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2500 GRE Most Used Words And GAT Vocabulary With Sentence

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Torment severe pain or suffering As the test date neared, haunting thoughts of failing her exam began to torment her mind.
Torpid dull and slow My torpid brother rests on the couch all day.
Torpor the state of being motionless or inactive After overeating on Christmas, I fell into a satisfied torpor.
Torque twisting force causing rotation Street racers will try to increase the torque in their cars so that their cars will travel at a faster speed.
Torrid extremely sweltering and dry In the summer, the desert’s torrid climate makes it incredibly unpleasant for most people.
Tortuous devious/not straightforward, containing coils, turns and curves When the tortuous snake moved across the Sahara Desert, his body made an S-shape in the sand.
Totter to move with an unsteady or unsure gait or walk If you are drunk, you will probably totter to and fro as you walk, because you are too unsteady on your feet to move properly.
Tout To solicit customers, votes, or patronage, to brag or flaunt Listening to the basketball player tout his skill becomes boring after a while.
Tractable easily controlled or guided The dog was more tractable when he wore the vibrating collar.
Traitor someone who betrays trust, alliance, or duty The police apprehended the traitor to the throne and tried him for treason.
Trample to crush, disfigure, maim, etc., by walking or running over something The girl walked lightly through the garden, carefully watching her feet so that she didn’t trample the beautiful flowers.
Tranquil relaxed; peaceful The doctor says I need to be in a tranquil place so I can relax.
Transcendental relating to a spiritual realm the transcendental importance of each person’s soul
Transcribe to change a form of communication into another form When I finish my current project, I will transcribe all of the actor’s audiotapes and compile them into a written biography.
Transgress break go beyond (a limit) All soldiers who serve their time and never transgress any of the regulations will receive an honorable discharge.
Transient lasting only for a short time; impermanent If you are a transient person, you never remain in one place for too long.
Transitory brief, not permanent; temporary Unfortunately, the homeless people can only stay in the transitory shelter for a short period of time.
Traverse to travel a rough path The settlers had to traverse unsafe terrains to reach ground that was suitable for farming.
Travesty parody/imitation, a false or distorted representation of something, usually of something serious It would be a travesty of justice to put an innocent man in jail.
Treacherous not to be trusted, perfidious Drivers are asked to stay home and avoid the treacherous icy roads. a treacherous Gestapo agen
Trenchant forceful effective vigorous extremely perceptive incisive, sharp or cutting Marvin’s trenchant wit made him a popular speaker at conservative fundraisers.
Trencherman person who eats a lot a doughty trencherman who gives the Simpson’s beef trolley a good run for its money
Trepidation a nervous or fearful feeling Shaking with trepidation, the young man faced his fear of heights by skydiving.
Trickle flow in drops Before it began to gush, the roof leak started off as a trickle.
Trifling unimportant My time is too valuable to spend on trifling matters that have little worth.
Trilogy a group of three things which are related The first book in the trilogy sets the course for the other two books in the series.
Trinket a small showy ornament or piece of jewelry Before returning from vacation, I purchased a cheap trinket for my daughter Robyn.
Trite not new I did not finish the novel because the story’s plot was trite and uninspiring.
Trivial of little significance or value Although the role seems trivial at first, a good actor can use it to create a huge impact.
Truant one who skips something important The truant hid in the park to avoid taking his midterm exams.
Truce (agreement) stop of fighting for a time If the two generals agree to the holiday truce, there will be a ceasefire on Christmas Day.
Truculence aggressiveness ferocity, quick to fight or argue When my uncle drinks too much, he becomes very truculent and will fight anyone
Truculent quick to fight or argue When my uncle drinks too much, he becomes very truculent and will fight anyone.
Trudge walk heavily Despite three days without food or rest, the weary soldiers continue to trudge over the battlefield.
Truncate to reduce the length of an item by clipping it Jill had to truncate her presentation so it would not exceed five minutes.
Tumult confusion or disorder While the political candidate’s popularity rating continues to fall, his office has declined into a state of tumult.
Turbid muddy having the sediment stirred up I will not drink the turbid water because I cannot see through it.
Turbulence being uncontrollably violent The recession is going to cause turbulent times for families who are already struggling to pay their bills.
Turgid language that is complex and hard to understand, excessively ornate swollen or bloated The movie’s plot was so turgid that people left the theater completely confused.
Turmoil trouble disturbance The mayor was not reelected to his office because of his inability to bring the city out of financial turmoil.
Turpitude wickedness shamefulness In less than an hour, the judge decided to execute the killer for his moral turpitude.
Turquoise greenish-blue precious stone, skyblue Turquoise sea, white sand, balmy winds and intriguing locals.
Tutelary having guardianship or protection of Although her grandmother died before her birth, she always felt her tutelary presence was guiding her wherever she went.
Tyro a beginner Julie is a good violinist, but at 13, she is a tyro and still has a lot to learn.
Ubiquitous present everywhere his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family
Ulterior situated beyond Politicians often use religion as a tool to get people to believe them despite their ulterior motives.
Umbrage offense resentment, to take offense; to find offensive, The posture of attacking if my freedom of speech was taken away, I’d take umbrage to that.
Unalloyed completely genuine When my boyfriend proposed to me, I felt unalloyed joy.
Uncouth rough awkward, having a lack of acceptable manners While George comes from a very wealthy family, he often behaves in an uncouth manner and acts as though he has no social skills at all.
Unctuous not expressing true feelings; pretending to display true feelings His unctuous hand gestures let everyone know he was upset about the encounter.
Underbid make a lower bid then somebody else That is, every deal must in total be either overbid or underbid.
Undercutting offer goods or services at a lower price than (a competitor). these industries have been undercut by more efficient foreign producers
Undergird secure or fasten from the underside, especially by a rope or chain passed underneath. that’s a philosophy that needs to undergird retailers’ business plans this year
Undermine weaken gradually at the base make something under Chloe hoped that her allergies were not going to undermine her ability to perform in the recital.
Underscore to highlight When the teacher reviewed the essay with her student, she went out of her way to underscore the paper’s best features.
Underwrite sign and accept liability under (an insurance policy), thus guaranteeing payment in case loss or damage occurs. the policy, underwritten at Lloyd’s, indemnifies trustees against loss arising from wrongful acts
Undulate to move in wavelike fashion fluctuate, move with a smooth wavelike motion The dancers’ movements were arranged so that they seemed to undulate like dolphins with the music.
Unearth discover and bring to light The scientists were able to unearth several fossils from the bottom of the river bed.
Unencumbered easy-going trifle, free of to move forward or advance Because she had her official transcripts, the woman was unencumbered to move on to any college she wanted.
Unequivocal unquestionably clear The teacher was impressed by the gifted student’s unequivocal explanation of the complex subject.
Unfeigned real; not pretense Most reality shows are scripted and are not unfeigned.
Unfetter release from restraint or inhibition his imagination is unfettered by the laws of logic
Unfrock, defrock deprive (a person in holy orders) of ecclesiastical status. he had left his diocese one step ahead of a move to defrock him
Unprecedented previously never experienced or seen The Internet has erased distance and given people unprecedented access to each other.
Unprepossessing looking plain or ordinary The gate was rusty and unprepossessing, its lack of appeal making it a bad fit for the lovely mansion it led to.
Unscathed unharmed unhurt It was a miracle Jim survived the car wreck completely unscathed.
Untenable not capable of being supported or maintained The losing debate team had an untenable argument.
Untoward unfortunate inconvenient, inappropriate As soon as my daughter realized her peers were acting untoward at the party, she left because she did not want to get in trouble.
Unwitting ignorant or unaware At the party, the unwitting young woman was embarrassed to admit that she did not know who the Vice President was.
Upbraid scold reproach, to harshly criticize Without a doubt, my parents are going to upbraid me for not passing any of my classes this semester.
Uphold to support or defend something The mother coddles her grown son and will always uphold him, even when what he is doing is wrong.
Uproarious exceptionally funny The comedian’s jokes were so uproarious I laughed until my stomach began to hurt.
Upshot the final or end result of an event or situation The upshot of the investigation is that the police will not face any charges.
Urbane elegant refined in manners Henry is an urbane traveller who has visited over eighty countries.
Usurp to take over; to seize or use something without authority After the king dies, his brother will usurp the throne from the prince.
Usury the act of lending money at ridiculously excessive rates of interest When borrowing money, check the interest rate for usury because you do not want to pay an extreme rate of interest.
Utilitarian useful and not simply for appearance The bed is comfortable and also includes utilitarian features like drawers and bookshelves.
Utopian an idealistic reformer he describes himself as an educational Utopian
Vacillate to waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive If you ask Paula to choose a restaurant for lunch, she will vacillate between restaurants forever.
Vacillation being uncertain hesitating The prime minister was in vacillation what to decide.
Vacuity idleness, emptiness or blankness, often used to criticize someone or something because of lack The Scarecrow’s vacuity led most people to assume that he didn’t have a brain.
Vacuous containing lack of thought or intelligence; containing nothing; empty There is no substance to her vacuous claim on the property!
Vagary strange act or idea, an unpredictable action or behavior Hank’s outburst in church was a vagary that simply came out of nowhere.
Vagrant an individual who lacks regular work and moves around frequently The vagrant does not appear to work and frequently asks tourists for money.
Vain without use result conceited, without success The toddler’s attempt to reach the cookie jar on the counter was in vain.
Valiant brave The valiant police officer was willing to take on the entire gang to save the little girl.
Valorous brave Firefighters are valorous every time they rush into a burning building to save people.
Vandalism action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property Two teens were charged with vandalism after the spray painted curse words on their elderly neighbor’s garage.
Vanquish conquer, to overcome, beat, or make disappear In the movies, the superheroes usually vanquish the villains.
Vapid lacking liveliness; dull To me, baseball is a vapid sport that quickly puts me to sleep.
Variegate To mark with different shade or colors By which he meant : a government variegated by race and gender.
Varnish resin dissolved in a liquid for applying on wood, metal, or other materials to form a hard, clear, shiny surface when dry. several coats of varnish
Veer change direction In a split second decision, the student decided to veer left and go home instead of heading to her classes.
Vehemence forcefulness I was vehement about monitoring the actions of the police as they sought my husband’s killer.
Venal ready to do something dishonest, willing to do dishonest things in return for money; willing to take bribes Because the mayor was a venal man, he had no problem accepting bribes from real estate developers
Veneer a pleasant appearance that hides the truth Although the celebrity wears a sociable veneer in public, she is ruthless when she deals with people in private.
Venerable worthy of respect because of age, position, or dignity The Pope is a venerable leader who is recognized for his commitment to helping others.
Venerate to respect or worship someone or something The teacher says we should venerate our parents and our elders.
Veneration regard with deep respect Although I do believe we should venerate honest politicians, I do not believe these individuals should be paid large salaries
Venial capable of being excused We excused our son’s venial lies.
Venturing undertake a risky or daring journey or course of action she ventured out into the blizzard
Veracious honest; always truthful “Honest” Abraham Lincoln was known as a veracious president who stood for truth.
Veracity truth The police doubted the veracity of the suspect’s alibi.
Verbiage speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions he book’s verbiage makes it a difficult read.
Verbose described as using an excessive amount of words The verbose man took thirty minutes to give me a simple answer.
Verdant fresh and green Two years after they bought the grand old estate, they had finally restored the grounds and gardens to their original verdant grandeur.
Verisimilar seemingly truthful or likely Skilled liars craft verisimilar stories that seem so real that people believe them.
Verisimilitude appearing TRUE or real Even though Hashim was telling a lie, he still managed to present his story with verisimilitude.
Veritable real rightly named, used to highlight the realness of a person, place, or thing Chocolate is a veritable addiction for many women.
Vertigo the feeling of spinning and being lopsided, often as a result of an inner ear problem Because Kate suffers from vertigo, it is difficult for her to walk in a straight line.
Verve spirit vigor enthusiasm, a combination of passion and energy that is typically found in artistic expression Johnny Depp is known for eccentric performances that burst with verve and energy.
Vestige trace or sign After the huge fire, only a vestige of the house remained visible among the ashes.
Vestigial an organ or limb that is no longer in use due to evolution but may be used for other unintended purposes Penguins, unlike other birds, have vestigial wings that are too heavy for flight but are perfect for swimming.
Vex annoy distress trouble If you attempt to vex the dog by pulling his tail, he is sure to bite you!
Viable having the possibility of being achieved or developed If the project is not viable, there is no reason for us to consider it.
Vicious violent, destructive and cruel Andy was struck by a vicious bout of meningitis which ultimately claimed his life.
Vicissitude a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. The parental vicissitude I currently have is trying to pay child support for six children.
Vigilance the state of keeping a careful watch for danger Lack of vigilance caused the Titanic to crash into an iceberg that no one saw coming.
Vigilant watchful, especially for danger or disorder Although this highway is a beautiful drive, you have to stay vigilant for deer and other animals in the road.
Vignette a short but meaningful account In my short film class, I shot a vignette about the life of a homeless teenager.
Vigor physical or mental strength/force The spirited bodybuilder attacked his workouts with energetic vigor.
Vigorous strong energetic The older woman was unable to participate in the vigorous boot camp training.
Vilification criticism, abusively disparaging speech or writing he vilification of minority groupings
Vilify slander say evil things, to utter slanderous and abusive statements against Halle’s husband tried to vilify her during their child custody battle.
Vindicate to clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism Don’t even try to use your charm and good looks to vindicate your obnoxious behavior last night.
Vindictive having a desire to revenge, having or showing a desire to hurt someone who has hurt or caused problems for you My aunt is a vindictive woman who once burned all my uncle’s clothes.
Virago a loud domineering woman a scold or nag, bad-tempered woman I refuse to go your mother’s house,” Karen said angrily to her husband, “because that virago is always yelling at the kids and demanding we do everything she says.”
Virtuosity great skill in music or another artform The artist’s amazing virtuosity allowed her to work with many different mediums.
Virtuoso a person (esp. a musician) who does something in a very skillful way Ruben is a musical virtuoso who runs his own school of music.
Virulent extremely dangerous and deadly and usually spreading very quickly The firemen had to wear masks that would protect them from the virulent fumes.
Visceral of the internal organs of the body, based on emotional reactions rather than on reason or thought Although I admit that there’s definitely a visceral power in his art, I can’t look at it for very long because I find it so disturbing.
Viscous sticky/semi-fluid It seemed to take forever for the viscous cough medicine to come out of the bottle.
Vital essential for something Peanut butter is a vital ingredient in the recipe for peanut butter cookies.
Vitiate lower the quality weaken the strength While some public servants are found to be corrupt, it is impossible to vitiate the integrity of the majority of law enforcement officers by offering them a bribe.
Vitriolic corrosive; sarcastic, harsh or corrosive in tone Your vitriolic comments about my dress hurt my feelings!
Vituperate curse abuse in words We are sure that the nail technicians vituperate us in their own language when they are irritated.
Vivacious lively high-spirited, (especially of a woman) attractively lively and animated Vivacious actresses typically get picked for comedic roles where the characters are very active by running around.
Vivacity (especially in a woman) the quality of being attractively lively and animated he was struck by her vivacity, humour and charm
Vivify to arouse, stimulate or invigorate Exercise and eating healthy can really vivify someone into doing more activities in their day due to their increase in energy.
Vociferous making a loud outcry The protestors were vociferous as they screamed outside of the government building.
Volatile changeable inconstant fickle unstable explosive The couple’s volatile marriage ended with one of their murders.
Volubility fluency verbosity easy use of spoken language After my grandfather drinks a few beers, he becomes voluble and will not stop talking.
Voluble fluent After my grandfather drinks a few beers, he becomes voluble and will not stop talking.
Voluminous spacious; roomy The hospital is adding a more voluminous waiting room on to his building in order to hold more patients.
Voluptuous arousing sensual pleasures Although I love to experience a voluptuous evening out at the theater and an expensive dinner, I also enjoy the simple pleasure of watching the sun rise or hearing birds sing.
Voracious having a large appetite; greedy The football player was a voracious eater who easily consumed two chickens during one meal.
Vulnerable exposed or in a position that cannot be completely defended The poorly built castle was vulnerable to attack.
Vulpine relating to a fox or foxes. the thriving vulpine population
Waffle talk vaguely and without much result The speech was a lot of waffle about politics
Waft scent waving movement carry lightly through When my mother removes the lid off the pot, the smell of delicious homemade chicken soup will waft throughout the house.
Wag merry person, (especially with reference to an animal’s tail) move or cause to move rapidly to and fro. his tail began to wag
Waive to give up one’s rights or claims Because Bill knows he is innocent, he is going to waive his right to an attorney.
Wan looking ill, not bright Although the toddler was quite ill, he still managed to give his mother a wan smile.
Wane to gradually decrease in value or intensity John asked his wife for a divorce when his feelings for her started to wane.
Wanton unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste, having no concern for the rights, feelings, or safety of others The man is probably going to get the death penalty for his wanton killing of six schoolchildren.
Wardrobe a large, tall cupboard in which clothes may be hung or stored she left the doors of the wardrobe open
Warmonger person who stirs up war The Serbian president, turned from warmonger to peacemaker
Warrant authority written order guarantee Without a warrant signed by the court, the officers had no legal right to search the man’s vehicle.
Wary caution; guarded; careful Compared to the other animals in the shelter, the greyhound seems more wary around people, as if she has been abused.
Waver to be uncertain I am certain of my selection so my decision will not waver.
Wax to expand or enlarge in appearance, amount or power When the population began to wax, there were fewer jobs and much more pollution in the city.
Waylay to actively block an individual’s path in order to interrogate, detain, etc. The police officer stepped in front of the distraught woman to waylay her before she reached the crime scene.
Wean to turn away (from a habit) he patient must wean his body off alcohol before he can leave the hospital.
Weary worn out; exhausted After the long road trip, we were all so weary we fell asleep in our clothes.
Weigh measure hoe heavy something is If you weight the fruit, it should equal one pound.
Weighty heavy; hefty The weighty dresser was difficult to move from one room to the next.
Welter turmoil a bewildering jumble, wild disorder The classroom was in a welter when the teacher did not show up for class.
Wend to go proceed Miles of trails wend their way through the trees and meadows.
Wheedle to try and persuade using flattery When my sister could not pay her light bill, she batted her eyelashes at the clerk in an attempt to wheedle an extension
Whelp a baby dog or wolf; a puppy The little whelp will cry anytime the momma dog is away from him too long.
Whet to trigger or make desire The mobile phone company uses celebrity endorsements to make consumers whet their phones.
Whimsical full of odd and fanciful ideas The whimsical music made me feel like a little kid again.
Whittle to reduce or gradually eliminate something Her patience began to whittle when the students would not stop talking.
Wile a trick She tried to lure him with her wiles
Willful declining to alter one’s behavior or opinions The willful boy refused to take his seat in class.
Wily sneaky and calculating The wily cartoon character was always thinking of ways to steal food.
Wince show bodily or mental pain, to make a tensing movement as a result of distress or pain The electric shock made the dog wince.
Wispy (of hair, threads, smoke, etc.) fine; feathery. the sky was blue with a few wispy clouds
Wistful sad and reflective When I visit my mother’s grave, I feel wistful.
Withhold refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another). the name of the dead man is being withheld
Woo try to win he wooed her with quotes from Shakespeare. try to gain the love of (a woman
Writ written order, the power to enforce submission and compliance The police have the writ and right to enforce the law, as their actions are condoned and supported by the government.
Wry Mocking or sarcastic in nature; dry humor Bill’s wry sense of humor made it difficult to be taken seriously at the office.
Xenophile (zen-uh-fahyl) a person who is attracted to foreign peoples cultures The American professor is a xenophile particularly interested in Roman cathedrals.
Xenophobe deep-rooted fear towards foreigners Definition of xenophobe. : one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin.
Yarn tale story fibers for knitting, to tell a long and unlikely story You should not yarn on with your stories, as adding untrue embellishments might make for a better tale, but not for an honest one.
Yeoman man owning small estate; middle-class farmer Because he was born to a yeoman, it was likely that he would grow up to farm the same land.
Zany unique and amusing The comedian’s zany performances are hilarious and never fail to engage the audience.
Zeal a lot of energy, effort, and enthusiasm Jack’s zeal made him stand above all the other candidates during the interview process.
Zealot one who is uncompromising and fanatical in pursuit of his ideals The religious zealot was willing to break the law to follow his prophet’s orders.
Zenith the strongest or most successful period of time Before her zenith ended, Meredith published six best-selling books.


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