The words below are taken from the second test at the back of the book (the first test is the same as the test from the first edition).
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To support (often modifies theory in GRE).
Recent and drastic extremes in weather do little to bolster the claim of those that the proverbial ‘bad weather’ is nothing more than a mere aberration.
To hold back; restrain
Despite her numerous setbacks along the grueling trail, her enthusiasm to conquer the looming summit remained unbridled; so intent was she on becoming the first woman to ever scale the peak.
To treat as a celebrity
Successful Olympic athletes do more than take home a chunk of metal; upon returning to their respective lands they are lionized by the media, which treat them as superheroes.
(n.) – a noisy, bitter dispute
The recent row on the Congress floor was to be expected given the contentious nature of the bill at hand.
She felt strong on many of the pressing issues of the day and found it difficult to remain dispassionate.
More than is needed
He added superfluous details to his testimony, so the prosecutor urged him to stick to relevant facts.
Require much energy and concentration; exacting
The trek was so arduous that even those who were extremely fit were unable to summit on the first day.
Relating to the mind
While he enjoyed chatting about current events, he began to feel out of his element around his cerebral friend Tom, who always questioned the philosophical underpinnings of any position.
Life in the suburbs can become remarkably humdrum for one accustomed to life in an urban environment.
Sad, let down
She had hoped to attend the singer’s opening night performance, so she was crestfallen after learning that the singer had canceled his tour.