Intermediate, List 8

November 30, 2022
This list of intermediate words features a mixture of easier and more difficult words that you may be less familiar with. Study these words and watch your GRE score grow.
It is interesting to note that the lion that is the most amenable to the circus trainer’s tricks is the one with the lowest social standing in the pride, the omega animal.
American poet Phyllis McGinley once wrote, “The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.”
The foundations’ beneficence also helps shield them from criticism: the KAW, for instance, makes $250m of grants a year, notably to fund basic research and education.
Sam took a circuitous route through the woods to the county road.
“I’m sorry you lost your rocket stuff,” he told me, truly contrite.
It was a lively group and the mood was convivial, with old friends greeting each other and catching up.
Elevators have been placed behind an opaque partition wall in the lobby, and the doors are timed to close slowly — a small psychological deterrent to their regular use by the able-bodied.
We heard the sounds of the traditional dirge grow louder, and so did the screams and wails coming from a memorial ceremony in a private room.
The idea was to teach leadership through an eclectic curriculum of classic texts, case-studies and crisis simulations, incorporating thinkers and topics from Thucydides, Sun Tzu, and Machiavelli to the Cold War.
He has the effrontery to tell me to my face that I'm too old to ride with him.
Compared to a star, we are like mayflies, fleeting ephemeral creatures who live out their whole lives in the course of a single day.
The homily at Sunday mass, intended to give parishioners basic religious instruction, has often been poorly prepared and aimed at a childish listener.
Back then she was regarded as the insuperable leader of her nation’s politics.
Dorothy, who knew the call of the open road so well, could certainly understand some of the appeal of Howard’s unusual and itinerant career, and she supported it as best she could.
During the war he risked public opprobrium and a ban by the BBC for condemning the men of Allied Bomber Command as "bloodthirsty fools" and suggesting that British pilots should stand trial for war crimes.
In the wake of slave rebellions, several states passed laws fining those who might teach slaves to read and write, tacitly acknowledging the subversive potential of reading and writing.
The contention that fakes are the supreme modern art form rests on a false syllogism: modern art, Keats argues, intends to unsettle; fakes unsettle us; therefore fakes are great art.
Miss Avocet stayed on, emerging from her torpor now and then to wander the halls, calling out forlornly for her poor abandoned wards before slumping into someone’s arms to be taken back to bed.
Many of their theoretical ideas were untenable, nay, even absurd, but yet they served to bind together into a formal law the mass of observations which their nightly industry collected.
Before the Civil War, American currency was a confusing welter of notes issued by state banks.

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