GRE Verbal Reasoning Vocabulary Flashcards 3


The first batch of a set of vocabulary flashcards for the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE general test. Use on the GoConqr mobile app to revise for the test on the go...
Sarah Egan
Flashcards by Sarah Egan, updated more than 1 year ago
Sarah Egan
Created by Sarah Egan over 8 years ago

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Question Answer
Furrow groove
Furtive secret; sly
Futile useless; hopeless
Gaffe blunder; social mistake
Galleon old sailing ship
Gambol frolic; skip about
Garble distort; muddle
Garish gaudy
Garner gather; collect
Garrulous talkative
Gaunt emaciated; bony and angular
Genre a category; type
Germane relevant
Germinal in early stage of development
Gibbering speaking inarticulately
Glacial hostile; cold; icy; slow
Glib flip, superficial speech
Goad prod; urge
Grate (v) annoy; shred
Gratis free of charge; without payment
Gratuitous unwarranted; free
Gravity seriousness
Gregarious extroverted; outgoing
Gritty coarse; courageous
Guffaw loud burst of laughter
Guile cunning; craftiness
Guileless honest; frank
Gullibility unwariness; trustfulness
Gullible easily fooled
Gustatory concerned with the sense of taste
Hackneyed common; trite
Halcyon calm; peaceful
Hallowed worshipped; consecrated
Hamper hinder; obstruct
Hangar large storage structure (e.g. for plane)
Harangue long attacking speech
Harbingers indicators; one that announces a future occurrence
Hasten hurry; accelerate; rush
Haughtiness arrogance; pride
Headstrong obstinate; stubborn
Hedonism self indulgence; pleasure-seeking
Hedonist a pleasure seeker
Heed listen to; give attention to
Heresy opinion contrary to orthodox doctrine
Hiatus break; interruption; gap
Hidebound rigid in opinion; conservative
Hieroglyphics writing with symbols
Hinder obstruct
Histrionic theatrical; exaggerated
Hoary old
Hone sharpen; whet
Hortatory encouraging; exhorting
Hyperbole intentional exaggeration
Hypochondriac person preoccupied with health
Hypocritical insincere; pretending to hold beliefs not actually held
Iconoclast person who opposes orthodoxy
Idiosyncrasy characteristic peculiar to individual
Idyll story set in peaceful (usually pastoral) scene
Ignominious shameful; humiliating
Illuminate to light up; enlighten
Illusory deceptive; false; misleading
Immoderate excessive; extreme
Immutable unchanging; permanent
Impartial unbiased; neutral
Impecunious poor
Imperturbability quality of being calm, not easily agitated
Impious wicked; profane
Impoverished destitute; poor
Impromptu unrehearsed; spontaneous
Impugned challenged; cast doubt upon
Inadvertent unintentional
Incantation chant; invocation; prayer
Incarceration putting in prison; confinement
Incessant non stop
Inchoate undeveloped; unorganized
Incipient in initial stage; beginning
Incise cut into
Inclination tendency; disposition
Incoherent not logical; lacking cohesion
Incongruous out of place
Inconsequential unimportant; insignificant
Inconspicuous subtle; not prominent
Indelible cannot be wiped out
Indifferent neutral; not outstanding
Indigenous native to a particular area
Indolence laziness; inactivity
Inductee novice; beginner
Indulgent pampering; satisfying desires
Inebriation drunkenness; intoxication
Ineffable incapable of being expressed in words
Inept incompetent; unskilled; useless
Inertia inactivity; lethargy
Inevitable cannot be avoided
Inexorable relentless
Inexpedient not advisable; unsuitable
Infallible unfailing; unable to err
Infamous having a bad reputation
Infer deduce; conclude
Ingénue naïve, unsophisticated person
Ingrate ungrateful person
Inimical hostile; harmful
Iniquitous wicked; unjust
Innate inborn; inherent
Innocuous harmless; inoffensive
Innovate create; make something new
Inscrutable mysterious; impenetrable; not easily understood
Insentient unfeeling; inanimate
Insipid dull; bland; vapid
Instigate to start; provoke
Insurgent rebel; one who forcible opposes authority
Interminable never-ending; incessant
Intermittent sporadic; irregular; repeated stopping and starting
Interregnum time period between reigns or governments
Intransigent stubborn; uncompromising
Intrepid brave; undaunted
Inured hardened; habituated
Inveigle coax or entice with flattery
Inveterate habitual; long time
Invidious causing animosity or envy
Inviolable cannot be violated; in assailable
Irascible easily angered
Ire anger
Irksome annoying; infuriating
Ironic conveying meaning opposed to literal meaning; unexpected
Irrational unreasonable; illogical
Irreproachable free of blame
Irrevocable unalterable; cannot be cancelled
Itinerant nomadic; travelling from place to place
Jaded dull; worn out
Jamb door post
Jargon vocabulary specific to a profession or group
Jaundiced affected by bitterness/ resentment
Jaunt short journey
Jeopardize put at risk; endanger
Jingoistic militaristic national chauvinism
Jocular in a joking manner
Jollity gaiety; cheerfulness
Jubilant delighted; rejoicing
Judicious wise
Jurisprudence science or philosophy of law
Juxtapose place side by side for contrast
Kindle start a fire
Knotty intricate; difficult
Labyrinthine complicated; tortuous
Laceration cut; tear
Lachrymose tearful; sad
Lackluster dull; lacking vitality
Laconic concise
Lacuna gap; missing part
Lambaste beat; or reprimand verbally
Lamentation expression of sorrow or grief
Lampoon ridicule; spoof
Lance spear; to pierce (v)
Languid listless; slow
Languish become weak; fade away; be ignored
Larceny theft; robbery; stealing
Largess generosity
Lascivious lustful
Lassitude lack of energy; weariness
Laud praise
Lavish profusive; in great amounts
Lax careless; not strict
Leaven to make light; modify; cause bread to rise using yeast etc.
Legend myth or story; key to map
Legion in large numbers; military unit
Lethargic tired; without energy
Levity flippancy; jocularity
Libertine someone unrestrained morally; prodigal
Libido sexual desire
Lien right to sell property held as a security; legal hold on job etc.
Limpid transparently clear
Liniment soothing ointment
Lint fluff; soft material used to cover wounds
Litany prayer; lengthy recitation; repetitive account
Lithe flexible; supple
Liturgy form of worship
Livid very angry
Lobbyist person who tries to influence law makers
Lofty high;exalted; haughty
Loll laze around; hang out (when used of the tongue)
Longevity duration of life
Lope run with long strides
Loquacious talkative
Lucid clear; easily understood
Lucre money; gains
Ludicrous ridiculous; silly
Lugubrious mournful; gloomy; dismal
Lukewarm tepid; indifferent
Lumber move clumsily; timber (wood)
Luscious juicy; moist
Lynch assassinate; kill; illegal hanging
Macerate soften by soaking in liquid; cause to thin
Machinations crafty schemes
Maculated spotted
Maelstrom whirlpool; tumult
Magnanimous generous; big-hearted
Magnate important person in a field, usually business
Maladroit awkward; unskillful
Malady illness
Malediction curse
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