GRE Easy Vocabulary Words, Randomly Selected

Here is a batch of randomly-selected easy GRE Vocabulary Words*. To see another list of easy words, refresh this page. Use these words to help you prepare for the verbal section of the GRE. You'll want to make sure that you know the majority of the easy words that most often appear on the GRE, because you'll have to get the easy questions right so that you can be given harder questions, and so that you can score high on the verbal section of the exam. Your success on the analogy and antonym questions is most dependent on the size of your vocabulary -- the more words that you know, the higher your score.

However, as with all GRE vocabulary lists, memorizing words is not the best way to learn new words; to do that, you should read extensively. And, use MyGRETutor's vocabulary tutor to keep track of the words that you have mastered, and to brush up on those words that you have not.

WordPart of Speech  Definition

slander nDefamation; false and intentionally malicious statements.
ascend vTo go up; to climb.
nullify vTo make invalid; to make null; to make obsolete.
sherbet nFlavored ice dessert.
chore nA routinely performed task; something that is performed daily.
lucid adjEasily understood; clear.
constraint nA restraint; something that prevents progress or holds back.
centripetal adjTending toward the center.
conglomerate nA corporation made up of several different companies, all of which focus on different types of business; a large business group.
scoff vTo laugh at; to mock; to ridicule.
belated adjDelayed; tardy.
haggle vTo argue, most often about prices; to bargain, in an attempt to reduce a price.
dynamic adjEnergetic; vigorously active; constantly changing.
psychosomatic adjReferring to the influence that the mind has over the body.
prodigy nA child of exceptional talents; a wonder; a marvel.
cryptonym nA secret word; a code word.
obituary nA death notice; a declaration of a person's death.
stun vTo amaze; to astound; to shock; to render speechless; to incapacitate, most often for only a short moment.
jaundice nA medical condition characterized by yellow discoloration of the eyes and skin.
reparable adjSomething that can be fixed; able to be remedied.

*We determine the difficulty of a word by keeping track of how many people get it right on the vocabulary tutor section of MyGRETutor. Easy words are those words whose definition, on average, is selected by at least 80% of users. Medium words are those words whose definition is, on average, correctly selected between 50 and 80 percent of the time, and difficult words are those words whose definition is correctly selected less than 50% of the time.