Vokabeltest - GRE Vokabeln (40 Fragen)

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1.
incantation
  adj. exalted; noble
  n. singing or chanting of magical formula
  n. deification; glorification
  n. deception; trickery
 
2.
sheathe
  v. restrain; handcuff
  v. place into a case
  v. come together
  adj. occurring again and again
 
3.
rummage
  v. check flow of blood
  v. ransack; thoroughly search
  adj. not native; strange
  n. harmony
 
4.
debunk
  adj. cutting; sharp
  n. quality of being unsophisticated
  v. expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc.; ridicule
  adj. harmful
 
5.
pillage
  v. plunder
  n. one who studies reptiles
  v. invigorate; make forceful and active
  adj. on or relating to the earth
 
6.
incendiary
  adj. averse; reluctant
  adj. reserved; uncommunicative
  n. arsonist
  adj. biting; sarcastic
 
7.
lexicographer
  n. partiality; preference
  v. moderate; tone down or restrain
  n. watchfulness
  n. compiler of a dictionary
 
8.
inchoate
  adj. recently begun; rudimentary
  adj. respectful
  n. study of word parts
  adj. swollen or puffed as with water or air
 
9.
perpetual
  adj. everlasting
  adj. in a coma; extremely sleepy
  n. flattery
  adj. outmoded
 
10.
inept
  n. fear of water; rabies
  adj. relating to cooking
  v. mangle; tear
  adj. lacking skill; inadequate
 
11.
hackles
  v. trespass; enter as an uninvited person
  n. hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog
  n. agreement; contract
  adj. pertaining to heat
 
12.
infiltrate
  n. hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that convey a meaning opposite to the literal meaning
  v. pass into or through; penetrate (an organization) sneakily
  adj. most reliable or complete
  adj. basically different; unrelated
 
13.
projectile
  n. large group
  n. missile
  adj. defamatory; injurious to the good name of a person
  n. line
 
14.
swerve
  n. speed; rapidity
  v. deviate; turn aside sharply
  adj. cowardly; fainthearted
  n. place where a river can be crossed on foot
 
15.
authenticate
  v. prove genuine
  n. obtaining
  n. frugality; thrift
  adj. unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic
 
16.
avert
  n. pretense (of strength); deception
  adj. excessively grasping; plundering
  adj. accidental; casual
  v. prevent; turn away
 
17.
didactic
  n. connoisseur of food and drink
  adj. limited; restricted
  adj. sound in judgment; wise
  adj. teaching; instructional
 
18.
complicity
  adj. harsh and shrill
  adj. hanging; suspended
  n. security given for loan
  n. participation; involvement
 
19.
mercantile
  n. opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed
  adj. concerning trade
  n. entire range
  n. science of law
 
20.
discursive
  n. state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
  adj. digressing; rambling
  adj. outlandish; clumsy
  n. protest; remonstrance
 
21.
improvise
  adj. lustful
  v. compose on the spur of the moment
  adj. huge; enormous
  n. small stream
 
22.
jaunt
  n. supplicatory prayer
  n. tunnels in which rabbits live; crowded conditions in which people live
  n. trip; short journey
  n. forcible restraint, especially unlawfully
 
23.
fantastic
  adj. outmoded
  adj. unreal; grotesque
  adj. daring; bold
  v. overlook; forgive
 
24.
exhort
  adj. of the same kind
  n. addition of details; intricacy
  adj. stormy; unkind
  v. urge
 
25.
partiality
  adj. violent
  n. self-restraint; sexual chastity
  n. critical remark
  n. inclination; bias
 
26.
vignette
  n. picture; short literary sketch
  adj. decisive; ending all debate
  n. substitute
  n. any gain above stipulated salary
 
27.
rostrum
  adj. vaguely longing; sadly pensive
  adj. speechless; producing indistinct speech
  n. harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
  n. platform for speech-making; pulpit
 
28.
inertia
  adj. obligated; indebted
  v. foretell
  n. private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
  n. state of being inert or indisposed to move
 
29.
nexus
  n. connection
  n. ungrateful person
  adj. bombastic; stiffly pompous
  n. one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs
 
30.
sundry
  n. lover of mankind; doer of good
  adj. weightless
  adj. various; several
  n. hardship; want
 
31.
diverse
  n. black volcanic rock
  n. downward slope
  v. belittle
  adj. differing in some characteristics; various
 
32.
gratuitous
  v. repay in kind
  v. dig; investigate
  adj. doubtful; ambiguous
  adj. given freely; unwarranted
 
33.
sherbet
  adj. slanting; deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line
  v. surround
  adj. sharp; bitterly pungent
  n. flavored dessert ice
 
34.
sleeper
  n. something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
  n. arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity
  n. strict disciplinarian
  adj. fantastic; violently contrasting
 
35.
fructify
  v. move with a wavelike motion
  v. bear fruit
  v. draw out by discussion
  adj. demanding much work or care; tedious
 
36.
precipitate
  n. one opposed to force; antimilitarist
  adj. headlong; rash
  adj. bold
  adj. punishing
 
37.
wanton
  adj. unrestrained; willfully malicious
  adj. not able to be perceived by touch; vague
  v. persuade; bring about
  adj. stormy; unkind
 
38.
evince
  v. show clearly
  v. honor at a festival
  v. bleach; whiten
  n. mania for doing grandiose things
 
39.
verbose
  adj. wordy
  v. improve
  adv. upward
  v. be thankful for; increase in worth
 
40.
waif
  n. cheat
  v. dress with vulgar finery
  v. darken; make unclear
  n. homeless child or animal
 
 
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