English Vocabulary Flash Cards: GRE - the Hard ones - Part 3

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Pith
  • the essential or central part
Pine
  • to yearn intensely, to languish, to lose vigor
Pervasive
  • to permeate, to spread throughout
Penury
  • poverty, destitution
Misanthrope
  • one who hates all other humans
Mendacity
  • untruthful, dishonesty
Insipid
  • without taste or flavor, lacking in spirit, bland
Infelicitous
  • unfortunate, inappropriate
Inchoate
  • in an initial stage, not fully formed
Impunity
  • immunity from punishment or penalty
Implacable
  • not capable of being appeased or changed
Impassive
  • revealing no emotion
Urbane
  • sophisticated or refined, elegant
Ubiquitous
  • existing everywhere at the same time, widespread
Torpid
  • lethargic, sluggish, dormant
Satire
  • literary work that criticizes a human vice
Pernicious
  • extremely harmful
  • potentially causing death
Penurious
  • penny-pinching
  • excessively thrifty, ungenerous
Enigmatic
  • mysterious, obscure, difficult to understand
Odious
  • evoking intense aversion or dislike
Morose
  • sad, sullen, melancholy
Inveigle
  • to obtain by deception or flattery
Intransigent
  • refusing to compromise
Innocuous
  • harmless
  • causing no damage
Incipient
  • beginning to come into being