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GRE HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS
GRE HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS
The wind abated after the storm: decrease, diminish, reduce, lessen, subside, decline, fade, fade away, recede, dwindle, moderate, mitigate, weaken, wane, ebb, curtail, slack, slacken, go down, lower, fall off, fall away, taper off, lighten, soften, quiet, quell, slow, slow down, slake off, temper, cool, blunt; ease, relieve, alleviate, assuage, pacify, soothe, allay, mollify, palliate, dull; dampen, restrain, restrict.
increase, intensify, magnify, enhance, heighten, aggravate, amplify, grow; multiply, rise, come up, strengthen, sharpen, heat up; quicken, accelerate, hurry, speed, speed up; prolong, extend.
1 The planet's orbit was plainly aberrant: straying, stray, deviating, deviate, wandering, errant, erring, devious, erratic, rambling, diverging, divergent.
2 Aberrant behavior led to his confinement: abnormal, irregular, unusual, odd, eccentric, peculiar, exceptional, weird, queer, curious, singular, strange; unconforming, nonconforming, anomalous.
The building project will be held in abeyance until spring: postponement, suspension, intermission, remission, deferral, adjournment, discontinuance, inaction, dormancy, latency; pause, delay, cessation, quiescence, recess, hiatus, waiting period, in a holding pattern; in cold storage, on ice, on a back burner.
Continuance, continuation, continuity, ceaselessness.
His abstemious habits allowed him few pleasures: abstinent, ascetic, austere, temperate, continent, nonindulgent, teetotal, self-denying, sparing, self-disciplined, abstentious.
self-indulgent, abandoned, undisciplined, uncontrolled, hedonistic, profligate, licentious, unrestrained, immoderate.
1 The captain admonished the guards to be on the alert: warn, caution, put on guard, tip off; advise, counsel, enjoin.
2 The preacher admonished his congregation for failure to attend weekly services: reprove, censure, reprimand, rebuke, reproach, remonstrate, chide, chasten, scold, upbraid, criticize, take to task, call to account, rap on the knuckles.
2 praise, compliment, commend.
The ancient Greeks often adulterated their wine with water: contaminate, thin, water, water down; depreciate, Informal cut.
7. esthetic or aesthetic adjective
The course in art history is designed to develop the student's esthetic judgment: appreciative of beauty, appealing to artistic taste, having artistic tastes, artistic; sensitive, discriminating, cultivated, refined, fastidious.
unesthetic, unappreciative; insensitive, undiscriminating.
The final plan was an aggregate of all our ideas: composite, compound, union, combination, gathering, accumulation, collection, amassing, bringing together, summation, mixture, mix, blend, mass, conglomeration, conglomerate.
1 She answered his call for assist-ance with alacrity: willingness, enthusiasm, eagerness, fervor, zeal, avidity; alertness, promptness, dispatch, readiness.
2 Despite his 80 years, he moved with alacrity: liveliness, briskness, sprightliness; agility, nimbleness.
1 unwillingness, indifference, unconcern, apathy, impassiveness, reluctance, disinclination; languor, lethargy, dullness.
2 slowness, sluggishness.
This medication will alleviate the soreness: relieve, ease, allay, assuage; lessen, reduce, abate, diminish, check, temper, lighten, soften, mitigate, mollify; blunt, dull, moderate, slake, slacken, subdue, quit, quench.
make worse, aggravate, increase, intensify, heighten, enhance, magnify, multiply.
Silver must be amalgamated with a harder material to make durable jewelry. The two shipping companies amalgamated into one: combine, blend, merge, fuse, mix, commingle; unite, unify, join together, consolidate, coalesce, incorporate, federate, integrate, synthesize.
separate, part, divide, disunite.
"Indian" is an ambiguous word because it can refer to an American Indian or a native of India: equivocal, vague, unclear, cryptic, enigmatic, puzzling, indefinite, uncertain, doubtful; misleading, having a double meaning.
explicit, definite, specific, direct, conclusive; clear, plain, frank, unmistakable, obvious, simple, lucid; unquestionable, honest.
I have ambivalent thoughts on where to spend my vacation: contradictory, conflicting, opposing, clashing, warring; confused, undecided, unfocused, mixed, wavering, fluctuating, vacillating, Informal wishy-washy.
definite, positive; unwavering.
1 The council met to consider ways of ameliorating the foreign situation: improve, better, help, heal, fix up, patch up, correct, rectify; amend, reform, revise, improve upon, make an improvement upon; advance, promote.
2 Doctors say the patient's condition has ameliorated: improve, get better, grow better, perk up, pick up, progress, come along, mend, show improvement.
1 ruin, botch, queer, screw up, wreck, destroy.
2 deteriorate, go downhill, decline, weaken, worsen.
anachronism (* nak"r* niz'*m), n.
1. an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one.
2. a thing or person that belongs to another, esp. an earlier, time.
[164050; < L anachronismus < Gk anachronisms a wrong time reference = anachron(zein) to make a wrong time reference (see ANA-, CHRONO-, -IZE) + -ismos -ISM]
anach'ronis"tic, anach"ronous, adj.
anach'ronis"tically, anach"ronously, anachronically (an'* kron"ik le), adv.
The heart is analogous to a pump: similar, like, comparable, akin, equivalent, parallel, correlative, corresponding.
dissimilar, unlike; different, divergent17.Anarchy
1 Any form of government is better than anarchy: absence of government, disorder, lawlessness, chaos.
2 Anarchists dream of an ideal state of anarchy in which people will be completely free: utopia, the millennium.
1 order, discipline, authority; government, organization, control; regimentation, subjection.
1 An Eskimo in native dress would cut an anomalous figure in Rio: odd, strange, peculiar, incongruous, out of keeping, bizarre.
2 Cats with six toes are anomalous but not uncommon: irregular, abnormal, atypical; monstrous.
1 common, usual, standard, typical, familiar, unexceptional, ordinary, natural, normal, regular, conventional, customary.
2 normal, typical.
I try to be broadminded but do feel antipathy toward people who are dirty and unkempt: dislike, aversion, distaste; disgust, repulsion, loathing, repugnance, abhorrence; antagonism, animosity, ill will, enmity, rancor, hostility, unfriendliness.
affinity, fellow feeling, regard, sympathy, attraction, partiality; love, affection, attachment.
Public apathy can lead to bad government: indifference, unconcern, lack of interest, inattention, unresponsiveness, passiveness, lethargy, lassitude; lack of feeling, numbness, emotionlessness, coolness, impassibility, impassivity.
Concern, interest, attention, responsiveness, action; emotion, feeling, excitement, passion, zeal, vehemence, enthusiasm, fervor.
1 Nothing would appease the crying baby: calm, make peaceful, pacify, quiet, soothe, solace, mollify, lull, compose, placate.
2 That sandwich appeased my appetite: satisfy, ease, allay, abate, assuage, alleviate, temper, mitigate, relieve; slake, quench, quell, blunt, still, quiet, dull.
3 Chamberlain should never have tried to appease Hitler: conciliate, accommodate, propitiate.
1,2,3 aggravate, provoke, inflame, arouse.
1 disturb, upset, bother, annoy, dissatisfy, perturb.
3 anger, enrage, infuriate; antagonize, Informal cross22.Apprise
Police should apprise an arrested person of his or her rights to remain silent and to be represented by a lawyer: inform, notify, advise, tell, make acquainted, make aware, make cognizant of, disclose, enlighten.
Keep secret, keep quiet about.
The architect received approbation for his new office building design: praise, congratulation, compliment, good word, applause, acclaim; approval, acceptance, support, endorsement, ratification, commendation, laudation, official sanction.
Censure, condemnation, criticism; disapproval, dissatisfaction, protest, rejection, veto.
1 A long dress is appropriate for a formal wedding: suitable, proper, well-suited, congruous, fitting, befitting, correct, seemly, apt, apropos, well-chosen; characteristic, belonging, pertinent, relevant, germane, to the purpose, to