GRE vocabulary test: Vocabulary Building: English

n. psychiatrist
a physician who specializes in psychiatry; shrink
funeral ceremony
kindly endorsement and guidance; aegis
flowering plant with two cotyledons; magnoliopsid; exogen

n. bauble
cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing; gewgaw; novelty; trinket
someone who is married to two or more people at the same time
the quality of not moving
the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest

n. remonstrance
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); gold rush; gravy; godsend; manna from heaven; bunce
the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest; remonstration; objection
stick of wax with a wick in the middle; wax light
a disposition free from stress or emotion; placidity; serenity; tranquility

n. etymology
the matter ejected in vomiting; puke
voiced or written song of rejoicing
an expression of strong disapproval
the study of the sources and development of words

n. luster
things that make you comfortable and at ease; conveniences
a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
a large number
duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio; fax

n. zeal
one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
flirt; gallivanter; womanizer
prompt willingness; forwardness
the body of teachers and administrators at a school

n. roster
a very intense and uncontrolled fire
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
the branch of zoology that studies fishes
a list of names

adj. blasphemous
characterized by profanity or cursing; profane
informal terms; quirky; way-out
of or pertaining to electric or magnetic induction
suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; uncanny; unearthly

n. euphony
tedious dwelling on a subject
a building where animals are butchered; slaughterhouse
any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
the striking of a light beam on a surface

n. midget
a very steep cliff
a person who is markedly small; nanus
a trip taken by an official at public expense
an ardent follower and admirer; lover