GRE Average Vocabulary Words, Randomly Selected

Here is a list of randomly-selected Average* GRE Vocabulary Words. To see another batch of random average words, refresh this page. Use these words to help you prepare for the verbal section of the GRE revised Test. Your ability to correctly answer text completion and sentence equivalence questions is dependent on the depth of your vocabulary. The more words that you know, the higher the chance that you'll see words on the GRE test that you are familiar with, which improves your chances of getting a high score.

However, as with all GRE vocabulary lists, memorizing words is not the best way to build a strong vocabulary. Instead, you should read extensively. In addition, use the vocabulary tutor available at MyGRETutor 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

martial adjPertaining to war or disorder.
coquetry nDalliance; flirtation; an exuberant show of admiration.
underwrite vTo support by providing monetary funds; to sign an agreement and to assume fiscal liability.
endue vTo provide with some quality; to endow.
rancid adjRank; having a stale odor.
august adjImpressive; majestic; grandiose.
acetic adjVinegary.
stickler nA perfectionist; a person who insists that things be exactly right or performed a certain way.
rapacious adjVoracious; ravenous; given to plunder.
lavish adjExuberant; giving freely and generously.
vagrant nA wanderer; a homeless person.
cajole vTo use flattery or deceit; to persuade; to flatter.
holism nA theory that emphasizes the interdependence of the parts of a whole; a theory that whole entities have an existence other than as the sum of their parts.
adventitious adjAccidental; happening by chance; not natural.
tread nA particular type or style of walking.
consonant adjHarmonious; in agreement.
aberrant adjAbnormal or deviant.
extraneous adjNot essential; irrelevant.
credence nBelief, support.
rogue nA dishonest person; somebody who is deceitful.

*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.