GRE practice test: Improve Your Vocabulary

adj. therapeutic
impossible to achieve; unrealizable
relating to or involved in therapy
deficient in alertness or activity
general; of or pertaining to a class or kind

adj. presumptuous
excessively forward
legendary creature believed to be a rejuvenated corpse who sucks people's blood at night
capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
openly distrustful and unwilling to confide; suspicious; untrusting; wary

adj. waggish
witty or joking
causing dejection; dark; disconsolate; gloomy; grim
dirty; stained
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; grabby; grasping; greedy; prehensile

adj. homespun
used of old persons or old trees; knotted; knotty; knobbed
relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen; marine
foul and run-down and repulsive; sordid

adj. momentous
puffy; swollen
gray; white; ancient; old
marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; heady
of very great significance

adj. saccharine
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; stupendous
overly sweet; syrupy; treacly
without compunction or human feeling; inhuman
mild and pleasant; soft

adj. alluvial
having a command of or composed in many languages
uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; effusive; gushing
uncertain how to act or proceed
of or relating to alluvium

v. bamboozle
subsist on a meager allowance; skimp
conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; hoodwink; lead by the nose; play false
surround so as to force to give up; surround; hem in; circumvent
release from entanglement of difficulty; disentangle; disencumber

n. waggle
mutual accusations
someone who dislikes people in general
causing to move repeatedly from side to side; shake
a person who operates a farm; sodbuster

adj. plaintive
applauding; commending
expressing sorrow
prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace