Stay on the Safe Side!

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Stay on the Safe Side!

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
charyadjective

characterized by great caution and wariness

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deleteriousadjective

harmful to living things

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doughtyadjective

*** marked by fearless resolution

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hardyadjective

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

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imminentadjective

(particularly of something unpleasant) about to take place very soon

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incendiaryadjective

involving deliberate burning of property

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inflammableadjective

easily ignited

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innocuousadjective

lacking intent or capacity to injure

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intrepidadjective

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

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mettlesomeadjective

willing to face danger

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moribundadjective

being on the point of death; breathing your last

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obstreperousadjective

noisily and stubbornly defiant

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pluckyadjective

marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited

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precariousadjective

likely to fall or collapse, or likely to make someone fall

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pugnaciousadjective

eager to start a fight or argument

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sangfroidnoun

*** self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain

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solicitousadjective

full of anxiety and concern

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timorousadjective

timid by nature or revealing timidity

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unassailableadjective

immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

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waryadjective

very careful because of thinking that someone or something could be harmful or dangerous

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cataclysmnoun

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

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charlatannoun

a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

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conflagrationnoun

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

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firebrandnoun

someone who deliberately foments trouble

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gambitnoun

a maneuver in a game or conversation

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havennoun

a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

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makeshiftnoun

something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

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meleenoun

a noisy riotous fight

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presentimentnoun

a feeling of evil to come

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reprisalnoun

a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

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row
rownoun

a noisy bitter argument, particularly between people who are close

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to dauntverb

cause to lose courage

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to dispatchverb

send away towards a designated goal

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to dogverb

go after with the intent to catch

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to eschewverb

avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

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to hoodwinkverb

influence by slyness

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to houndverb

pursue or chase relentlessly

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to implodeverb

burst inward

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to inundateverb

to flood an area of land with water

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to unnerveverb

disturb the composure of

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