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GRE Practice - Synonyms - Set 6

Today’s GRE Practice is about words that DESCRIBE PEOPLE. You will be given a word with it’s meaning followed by 3 to 5 blanks marked A to E. Each of these blanks can be filled by a synonym. To help you along, the starting letters and other clues have been given. You should set aside 15-20 minutes to make a note of all the synonyms so that you can build your own wordlist.
  1. Mitigate – to lessen in force or intensity
  1. A ____Y (5 letters)
  2. ALL_____TE (9 letters)
  3. P_____ATE (8etters)
  4. M____FY (7 letters)
  5. ______AGE (7 letters)
  1. ALLAY, to make quiet or calm
  2. ALLEVIATE, to make more bearable or less severe
  3. PALLIATE, to moderate the intensity of OR to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease
  4. MOLLIFY, to lessen the anger or agitation of
  5. ASSUAGE, to pacify or quiet
  1. Venerate – to regard with reverential respect, to worship
  1. _____ (5 letters. MEANING: to make a God of)
  2. _____IZE (7 letters. MEANING: to make an icon of; hero worship)
  3. _____IZE (9 letters. MEANING: to exalt to the status of perfection, God-like)
  4. _____IZE(7 letters. MEANING: to treat as an object of great interest or importance)
  1. DEIFY
  2. IDOLIZE
  3. APOTHEOSIZE
  4. LIONIZE
  1. Venerate – to regard with reverential respect, to worship
  1. C____ATE(9 letters)
  2. B_____TE (6 words)
  3. D___S D___N (2 words, 5, 4 letters)
  4. _____MAND(9 letters)
  5. UP______ (7 letters)

All word options are exact synonyms that refer to someone being scolded or strongly criticized.

  1. CASTIGATE
  2. BERATE
  3. DRESS DOWN
  4. REPRIMAND
  5. UPBRAID
  1. Vitiate – to impair or weaken the effectiveness or quality of
  1. T_____ SH(7 letters)
  2. B_____SH (7 letters)
  3. I_____IR (6 letters)
  4. UN____NE (9 letters)
  1. TARNISH, to detract from the good quality of
  2. BLEMISH, to spoil by a flaw
  3. IMPAIR, to diminish in function, ability, or quality
  4. UNDERMINE, to subvert gradually or weaken secretly
  1. Dubious – doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt
  1. _____ABLE (12 letters, MEANING: suspicious)
  2. _____Y (5 letters, MEANING: of uncertain merit)
  3. D_____ Y (5 letters, MEANING: evasive, tricky, not reliable)
  4. E____AL (9 letters, MEANING: subject to two or more interpretations)
  1. QUESTIONABLE
  2. BLEMISH, to spoil by a flaw
  3. SHADY
  4. DODGY
  5. EQUIVOCAL
  1. Ephemeral – lasting a very short time short-lived; transitory
  1. B_____ (5 letters)
  2. T_____ ENT(9 letters)
  3. F_____OUS (9 letters)
  4. E_____ENT (10 letters)
  1. BRIEF, Short in duration, extent, or length. CONCISE
  2. TRANSIENT, passing especially quickly into and out of existence
  3. FUGACIOUS, lasting a short time
  4. EVANESCENT, tending to vanish like vapor

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