Appearance Could be Deceptive!

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Appearance Could be Deceptive!

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
amorphousadjective

having no definite form or distinct shape

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austereadjective

severely simple

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cadaverous
cadaverousadjective

very thin or pale in a way that is suggestive of corpses

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etherealadjective

characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

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heterogeneousadjective

consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature

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homogeneousadjective

consisting of things or people of the same or very similar kind

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incongruousadjective

lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

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lacklusteradjective

lacking luster or shine

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opaqueadjective

not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

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peripheraladjective

on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area

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pronouncedadjective

very noticeable or obvious

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sardonicadjective

disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking

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speciousadjective

based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

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surreptitiousadjective

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

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tenuousadjective

having thin consistency

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turgidadjective

(of speech or writing) boringly lofty and difficult to understand

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to dovetailverb

fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail

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to mesmerizeverb

attract strongly, as if with a magnet

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dispositionnoun

your usual mood

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fringenoun

the outside boundary or surface of something

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goosebumpnoun

reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation

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semblancenoun

an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

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verisimilitudenoun

the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true

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zenithnoun

the highest point that a certain celestial body reaches, directly above an observer

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