Only Change Is Constant!

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Only Change Is Constant!

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
to alleviateverb

to make a pain less severe or a problem, issue, etc. easier to deal with

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to assuageverb

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

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to augmentverb

to add the amount, value, or size of something

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to bolsterverb

support and strengthen

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to consoleverb

give moral or emotional strength to

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to convergeverb

move or draw together at a certain location

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to cowverb

subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

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to debaseverb

corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

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to desiccateverb

preserve by removing all water and liquids from

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to enhanceverb

to improve in quality, strength, attractiveness, or value

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to facilitateverb

to make an action or process possible or simpler

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to flagverb

become less intense

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to hobbleverb

hamper the action or progress of

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to impairverb

make worse or less effective

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to encumberverb

restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

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to obviateverb

prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

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to outstripverb

be or do something to a greater degree

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to plummet
to plummetverb

to decrease suddenly and rapidly in value or amount

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to preemptverb

acquire for oneself before others can do so

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to propitiateverb

make peace with

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to requiteverb

make repayment for or return something

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to startverb

to suddenly move one's body because something surprising or frightening has happened

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to subsideverb

wear off or die down

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to transmute
to transmuteverb

change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

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bastardizationnoun

an act that debases or corrupts

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catalystnoun

something that causes an important event to happen

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corollarynoun

a practical consequence that follows naturally

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efficacynoun

capacity or power to produce a desired effect

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landmarknoun

an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

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metamorphosisnoun

a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

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momentnoun

having important effects or influence

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pithnoun

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

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checkeredadjective

marked by changeable fortune

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futileadjective

serving no purpose or not producing any useful results

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incipientadjective

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

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nascentadjective

being born or beginning

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tellingadjective

producing a strong effect

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untrammelledadjective

not confined or limited

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