【完全版】GRE英単語例文集⑦｜601. divest～700. erstwhile
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GRE General Test攻略のための必須英単語2163｜601. divest～700. erstwhile
601. divest [verb]
to get rid of an investment, part of a business, etc. by selling:
Under the new deal, the company agreed to divest itself of half its revenues, so they could distribute it among their creditors.
602. divinity [noun]
the state of being a god:
The divinity of Hercules is evident in the ancient myths told about him throughout time.
603. divisive [adjective]
tending to cause disagreements that separate people into opposing groups:
The divisive proposal split the committee into two opposing sides.
604. divulge [verb]
to make something secret known:
Doctors must be careful not to divulge confidential information about their patients.
605. doctrinaire [adjective]
based on and following fixed beliefs rather than considering practical problems:
His doctrinaire attitude turned off others as he attempted to force his personal beliefs.
606. document [verb]
to record information about something by writing about it or taking photographs of it:
The study documents various aspects of Indian life in this period.
607. doff [verb]
to remove your hat, usually to show respect:
He doffed his hat as they went by.
608. dogged [adjective]
very determined to do something, even if it is very difficult:
Even though John was miles behind the other runners, his dogged determination would not let him quit the race.
609. doggerel [noun]
poetry that is silly or badly written:
My professor called my poetry collection doggerel and gave me a failing grade on the project.
610. dogmatic [adjective]
strongly expressing your beliefs as if they were facts:
The preacher was a dogmatic individual who was quick to argue with anyone who challenged his opinion.
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611. dormant [adjective]
not active or growing, but having the ability to be active at a later time:
Since the volcano is dormant right now, you do not have to be concerned about it erupting.
612. doting [adjective]
showing that you love someone very much:
We saw photographs of the doting father with the baby on his knee.
613. dovetail [verb]
to fit together well, or to cause something to fit together well with something else:
We've tried to dovetail our plans with theirs.
614. downplay [verb]
to make something seem less important or less bad than it really is:
Some politicians continue to downplay the seriousness of the virus, even though scientists are clear that it might lead to a nationwide pandemic.
615. doyen [noun]
the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected person of all the people involved in a particular type of work:
The doyen of the group joined the Boy Scouts of America before any of the other current members did.
616. draconian [adjective]
The book is based on the true story of a seventeenth century draconian ruler who brutally killed anyone who disagreed with him.
617. droll [adjective]
humorous, especially in an unusual way:
I love this anthology because all the stories are droll and entertaining, rather than making me think too hard.
618. droplet [noun]
a small drop of liquid:
The virus is primarily transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes.
619. dross [noun]
something that has no use or no value:
The documentary was dross and taught me nothing new about our current president.
620. dubious [adjective]
feeling doubt or not feeling certain:
The firm was accused of dubious accounting practices.
621. dulcet [adjective]
soft and pleasant to listen to:
It does not take long for the baby to be comforted by his mother’s dulcet singing.
622. dull [adjective]
not clear, bright, or shiny:
We could just see a dull glow given off by the fire's last embers.
623. dupe [verb]
to deceive someone, usually by making that person do something that they did not intend to do:
My brother is a schemer who is always trying to dupe people out of their money.
624. duplicity [noun]
dishonest talk or behavior, especially by saying different things to two people:
Most politicians use duplicity to deceive voters just long enough to get their votes.
625. dwarf [verb]
to make something seem small by comparison:
The new skyscraper will dwarf all those near it.
626. dwindle [verb]
to become smaller in size or amount, or fewer in number:
As the number of workers began to dwindle because of the cutbacks, the workload of each person became intolerable.
627. dynamism [noun]
the quality of being dynamic:
The freshness and dynamism of her approach was welcomed by all her students.
628. dynamo [noun]
a device that changes energy of movement into electrical energy, or an energetic force:
The marketing dynamo was able to push the company’s new product to the toughest critics.
629. dyspeptic [adjective]
always angry or easily annoyed:
The dyspeptic man could not determine if he was happy or sad.
630. dystopia [noun]
a very bad or unfair society in which there is a lot of suffering, especially an imaginary society in the future, after something terrible has happened; a description of such a society:
The novel was set in an unfair society called a dystopia.
631. earnest [adjective]
sincere and serious:
The girl's earnest effort counterbalanced her slowness at learning.
632. earthy [adjective]
enjoying and being honest or clear about things connected to life, such as the body and emotions:
The stairs are decorated in golds and earthy browns.
633. ebullient [adjective]
very energetic, positive, and happy:
The ebullient song was so uplifting that I danced in my chair.
634. eccentric [adjective]
strange or unusual, sometimes in a humorous way:
The old lady has some eccentric habits.
635. echelon [noun]
a rank or position within an organization, company, or profession:
The prominent college ranks among the top echelon of schools in the nation.
636. eclectic [adjective]
consisting of different types, methods, styles, etc.:
The restaurant’s menu was eclectic and included foods from a number of ethnic groups and cultures.
637. eclipse [verb]
to make another person or thing seem much less important, good, or famous:
The economy has eclipsed all other issues during this election campaign.
638. edify [verb]
to improve someone's mind:
Travel is an edifying experience, especially for young people.
639. editorial [noun]
an article in a newspaper that expresses the editor's opinion on a subject of particular interest at the present time:
The newspaper editorial defamed the politician who often used duplicity.
640. effervescent [adjective]
active, positive, and full of energy:
The teacher called her personality effervescent because she was extremely bubbly.
641. effete [adjective]
weak and without much power:
During the Middle Ages, Greek civilization declined and became effete.
642. efficacious [adjective]
able to produce the intended result:
Because my medicine is very efficacious, I expect to feel better soon.
643. efficacy [noun]
the quality of being effective:
Fortunately, the new medicine verified the efficacy to reduce the amount of pain.
644. effigy [noun]
a model or other object that represents someone, especially one of a hated person that is hanged or burned in a public place:
As soon as the citizens learned their brutal leader was dead, they burned an effigy of his image.
645. effrontery [noun]
extreme rudeness without any ability to understand that your behavior is not acceptable to other people:
I was shocked that she had the effrontery to ask me for more money.
646. effusive [adjective]
expressing welcome, approval, or pleasure in a way that shows very strong feeling:
She was effusive in her praise of the judges who awarded her the trophy.
647. egotistical [adjective]
having, showing, or arising from an exaggerated sense of self-importance:
He doesn’t have many friends due to his egotistical personality keeping them away.
648. egregious [adjective]
extremely bad in a way that is very noticeable:
Even though he was told to be quiet in church, he was still egregious by talking loudly during the sermon.
649. egress [noun]
the act or way of leaving a place:
I had a panic attack in the haunted house when I could not find an egress leading to the outside.
650. elegy [noun]
a sad poem or song, especially remembering someone who has died or something in the past:
Since I am not an animal lover, I could only sigh as she sang an elegy for her dead cat.
651. elicit [verb]
to get or produce something, especially information or a reaction:
The comedian hoped his jokes would elicit a great deal of laughter from the audience.
652. elixir [noun]
a substance, usually a liquid, with a magical power to cure, improve, or preserve something:
The salesman was selling an elixir that he said would protect us all from the plague.
653. eloquent [adjective]
giving a clear, strong message:
The defense lawyer made an eloquent plea for his client's acquittal.
654. elucidate [verb]
to explain something or make something clear:
The aim of the report is to elucidate the main points of the new regulations.
655. elysian [adjective]
blissful, or delightful:
We spent three elysian weeks at Barbados away from work for summer vacation.
656. emaciated [adjective]
very thin and weak, usually because of illness or extreme hunger:
Because some sick animals refuse to eat, many of them become emaciated.
657. embed [verb]
to fix something firmly into a substance:
The long pole was embedded in cement.
658. embellish [verb]
to make something more beautiful by adding something to it:
Because Marco has always had a tendency to embellish the truth, no one believed he had been mugged.
659. embrace [verb]
to hold someone tightly with both arms to express love, liking, or sympathy, or when greeting or leaving someone:
The two children began to embrace and hug each other before saying goodbye.
660. embroil [verb]
to cause someone to become involved in an argument or a difficult situation:
I avoided my two best friends for a little while because I did not want to get embroiled in their dispute.
661. eminence [noun]
the state of being famous, respected, or important:
Taylor Swift’s eminence as a creative singer and style icon make her one of the most well-known celebrities in the world.
662. emollient [adjective]
making dry or sore skin softer or less painful:
Almond oil is renowned for its soothing, emollient properties.
663. empathy [noun]
the ability to share someone else's feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person's situation:
Because her parents immigrated to the United States to give her a better life, Maria has empathy for illegal aliens.
664. empirical [adjective]
based on what is experienced or seen rather than on theory:
Our data is based on empirical evidence collected in numerous studies.
665. emulate [verb]
to copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have:
The boy would emulate his father's morning routine, from reading the newspaper to sipping coffee.
666. enamor [verb]
to cause someone to like or love something or someone:
The dancer will use her skillful moves to enamor the judging panel.
667. encomium [noun]
a piece of writing, speech, etc. that praises someone or something:
He pronounced a splendid encomium on her in the forum.
668. endearing [adjective]
making someone like you:
At the beginning of their relationship, the enamored teens would write endearing love notes to each other every day.
669. endemic [adjective]
found particularly in a specific area or group:
The poisonous snake must have come from another country because it is not endemic to our nation.
670. endorse [verb]
to make a public statement of your approval or support for something or someone:
If the president chooses to endorse the politician, he will lose many supporters who oppose the legislator.
671. enervate [verb]
to make someone feel weak and without energy:
The alcohol appeared to enervate your ability to focus at work.
672. engender [verb]
to make people have a particular feeling or make a situation start to exist:
The restaurant hoped the act of giving out free ice cream would engender customer loyalty.
673. enigmatic [adjective]
mysterious and impossible to understand completely:
When I was growing up, I viewed my father as an enigmatic man who rarely spent time with me.
674. enormity [noun]
an extremely evil act or the quality of being extremely evil:
We cannot imagine the enormity of the torture our captured soldiers have endured.
675. enrage [verb]
to cause someone to become very angry:
Plans to build a new baseball park may enrage the nearby homeowners with traffic and noise concerns.
676. enrapture [verb]
to give someone very great pleasure:
I was so enraptured when I walked down the aisle with my father while the other waits at the altar.
677. enshrine [verb]
to contain or keep in a place that is highly admired and respected:
The concept of individual liberty is enshrined in the constitution.
678. enthrall [verb]
to keep someone completely interested:
I was completely enthralled by the handsome actor.
679. entitlement [noun]
something that you have a right to do or have, or the right to do or have something:
The paid holiday entitlement is 25 days under the new policy.
680. entomology [noun]
the scientific study of insects:
Since I’m not into insects, I’m not looking forward to taking the entomology class in this semester.
681. entreat [verb]
to try very hard to persuade someone to do something:
I entreat you to donate some time tomorrow for our neighborhood clean-up program.
682. enumerate [verb]
to name things separately, one by one:
Before the judge began to enumerate the charges against him, he asked to speak privately with the prosecutor.
683. enunciate [verb]
to express and explain a plan or principle clearly or formally:
The speech coach reminded the students to enunciate their words so people could comprehend what they were saying.
684. ephemeral [adjective]
lasting for only a short time:
Ephemeral art painted on the sidewalks will wash away when it rains.
685. epicure [noun]
a person who enjoys high quality food and drink:
My uncle is an epicure who will travel across the country to find a tasty dish.
686. epileptic [adjective]
suffering from or caused by epilepsy:
He was epileptic and refused to take medication for his condition.
687. epistemology [noun]
the part of philosophy that is about the study of how we know things:
Genetic epistemology is the science of how knowledge is acquired.
688. epithet [noun]
a word or phrase used to describe someone, often as an insult:
The epithet “Curly” is used to describe the big football player with the curly hair.
689. epitome [noun]
the typical or highest example of a stated quality, as shown by a particular person or thing:
Because our mayor is the epitome of a good citizen, he has been in office for over ten years.
690. equable [adjective]
not changing suddenly:
Because she is so equable, my even-tempered mother rarely gets upset.
691. equanimity [noun]
a calm mental state, especially after a shock or disappointment or in a difficult situation:
His equanimity allowed him to keep a clear head and escape the burning building.
692. equilateral triangle
a triangle that has all sides the same length:
An equilateral triangle is a triangle in which all three sides are equal.
693. equitable [adjective]
treating everyone fairly and in the same way:
Both sides agreed to try to find an equitable compromise that would please everyone.
694. equivocal [adjective]
unclear and seeming to have two opposing meanings, or confusing and able to be understood in two different ways:
Since the defendant’s alibi is equivocal, the jury will disregard it almost instantly.
695. equivocate [verb]
to speak in a way that is intentionally not clear and confusing to other people, especially to hide the truth:
The courts continue to equivocate as to whether the traditional approach should be maintained.
696. errant [adjective]
going in a wrong direction:
She went to Paris to bring back her errant son.
697. erratic [adjective]
moving or behaving in a way that is not regular, certain, or expected:
When the police officer saw the man driving in an erratic manner, he pulled him over to question him.
698. erroneous [adjective]
wrong or false:
If you have used erroneous statistics in your report, you will have to start over from the beginning.
699. ersatz [adjective]
used instead of something else, usually because the other thing is too expensive or rare:
The art expert quickly recognized the ersatz painting as a fake.
700. erstwhile [adjective]
His erstwhile friends turned against him.
: Essential Vocabulary for the GRE