Experiment, Learn, and Repeat!

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Experiment, Learn, and Repeat!

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
cartographynoun

the art or process of drawing or making maps

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to contextualizeverb

*** to place (something, such as a word or activity) in a context

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to corroborateverb

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

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counterintuitiveadjective

contrary to what common sense would suggest

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credibilitynoun

the quality of being believable or trustworthy

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to crystalizeverb

assume crystalline form; become crystallized

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derivativeadjective

resulting from or employing derivation

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to discreditverb

cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

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to distillverb

to purify a liquid by a process of heating and vaporization to later condense and collect it in drops

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dormantadjective

inactive but capable of becoming active

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e.g.adverb

as an example

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eclecticadjective

selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

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to eclipseverb

cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention

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embryonicadjective

in an early stage of development

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empiricaladjective

based on or connected with scientific experiment or experience rather than theory or pure logic

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empiricismnoun

a theory stating that all knowledge is derived from experience

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to emulateverb

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

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eruditeadjective

having or showing profound knowledge

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exactingadjective

severe and unremitting in making demands

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exhaustiveadjective

performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial

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to extrapolateverb

draw from specific cases for more general cases

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incontrovertibleadjective

true in a way that leaves no room for denial or disagreement

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irrefutableadjective

impossible to deny or disprove

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jargonnoun

words, phrases, and expressions used by a group of people, especially those who have the same profession, which are incomprehensible to others

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laypersonnoun

someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

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meticulousadjective

marked by extreme care in treatment of details

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paradigmnoun

the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

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patentnoun

a formal document that gives someone the right to be the only one who makes, uses, or sells an invention or product, which bars others from doing so

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peripateticadjective

traveling especially on foot

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to peruseverb

examine or consider with attention and in detail

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presumptiveadjective

affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance

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to saturateverb

cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

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sentientadjective

endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

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spectrumnoun

an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave

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staticadjective

motionless and unchanging

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to substantiateverb

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

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thoroughgoingadjective

performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial

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to unearthverb

recover through digging

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untenableadjective

(of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified

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virtualadjective

existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact

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zeitgeistnoun

the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation

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