English Vocabulary Flash Cards: GRE Vocabulary Power (1-1)

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deadlock
  • standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces
  • stalemate
pulverize
  • crush or grind into very small particles
cache
  • hiding place
rapport
  • close relationship
  • emotional closeness
  • harmony
enervate
  • take away energy from
  • weaken
indices
  • sign
  • signs
  • indications
motility
  • ability to move spontaneously
  • ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
insubordination
  • disobedience
  • rebelliousness
  • ADJ. insubordinate
compliant
  • readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others
  • yielding
  • comforming to requirements
rightful
  • legally correct
shun
  • keep away from
  • avoid deliberately
nebula
  • diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas
  • galaxy
trifle
  • something of little importance or value
  • V: treat without seriousness
  • flirt
contusion
  • bruise
lucid
  • easily understood
  • clear
  • intelligible
defile
  • profane
  • make filthy or dirty
  • narrow passage or gorge through mountains
gavel
  • hammerlike tool
  • mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer
collateral
  • security given for loan
  • ADJ: secondary
  • descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
prudent
  • cautious
  • careful
  • prudential
figure
  • outline or silhouette of a thing or human body
  • to calculate
  • configuration of steps in a dance
devoid
  • empty
  • lacking
underlying
  • fundamental
  • lying below
unfetter
  • free from chains
  • liberate
bawdy
  • indecent
  • about sex in a rude funny way
  • obscene
irony
  • hidden sarcasm or satire
  • use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean
mingle
  • mix together in close association
deserts
  • what someone deserves
mercurial
  • capricious
  • quick and changing
  • containing the element mercury
shyster
  • lawyer using questionable methods
  • unscrupulous practioner
glare
  • shine intensely and blindingly
  • stare fixedly and angrily
scuttle
  • discard
  • sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull
  • N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
recreant
  • cowardly
  • disloyal
  • N: disloyal and cowardly person
servitude
  • slavery
  • compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
glower
  • scowl
  • glare
  • look or stare angrily