GRE words II (48 items)

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  • stilted - unnatural, stiff
  • ungainly - clumsy
  • chary (cautious) opp brash (rude, noisy)
  • stupefy opp bend (direct to a task)
  • commendation (praise) opp admonition (warn, not approve)
  • commend - praise, approve
  • sloth (lazy)
  • ratify (approve) opp of abrogate (repeal, void, veto)
  • spunk -courage, determination, wood, slang for semen(british)
  • apotheosis -- elevation to divine, climax
  • invigorate - give energy to
  • limber - flexible
  • sumptuous - expensive looking
  • scad - device to lift heavy objects
  • oust - expel, eject
  • snare - device to catch birds
  • string :beads
  • deadbeat - person tries to evade paying debt
  • glee (great delight, fun) ; chortle (laugh in gleeful way)
  • glower - having angry look
  • dwell (live, write about, linger) : denizen ( inhabitant)
  • mason (builder or worker in stone) : wall
  • mallet - hammer with large wooden head
  • gander (male goose), drake (male duck), sheep flock(soft material)
  • shoul ????
  • stag (male deer), wattles (material to make fences, red fleshy lobe on chicken head), hoofs(horny part of foot on animal like horse)
  • physician: infirmary (place, large institution for care who are ill)
  • crustacean-- a large group of mainly aquatic arthropods that include crabs, lobsters, shrimps, wood lice, barnacles, and many minute forms.
  • fortitude - courage in pain
  • turpitude -disgrace --moral turpitude
  • hurdle -- wooden thing one has to jump over
  • celerity - quickness of movement
  • shale - finely stratified rock
  • reef (ridge of jagged rock below the surface of the sea): astrologue
  • awl (small pointed thing to pierce holes in leather) : cobbler (person that makes shoes)
  • drawbridge --a bridge, esp. one over a castle's moat, that is hinged at one end so that it may be raised to prevent people's crossing or to allow vessels to pass under it.: castle
  • gangway --a raised platform or walkway providing a passage.: ship
  • voting: roll call --the process of calling out a list of names to establish who is present.
  • inflate opp of minimize
  • quell --put an end to, opp of foment --stir up
  • eddy - whirlpool (водоворот, вихрь)
  • demur - raise doubts : qualms (worries, boubts)
  • precocity- maturing early
  • heretofore - before now
  • exhort
  • galvanizing - shock or excite, in taking actions
  • reap
  • meager