Characteristics and Disposition

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Advanced Words Needed for the GRE - Characteristics and Disposition

Here you will learn some English words about characteristics and disposition, such as "doleful", "extant", "naive", etc. that are needed for the GRE exam.

Advanced Words Needed for the GRE
abrasiveadjective

sharply disagreeable; rigorous

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ambiguousadjective

not having one obvious meaning and open to interpretation

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audacious
audaciousadjective

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

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Catholicadjective

free from provincial prejudices or attachments

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complementaryadjective

acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

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credulousadjective

too ready to believe things thus effortlessly deceivable

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decorousadjective

characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

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dolefuladjective

filled with or evoking sadness

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eccentricadjective

(of people or their behaviors) not normal or usual

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eminentadjective

standing above others in quality or position

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estimableadjective

deserving of respect or high regard

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extantadjective

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

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garrulous
garrulousadjective

full of trivial conversation

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improvidentadjective

not given careful consideration

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ingrainedadjective

(used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

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jocularadjective

characterized by jokes and good humor

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languidadjective

moving slowly in a graceful and attractive way

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mercurialadjective

liable to sudden unpredictable change

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naiveadjective

lacking experience and wisdom

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offhandadverb

without previous thought or preparation

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patronizingadjective

(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

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pretentiousadjective

making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

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prospectiveadjective

likely to occur soon

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restiveadjective

impatient especially under restriction or delay

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rudimentaryadjective

being or involving basic facts or principles

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simultaneousadjective

happening or done at exactly the same time

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synchronousadjective

occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase

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taciturn
taciturnadjective

habitually reserved and uncommunicative

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unflappableadjective

not easily perturbed or excited or upset; marked by extreme calm and composure

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unstinting
unstintingadjective

very generous

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to bristleverb

react in an offended or angry manner

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to bemoanverb

regret strongly

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to derideverb

treat or speak of with contempt

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to dupeverb

fool or hoax

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to hectorverb

be bossy towards

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anomalynoun

a thing, situation, etc. that differs from what is usual or standard

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fidelitynoun

the quality of being faithful

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proprietynoun

correct or appropriate behavior

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