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GRE Vocabulary: Level 4
allurement     Speak
 
(1)
n.  
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temptation; enticement; any real or apparent good held forth or operating, as a motive to action
pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment
an abbreviation consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something
swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere, often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence
one who is very reluctant to spend money; a miser; a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
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antithesis     Speak
 
(2)
n.  
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group of closely located islands
source of relaxation or comfort; medicine that relieves pain
state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; sluggishness; dormancy
scholar; man of learning or science; one eminent for learning
contrast; direct contrast; opposition
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chimerical     Speak
 
(3)
a. or ad.  
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heavy; difficult to handle because of weight or bulk
speaking, writing, written in or composed of several languages
fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
of isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint
wordy; using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words
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cravat     Speak
 
(4)
n.  
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animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column
a piece of silk, fine muslin, or other cloth, worn by men about the neck
a layer of earth's surface; a layer of society
communication using gesture and facial expression
a gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in the workforce without firing employees; wearing away through harassment
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dietitian     Speak
 
(5)
n.  
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activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment
handcuff; shackle for hand or wrist; an instrument of iron for fettering the hand
imaginary land or abode of fairies
any form of art that borrows from multiple other styles
a specialist in the study of nutrition
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doff     Speak
 
(6)
v.  
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take off; remove; tip or remove one's hat in salutation; put aside; discard
besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops
decorate with needlework; add details to
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
tease; torture with disappointment; bait someone by showing something desirable but leaving them unsatisfied
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excise     Speak
 
(7)
v.  
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mold or carve in relief; decorate with or as if with a raised design
muddle; drive crazy; become confused
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; vex
express strong disapproval of; disparage
cut away; cut out; remove by or as if by cutting
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finicky     Speak
 
(8)
a. or ad.  
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being beyond the normal course of nature; differing from natural
free, without charge; costing nothing
dead; no longer in use or existence
insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fussy
dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy; uneasy in mind
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harangue     Speak
 
(9)
n.  
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curse; evil-speaking; the utterance of curse or execration
state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; sluggishness; dormancy
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
incentive; stimulus; force or energy associated with a moving body
design or tendency; meaning; import; disguise; covering
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inadvertent     Speak
 
(10)
a. or ad.  
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not intentional; not on purpose; careless; negligent; inattentive
deep-rooted; firmly and long-established; habitual
coarse or indecent; humorously vulgar or offensive
very thin especially from disease or hunger
at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
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laud     Speak
 
(11)
v.  
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move or walk heavily or laboriously;  travel slowly but steadily
humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem
give praise to; glorify; celebrate or honor
dispute or contradict, often in an insulting way; challenge
place between; thrust; intrude; be between, either for aid or for troubling
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malleable     Speak
 
(12)
a. or ad.  
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incipient; coming into existence; emerging
eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything; having an interest in a variety of subjects
stubbornly or perversely persistent; unyielding; obstinate
capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable
not fitting; lacking in harmony or compatibility
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nebulous     Speak
 
(13)
a. or ad.  
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lacking definite form or limits; hazy; cloudy
habitually moving from place to place, especially in search of seasonal work; wandering
capable of being bribed; for sale, available for a price; corrupt
foul-smelling; offensive by arousing disgust; harmful or dangerous
speaking and repeating loud words; calling or demanding loudly or urgently
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paucity     Speak
 
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n.  
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swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere, often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence
small ornamental statuette; small molded or sculptured figure
scarcity; smallness of number; fewness
restraint, limit, or restriction; adverse remark or criticism
a piece of silk, fine muslin, or other cloth, worn by men about the neck
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presumption     Speak
 
(15)
n.  
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the beam of steel, wood, or reinforced concrete, used as main horizontal support in building
the act of believing that something is true without having any proof; belief upon incomplete proof
one who is bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service; devoted adherent of a cause or person or activity
retort; comeback; answer to a reply
elaborate discourse; delivered in public; treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner
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regale     Speak
 
(16)
v.  
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leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
entertain; provide with great enjoyment
burden; put a heavy load on; load with debts or other legal claims
divide into classes; form, arrange or deposit in layers
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secrete     Speak
 
(17)
v.  
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annul in part; repeal partly; restrict; limit the action of
stroll slowly; walk at a leisurely pace
hide away; generate and separate substance from cells or bodily fluids
nick; set in from margin;  impress or stamp
ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease
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smolder     Speak
 
(18)
v.  
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examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order
burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
instruct or correct, especially to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
cancel; remove; erase or strike out
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tortuous     Speak
 
(19)
a. or ad.  
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full of high-spirited fun; gay; given to merry
pardonable; able to be forgiven; trivial
full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe; wonderful
rising in revolt against established authority; rebelling against the leadership of a political party
marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting; not straightforward; circuitous
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unassuming     Speak
 
(20)
a. or ad.  
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dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull
wasted away; showing wearing effects of overwork or suffering
loud and harsh; insistent; high-pitched; rough-sounding
modest; not bold or forward; not arrogant
light as air; heavenly; unusually refined
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