GRE Word List
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|sloth||slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent|
|profligate||wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy|
|igneous||produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite|
|idolatry||worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous|
|flicker||burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement|
|recidivism||habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist|
|leaven||add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens|
|prescience||ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient|
|devout||pious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest; Ex. my devout hope|
|eon||long period of time; an age; longest division of geologic time containing two or more eras|