Everyone Is Entitled to Their Own Opinion!

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Everyone Is Entitled to Their Own Opinion!

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
to adhereverb

be a devoted follower or supporter

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to begverb

dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

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to castigateverb

censure severely

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to construeverb

make sense of; assign a meaning to

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to debunkverb

expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

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to denigrateverb

charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

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to digressverb

lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

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to elicitverb

deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

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to pilloryverb

criticize harshly or violently

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to qualifyverb

make more specific

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to repineverb

express discontent

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to vacillateverb

to hesitate or waver between different opinions in an annoying way

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chimeranoun

a grotesque product of the imagination

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enigmanoun

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

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gumptionnoun

sound practical judgment

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intimationnoun

an indirect suggestion

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spatenoun

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

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tiradenoun

a speech of violent denunciation

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likewiseadverb

in addition

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cogentadjective

powerfully persuasive

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explicitadjective

expressed very clearly, leaving no doubt or confusion

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fallaciousadjective

containing or based on a fallacy

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germaneadjective

relevant and appropriate

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hagiographicadjective

*** of, relating to, or being hagiography, excessively flattering

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implicitadjective

able to suggest without directly mentioning

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mordantadjective

harshly ironic or sinister

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puerileadjective

displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

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sententiousadjective

concise and full of meaning

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unequivocaladjective

expressing one's ideas and opinions clearly and without any doubt

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vitriolicadjective

harsh or corrosive in tone

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