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GRE Practice - Synonyms and Word Groups - Set 5

We will, over the next few weeks, look at WORD GROUPS. This is a very effective way of studying new words by connecting them to a group. Each group will consist of synonyms, antonyms, and related words. This approach is particularly useful for your GRE prep because the GRE tests certain word groups quite frequently.

We start with the 7 DEADLY SINS. These sins were considered to lead to the weakening of one’s character. These CARDINAL sins were major character flaws, very different from minor aberrations or FOIBLES. Today’s word is the third sin WRATH.

Below, you will be given clues to words that are synonyms, antonyms or in some obvious way connected to the word WRATH.

WRATH
WRATH can be defined as strong vengeful anger or indignation. It can also refer to retribution or punishment for an offense or a crime
  1. L____D (5 letters)
  1. AP____TIC (10 letters)
Extremely enraged so as to be shaking.
  1. B ____TIC (9 letters)
extremely and suddenly excited, angry, OR WILD.
  1. R ____D (5 letters)
Violently furious like an animal.
  1. O____ GE (7 letters)
an act that violates accepted standards of behavior or taste.
  1. I____SE (7 letters, VERB)
to arouse the extreme anger or indignation of.
  1. C____CY (8 letters)
A pardon instead of a retaliatory act.
  1. B____ (4 letters)
  1. TR ____CE (10 letters)
An inclination to fight or quarrel
  1. V ____ENT (8 letters)
Full of malice, marked by a destructive course
  1. R____AL (8 letters)
Finally, a word connected to the second meaning of wrath – a retaliatory act.

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