GRE Vocabulary: HIT Parade Group 1

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From abscond to waver, this is the basic level of GRE vocabulary.


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  • 1. 
    Abscond: 
    • A. 

      Intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action

    • B. 

      An expression of approval or praise

    • C. 

      To depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide

  • 2. 
    Aberrant:
    • A. 

      Deviating from the norm

    • B. 

      To weaken; to reduce in vitality

    • C. 

      Daring and fearless; recklessly bold

  • 3. 
    Alacrity:
    • A. 

      Very learned; scholarly

    • B. 

      Associated with war and the armed forces

    • C. 

      Eager and enthusiastic willingness

  • 4. 
    Anomaly:
    • A. 

      The quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving

    • B. 

      Deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality

    • C. 

      Dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

  • 5. 
    Approbation:
    • A. 

      A new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or expressions

    • B. 

      An expression of approval or praise

    • C. 

      A force that causes rotation

  • 6. 
    Arduous:
    • A. 

      Strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort

    • B. 

      Urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention

    • C. 

      Improvised; done without preparation

  • 7. 
    Assuage:
    • A. 

      Exonerate; to clear of blame

    • B. 

      To loudly attack or denounce

    • C. 

      To ease or lessen; to appease or pacify

  • 8. 
    Audacious:
    • A. 

      Following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards

    • B. 

      Without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic

    • C. 

      Daring and fearless; recklessly bold

  • 9. 
    Austere:
    • A. 

      Without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic

    • B. 

      Easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts

    • C. 

      Very learned; scholarly

  • 10. 
    Axiomatic:
    • A. 

      Cursory; done without care or interest

    • B. 

      Not moving, active, or in motion; at rest

    • C. 

      Taken as a given; possessing self-evident truths

  • 11. 
    Canonical:
    • A. 

      Following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards

    • B. 

      Clear; easily understood

    • C. 

      Artless; frank or candid; lacking in sophistication

  • 12. 
    Capricious:
    • A. 

      Complex or complicated

    • B. 

      Inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable

    • C. 

      Of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary

  • 13. 
    Censure:
    • A. 

      To use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent

    • B. 

      To loudly attack or denounce

    • C. 

      To criticize severely; to officially rebuke

  • 14. 
    Chicanery:
    • A. 

      Trickery or subterfuge

    • B. 

      A new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses

    • C. 

      The quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving

  • 15. 
    Connoisseur:
    • A. 

      Intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action

    • B. 

      An informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert

    • C. 

      The combination of parts to make a whole

  • 16. 
    Convoluted:
    • A. 

      Conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

    • B. 

      Clear; easily understood

    • C. 

      Complex or complicated

  • 17. 
    Disabuse:
    • A. 

      To undeceive; to set right

    • B. 

      To praise highly

    • C. 

      To waste by spending or using irresponsibly

  • 18. 
    Discordant:
    • A. 

      Very learned; scholarly

    • B. 

      Conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

    • C. 

      Fundamentally distinct or dissimilar

  • 19. 
    Disparate:
    • A. 

      Very learned; scholarly

    • B. 

      Conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

    • C. 

      Fundamentally distinct or dissimilar

  • 20. 
    Effrontery:
    • A. 

      Extreme boldness; presumptuousness

    • B. 

      Truthfulness; honesty

    • C. 

      Intentional breach of faith; treachery

  • 21. 
    Eloquent:
    • A. 

      Well-spoken, expressive, articulate

    • B. 

      Improvised; done without preparation

    • C. 

      Accustomed to accepting something undesirable

  • 22. 
    Enervate:
    • A. 

      To use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent

    • B. 

      To weaken; to reduce in vitality

    • C. 

      To babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner

  • 23. 
    Ennui:
    • A. 

      Intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action

    • B. 

      Dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

    • C. 

      A disposition in favor of something; preference

  • 24. 
    Equivocate:
    • A. 

      To use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent

    • B. 

      To stun, baffle, or amaze

    • C. 

      To anticipate and make unnecessary

  • 25. 
    Erudite:
    • A. 

      Artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication

    • B. 

      Clear; easily understood

    • C. 

      Very learned; scholarly

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