small simple building, or a small simple structure in a building, often rounded in shape
any large macrurous crustacean used as a food
a fortified defensive structure; permanent army post
formal or official examination
some stars seen from the Earth as a group and often having a name
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morbid     Speak
 
(12)
a. or ad.  
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deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane
unusual; not typical; not normal
tending to repel or drive off; causing repugnance or aversion; disgusting
caused by disease; pathological or diseased; unhealthy or unwholesome
relating to the use of technology in investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in court by law
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pathetic     Speak
 
(13)
a. or ad.  
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causing sadness, compassion, or pity
soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental.
pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion
having a buoyant or self-confident air; briskly cheerful; lively or enthusiastic
unimportant; of little significance or value; ordinary; commonplace
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predicament     Speak
 
(14)
n.  
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canal; deep furrow or ditch; long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor
various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius; devious or sneaky person or animal
tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma; troublesome
group; class; a collection of things sharing a common attribute
signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning
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reclaim     Speak
 
(15)
v.  
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justify; authorize; guarantee, or attest to the quality
bring into or return to a suitable condition for use; claim back; make useful again
engage the services of; put to work; apply
exchange; put in the place of another
bait; charm; attract
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scale     Speak
 
(16)
v.  
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endanger; imperil; put at risk
dislike greatly; hate; cause to dislike or avoid
bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back
climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
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skunk     Speak
 
(17)
n.  
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lump; thick piece; push or thrust, as with the elbow; intuitive feeling
role of government which makes sure that laws are carried out; administrator
any of various small mammals, of the family Mephitidae, native to America; despicable person
inexperienced recruit, especially in the police or armed forces; novice; amateur
ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart
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split     Speak
 
(18)
v.  
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overturn; turn inside out or upside down; turning in the opposite direction
speak wildly, irrationally; speak or write with wild enthusiasm
crush; scrape; reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
break apart; cut; divide
drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill
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tacky     Speak
 
(19)
a. or ad.  
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qualified; desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage
done with or marked by excessive effort; forced; extended beyond proper limits; twisted; wrenched
fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
having fear; afraid, frightened
slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky; lacking style or good taste; distasteful or offensive
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wacky     Speak
 
(20)
n.  
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any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid
a publicized incident that brings about disgrace; damage to reputation by disclosure of improper behavior
state or federal prison for convicted felons
mentally irregular; ludicrous, foolish
sleep; state of inactivity or dormancy
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