Emotional Rollercoaster

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Essential Vocabulary for the GRE - Emotional Rollercoaster

Essential Vocabulary for the GRE
abashedadjective

feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed

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to abominateverb

find repugnant

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abhorrencenoun

hate coupled with disgust

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acrimoniousadjective

marked by strong resentment or cynicism

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aghastadjective

struck with fear, dread, or consternation

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agogadjective

highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, etc.

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ardornoun

intense feeling of love

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berserkadjective

wildly frenzied and out of control

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blazingadjective

without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

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bereftadjective

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

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blitheadjective

lacking or showing a lack of due concern

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to boggleverb

hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear

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to broodverb

think moodily or anxiously about something

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chuffedadjective

very pleased

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conscience-strickenadjective

‌feeling guilty about something you have done or failed to do

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contemptuousadjective

devoid of respect for someone or something

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to cringeverb

draw back, as with fear or pain

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desolationnoun

sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

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despondencynoun

the state of being unhappy and despairing

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diffidencenoun

shyness due to a lack of confidence in oneself

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to disconcertverb

cause to lose one's composure

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disillusionedadjective

feeling disappointed because someone or something is not as worthy or good as one believed

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to dismayverb

fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

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consternationnoun

fear resulting from the awareness of danger

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drearyadjective

boring and repetitive that makes one feel unhappy

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drabadjective

lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

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to dumbfoundverb

to make someone feel greatly shocked or amazed so much that they are speechless

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ecstatic
ecstaticadjective

very excited and happy

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empatheticadjective

showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

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engrossedadjective

giving or marked by complete attention to

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exasperatedadjective

irritated and frustrated, especially due to an unsolvable problem

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exclamatoryadjective

sudden and strong

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to exultverb

to express great joy

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famishedadjective

extremely hungry

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febrileadjective

of or relating to or characterized by fever

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fidgetyadjective

restless, uneasy, and unable to stay still and calm

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flabbergasted
flabbergastedadjective

as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

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to flusterverb

cause to be nervous or upset

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frazzledadjective

*** tired and easily annoyed

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to fret
to fretverb

worry unnecessarily or excessively

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