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【完全版】GRE英単語例文集⑰|GRE General Test攻略のための必須英単語2163


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GRE General Test攻略のための必須英単語2163|1601. prudish~1700. reprise


1601. prudish [adjective]


marked by or exhibiting the characteristics of a prude:

My grandmother’s narrowminded and prudish viewpoints do not line up with today’s world views.


1602. prurient [adjective]


too interested in the details of another person's sexual behavior:

He denied that the article had been in any way prurient.


1603. puckish [adjective]


liking to make jokes about other people and play silly tricks on them:

He has a puckish sense of humor.


1604. puerile [adjective]


behaving in a silly way, not like an adult:

Since my son is thirty-three years of age, I do not find his puerile behavior amusing.


1605. pugilism [noun]


the art, practice, or profession of fighting with the fists:

The inexperienced boxer had a lot to learn about the sport of pugilism.


1606. pugnacious [adjective]


wanting to start an argument or fight, or expressing an argument or opinion very forcefully:

The pugnacious little boy constantly talks back to his mother.


1607. puissance [noun]


great strength, power, or influence:

His harsh puissance over the country led to his dictatorial leadership and strict control of its citizens.


1608. pulchritude [noun]


beauty, especially a woman's beauty:

Because we all know that beauty is only skin deep, you should always look beneath the pulchritude on the outside to see what’s going on in a person’s heart and soul.


1609. punctilious [adjective]


very careful to behave correctly or to give attention to details:

Because my aunt is quite punctilious when it comes to table settings, every utensil must be turned properly.


1610. pundit [noun]


a person who knows a lot about a particular subject and is therefore often asked to give an opinion about it:

During the trial, the prosecutor will call on a pundit of forensics to link the evidence to the suspect.



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1611. pungent [adjective]


very strong, sometimes in an unpleasant way:

When the pungent smell of rotten eggs filled the house, I held my nose.


1612. puny [adjective]


small and weak, or not effective:

My car only has a puny little engine.


1613. purblind [adjective]


lacking in vision, insight, or understanding:

Although the other experts agreed, the purblind critic refused to acknowledge that the painting was a fake.


1614. puritanical [adjective]


believing or involving the belief that it is important to work hard and control yourself, and that pleasure is wrong or unnecessary:

His coach believes in rules and regulations and has puritanical standards for behavior.


1615. purport [verb]


to pretend to be or to do something, especially in a way that is not easy to believe:

The man used a fake badge to purport he was a law enforcement officer.


1616. pusillanimous [adjective]


weak and cowardly:

He's too pusillanimous to stand up to his opponents.


1617. putative [adjective]


generally thought to be or to exist, even if this may not really be true:

Even though there has not been a DNA test, everyone accepts him as the girl’s putative father.


1618. quagmire [noun]


a difficult and dangerous situation:

Many young people do not realize the quagmire to which occasional drug use can lead.


1619. quail [verb]


to feel or show fear:

She quailed at his heartless words.


1620. quaint [adjective]


attractive because of being unusual and especially old-fashioned:

In Spain, we visited a cobblestone plaza with quaint little cafés around its perimeter.






1621. qualm [noun]


an uncomfortable feeling when you doubt if you are doing the right thing:

She had no qualms about lying to the police.


1622. quandary [noun]


a state of not being able to decide what to do about a situation in which you are involved:

Because you are in a quandary and doubting your ability to make a decision, I suggest you talk to one of your friends about your problem.


1623. quantum [noun]


the smallest amount or unit of something, especially energy:

Quantum mechanics was used to explain properties of several energy forms.


1624. quasar [noun]


the center of a galaxy that is very far away, producing large amounts of energy:

When the astronomer looked through his telescope, he was able to see a brightly lit object known as a quasar.


1625. quash [verb]


to forcefully stop something that you do not want to happen:

The revolt was swiftly quashed by government troops.


1626. querulous [adjective]


often complaining, especially in a weak high voice:

He became increasingly dissatisfied and querulous in his old age.


1627. query [noun]


a question, often expressing doubt about something or looking for an answer from an authority:

The substitute teacher couldn’t respond to the student’s query because she was unfamiliar with the subject material.


1628. quibble [verb]


to argue or complain about small and unimportant details:

He's always quibbling, so it is difficult to get a straight answer out of him.


1629. quiescent [adjective]


temporarily quiet and not active:

The political situation was now relatively quiescent.


1630. quintessential [adjective]


being the most typical example or most important part of something:

Before the arrival of modern means of communication, carrier pigeons were the quintessential means of message delivery.






1631. quip [noun]


a humorous and clever remark:

The president responded to the journalist’s question with a clever quip.


1632. quixotic [adjective]


having or showing ideas that are different and unusual but not practical or likely to succeed:

This is a vast, exciting and some say quixotic project.


1633. quorum [noun]


the number of members who must be present at a meeting in order for decisions to be officially made:

The quorum for meetings of the committee is two.


1634. quotidian [adjective]



Television has become part of our quotidian existence.


1635. racket [noun]


an unpleasant loud continuous noise:

They were making such a racket outside that I couldn't get to sleep.


1636. raconteur [noun]


someone who tells funny or interesting stories:

A screenwriter is a raconteur who simply puts his stories on paper.


1637. radical [adjective]


believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change:

We need to make some radical changes to our operating procedures.


1638. raffish [adjective]


not following usual social standards of behavior or appearance, especially in a careless and attractive way:

While many people found the singer’s raffish behavior interesting, others viewed it as completely unacceptable.


1639. rail [verb]


to complain angrily:

He railed at the injustices of the system.


1640. raiment [noun]



The hurricane shelter provides housing, food, and raiment for people in need.






1641. rally [verb]


to cause to come together in order to provide support or make a shared effort:

Supporters of the candidate began to rally around her at the latest election event.


1642. ramification [noun]


the possible results of an action:

The trade embargo will be a damaging ramification to the financially distressed nation.


1643. rampage [verb]


to move, run, and do things in a wild, violent way:

The demonstrators rampaged through the town, smashing windows and setting fire to cars.


1644. rampant [adjective]


getting worse quickly and in an uncontrolled way:

Diseases associated with contaminated water are rampant in the country.


1645. rancorous [adjective]


having or showing a feeling of hate and continuing anger about something in the past:

Mr. Heckles is a rancorous old man who is always unhappy and seemingly angry at everyone.


1646. rankle [verb]


to make someone annoyed or angry for a long time:

The fact the train is leaving two hours late is certainly going to rankle the passengers.


1647. rant [verb]


to speak or shout in a loud or angry way:

He's always ranting about the government.


1648. rapt [adjective]


receiving someone’s full interest, or complete:

Whenever my favorite actor comes onscreen, I am rapt by his performance.


1649. rarefy [verb]


to become less solid or dense; to make something do this:

The humidifier will rarefy the room by putting moisture in the air.


1650. rash [adjective]


careless or unwise, without thought for what might happen or result:

He made a rash decision and purchased a used vehicle without having it inspected.



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1651. rationale [noun]


the reasons or intentions that cause a particular set of beliefs or actions:

During the debate, the politician must explain his rationale for his position on the argument.


1652. raucous [adjective]


loud and unpleasant:

Raucous laughter came from the next room.


1653. reactant [noun]


a chemical substance that reacts with another:

Hydrogen is a reactant which when combined with oxygen can make water.


1654. reactionary [adjective]


opposed to political or social change or new ideas:

The new president believes some of the government’s reactionary policies should be changed.


1655. rebut [verb]


to argue that a statement or claim is not true:

The defense attorney tried hard to rebut the prosecutor’s accusation about the defendant.


1656. recalcitrant [adjective]


unwilling to do what you are asked or ordered to do, even if it is reasonable:

The recalcitrant teenager gets into trouble every day.


1657. recant [verb]


to announce in public that your past beliefs or statements were wrong or not true and that you no longer agree with them:

The judge ordered the magazine to recant the false statements about the actress.


1658. recapitulate [verb]


to repeat the main points of an explanation or description:

At the start of each class, the professor will recapitulate yesterday’s lecture.


1659. reciprocal [adjective]


operating for both, especially equally or to a similar degree:

We have agreed to exchange information about our two companies, but strictly on a reciprocal basis.


1660. recluse [adjective]


marked by withdrawal from society:

He was a recluse and quite child.







1661. recoil [verb]


to move back because of fear or disgust:

I recoiled from the smell and the filth.


1662. recondite [adjective]


not known about by many people and difficult to understand:

Because genetic engineering is so complicated, few people choose to work in this recondite area of research.


1663. recriminate [verb]


to return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations:

When he was called into civil court by his landlord, the defendant decided to recriminate him a counter-claim for the return of his deposit.


1664. recrudesce [verb]


to break out or become active again:

The epidemic recrudesced after a period of quiescence.


1665. redact [verb]


to remove words or information from a text before it is printed or made available to the public:

The editor had to redact what was private in the court documents before releasing it to the media.


1666. redemption [noun]


the act of exchanging shares or bonds for cash:

For redemptions of $50,000 or more, you must include a signature guarantee for each owner.


1667. redolent [adjective]


smelling strongly of something or having qualities that make you think of something else:

The mountain air was redolent with the scent of pine needles.


1668. redouble [verb]


to make something much stronger:

We must redouble our efforts to provide help quickly.


1669. redoubtable [adjective]


producing respect and a little fear in others:

He is going to face the most redoubtable opponent of his boxing career tonight.


1670. redound [verb]


to have a result that is an advantage to someone:

A good relationship with one's colleagues redounds to everyone's benefit.





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1671. redress [verb]


to put right a wrong or give payment for a wrong that has been done:

The association had called for a substantial rise to redress a 30% decline in salaries.


1672. reflex [noun]


a physical reaction to something that you cannot control:

The doctor tapped the patient’s knee with a hammer to see if he could get trigger a reflex.


1673. refractory [adjective]


difficult to control:

Because the prisoner acts in a refractory manner, he is accompanied by four guards whenever he leaves his cell.


1674. refulgent [adjective]


shining with a bright light:

The sunlight appeared refulgent on the church’s window.


1675. refute [verb]


to prove a statement, opinion, or belief to be wrong or false:

The evidence provided by the prosecutor will refute the defendant’s claim of innocence.


1676. regale [verb]


to entertain someone with stories or jokes:

The chef hoped his meal would regale the guests.


1677. regress [verb]


to return to a previous and less advanced or worse state, condition, or way of behaving:

When he stopped playing sports, he regressed to old habits and became more distant.


1678. reign [verb]


to rule a country, or to have power or control:

Queen Victoria reigned over Britain from 1837 to 1901.


1679. rejoinder [noun]


a quick answer, often given in a way that is competitive or amusing:

The boy was chastised when he responded to the teacher with a sarcastic rejoinder.


1680. rejuvenate [verb]


to make someone look or feel young and energetic again:

He has decided to rejuvenate the team by bringing in a lot of new, young players.




1681. relegate [verb]


to put someone or something into a lower or less important rank or position:

After the lead actors had been repeatedly late for rehearsal, the director decided to relegate them to the chorus and replace them with their understudies.


1682. relentless [adjective]


continuing in a severe or extreme way:

The relentless marshal pursued the escaped prisoner for ten years.


1683. relish [verb]


to like or enjoy something:

I enjoyed our vacation, but didn’t relish the twenty-hour trip back home.


1684. remedial [adjective]


intended to correct something that is wrong or to improve a bad situation:

According to the doctor, a remedial surgery on my knee will improve my mobility.


1685. reminisce [verb]


to talk or write about past experiences that you remember with pleasure:

When I eat sugar cookies, I reminisce about the childhood hours I spent making the treats with my grandmother.


1686. remiss [adjective]


careless and not doing a duty well enough:

If I let you go without food, I would be remiss in my responsibilities as a parent.


1687. remnant [noun]


a small piece or amount of something that is left from a larger original piece or amount:

The abandoned plant was a remnant of the town’s once thriving economy.


1688. remonstrate [verb]


to complain to someone or about something:

I went to the boss to remonstrate against the new rules.


1689. remorse [noun]


a feeling of sadness and being sorry for something you have done:

The psychopath appeared content and showed no remorse during the murder trial.


1690. rend [verb]


to tear or break something violently:

They rent the cloth to shreds.






1691. renege [verb]


to fail to keep a promise or an agreement, etc.:

Although my father made a promise to extend my curfew, he later decided to renege upon his word and ordered me home by eleven.


1692. reparation [noun]


payment for harm or damage:

The company had to make reparation to the zoo animals who suffered ill health as a result of chemical pollution.


1693. repartee [noun]


quick and usually funny answers and remarks in conversation:

The repartee between the two actors made the movie really funny.


1694. repast [noun]


a meal:

Hoping to enjoy a romantic repast with her husband, she prepared his favorite dishes and lit candles.


1695. repel [verb]


to force away something unwanted:

Because the dinner is being served outside, we’ll use special candles to repel insects from the table.


1696. repentant [adjective]


feeling sorry for something that you have done:

The little boy was quite repentant for hitting his sister and apologized many times.


1697. repine [verb]


to feel sad or complain about something, especially a bad situation:

While in prison the man did nothing but repine for his freedom.


1698. repose [noun]


the state of resting or lying down:

When you begin to meditate, you need to sit in repose and try to empty your mind of all thoughts.


1699. reprehensible [adjective]


deserving blame:

Although it was not a crime, his conduct was thoroughly reprehensible.


1700. reprise [noun]


a repeat of something:

The actor is planning a reprise of his role in the play.