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GRE Test vocabulary

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abase
[
E5beis]

v.
[abased; abased; abasing] lower; degrade; humiliate

Anna expected to have to curtsy to the King of Siam; when told to cast herself down on the ground before him, however she refused to abase herself.

abash
[
E5bAF]

v.
[abashed; abashed; abashing] embarrass

He was not at all abashed by her open admiration.

abate
[
E5beit]

v.
[abated; abated; abating] subside or moderate

Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate.

abbreviate
[
E5bri:vieit]

v.
[abbreviated; abbreviated; abbreviating] shorten

Because we were running out of time, the lecturer had to abbreviate her speech.

abdicate
[
Abdi5keit]

v.
[abdicated; abdicated; abdicating] renounce; give up

When Edward VII abdicated the British throne, he surprised the entire world.

aberrant
[
A5berEnt]

adj.
abnormal or deviant

Given the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.

abet
[
E5bet]

v.
[abetted; abetted; abetting] assist, usually in doing something wrong

She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he had planned.

abeyance
[
E5beiEns]

n.
suspended action

The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival.

abject
[
5AbdVekt]

adj.
wretched; lacking pride

On the streets of New York the homeless live in abject poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter from the wind.

abjure
[
Eb5dVuE]

v.
[abjured; abjured; abjuring] renounce upon oath

He abjured his allegiance to the king.

ablution
[
E5blu:FEn]

n.
washing

His daily ablutions were accompanied by loud noises that he humorously labeled "Opera in the Bath."

abnegation
[
Abni5geiFEn]

n.
renunciation; self-sacrifice

Though Rudolph and Duchess Flavia loved one another, their love was doomed, for she had to wed the king; their act of abnegation was necessary to preserve the kingdom.

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