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nsf 2013 vocab

List #: 14774

Keywords/tags: GRE, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Created: 02/09/2013

Modified: 02/09/2013

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Unit 1 (30 words)

abase, abash, abate, aberration, abide, abiding, abominable, abrasive, abrogate, abscond, absolve, abstain, abstemious, abstruse, abut, accentuate, accessory, acidulous, acme, acrid, actuate, acupuncture, ad hoc, addle, adulatory, agape, agglomeration, aggregate, agronomist, albatross

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Unit 2 (30 words)

alchemy, alcove, alibi, alkali, allegation, allegory, alloy, allude, allusion, altruism, amazon, ambiance, ambidextrous, amelioration, amenable, amicable, amnesty, amulet, analogous, analogue, android, anecdote, angler, angst, animosity, animus, anodyne, antagonism, antics, antidote

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Unit 3 (30 words)

aphorism, apocalypse, apparition, appease, appeasement, apperceptive, appraise, apprehend, arbiter, arboreal, arcade, archipelago, ardor, arduous, arrears, artifact, ascertain, ashen, aspersion, assignation, asymmetric, at bay, atheistic, atone, atrocious, attune, audacious, audible, auditory, augment

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Unit 4 (29 words)

august, aural, austerity, avarice, avian, avidity, awl, axiomatic, axis, backlog, badger, bard, barometer, barrio, basilica, bay, beggar, begrudge, beguile, belie, belligerent, bemuse, benevolent, benighted, beseech, besiege, bestow, bewail, biennial

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Unit 5 (29 words)

big-bang theory, biotechnology, bipolar, bleary, blight, blitz, bluff, blurb, bobbin, bode, bog, bolster, bombast, boondocks, botch, bourgeoisie, bracing, brahmin, brandish, brash, brazenly, brood, brunt, buckle, bullion, bulwark, burly, buttress, byword

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Unit 6 (30 words)

cache, cacophony, caesarean, caliber, calibrate, calligraphy, candelabra, cannibalize, carafe, carcass, cardinal, cardiologist, cardsharp, caricature, carnage, caster, catacomb, catnap, cavernous, centrifugal, charlatan, chasten, chattel, chirp, choreographer, chortle, chronometer, cipher, circulatory, citadel

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Unit 7 (30 words)

class action, cleave, climactic, clique, cloud nine, clout, clutch, cocksure, coin, collage, collateral, colloquy, comatose, commandeer, commingle, commiserate, commodious, commutation, compass, complacent, complement, complicity, conciliate, concise, conclave, concordant, concurrent, condescending, conduit, confection

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Unit 8 (29 words)

confluence, confrontation, congeries, conglomerate, congruous, conjecture, connive, connote, conscript, consensus, consolidate, consort, consortium, conspectus, conspicuous, constitute, contagion, contender, contour, copious, correlate, corroborate, coruscate, cosmology, cosmos, courtly, covenant, cower, craven

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Unit 9 (30 words)

credentials, credo, crescendo, crimson, crystallize, cuddle, cue, culinary, cum, cumulus, curdle, curio, cursory, cynical, cynicism, dally, dandle, dandy, dearth, debrief, debug, debunk, decadence, decalogue, decanter, decipher, decorum, decrepit, decry, deduce

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Unit 10 (30 words)

defector, defray, defunct, delegate, delineate, delinquent, demand deposit, demeanor, denizen, depose, deposition, dermatology, desiccate, despotic, despotism, detrimental, dexterity, diatribe, dictate, diction, diffident, dilapidated, dire, dis, discernment, discordant, discretion, disgruntled, disheveled, disingenuous

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Unit 11 (29 words)

disseminate, distraught, divest, divulge, docile, dogged, doldrums, dolefully, domain, Doppler effect, dowdy, down, drogue, drone, due process, duplex, dyslexia, dyspeptic, dystopia, earthy, ebb, ebullient, ecology, ecosystem, ecotourism, ecstatic, efficacious, eke, elaborate

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Unit 12 (30 words)

electrode, elements, elicit, elixir, ellipsis, elucidate, embark, emblematic, embryonic, enamored, endeavor, endow, enormity, enraptured, entreat, environs, envisage, envoy, epicenter, epigram, epithet, epoch, erosion, escapade, eschew, esquire, ethic, ethical, ethnic, ethnic cleansing

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Unit 13 (30 words)

ethos, euphoria, evocative, exact, excise tax, exemplar, expeditiously, explicate, expulsion, extenuate, extinct, extol, extort, extrovert, facilitate, faction, factor, fakir, fantasia, fastidious, fauna, feeble, feign, feisty, felicitation, fell, felon, fen, fervid, fester

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Unit 14 (30 words)

figment, filial, fillet, finality, finicky, flabbergasted, flagrant, flaunt, fleecy, flick, flimflam, flinch, flotilla, fluctuation, folio, foment, forbear, fore, forensic, foreshadow, formidable, foster, fresco, fritter, fulsome, fume, fumigate, furtive, gabble, gadfly

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Unit 15 (30 words)

garble, garner, garrulous, gasconade, gawky, gelid, genus, gesticulate, gesundheit, gibbet, gibe, gingerly, girth, glade, glint, glutinous, gorge, gouge, gradient, grandeur, grandiloquent, grandiose, gravitate, gregarious, grimace, grist, groin, grotesque, grovel, grub

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Unit 16 (29 words)

gullible, gung-ho, gusto, gynecologist, haiku, hansom, harbinger, harp, harrier, hazel, heathen, hector, heighten, heinous, heir presumptive, Hellenistic, herald, herculean, high-flown, hinterland, hoist, homonym, hone, honorarium, hoodwink, hors d'oeuvre, horticulturist, hot button, hubbub

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Unit 17 (30 words)

hype, hyperbole, hypothermia, idealist, ignominiously, impale, impasse, impassive, impeccable, imperil, imperious, impertinent, impinge, implode, impoverished, in concert, in extremis, incantation, incarnation, inception, incisive, incoherent, incorrigible, incriminate, incumbent, incur, indemnify, indigent, indignant, indiscreet

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Unit 18 (29 words)

indissoluble, indurate, ineffable, inexpedient, infamy, influx, infomercial, infrastructure, infusion, ingrate, inherent, inimitable, iniquity, injunction, innate, innocuous, inopportune, insipid, insular, insuperable, intangible, intern, interregnum, intersperse, intone, intractable, intransigent, intravenous, intuit

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Unit 19 (29 words)

invalidate, irate, iridescent, irrefutable, irrelevance, irremediable, isometrics, itinerant, jejune, jeopardy, jitney, jocular, jodhpurs, joist, josh, juggernaut, juju, jurisdiction, justify, juxtapose, kangaroo court, karaoke, keel, kiosk, labyrinth, laconic, languorous, lanyard, lassitude

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Unit 20 (29 words)

latent, lattice, laudatory, lee, leeway, legalese, leggy, legion, lenient, leverage, ligature, limerick, linchpin, lingo, liquid assets, liquidity, litigious, lobbyist, logistics, lucent, ludicrous, macabre, maestro, magnanimity, maim, malleable, malnourished, mansard, marauding

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Unit 21 (30 words)

marten, maul, mecca, megalopolis, melancholy, meld, melee, mellifluous, melodrama, mentor, mercenary, mesh, minaret, minify, minion, misapprehension, misconstrue, mitigate, modish, modus operandi, molten, moot, mordant, muckrake, muffle, mufti, murky, musty, mutate, myopic

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Unit 22 (28 words)

nabob, neocolonialism, neologism, newspeak, nitpicking, nomenclature, non-aligned, nonproliferation, noxious, nubby, nuclear family, obelisk, oblivion, oblivious, oblong, obtrude, odyssey, officious, olfactory, omniscient, opulence, orb, orchestrate, Ossify, overarching, pagoda, palpitate, panacea

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Unit 23 (30 words)

pander, pang, pantomime, paparazzo, paralegal, paramount, parity, parlance, parochial, partisan, paterfamilias, pathos, patrician, patronage, pavilion, peal, pedestrian, pedigree, penal, penchant, pendulous, penultimate, penurious, peon, percipient, periphery, periphrastic, perjure, perky, permafrost

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Unit 24 (29 words)

perquisite, piecemeal, pigeon, pizzazz, placard, placate, plagiarize, plaintiff, platonic, plea bargain, pliable, plumb, ply, podiatrist, point, polarization, polemic, poltergeist, populace, portrayal, posh, posthaste, postmodern, postscript, posturing, potable, potpourri, preamble, precarious

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Unit 25 (29 words)

precipitate, preclude, precocious, predatory, prelude, premonition, preposterous, prequel, prescient, prevision, prioritize, pro tem, procrastinate, proctor, prodigious, profane, proficiency, profligacy, prognosis, promiscuous, promissory note, promulgate, pronto, propensity, propinquity, props, prosaic, prostrate, providence

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Unit 26 (29 words)

proxy, puckish, purchase, purple patch, pyre, quagmire, quaint, quicksilver, quintessence, quirk, raft, rally, ramble, ramification, rampart, randy, rank, rapt, ratchet, reactionary, ream, rebuff, recompense, reconcile, recoup, redress, reel, refractory, regimen

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Unit 27 (30 words)

remorse, remunerate, rendezvous, reparation, repartee, repast, replete, reprieve, reprimand, reprise, repugnant, resilience, resilient, retribution, retroactive, retrograde, revamp, rider, rife, riff, rigor, riptide, rotund, roundly, rout, ruddy, rueful, ruminate, russet, s

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Unit 28 (29 words)

sacred cow, sagacious, sagacity, salad days, salient, salutary, sampler, sanctions, sanctuary, sanctum, scald, scoff, scrumptious, scrutiny, scurry, seascape, secede, secular, seethe, self-effacing, semiotics, sensate, sentient, sequel, sequester, seriatim, sever, shalom, shambles

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Unit 29 (29 words)

sheaf, sheepish, sheer, shoddy, shrew, siesta, simian, singularly, sinister, sinologist, skittish, skulk, sleazy, sleeper, sleuth, slur, smitten, smog, smorgasbord, smug, snare, snide, sojourn, sophistry, sound, spangle, sphinx, splotch, sprite

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Unit 30 (29 words)

spur, squabble, squalid, stagnant, stalk, stark, statuesque, stay, stellar, stratagem, strike, stringent, stubble, stupefy, sub rosa, subliminal, succulent, succumb, sucker, sufferance, sullen, sumptuous, supernal, supply-side, economics, supposition, surreal, swivel, sycophant

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Unit 31 (30 words)

syllogism, symposium, synergy, synonymous, synthesis, synthetic, tact, tactical, tailored, tangential, tariff, tarn, tarry, teal, teleological, temporal, temporize, tenacious, tenacity, tenderfoot, tendinitis, tenebrous, tenet, terra-cotta, terrarium, tether, thematic, theocracy, theology, thrall

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Unit 32 (29 words)

tine, tinge, titanic, tofu, tony, topography, totem, totter, touchstone, transfix, transgression, transitory, transmogrify, travelogue, treatise, trek, tremulous, trey, trilogy, troop, tumid, tumult, tycoon, ulterior, unbridled, undulate, unkempt, unregenerate, unrequited

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Unit 33 (29 words)

unseemly, unsullied, urbanity, usurp, vacillate, vagary, vale, vaunted, vendetta, veneer, veneration, verdict, verdure, vernal, vet, vexation, viaduct, vicarious, vile, vilify, vindictive, vivacious, volatile, vulnerable, wadi, wag, warp, warranty, whim

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Unit 34 (11 words)

whimsy, whiplash, white elephant, wicket, wily, windfall, winsome, wonk, wraith, zealot, zenith