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GRE VOCABULARY - WORDLIST-2

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1.Resilient [adj] 1. able to feel better quickly after sth unpleasant such as shock, injury, etc:
eg:- He"ll get over it, young people are amazingly resilient. * These plants are very resilient to rough handling.
SYNONYMS:-airy, bouncy, buoyant, effervescent, expansive, volatile

2. (of a substance) returning to its original shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed
SYNONYMS:-elastic, flexible, springy, stretch, stretchy, supple, whippy
ANTONYMS:-flaccid
2.Receptor [noun] 1. a receiver;
2. a sense organ; a group of nerve endings specializing in receiving impulses
eg:-A radar antenna is both a sender for putting out radio waves and a receptor for receiving the signals when they bounce off something.
3.Exculpate [verb] to clear from alleged fault or guilt : prove to be guiltless
eg:-the court exculpated him after a thorough investigation* *The defendant was able to exculpate himself from liability.
SYNONYMS:-CLEAR, ABSOLVE, EXONERATE, ACQUIT, VINDICATE, DISCULPATE
ANTONYMS:- inculpate
4.Faction [noun] 1.a party, combination, or clique (as within a state, government, or other association) often contentious, self-seeking, or reckless of the common good
2.a small group of people within a larger one whose members have some different aims and beliefs to those of the larger group: rival factions within the administration
3.opposition, disagreement, etc. that exists between small groups of people within an organization or political party: a party divided by faction and intrigue
5.Garrulous [adj] talking a lot, especially about unimportant things
eg:-He became positively garrulous after a few glasses of wine.
SYNONYMS:-talkative, babblative, chatty, gabby, loose-lipped, loose-tongued, loquacious, multiloquent, talky, tonguey
ANTONYMS:-taciturn
6.Harbinger [noun] a sign that shows that sth is going to happen soon, often sth bad
SYNONYMS:-forerunner, herald, outrider, precursor
7.Interpolate [verb] 1.to make a remark that interrupts a conversation: [Vspeech] 'But why?' he interpolated.
2. ~ sth (into sth) to add sth to a piece of writing:
eg:-The lines were interpolated into the manuscript at a later date
SYNONYMS:-introduce, fill in, insert, insinuate, intercalate, interject, interpose, throw in, estimate
8.Hieroglyphic [Adj] 1.Resembling hieroglyphic writing
2.Written in or belonging to a writing system using pictorial symbols
9.Extricable [adj] : capable of being extricated,
extricate [verb] ~ sb/sth / (yourself) (from sth)
1. to escape or enable sb to escape from a difficult situation:
eg:-He had managed to extricate himself from most of his official duties.
2. to free sb/sth or yourself from a place where they/it or you are trapped:
eg:-They managed to extricate the pilot from the tangled control panel
10.Hackneyed [adj] used too often and therefore boring: a hackneyed phrase / subject
SYNONYMS:- trite, bathetic, cliched, commonplace, hack, stale, timeworn, tired, well-worn, worn-out
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