Quality and Temperament

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Quality and Temperament

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
aboveboardadjective

without concealment or deception; honest

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anemic
anemicadjective

lacking vigor or energy

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asperitynoun

harshness of manner

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avaricenoun

reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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biliousadjective

*** angry; full of anger

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capriciousadjective

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

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to cossetverb

treat with excessive indulgence

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craftyadjective

marked by skill in deception

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cupiditynoun

extreme greed for material wealth

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deferencenoun

a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

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discerningadjective

having or revealing keen insight and good judgment

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ebullientadjective

joyously unrestrained

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facetiousadjective

cleverly amusing in tone

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felladjective

(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

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gaucheadjective

lacking social polish

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idiosyncrasynoun

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

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ingenuousadjective

showing simplicity or innocence and willing to trust others

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invidiousadjective

containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

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lasciviousadjective

driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires

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maudlinadjective

effusively or insincerely emotional

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nettlesomeadjective

causing problem, difficulty, or annoyance

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officiousadjective

intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

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panglossianadjective

*** marked by the view that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds : excessively optimistic

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percipientadjective

characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving

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phlegmaticadjective

showing little emotion

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pollyannaishadjective

pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

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quixoticadjective

not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

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reticent
reticentadjective

temperamentally disinclined to talk

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sanguineadjective

confidently optimistic and cheerful

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saturnineadjective

bitter or scornful

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stoicadjective

seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

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sybaritenoun

a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

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tempestuousadjective

characterized by violent emotions or behavior

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slapdashadjective

marked by great carelessness

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sedulousadjective

marked by care and persistent effort

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loquacious
loquaciousadjective

full of trivial conversation

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