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ETS Verbal Reasoning 3


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outstrip
to excel, pass, exceed, go beyond
demeanor
a way of looking and behaving
cohort
a group of people who share a characteristic, usually age
prudent
cautious; careful and avoiding risks
succumb
fail to resist; to accept defeat
municipality
a city or town that has corporate status and local government
scuffle
a short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters
materialize
become real and actual fact; happen.
virtuous
having good moral qualities and behaviour
thrill
Cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure.
virtuoso
A person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit.
rapt
Completely fascinated or absorbed by what one is seeing or hearing.
deft
skilful, clever, or quick
sacrosant
extremely sacred; beyond criticism
take the liberty of doing sth
to do something without first asking permission.
revert
Return to (a previous state, practice, topic, etc.)
resort
turn to and adopt (a strategy or course of action, especially a disagreeable or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
adherent
Someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas.
accretion
a gradual increase or growth by the addition of new layers or parts
orb
a spherical body; a globe.
deflation
removing the air from inside of sth
seminal
Strongly influencing later developments.
cultivate
to try to develop and improve something
expurgate
Remove matter thought to be objectionable or unsuitable from (a text or account)
heir
person who has a right to someone's property after that one dies; person who inherits anything
.buoyant
cheerful, optimistic
laudatory
expressing praise
temperamental
someone whose mood often changes very suddenly
abreast
two or more people are next to each other
keep abreast of sth
to make sure you know all the most recent facts about a subject or situation
make light of sth
to behave as if a situation, especially a problem, is not serious or important:
collate
Collect and combine (texts, information, or data)
noxious
poisonous or very harmful;unpleasant
nonchalant
behaving in a calm and manner, as if you don't care
loquacious
tending to talk a great deal; talkative
stanch(staunch)
to stop something happening, or to stop liquid, especially blood, from flowing out
accentuate
to emphasize a particular feature of something or to make something more noticeable
rhapsody
a speech or piece of writing that contains powerful feelings and enthusiasm
shirk
avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
byword
perfect example; a person or thing cited as a notorious and outstanding example or embodiment of something.
bungle
carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently, leading to failure or an unsatisfactory outcome.
ramification
a consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome.
albeit
although
infinitesimal
extremely small
voyeuristic
relating to enjoyment from seeing people in sexual situations, the pain or distress of others
predicament
an unpleasant situation that is difficult to get out of
zealot
a person who has very strong opinions about something, and tries to make other people have them too
braggart
A person who boasts about their achievements or possessions.
adulate
to admire or praise someone very much, especially when this is more than is deserved
compile
to collect information from different places and arrange it in a book, report, or list