GRE word list 9


partnership; league; unionThe Rainbow ______ united people of all races in a common cause


concluding section of a musical or literary composition; something that rounds out, summarizes, or concludes. The piece concluded with a distinctive ______ that strikingly brought together various motifs.


treat gently; pamper Don't ______ the children so much; they need a taste of discipline


arrange (laws, rules) as a code; classify. We need to take the varying rules and regulations of the different health agencies and ______ them into a national health code


use of force to get someone to obeyThe inquisitors used both physical and psychological _______ to force Joan of Arc to recant her assertions that her visions were sent by God.


clear, logical, and convincingIt was inevitable that David chose to go to Harvard: he had several ______ reasons for doing so, including a full-tuition scholarship.


think deeply about something______ on this problem; the solution will come


related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature. The English word "mother" is ______ to the Latin word "mater", whose influence is visible in the words "maternal" and "maternity


having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes. Though Jack was emotionally immature, his ______ development was admirable; he was very advanced intellectually


knowledge. During the election campaign, the two candidates were kept in full ______ of the international situation


live together. Many unwed couples who ______ peacefully for years wind up fighting night and day once they marry.


stick togetherSolids have a greater tendency to ______ than liquid


tendency to keep togetherA firm believer in the maxim "Divide and conquer", the emperor, by lies and trickery, sought to disrupt the ______ of the free nations.


the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events. Was it just a ______ that John and she had met at the market for three days running, or was he deliberately trying to seek her out?


utensil with perforated bottom used for straining Before serving the spaghetti, place it in a colander to drain it


work together. Two writers ______ in preparing this book


arrange in order; examine in order to verify authenticityAshby Village in Berkeley is ______ details of organizations that provide services to senior citizens, with the expectation of eventually publishing a list.


security given for loan. The sum you wish to borrow is so large that it must be secured by ______


pertaining to conversational or common speech; informalSome of the new ______ reading passages on standardized tests have a conversational tone intended to make them more appealing to test-takers


secret cooperation to cheat; conspiring in a fraudulent scheme. One method of ______ between test takers on multiple-choice tests involves signaling the correct answers by silently taping one's fingers in a prearranged code.


hugeRadio City Music Hall has a ______ stage


gigantic statueThe legendary _______ of Rhodes, a bronze statue of the sun god that dominated the harbor of the greek seaport, was one of the seven wonders of the world


in a coma; extremely sleepyThe long-winded orator soon had his audience in a ______ state


easily burnedAfter the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all ______ materials be kept in safe containers


rebuke; desertsAfter his earlier rudeness, we were delighted to see him get his ______.


courtesy; civilityA spirit of comity should exist among


to draft for military purpose; to take for public useThe policeman ______ the first car that approached and ordered the driver to go to the nearest hospital


remembering; honoring.The new _____ stamp honors the late Martin Luther King Jr.


corresponding in extent, degree, amount; proportionate By the close of World War II much progress had been made in assigning nurses rank and responsibilities ______ with their training and abilities.


feel or express pity or sympathy for Her friends ______ with the widow.


spacious and comfortableAfter sleeping in small roadside cabins, they found their hotel suite ______.


held in common; a group of people. When When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their ______ property

compact (n)

agreement; contract. The signers of the Mayflower ______ were establishing a form of government

compact (adj)

tightly packed; firm; brief. His short, ______ body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball


harmonious; in harmony with. They were ______ neighbors, never quarreling over unimportant matters.


overpowering; irresistible in effect. The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's ______ arguments for leniency won over the jury


brief, comprehensive summary. This text can serve as a ______ of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this field.


making up for, repaying. Can a ______ education program make up for the inadequate schooling he received in earlier years?


listing of statistical information in tabular or book form. The ______ of available scholarships serves a very valuable purpose


assemble; gather; accumulateWe planned to ______ a list of the words most frequently used on the GRE.


self-satisfaction; smugness.Full of ______ about his latest victories, he looked smugly at the row of trophies on his mantelpiece.


trying to please; overly polite; obliging. Fearing that the king might become enraged if his will were thwarted, the ______ Parliament recognized Henry VIII as king of Ireland.


complete; consummate; make perfectThe waiter recommended a glass of port to ______ the cheese


serving to complete somethingJohn's and Lexy's skills are ______: he's good at following a daily routine, while she's great at improvising and handling emergencies


readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirementsBullheaded Bill was not noted for his easy ______ to the demands of others.


yielding; conforming to requirements. Because Joel usually gave in and went along with whatever his friends desired, his mother worried that he might be too ______.


involvement in a crime; participation. Queen Mary's marriage to Lord Darnley, her suspected ______ in his murder, and her hasty marriage to the earl of Bothwell stirred the Protestant lords to revolt.


element; ingredientI wish all the ______ of my stereo system were working at the same time.


near one's self; behave. He ______ himself with great dignity


mental calmnessEven the latest work crisis fail to shake her ______


combine; constitute; pay interest; increase. The makers of the popular cold remedy ______ a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine


thorough; inclusive. This book provides a comprehensive review of verbal and math skills for the GRE.


squeeze or press together; make more compact. miss Watson ______ her lips in disapproval as she noted the bedraggled state of Huck's cloth.


include; consist of. If the District of Columbia were to be granted statehood, the United States of America would ______ fifty-one states, not just fifty.


adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of Sometimes the presence of a neutral third party can help adversaries ______ their differences.


remorseThe judge was especially severe in his sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no ______ for his heinous crime


reckon; calculate. He failed to ______ the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate


admit; yield. Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to ______ that she was right


vanity or self-love; whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor. Although Jack was smug and puffed up with ______, he was an entertaining companion, always expression himself in amusing ______ and witty turns of phrase


having a common centerThe target was made of ______ circles.