GRE test: Vocabulary Words: English Verbs

v. immure
fuse or cause to grow together
confine; imprison
leave or give by will after one's death; leave
make sense of; see

v. granulate
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; expurgate; castrate; shorten
advance beyond the usual limit; impinge
form granulating tissue
turn (the hand or forearm) so that the back is downward or backward, or turn out (the leg)

v. broach
give moral or emotional strength to; solace
behave unnaturally or affectedly; act
bring up a topic for discussion
cause to grow or increase rapidly

adj. ethereal
beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; odd; peculiar; queer; singular
heavenly; light; airy
caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology; pathologic; pathological
characterized by extravagance and profusion; lush; plush; plushy

n. sluggard
an idle slothful person
picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand; chiromancy
the act of ordaining

v. rail
shift; divert; alter the course of
emit long loud cries; wail; roar; yawl
send by train; construct a fence
make imperfect; spoil; deflower; vitiate

n. trappings
decorations; ornaments; adornments
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot; morass; slack
violent pangs of suffering
voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing; self-abasement

v. expiate
strike with an axe
induce to commit perjury or give false testimony
spend extravagantly; waste
make amends for; abye; atone

v. jolly
achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods; manage
be silly or tease one another; josh; banter
refuse to comply; jib
make obscure or unclear

adj. fain
having a low center of gravity
having made preparations; prepared
sticking out
used of persons or behavior