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GRE words - 800 Common GRE Vocab Words (List 2)


There are various lists of GRE vocabulary words available online such as Barron's or Magoosh etc. We have picked the 800 most common words amongst all, and these have the highest frequency of appearing on the actual test. The list is divided into fifty words each. There are 16 such lists. You can also download the complete pdf which has the entire list of 800 Words. This is the second list of 50 words in the series.

  1. appease: make peace with

  2. appellation: identifying words by which someone or something is called

  3. apposite: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

  4. apprise: inform somebody of something

  5. approbation: official approval

  6. appropriate: suitable for a particular person, place, or situation

  7. apropos: of an appropriate or pertinent nature

  8. arabesque: position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind

  9. archeology: the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

  10. ardor: feelings of great warmth and intensity

  11. arduous: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

  12. argot: a characteristic language of a particular group

  13. arrest: take into custody

  14. artifact: a man-made object

  15. artless: simple and natural; without cunning or deceit

  16. ascetic: someone who practices self-denial as a spiritual discipline

  17. asperity: harshness of manner

  18. aspersion: a disparaging remark

  19. assiduous: marked by care and persistent effort

  20. assuage: provide physical relief, as from pain

  21. astringent: tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue

  22. asylum: a shelter from danger or hardship

  23. atavism: a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

  24. attenuate: become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

  25. audacious: disposed to venture or take risks

  26. austere: of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

  27. autonomous: existing as an independent entity

  28. avarice: reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth

  29. aver: declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

  30. avocation: an auxiliary activity

  31. avuncular: being or relating to an uncle

  32. axiomatic: evident without proof or argument

  33. bacchanalian: used of riotously drunken merrymaking

  34. banal: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

  35. banter: light teasing repartee

  36. bard: a lyric poet

  37. bawdy: humorously vulgar

  38. beatify: make blessedly happy

  39. bedizen: decorate tastelessly

  40. behemoth: someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

  41. belie: be in contradiction with

  42. beneficent: doing or producing good

  43. bifurcate: split or divide into two

  44. bionics: application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)

  45. blandishment: flattery intended to persuade

  46. blase: nonchalantly unconcerned

  47. bolster: support and strengthen

  48. bombastic: ostentatiously lofty in style

  49. boorish: ill-mannered and coarse in behavior or appearance

  50. bovine: any of various wild or domestic cattle

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