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 Test Questions
GRE Vocabulary: Level 4
abnegation     Speak
 
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n.  
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hill; relatively flat highland
common person, or one of the common of the first or most respectable class; freeholder; man free born
a long narrow opening; long narrow depression in a surface
vitality and energy; healthy capacity for vigorous activity
repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others
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avowal     Speak
 
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n.  
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open declaration; frank acknowledgment
concise summing up of main points
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water
state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; sluggishness; dormancy
withdrawing support; the act of abandoning something to which one is bound by allegiance or duty; failure in duty
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cantankerous     Speak
 
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a. or ad.  
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ill-humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
lacking definite form or limits; hazy; cloudy
worn through till threads show; wearing old, shabby clothing; shabby and poor
without money; poor; penniless
difficult to perceive senses or mind
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cogitate     Speak
 
(4)
v.  
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grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
exceed or surpass; leave behind
think earnestly or studiously; meditate; ponder; think deeply
be or go before something or someone in time or space
deprive of something valuable by force; rob; take as spoils
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deleterious     Speak
 
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a. or ad.  
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having a harmful effect; injurious; having the quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
thoroughly soaked; expressionless, stupid, or dull, especially from drink
of or pertaining to prostitutes; tastelessly showy; lustful; deceptive; misleading
stiff and artificially formal; inflated
extremely small; very small person; trivial or petty
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emergence     Speak
 
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n.  
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appearance;  becoming visible
one who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning
any mammal of which the female typically has a pouch in which it rears young, such as kangaroo or koala
hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
a person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons; yes man
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etymology     Speak
 
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n.  
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vitality and energy; healthy capacity for vigorous activity
elaborate discourse; delivered in public; treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner
free thinker, usually used disparagingly; one without moral restraint
study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words
fragment substance, as of glass or metal; a piece of broken pottery, especially found in an archaeological dig
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frieze     Speak
 
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n.  
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act of throwing or shooting out; darting or casting forth; uttering of exclamations, or of brief exclamatory phrases
depravity; corrupt, depraved, or degenerate act
unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity; impurity in thought and deed
noisy, disorderly fight or quarrel; disturbance
a narrow strip of decoration, often cut from stone or wood and usually placed at the top of a wall
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husbandry     Speak
 
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n.  
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leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant
soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash; one of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, and ammonia
repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock; care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift
mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
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ineffable     Speak
 
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a. or ad.  
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not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere; false
unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
of isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint
in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with
childish; belonging to childhood; immature
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kinetic     Speak
 
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a. or ad.  
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relating to, or produced by motion; dynamic
cowardly; lacking strength and firmness of mind
having or producing full, loud, or deep sound; impressive in the style of speech; easy to feel
green; full of juice in vegetation
bold; incapable of being discouraged; fearless
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machination     Speak
 
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n.  
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clever scheme or artful plot, usually crafted for evil purposes
being in debt; unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation
travel or journey, especially by foot, notably by pilgrim
an exaggerated or abnormal fear of strangers or foreigners
uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
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neologism     Speak
 
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n.  
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new or newly invented word or phrase
leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant
complication; complexity; state or quality of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution
act of denying; assertion of the nonrealistic or untruthfulness of anything
tool of agriculture, usually formed of pieces of timber or metal crossing each other and set with iron or wooden teeth
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pique     Speak
 
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n.  
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loss of speech due to injury or illness
instrument, implement, or container for practical use, especially in kitchen or laboratory
environment; person's social setting or environment
unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity; impurity in thought and deed
a sudden outburst of anger; state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity
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poignancy     Speak
 
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n.  
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newborn infant, especially one less than four weeks old
the carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels
dictionary; a stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; vocabulary
poem or song expressing lamentation;  mournful poem
state of deeply felt distress or sorrow; keenness of emotion
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rectitude     Speak
 
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n.  
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a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone
appreciation for or interest in fine objects of art; lovers of the elegant arts collectively
relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency.
upward slope, as of hill
uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
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repose     Speak
 
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n.  
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state of being discomposed; disorder; agitation; disturbance; inconsistency; disagreement
vitality and energy; healthy capacity for vigorous activity
fine thread or fiber; thin wire;  threadlike structure within the light bulb
relaxation; leisure; freedom from worry; peace of mind
act of forming into a military unit or a large group of people; imposition of order or discipline;  organization
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solecism     Speak
 
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n.  
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act of admitting to holy orders; disposition as in ranks or rows; formal arrangement
error in the use of language, especially  intentional use of misspelling; violation of the conventional rules of society
act of forming into a military unit or a large group of people; imposition of order or discipline;  organization
extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
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terse     Speak
 
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a. or ad.  
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coarse or indecent; humorously vulgar or offensive
dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull
effectively concise; appearing as if wiped or rubbed, as smooth
characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical
wasted away; showing wearing effects of overwork or suffering
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voluminous     Speak
 
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a. or ad.  
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hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to a persuasion
large in volume or bulk;  large in number or quantity, especially of discourse
relating to outline or diagram; represented simply, as using symbols
brief; effectively cut short; marked by the use of few words
awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture
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