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GRE Vocabulary :: G :: (yeah … I skipped F)

The emboldened words below are part of GRE vocabulary preparation.  Do you know them?  I have created sentences to give clues to their meaning.


When the family received the knock on the door from the Makeover crew, they began to gambol in the street. 

His garrulous tendencies, though charming at first, became burdensome to Suzy because his conversation appeared to her to be so glib.

An alarming number of church plants die in the gestation process due to lack of funding and a failure to engender a committed core team. 

The preachers bombastic flourishes seemed to be little more than glibness to the educated members.

Her impugning tone of voice was complemented by her glowering—and this was enough to send him into frenetic recrimination.

Bradley didn’t become sympathetic of Roman Catholics overnight; his research slowly engendered a gradation of sympathy the more he studied. 

Timothy was the first of his kind; all previous class presidents had been gregarious and charming, but he was neither.

The general’s closest men had no respect for those who groveled at every opportunity.

It seemed that all the people around her had everything handed down to them with ease, while she inherited a hapless existence as though it were her inexorable destiny.

Germany’s hegemony did not last long; nor will America’s.  History bears witness that such hegemony is evanescent.

The hermetic seals containing the dead sea scrolls were sold by a child who found them in a cave while playing.

Most seminaries are heterogeneous factories that produce pastors and preachers who carry on the tradition; few break free from the indoctrination process that inculcates the distinctives of each denomination or movement.

The hoary governing process smothered out any fresh blood so that the institution eventually faced death or revolution—neither of which they were ready to handle.

The empire was forced to husband their crops until the famine had come and gone.


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