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Word Groups (GRE/GMAT/SAT)

BOLD
audacious
courageous
dauntless

CHANGING QUICKLY
capricious
mercurial
volatile

HESITATE
dither
vacillate
oscillate
waver
teeter

ACT QUICKLY
apace
impetuous
abrupt
precipitate
headlong

INNOCENT/IINEXPERIENCED
credulous
ingenuous
novitiate
gullible
tyro
naive

DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
abstruse
bemusing
esoteric
opaque
recondite
ambiguous
arcane
cryptic
enigmatic
inscrutable
obscure
paradoxical
perplexing
turbid

EASY TO UNDERSTAND
articulate
evident
pellucid
cogent
limpid
eloquent
lucid

SMART/LEARNED
astute
perspicacious
canny
erudite

CRITICIZE/CRITICISM
aspersion
calumny
defamation
diatribe
gainsay
inveigh
objurgate
remonstrate
reprove
vituperate
belittle
castigate
denounce
disparage
harangue
lambaste
opprobrium
rebuke
revile
berate
decry
deridelderisive
excoriate
impugn
obloquy
pillory
reprehend
tirade

CAROUSAL
bacchanalian
iniquity
licentious
salacious
depraved
Iibertine
reprobate
sordid
dissipated
libidinous
ribald
turpitude
TRUTH
candorlcandid
indisputable
probity
verity
fealty
indubitable
sincere
frankness
legitimate
veracious

FALSEHOOD
apocryphal
canard
dissemble
duplicity
erroneous
ersatz
feigned
guile
mendacity
perfidy
specious
spurious
chicanery
equivocate
fallacious
mendacious
prevaricate

BITING (as in wit or temperament)
acerbic
acidulous
asperity
caustic
mordacious
trenchant
acrimonious
mordant

PRAISE
acclaim
accolade
aggrandize
encomium
eulogize
extol
fawn
laud/laudatory
venerate

HARMFUL
baleful
inimical
minatory
baneful
injurious
perfidious
deleterious
insidious
pernicious

TIMID/TIMIDITY
craven
recreant
diffident
timorous
pusillanimous
trepidation

BORING
banal
insipid
platitude
trite
fatuous
mundane
prosaic
hackneyed
pedestrian
quotidian

WEAKEN
adulterate
inhibit
undermine
enervate
obviate
vitiate
exacerbate
stultify

Forgive
Absolve
Acquit
Exculpate
Exonerate
Expiate
Palliate
Redress
Vindicate

Greedy
Avaricious
Covetous
Mercenary
Miserly
Penurious
Rapacious
Venal

Withdrawal / Retreat Abeyance
Abjure
Abnegation
Abortive
Abrogate
Decamp
Demur
Recant
Recidivism
Remission
Renege
Rescind
Retrograde

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