Hold an Opinion, Give an Advice!

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Hold an Opinion, Give an Advice!

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
to admonishverb

warn strongly; put on guard

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to articulateverb

to pronounce or utter something in a clear and distinct way

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to balkverb

to be reluctant to do something or allow something to happen, particularly because it is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant

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to chastiseverb

censure severely

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to conciliateverb

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

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to conferverb

to exchange opinions and have discussions with others

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to decryverb

express strong disapproval of

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to demurverb

to express disagreement with or reluctance to do something

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to denoteverb

have as a meaning

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to fathomverb

come to understand

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to hailverb

to praise someone or something, particularly in the press, etc.

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to intimateverb

imply as a possibility

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to negateverb

deny the truth of

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to surmiseverb

to guess that something is true without having enough evidence

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to underscoreverb

give extra weight to (a communication)

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to vituperateverb

spread negative information about

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to refuteverb

prove to be false or incorrect

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blinkeredadjective

*** limited in scope or understanding; narrow-minded

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causticadjective

harsh or corrosive in tone

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convolutedadjective

highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

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didacticadjective

instructive (especially excessively)

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embroiledadjective

deeply involved especially in something complicated

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erroneousadjective

containing or characterized by error

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intelligibleadjective

capable of being apprehended or understood

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plausibleadjective

apparently reasonable and credible, and therefore convincing

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qualifiedadjective

contingent on something else

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tacitadjective

suggested or understood without being verbally mentioned

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nonethelessadverb

despite what was just mentioned

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respectivelyadverb

in exactly the order mentioned

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whereasconjunction

used to introduce a statement that is true for one thing and false for another

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conundrumnoun

a confusing question or a difficult problem

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discrepancynoun

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

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dissonancenoun

absence of agreement between a group of people

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duplicitynoun

acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another

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exemplarnoun

something to be imitated

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gistnoun

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

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implicationnoun

a possible consequence of something such as an event, decision, or action

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paradoxnoun

a seemingly contradictory or absurd statement, which may be proven to be true

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veracitynoun

unwillingness to tell lies

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vitriolnoun

abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

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