Make Up Your Mind!

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Advanced Words Needed for the GRE - Make Up Your Mind!

Here you will learn some English words about decision, such as "brook", "divine", "skirt", etc. that are needed for the GRE exam.

Advanced Words Needed for the GRE
to aververb

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

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to brookverb

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

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to countenance
to countenanceverb

to agree to, accept, or support something

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to delineateverb

describe in vivid detail

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to disabuseverb

free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

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to divineverb

perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers

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to equivocateverb

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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to excoriateverb

express strong disapproval of

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to exhortverb

to try very hard to persuade someone to do something particular

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to harangueverb

to speak to people in a lengthy, loud, and angry way

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to impugnverb

attack as false or wrong

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to logverb

to record events or facts

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to maunderverb

speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

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to palaververb

speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

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to quibbleverb

evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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to reproachverb

express criticism towards

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to skirtverb

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

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appositeadjective

being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

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conciliatoryadjective

making or willing to make concessions

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contentiousadjective

involving or likely to cause controversy

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disingenuousadjective

not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

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eloquentadjective

being able to utilize language to convey something well, especially in a persuasive manner

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extenuatingadjective

partially excusing or justifying

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glibadjective

artfully persuasive in speech

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laudableadjective

deserving to be praised or admired, even if not successful, especially an action, aim, or idea

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parochialadjective

narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

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syncreticadjective

of or characterized by syncretism

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tendentiousadjective

having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one

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moreoveradverb

used to support or add to what one has just said by giving new or more information

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diatribenoun

thunderous verbal attack

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finessenoun

the act of dealing with a situation in a subtle and skillful way

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imbroglionoun

an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation

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nuancenoun

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

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