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GRE Word List 06


Group 1

Antiquatedoutdated; old fashioned
Cholericeasily angered
Dioramamodel of a scene
Fecundfertile
Inebriationdrunkenness; intoxication
Marshalto gather together
Parityequality
Profoundhaving deep meaning
Servileoverly submissive; groveling
Usurptake someone's position (usually by force)

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Group 2

Apatheticindifferent; uninterested; lethargic
Chroniclerperson who records historical information
Dirgemournful song
Felicitousapt
Ineffablecannot be expressed in words
Marsupialpouched mammal (like a kangaroo)
Parochialnarrow-minded; concerned only with local matters
Profunditydepth
Skepticaldoubting; not gullible
Utilitarianuseful

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Group 3

Apathylack of interest or emotion
Circuitousindirect
Disapprobationdisapproval
Fervorpassion; enthusiasm
Ineptincompetent; unskilled; useless
Martinetperson who believes in strict discipline
Parodya mockery; imitation for ridicule; spoof
Proletarianmember of the working class
Skirmishminor battle
Utopiana believer in an ideal world

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Group 4

Apocryphalof doubtful origin
Circumlocutionusing too many words; long-windedness
Discernto distinguish one thing from another
Fickleunpredictable; whimsical; easily swayed
Inertiainactivity; lethargy
Masochistperson who intentionally inflicts pain on himself
Parryward off; avoid
Prolificproducing a lot
Sluggardslow-moving; lethargic person
Vacillatewaver; hesitate

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Group 5

Appeasepacify; soothe; calm down; make peace with
Circumscribelimit
Discorddisagreement
Finesseskill
Inevitablecannot be avoided
Matriarchysociety governed by women
Parsimoniouseconomical; frugal; thrifty
Proponentspromoters; supporters
Smeltrefine an ore
Vacuousempty; silly; meaningless

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Group 6

Apprehensiveworried; fearful
Circumspectcautious; considering all sides
Discordancycacophony; harshness; jarring
Fitfulnot continuous; stopping and starting
Inexorablerelentless
Mavericka loner
Parsimonystinginess; frugality; cost-cutting
Prosaicdull; boring; ordinary
Smorgasborda Swedish buffet of cold dishes
Vagrantperson wandering without a home

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Group 7

Arablecan be cultivated
Circumventavoid
Discrepancysomething which does not match up; inconsistency
Flagrantclearly wrong
Inexpedientnot advisable
Meagerin short supply
Partisanbiased; one-sided; committed to one group
Proscribeforbid
Solacecomfort for grief
Vapiddull; uninspiring

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Group 8

Arbitraryrandom; for no definite reason
Clairvoyantpsychic; mystic
Discriminateto make a clear distinction; see the difference
Flamboyantshowy; ornate
Infallibleperfect; flawless; cannot make mistakes
Meanderwander from side to side
Pathosevoking sadness or pity
Prosodystudy of versification
Solicitto ask for; seek
Variegatedmulticolored; speckled

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Group 9

Arcaneobscure; known only to a few people
Clamorshout; scream
Discursivenesslong windedness; indirectness
Flauntshow off; display in a showy manner
Infamousfamous for something bad
Mellowsoft; melodious; ripe
Patronone who give support (usually financial)
Prostration1. lying face down; 2. be overcome with extreme weakness
Somnambulistsleepwalker
Vehemenceviolence; fervor; forcefulness

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Group 10

Archaicancient; outdated; old fashioned
Clandestinesecret; covert; stealthy
Disdaincontempt; strong dislike
Flippantmaking jokes about serious matters
Inferdeduce; conclude
Menageriecollection of animals
Patronizecondescend to; behave in an arrogant manner towards
Protagonistmain character in film, book, play etc.
Soothsayerfortuneteller
Vehementforceful

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