Features and Attributes

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Advanced Words Needed for the GRE - Features and Attributes

Here you will learn some English words about features and attributes, such as "din", "bereft", "keen", etc. that are needed for the GRE exam.

Advanced Words Needed for the GRE
affectationnoun

a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

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amalgamnoun

a combination or blend of diverse things

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dinnoun

a loud harsh or strident noise

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guilenoun

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

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levitynoun

feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness

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to clamorverb

make loud demands

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to mollifyverb

cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

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aberrantadjective

markedly different from an accepted norm

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amuckadverb

wildly; without self-control

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anticadjective

ludicrously odd

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becomingadjective

(of clothes, etc.) suitable and appealing in a way that complements one's appearance

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bereftadjective

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

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bleakadjective

offering little or no hope

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callowadjective

young and inexperienced

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cholericadjective

characterized by anger

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covertadjective

secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

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cynicaladjective

thinking that people are dishonest and everything they do is for their own good, not others'

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erraticadjective

having no fixed course

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facileadjective

superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject

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inherentadjective

permanent, basic, or inseparable part of someone or something

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intrinsicadjective

belonging to a thing by its very nature

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keenadjective

(of senses) sharp and highly-developed

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noveladjective

describing something that is new or did not exist until now

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obsoleteadjective

out of date or no longer in use

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optimaladjective

most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied

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placidadjective

not easily irritated

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pragmaticadjective

guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

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retiringadjective

reluctant to draw attention to yourself

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sportiveadjective

given to merry frolicking

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timelyadjective

done or happening at the appropriate or proper time

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unprecedentedadjective

never having existed or happened before

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vintageadjective

*** typical of a period in the past and of high quality; the best work of the particular person

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volatileadjective

liable to lead to sudden change or violence

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whimsicaladjective

determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

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