Top 50 list of High Frequency GRE Words

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After some thorough research from Higher Education Blog, here’s a list of  Top 50 High Frequency GRE words along with their synonyms.

Top 50 High Frequency GRE Words

 

1. Advocate – to speak in favor of

2. Anomaly – deviation from the normal

3. Antipathy – extreme dislike

4. Abstain – to refrain, to choose not to do something

5. Adulterate – to make impure

6. Apathy – lack of interest or emotion

7. Audacious – bold, daring, fearless; stubborn

8. Assuage – to lessen, to pacify, to lighten

 

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9. Bolster – to support, to endorse

10. Capricious – unpredictable, erratic

11. Cacophony – harsh sounds

12. Corroborate – to support with evidence

13. Dissonance – discord; opposite of harmony

14. Deride – ridicule; to make fun of

15. Desiccate – dry out thoroughly

 

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16. Enigma – a puzzle; labyrinthine

17. Erudite – scholarly, learned

18. Engender – cause, produce

19. Ephemeral – lasting for a short period of time; Evanescent

20. Equivocate –  intentionally mislead , speak in ambiguous manner

21. Enervate – to reduce in strength

22. Eulogy – laud; speech in praise of someone

23. Fervid – extremely hot, feverish

 

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24. Garrulous – talkative, loquacious

25. Gullible – easily cheated

26. Homogeneous – of similar kind, alike, equivalent

27. Ingenuous – naive, innocent, simple

28. Lucid – clear and easy to understand

29. Laconic – concise, to the point, terse, pithy

30. Lethargic – slow and sluggish in manner, torpid

31. Laudable – worthy of praise

 

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32. Loquacious – talkative, garrulous, verbose

33. Malleable – capable of being shaped or formed

34. Misanthrope – a person who hates mankind

35. Mitigate – to lessen, to pacify, to alleviate

36. Opaque – impenetrable to light; not reflecting light

37. Obdurate – hardhearted; inflexible, stubborn, unyielding

38. Ostentation – boastful/excessive showiness

39. Pedant – one who shows off learning, bookish

 

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40. Pragmatic – Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical

41. Placate -to pacify, to mollify, to lessen

42. Precipitate – To throw from or as if from a great height; hurl downward

43. Prodigal – wasteful, lavish, extravagant

44. Propriety – correct behaviour, decorum

45. Paradox – contradiction, dilemma

46. Philanthropic – a person who loves mankind; gives charity

47. Prevaricate – to lie or deviate from the truth

 

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48. Venerate – to regard with respect

49. Vacillate – to waver, to oscillate

50. Volatile – erratic, unpredictable, capricious

51. Waver – to oscillate, to fluctuate

52. Zeal – passionate, enthusiastic

 

Definition and synonyms of GRE words taken from http://www.wordnik.com

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