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Appendix A
of

5 lb. Book of GRE® Practice Problems

Vocabulary List

In This Chapter…

Vocabulary List

Vocabulary List
The following is a list of all the vocabulary words — as well as some expressions — used in this book.
A few words are marked (n.) for noun, (adj.) for adjective, or (v.) for verb. We have done this in cases where a word
has a common meaning (pan, noun – a metal container for cooking food in) as well as a less-common one (pan, verb
– to criticize harshly), and we want you to learn the less common one.
While you can look up words on online dictionary sites such as dictionary.com, m-w.com, and thefreedictionary.com,
we also like learnersdictionary.com, which offers simple definitions intended for English Language Learners, as well
as wordnik.com, which offers sample sentences and in-context usage for each word.
If you need to look up a phrase, try idioms.thefreedictionary.com, or simply Google the phrase in quotation marks,
followed by the word “idiom.” For instance:

Note for English Language Learners: In selecting which words to include, we’ve assumed you already know words like
simultaneous, considerate, dampen, wit, merge, saturate, mandatory, innovation, delusion, juvenile, dictate,
catastrophe, hysteria, enduring, generalize, superstitious, penalize, detest, suitable, controversial, contemporary,
dismiss, insightful, naive, mystified, peculiar, literally. If not, please visit www.manhattanprep.com/gre, create a free
membership, and download our Basic Vocab List.
abate
aberrant
abet, abettor
abhorrent, abhorrence
abide
abjure
abode
abound
abreast of
abrogate
abscond
abstruse
acclaim
accord
accrue, accrual
acculturation
acerbic
acuity
acumen
acute
addled

addlepated
adduce
adept
adherence
adjudicator
adjuvant
admonish
adroit
adulatory
adumbrate
aerial
aesthetics
affinity
aforementioned
agglomerate
aggrandize
aggravate
aggrieved
aghast
agog
agonistic
agrarian
akimbo
alacrity
albatross
aleatory
alias
alienate
allegorical
altruistic
amateur
ambiguous
ambivalent
ameliorate
amenable
amend
amiable
amicable
amity
amorphous
amortize
anachronism,
anachronistic
analeptic
anathema
anecdote
anemic
annihilate
anodyne
anomaly, anomalous
anomie
antagonism

antediluvian
antipathy
antiquated
antithetical to
apathy, apathetic
ape (v.)
apex
aphorism
apocalyptic
apocryphal, apocrypha
apollonian
apologia
apologist
appellant
appellations
appendage
apportion
apposed
apposite
apprenticeship
apprising
approbation
appropriate (v.)
aptitude
arbitrary
arcadian
arcane
arch (adj.)
archaic
ardor
arduous
arid
aristocratic
arrant
arresting
artful
articulate
artifact
artifice
artisan
artless
ascent
ascertain
ascetic
asinine
askance to
asperity
aspersion
assay
assent
asseveration
assiduousness

assimilation
assuage
astute
asymmetrical
atrocious
attest to
auspicious
austere
autodidact
autonomy
auxiliary
avail
avant-garde
avarice
averred
bald
balkanize
ballast
banal
baneful
banter
barbaric
barbarous
baroque
base
bask
baying
bedazzle
bedizen
bedlam
beguile
belie
belletristic
bellicose
belligerent
beneficent
benign, benignant
berate
berserk
beseech
besmirch
besotted
biased
bifurcate
bile
blacklist
blandishments
blatant
blather
bleat (v.)
blithe
bloodthirsty

blunt (verb)
bogged down
boisterous
bolster
bombastic
boom (n.)
boon
boondoggle
boor, boorish
boosterism
bootless
botch
boycott
brawl
breach
breadth
brusque
bucolic
bureaucrat
burgeon
bustling
buttress
cabal
cad
cajole
calibrated
callous
callow
calumny
candid, candor
canon
canonization
capital
capitulatory
capricious
careen
carnage
castigate
catalyst
catharsis
caustic
cavalier
celerity
censorious
censure
chagrin
champion (v.)
chary
chastity
chauvinism
chicanery
chide

chilly
choleric
chronic
chronology
chump
clamor
clandestine
claptrap
cleave to
coalesce
coarse
coda
cogent
cognitive
collide
collude, collusive
color (v.)
coltish
commercial (adj.)
communal
compendious
complaisant
complement
composure
compound (v.)
con artist
concatenate
concede
conceit
concentrated (adj.)
concessions
conciliatory
condescending
condone
confabulation
confounded,
confounding
congenial
congruent
conjectural
conjure
consanguineous
consecrate
considerable
considered (adj.)
conspiratorial
construe
contemporary,
contemporaries
contempt
contemptible
contentious

contiguous
contingent
contortion
contraband
contrapuntal
contretemps
contrite
contrivance
contrived
conundrum
conventional
conversance
convivial
convoke
convoluted
copious
cornerstone
corroborate
cosmopolitan
cosseted
costive
couched in
counterargument
counterfactual
countless
covey
crack (adj.)
crackpot
credence
credibility
credulous
crescendo
crucible
crushed
cryptic
culmination
culpable
cumbersome
cunning
curb (v.)
cursory
curt
curtail
cynical
daft
dally
dated
daunting
dearth
debacle
debase
debauchery, debauched

debunk
decipherable
decor
decry
deface
defame
defeasible
defector
defer
defile
deflect
deft
degrade
deification, deify
dejected
deleterious
delimit
delineate
deluge
delve
demarcate
dementia
demonize
denigrate
denomination
denouement
depose
depreciate
depredate
derivation
derogate
descent
desecrate
desiccated
despot
desuetude
deter
detonation
detractor
detriment
devoid of
devotee
devout
dexterous
dialect
dialectical
dicey
didactic
diffident
digress
dilapidated
dilettante

diminutive
din
dionysian
diplomatic
dire
dirge
disabuse
disaffection
disclaim
disconcerting
discount (v.)
disdain
disenfranchisement
disincentive
disinclination
disingenuous
disinterested
dispensation
disquiet
dissembling
disseminate
dissent
dissimulation
dissipate, dissipation
dissolute, dissolution
dissuade
distort
divagate
divergence
doctrinaire
doggedly
dogmatic
dotage
doting
doyenne
draconian
dramaturgy
dross
drum
dulcet
dumbfounded
dupe
duplicitous, duplicity
dwindle
dyed-in-the-wool
dynamic
dynamo
dystopian
earmark
earnest
earthy
ebb

ebullient
eccentric
eclectic
ecumenical
edifice
eerie
efface
effect (v.)
effectual
effeminate
effete
efficacious
effusive
egoist, egoistic
egregious
elicit
emblazon
emblematic
eminence
empathetic
empirical
enamored
encumbered,
encumbrances
endemic
enervate
enhance
enigmatic, enigma
enshrine
ensure
enthralled
ephemera
ephemeral
epicurean
epoch
equable
equanimity
equity
equivocal
equivocate
eremitic
erode
erratic
erroneous
ersatz
erstwhile
erudite, erudition
eschew
esoteric
espouse
esteemed
estrangement

ethos
eulogize, eulogy
evanescent
evergreen
evocative
evoke
exacerbate
excogitate
excoriate
excruciating
exculpate
executive
exegesis, exegetic
exhaustive
exorbitant
expedite
expeditious
explicate
explicit
exploits
extant
extemporaneous
extenuate
extirpate
extort, extortionate
extraneous
fabulous
facetious
facile
faction
factotum
faculties
fad, faddish
fallacious
fallacy
famine
fanatical
fantastical
farce, farcical
fascist
fastidious
fatuous
faux-naif
fawning
fealty
feasible
feckless
fecund
fester
fetid
fettle
fib

fickle
fictive
field (v.)
figurative
finite
fissile
flabbergasted
flag (v.)
flagging
flagitious
flagrant
flamboyant
flashy
flawless
fledgling
fleeting
flimsy
floe
flout
flowery
fluke
flummox
foibles
forebears
foresee
forfeit
forgery
forgo, forwent
forte
fortitude
foster
fractured
frank
frantic
fraught
fruition
full-bore
fulmination
furnish (v.)
gadfly
gaffe
gainsay
gallivant
galvanizing
garlanded
garner
garnish (v.)
gauche
genesis
genteel
germane
gibe

gilded
ginger, gingerly
gist
glamorize
glean
glib
gore
grandiloquent
grave (adj.)
gregarious
grievous
grizzled
groaning
guesswork
guileless
hackneyed
hale
hallmark
hallow
hampered
hankering
haphazard
hapless
harbingers
hedonism
hegemony, hegemonic
heinous
hemorrhage
hence
herald
heretofore
hermeneutic
heuristic
hierarchy, hierarchical
high-handed
hinder
hinterland
histrionics
hodgepodge
hoi-polloi
homage to
homely
homily
homogeneous
hone
hortatory
host of
humanize
humbling
husband (v.)
hyperbole
hypocrisy

idealistic
idealogues
ideological
idiom
idiosyncratic
idle
idyllic
ignominious
immaterial
immortalize
impartial
impasse
impeccable
impecunious
impede
impenetrable
imperil
imperious
impious
implacability
implicated, implication
implicit
importunate
improbity
impromptu
impudent
imputation
inadvertently
inane
incendiary
incensed
incentive, incentivize
inchoate
incipient
incomprehensible
incongruous
inconsequential
inconsolable
incorrigible
indefatigable
indelicate
indemnify
indeterminate
indict
indifferent
indigenous
indignant
indiscretion
indistinct
indolent
industrious
inexorable

infamy
infinitesimal
infirmity
inform
ingénue
ingenuity
ingenuous
inhibited
inimical
initially
inkling
innocuous
innuendo
inquisition
inscrutable
insidious
insipid
insofar
insolvent
insurgent
inter
interlocutor
interlude
interpolate
intransigent
intrepid
intrinsic
inundate
inured to
invalidate
investiture
iota
irascible
irate
ironclad
irony
irreconcilable
irredeemable
irredentist
irrefutable
irrelevancies
iteration, iterative
jaundiced
jejune
jeopardize
jingoistic
jocular
jouissance
joviality
jurisprudence
keen
klutzy

labile
labyrinthine
lackadaisical
lackey
laconic
lacunae
lament
lapse
lascivious
lassitude
laud
lavish
lax
layperson, layman
leery
legions of
leitmotifs
leniency
libertine, libertinous
limpid
lissome
literati
lithe
loaf (v.)
loathsome
lobbying
lofty
logistical
loquacious
lubricious
lucidity
lull
lummox
lurid
lurk
macabre
magnanimity
mainstream
makeshift
malfeasance
malice, malicious
malign
manifest
manumit
markedly
marrow
martial
masquerade
material (adj.)
maudlin
maxim
mayhem

means (n.)
meddling
melancholy
melange
mendacious
mercenary
mercurial
meretricious
messianic
metastasize
meticulous
militant
mimetic
minuscule
minutiae
mired
mirror (v.)
mirth
misanthrope,
misanthropy
miser
mishap
mishmash
misnomer
mitigate
mock
modicum
modish
mollify
monarchy
moneyed
monological
moot
moralist
mordant
mores
morose
mortifying
mote
motley
muckraking
mundane
munificent
mushroom
muster
mute, muted
mutiny, mutinous
myopic
myriad
myrmidon
nadir
nascent

naysayer
nebulous
nemesis
neologism
nominal, nominally
nonchalant
nonplussed
nostrum
notional
notorious
notwithstanding
novel
novelty
novice
noxious
nugatory
nuisance
objective, objectivity
obliging
obloquy
obsequious
obsolete
obtuse
obviate
odious
officious
oft
oligarchy
olio
ominous
omnipotent,
omnipresence
opine
opportunism
opprobrium
orthodox
ostentatious
ostracize
otherworldly
oust
outdone
outlaw
outpace
outright
outstrip
override
overrun
overt
overtake
overture
pacific
pacifist

paean
painstaking
palliating
pan (v.)
panacea
panache
pandemic
pander
panegyric
pantheon
parable
paradigm, paradigmatic
paradox, paradoxical
paragon
parameter
paramount
paramour
parlous
parochial
parody
parsimony, parsimonious
partial, partiality
partisan
parvenu
passé
pastime
patent (adj.)
pathogen
patrimony, patrimonial
patronize, patronizing
paucity
peccadillo
pecuniary
pedantic, pedantry
peddle
pell-mell
pellucid
penchant
penetrating
penitential
penumbra
pepper (v.)
peppery
perennial
perfidy
peril
perilous
peripheral
pernicious
perpetuity
perquisites
personable

perspicacious
pert
pertinent
peruse
pervade
petty
phased in
philippic
philistine
physiology
picayune
pidgins
piecemeal
piety
pilfering
pillory
pine
pious
piques
pith, pithy
placate
placid
plangent
plateau
platitude
plaudits
plenary
plethora
plum
plunder
poignant
polemic
politicize
polymath
ponderous
pontificate
populist
posit
posterity
postulate
potable
poultice
pragmatic
prattle
precedent
precocious
predicated on
premeditated
preoccupied
preposterous
prerequisites
presage

prescient
presumptuous
pretentious
preternatural
prevalence
priggish
probity
proclivity
procure
prodigal
prodigy
profane
profligate
profundity
progeny
progressive
prologue
promulgate
proponent
propound
proscribe
protagonist
protean
proverbial
providential
provincial
prowess
prude, prudish
prudent
prurient
puckish
puerile
puffery
puissant
pulchritude
pun
punctilious
pundit
puritanical
purported
putative
putsch
pyrrhic
quack
quagmire
quantum
quarrelsome
quiescent
quietus
quisling
quixotic
quotidian

rabble
ramifications
rampage
ramshackle
rancor
rapscallion
rapture
rash (adj.)
ratify
ravish
raze
reactionary
recant
recapitulate
recede
recidivist
reciprocal
recondite
recount
recrimination
rectitude
red-blooded
redoubtable
redress
redundant
refinement
regalia
regressive
reign
rejoinder
rejuvenation
reminiscences, reminisce
remorse
remuneration
rend
render
renege
renown, renowned
replicate
reportorial
republican
reputability
requisite
requite
resolute
resplendent
restive
restless
resurrect
retch
retort
retract

retrograde
retrospective
reverent
revisionist
revivification
rhetoric, rhetorical
rife with
rift
rigor
risible
risqué
robust
rote
roundly
rousing
rout
rudder
rue
ruminate
rustic
sabotage
saccharine
safeguard
sagacity
sage
said (adj.)
salubrious
salutation
salvo
sanctimonious
sangfroid
sanguinary
sanguine
sap (n.), (v.)
sardonic
sate, satiate
satire, satirical
saturnine
scanty
scapegoat
scintillating
scorn
scotch (v.)
scruples, scrupulous
scrutiny
scurvy
seasoned
sectarian
sedulous
seemly
seething
self-styled

semiotic
senescent
sentries
sequelae
seraph
sere
serendipity
shabby
shortcomings
shorthand
shrewd
shun
shutter (v.)
shyster
sidereal
similes
simpatico
simulacrum
sinuous
siren
skeptical
skitter
skulk
slack
slight (n.)
slogan
smitten
snub
sobriquets
soi-disant
solace
solecisms
solicitous
solipsistic
somber
sop
sophistry
sophomoric
spare
sparing
spartan
specious
specter
spendthrift
spooked
sporadically
spree
sprint
spurious
squalid
stalemate
stanchion

standstill
stanza
stasis
staunch
steadfast
stew (v.)
steward
stigmatize
stipulate
stoic
stolid
stonewall (v.)
stopgap
storied
strong suit
stygian
stymie
subjective
subsequent
subservient to
subside
subsidize
subterfuge
suffrage
sumptuous
superannuated
supersede
supine
supplicate
surplus
surreptitious
suspend
sweeping
swindle
sycophant
syncopated
synergetic
tacit
taciturn
tactful
tactical, tactics
tangential
tangible
tantamount to
tarry
taut
taxonomy
teeming
temperate
tenacious
tenacity
tendentious

tenet
tepid
tergiversate
tether
theses
thwart
timorous
tirade
titillation
titular
toady
toil
tome
tony
topographical
torpid, torpor
tortuous
torturous
totalitarian
touchstone
tout
tractable
trademark
traipse
traitorous
transgressor
transient
transmogrify
transmute
travesty
treachery
tremulous
trenchant
triage
tribulation
trite
trove
truculent
trumpet
trundle (v.)
tumescence
turgid
turpitude
tweak
tyrannical
ubiquitous
ululation
umbrage
unbeknownst
unbridled
unconscionable
uncouth

unctuous
undercut
undergirds
undermine
underpin
underscore
underserve
undeterminable
undue
unforeseen
unnerve
unorthodox
unpropitious
unscrupulous
unseemly
unstrung
unwavering
upend
upstanding
urbane
utilitarian
utility
utopia
vacillate
vainglorious
vanquish
vapid
variegated
vaunted
venerable, venerate
vent (v.)
veracity
verdant
versatile
vexed
viable
vice
vicissitude
vigorous
vindicate
vitiation
vitreous
vociferous
volatile
volley
voluble
vulgar
wag
wail
wallop
wallowing
wanderlust

wane
ward off
warily, wary
wax (v.)
well-heeled
wend
whet
whimsical
whitewash
wholly
wizened
wracked
wrongdoing
wry
zealot
zealous
“accepted as gospel”
“at loggerheads”
“bode well”
“circular logic”
“common cause”
“fellow feeling”
“fit the bill”
“flights of fancy”
“for naught”
“gain currency”
“given teeth”
“gloss over”
“gray area”
“hinge on”
“hold the line”
“in a jiffy”
“in cahoots”
“in lieu of”
“kept at bay”
“laid at the altar of”
“lay down arms”
“limping along”
“lose currency”
“no holds barred”
“of two minds”
“on par with”
“order of magnitude”
“paid dearly”
“part and parcel”
“rack and ruin”
“rail against”
“raking in”
“run the gamut”
“run the gauntlet”
“sea change”
“separate the wheat from

the chaff”
“single-handedly”
“stems from”
“takes pains to”
“tipping point”
“tit-for-tat”
“to send up”
“under the guise of”
“vim and vigor”
[something is] “lost on”
[someone]

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