GRE preparation test: Activities for Teaching

adj. menial
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; whimsical
not injured; whole
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work); lowly
exaggeratedly proper; prudish; puritanical; square-toed; straitlaced; strait-laced

adj. concurrent
occurring or operating at the same time; coinciding; co-occurrent; cooccurring; simultaneous
having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
filled with bewilderment; nonplussed; puzzled

adj. patent
clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; manifest; plain; unmistakable
worthy of religious veneration
awkward; clumsy
having or causing a whirling sensation; vertiginous

adj. bristling
stiff or rigid with anger
expressing sorrow
extremely conservative; far-right
learned through observation

adj. tangential
touching at a single point
spiteful; harmful; deadly
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; sanguine
resembling human beings

v. ensconce
curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment; anathemize; comminate; anathemise; anathematize; anathematise
cancel officially; countermand; reverse; rescind
settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off
fix firmly

adj. gruff
slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
changeable; unstable
deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; husky
natural; unaffected; uncultured

adj. glowering
corpse-like; ghastly
having a natural fragrance; perfumed; scented; sweet; sweet-scented; sweet-smelling
foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife
showing a brooding ill humor; glum; moody; morose; saturnine; sour; sullen

adj. unharmed
full of or showing high-spirited merriment; jolly; merry; mirthful
not injured; unscathed; whole
having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship; keeled
clearly defined or formulated

adj. argent
sturdy; strong
of lustrous grey; silvery; silverish
stale and unclean smelling; frowsty
not having a medicinal effect or not medically prescribed; nonmedicinal