Princeton GRE Vocabulary

Primary GRE word list - to learn and review quickly - for students who are trying to get a basic score to apply graduate school.

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abate
accolade
alacrity
amalgamate
ambiguous
ambivalent
ameliorate
amenable
approbation
ascetic
assiduous
assuage
astringent
austere
avarice
aver
aversion
avid
avow
awry
axiom
bacchanalian
baleful
barrage
barren
bedizen
belabor
belie
bellicose
belligerent
benediction
bequest
berate
bereft
beset
binge
blandishment
blithe
boorish
brazen
broach
brook
bucolic
burgeon
burnish
cabal
cadence
cajole
callow
calumny
cannon
cant
capitulate
capricious
captious
castigate
caucus
caustic
censure
centurion
chagrin
chary
chicanery
choleric
clamor
coddle
codicil
cogent
cogitate
colander
collusion
commensurate
commodious
compunction
conceit
concord
confluence
confound
congenial
congenital
consternation
consummate
contentious
contiguous
continence
conundrum
convivial
convoke
convoluted
cornucopia
corporeal
corroborate
countenance
countervail
coy
cravat
curmudgeon
cursory
dainty
dearth
debacle
debilitate
decimate
decorum
decrepitude
decry
defer
deference
delineate
deluge
demagogue
demur
denigrate
denouement
deposition
deprecate
descry
desiccate
desultory
detraction
digression
dilate
dirge
discern
discomfit
disconcert
disconsolate
discordant
discourse
discreet
discrepancy
disdain
disheveled
disingenuous
disinter
disparage
disparate
dissemble
disseminate
dissent
dissimulate
dissolute
distend
divest
divulge
doggerel
dolt
dote
dour
drawl
droll
drone
dulcet
duress
ebullient
eclectic
efficacy
effluvia
effrontery
egress
elegy
emancipate
embellish
emulate
encomium
endemic
enervate
engender
ennui
ensign
entangle
entreat
enunciate
ephemeral
epigram
epilogue
epistle
epithet
epitome
equable
equanimity
equivocal
erudite
escapade
eschew
esoteric
espouse
evanescent
evince
exacerbate
exacting
excoriate
exhort
expedient
expurgate
extant
extenuate
extirpate
extol
extrovert
exuberance
facetious
fallacious
fatuous
fawn
feckless
feign
feint
felicitous
felon
ferment
ferocity
ferret
fervid
fervor
fetid
fetter
fidelity
figurehead
filibuster
flag
flak
fledgling
fleeting
flinch
flout
foible
foment
forage
ford
forestall
forswear
fortuitous
fractious
fulsome
furtive
gaffe
gainsay
gamut
garish
garner
garrulous
germane
glean
glib
gloat
glut
gnaw
goad
gossamer
gouge
grandiloquent
gratuitous
gregarious
grouse
grovel
hack
hackneyed
halcyon
hallow
hapless
harangue
harbinger
harrow
hegemony
hermetic
hew
histrionic
holster
hone
hoodwink
hubris
husk
hyperbole
idiosyncrasy
ignoble
immutable
impecunious
impede
impediment
imperious
impetuous
impiety
implicate
importune
impromptu
impugn
impunity
impute
inadvertent
inane
incarcerate
inchoate
incipient
incise
incumbent
incursion
indelible
indigent
indolent
indomitable
ineffable
inept
inexorable
infuse
inimical
inimitable
innocuous
insalubrious
insipid
insolvent
insularity
intermittent
intractable
intrepid
inundate
inured
invective
inveterate
irascible
ire
irksome
irresolute
irrevocable
jaded
jocular
labyrinth
lachrymose
laconic
lament
languish
lassitude
latent
lechery
lethargic
levity
libel
libertine
lint
lionize
lithe
loll
lope
loquacious
lugubrious
lumber
macabre
machination
magnate
maladroit
malaise
malapropism
manacle
mandate
martinet
maudlin
maul
maverick
mawkish
mellifluous
mendicant
mercurial
meretricious
mesmerize
mettle
mince
misanthrope
misdemeanor
mitigate
mollify
molt
monolithic
morbid
mordant
muffler
multifarious
nadir
natty
nebulous
nefarious
neologism
neophyte
nepotism
nexus
nibble
noisome
nondescript
nostrum
noxious
nuance
obdurate
obfuscate
obsequious
obstreperous
obtain
obtrusive
obtuse
obviate
odium
officious
ominous
omnipotent
omniscient
onerous
opprobrious
ossify
ostensible
ostentatious
paean
palate
palliate
palpitate
paltry
panegyric
panorama
paradigm
paragon
pariah
parochial
parsimonious
partisan
paucity
peccadillo
pecuniary
pedagogy
pedantic
pellucid
penchant
penitent
penury
peregrination
peremptory
perfidy
perfunctory
perjury
pernicious
personable
perspicacious
pertinent
peruse
pervade
petrify
petulant
philistine
phlegmatic
picaresque
pied
pine
pious
piquant
pique
pivotal
plaintive
plaque
platitude
plebeian
plethora
pliant
plod
plumb
polemical
poncho
ponderous
portent
prattle
preamble
precarious
precipitate
preclude
precocious
predilection
preen
preponderance
presage
presumption
preternatural
prevaricate
prim
pristine
proclivity
prodigious
profane
profligate
proliferate
prolific
propensity
propinquity
propitiate
propitious
proscribe
proselytize
protuberance
provident
provisional
prudence
prune
prurient
pucker
punctilious
pundit
pusillanimous
quaff
quail
qualm
quandary
quell
querulous
quibble
quiescent
quintessence
quirk
quixotic
rabble
raconteur
ramify
rampant
rant
rapacious
rarefy
rave
reactionary
rebuff
recalcitrant
recant
recast
recidivism
recluse
recompense
recumbent
redoubtable
refractory
regale
relapse
relegate
relinquish
remonstrate
render
renegade
renege
repast
reproach
reprobate
reprove
repudiate
requite
rescind
resigned
respite
restive
retard
reticent
revere
reverent
rhetoric
ribald
rift
rustic
saccharine
sagacious
salacious
salubrious
salutary
sanctimonious
sanguine
satiate
satire
saturnine
savant
scabbard
scorch
scurrilous
scurvy
sedulous
seminal
sententious
sequester
serendipity
serrated
servile
shard
sheath
sidestep
simper
sinuous
skiff
skit
slack
slake
sluggard
slur
smolder
snare
sodden
solicitous
solvent
sophistry
soporific
sordid
specious
spendthrift
splice
sponge
spurn
squalor
squander
squat
stanch
statute
stickler
stigmatize
stint
stodgy
stoic
stolid
striated
strut
stupefy
stymie
subdue
sublime
suborn
subpoena
subtle
succinct
succor
sumptuous
sundry
supercilious
superfluous
supplant
supplicate
surcharge
surfeit
surreptitious
suture
sycophant
tacit
taciturn
talon
tangential
taunt
taut
tautology
tawdry
temerity
temperance
tenacity
tenuous
tepid
terse
thwart
timorous
tirade
toady
toil
torpid
torpor
tortuous
tout
tractable
transient
transitory
travesty
trenchant
trifling
trite
truculence
trudge
turbid
turgid
turpitude
tyro
ubiquitous
untenable
urbane
vacillate
vent
veracity
vilify
voracious
zealous