English Vocabulary Flash Cards: GRE - the Hard ones - Part 1

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Endemic
  • Characteristic of a particular region or people
Dissemble
  • to disguise or conceal, mislead
Diatribe
  • a harsh denunciation
Bombastic
  • pompous, grandiloquent
Acumen
  • keen, accurate judgement or insight
Hegemony
  • the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
Hedonism
  • devotion to pleasurable pursuits
Halcyon
  • calm and peaceful
Hackneyed
  • rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
Zealous
  • fervent, ardent, impassioned, devoted to a cause
Transient
  • fleeting, passing quickly, brief
Tenacity
  • persistent determination
Surfeit
  • an overabundant supply, excess, to feed or supply to excess
Spurious
  • lacking authenticity or validity, false, counterfeit
Specious
  • plausible but false, seeming true, but actually being fallacious, misleadingly attractive
Solvent
  • able to meet financial obligations, able to dissolve another substance
Salubrious
  • promoting health or well being
Repudiate
  • to refuse to have anything to do with, disown
Recalcitrant
  • difficult to manage, obstinately defiant of authority
Rancorous
  • bitter long lasting resentment
Querulous
  • prone to complaining or grumbling, peevish
Polemical
  • controversial, argumentative
Platitude
  • a superficial remark
Placate
  • to appease, to calm by making concessions
Pithy
  • precise and brief