English Vocabulary List » GRE - the Hard ones - Part 2

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  • 1.
    • to slight or belittle
  • 2.
    • gullible
    • tending to believe too readily
  • 3.
    • a believe that all people are motivated by selfishness
  • 4.
    • polite behavior
    • appropriate conduct
  • 5.
    • scorn, ridicule
    • contemptuous treatment
  • 6.
    • to dry out or dehydrate
    • to make dry or dull
  • 7.
    • someone with an amateurish interest in art or another subject
  • 8.
    • having a tightening effect on living tissue
    • harsh, severe
  • 9.
    • Sharing a border
    • touching, adjacent
  • 10.
    • an agreed upon practice or attitude
  • 11.
    • having a sour or bitter taste or character
    • sharp, biting
  • 12.
    • to increase in intensity, power, influence, prestige
  • 13.
    • medieval science to transmutate metals into gold
  • 14.
    • agreeable
    • responsive to suggestion
  • 15.
    • to flatter or praise excessively
  • 16.
    • to show contempt for
  • 17.
    • pointlessly talkative
    • talking too much
  • 18.
    • marked by ease or informality
    • nonchalant, lacking in depth
  • 19.
    • to state as a fact
    • to declare or assert
  • 20.
    • something or someone out of place
  • 21.
    • unyielding, hardhearted, intractable
  • 22.
    • exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
  • 23.
    • disgrace, contempt, scorn
  • 24.
    • teaching or instructing
  • 25.
    • overly concerned with learning or education
    • show-offish about one's knowledge

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