The environmental movement is very white. These leaders want to change that.

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Important GRE Words in this article:

Provident Save


Meaning: frugal; looking to the future


Sentences:
I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let provident direction guide my life. Belladonna, I do not think it is prudent or provident to turn down this offer.


Synonyms:
prudent, far-sighted, judicious, shrewd, circumspect,


Antonyms:
improvident,


Scarce Save


Meaning: rare and insufficient


Sentences:
First, it would not require each country to expend scarce resources to build its own defenses against every air and missile threat. I must eat until sated: Early humans lived in an environment in which food resources were scarce.


Synonyms:
in short supply, short, scant, scanty, meagre,


Antonyms:
plentiful, abundant, common,


Personable Save


Meaning: pleasing in appearance; attractive


Sentences:
This person must be personable, friendly and approachable. One personable young man crawls around on the floor searching for bottle caps that can be redeemed for neat prizes.


Economical Save


Meaning: avoiding waste, efficient


Sentences:
This map would promote a coherent, efficient, and economical wargaming effort. The Deputy Prime Minister said his Economy Ministry returned 20 million leva to the budget last year, because they were economical.


Synonyms:
cheap, inexpensive, low-cost, low-price, low-budget,


Antonyms:
expensive, spendthrift,


Equity Save


Meaning: the quality of being fair and impartial


Sentences:
Rather, we should be working towards the election of a national Government that cares about equity, and a fair go for all. The argument for coursework seems to be one from equity: that it is fairer to those who ‘aren't so good at exams’.


Synonyms:
fairness, fair-mindedness, justness, justice, equitableness,


Antonyms:
inequity, imbalance,


Educe Save


Meaning: bring out or develop (something latent or potential)


Accord Save


Meaning: give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)


Sentences:
Yet the campaign by the IH to beautify the Irish home by emphasizing the domestic role of women was not met with universal accord by the female readers of the paper. The two men were in accord as to how the world ‘should’ work.


Synonyms:
pact, treaty, agreement, settlement, deal,


Antonyms:
withhold, remove, disagree, contrast,


Cultured Save


Meaning: possessing education, refinement and taste; polished


Sentences:
I thought I was open-minded, thoughtful, yet I really just believed what every other liberal, educated, cultured person I knew believed. Both couples were educated, cultured, and well liked by those who knew them.


Synonyms:
cultivated, artistically aware, intellectually aware, artistic, enlightened,


Antonyms:
ignorant, unrefined, unsophisticated,


Degrade Save


Meaning: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally


Sentences:
Energy is always degraded to a less useful form. They can degrade air quality far from their sources.


Synonyms:
demean, debase, cheapen, devalue, prostitute,


Antonyms:
dignify, ennoble,


Posit Save


Meaning: assume as fact


Sentences:
The existence of deeply iterated sets, including the infinite ones, is a theoretical posit, supported by the upper tier of Maddy's epistemology. Lots to tear apart and disagree with, there, but it's a posit.


Synonyms:
postulate, put forward, advance, propound, submit,


Definitive Save


Meaning: (of a conclusion or agreement) done or reached decisively and with authority


Sentences:
The companies expect to enter into a definitive agreement within 60 days. He published the senior's complete works in a definitive edition.


Synonyms:
conclusive, final, ultimate, authoritative, exhaustive,


Antonyms:
provisional,


Unprecedented Save


Meaning: having never been done or known before; novel


Sentences:
The mixed economy boomed, bringing unprecedented prosperity to the middle and working classes. Yet he is happy to admit that the man who inherited his job has guided the Giants to unprecedented levels of success.


Synonyms:
unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled, without parallel,


Antonyms:
normal, common,


Decadence Save


Meaning: moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury


Sentences:
Nothing reveals the decadence of the regime more than the revelation that, deprived of fresh water, the inmates of the bunker were forced to wash in the champagne that their leaders had greedily stockpiled. New Orleans is - or was - a hub of cultural diversity with a touch of morbid decadence.


Synonyms:
dissipation, dissoluteness, degeneracy, debauchery, corruption,


Antonyms:
morality,


Inherent Save


Meaning: ingrained within one’s nature; intrinsic; innate; firmly established


Sentences:
As social creatures, our need for human interaction is essential and inherent. This, as it seems to me, neatly encapsulates the balance which is inherent in the Tribunal's task under the Act.


Synonyms:
intrinsic, innate, immanent, built-in, inborn,


Antonyms:
acquired, alien,


Inequity Save


Meaning: injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards


Sentences:
But I can say that the level of inequity in the world is not a natural phenomenon, it is designed by men. Locally held budgets have resulted in ‘postcode prescribing’ in inequity in the availability of medicines.


Synonyms:
unfairness, injustice, unjustness, one-sidedness, partisanship,


Ensue Save


Meaning: happen or occur afterwards or as a result


Sentences:
A chase ensued and the men eventually abandoned the car and escaped into a forested area. Excited discussion ensued, the result of which was that we decided to dive again the next day.


Synonyms:
result, follow, develop, stem, spring,


Degraded Save


Meaning: treated or regarded with contempt or disrespect


Sentences:
Surrealism was seen as one of the most vilified and degraded forms of cultural and artistic expression. This is a degraded view of the public.


Synonyms:
humiliated, demeaned, debased, cheapened, cheap,


Antonyms:
proud, dignified, moral, pure,


Advocate Save


Meaning: to champion or support; to argue in favor of


Sentences:
They have advocated reduction of the role of government and public investment. Exuding confidence and advocating a positive outlook, he has no harsh words for anyone.


Synonyms:
champion, upholder, supporter, backer, promoter,


Antonyms:
critic, reject,


Diverse Save


Meaning: showing a great deal of variety; very different


Sentences:
An increasing number of students are from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds. The aim was to try to attract a more diverse range of applicants.


Synonyms:
various, many and various, sundry, manifold, multiple,


Antonyms:
similar, uniform,


Environ Save


Meaning: surround; enclose


Sentences:
You went about with your soul full of suspicion and hatred; you understood that you were environed by hostile powers that were trying to get your money and who used all the virtues to bait their traps with. Thus, under the dripping trees, and environed by huge and moving shadows, they reached the scene of their unhallowed labours.


Synonyms:
surround, encircle, enclose, ring, envelop,


Erode Save


Meaning: (of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land)


Sentences:
Confidence is eroded and the health of our nation suffers. Without the work these planters do, soils would erode, hillsides would slide into streams, and entire habitats would be devastated.


Synonyms:
wear away, wear down, abrade, scrape away, grind down,


Exacerbate Save


Meaning: to make worse or more severe; to increase in violence


Sentences:
Vehicles driving through the floodwaters were causing waves, exacerbating problems for households already flooded. Pilots, unhappy at the increased expectations placed on them, are exacerbating the situation by striking for improved pay and conditions.


Synonyms:
aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound,


Antonyms:
calm, reduce,


Indigenous Save


Meaning: originating in a certain area


Sentences:
Discrimination against indigenous pygmies and ethnic minorities is a problem. It uses mostly electric instruments, but draws heavily on indigenous styles and themes.


Synonyms:
native, aboriginal, local,


Antonyms:
expatriate, migrant, adventitious,


Perpetuate Save


Meaning: cause to continue


Sentences:
For protesters the present arrangement perpetuates gross global inequity, made worse by rampant globalization. Very few recognise the services of such freedom fighters or make efforts to perpetuate their memory.


Synonyms:
keep alive, keep going, keep in existence, preserve, conserve,


Diversity Save


Meaning: the state of being diverse


Sentences:
Management to increase the genetic diversity of the population should, therefore, be considered. A smaller pool of people can mean less diversity, less variety and less dynamism.


Synonyms:
variety, miscellany, assortment, mixture, mix,


Antonyms:
uniformity,


Conversion Save


Meaning: the act or process of transforming to another form, state, or product


Sentences:
If your loft conversion is in a two-storey house, you will have to encase the existing stairs of the house to create a fire-protected means of escape. We discuss the role of caste in the process of conversion.


Synonyms:
change, changing, transformation, turning, altering,


Wanting Save


Meaning: lacking


Sentences:
It was from a sense of wanting to extend the way imagination can reveal the necessary knowledge. In this area, Morrison was found wanting time and time again.


Synonyms:
deficient, inadequate, lacking, insufficient, imperfect,


Antonyms:
sufficient, acceptable, present,


Context Save


Meaning: the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood


Sentences:
The conceptualizations associated with a word will tend to vary somewhat according to the contexts in which the word is used. Surely we can imagine other meanings and contexts for these words.


Synonyms:
circumstances, conditions, surroundings, factors, state of affairs,


Conversant Save


Meaning: familiar with or knowledgeable about something


Sentences:
Well-rounded students are conversant in many disciplines, she said. In return, the trio expected certificates issued by the Forest department that they were conversant with charming snakes.


Synonyms:
familiar with, acquainted with, au fait with, at home with, no stranger to,


Antonyms:
unfamiliar with, ignorant of,


Expansive Save


Meaning: communicative, and prone to talking in a sociable manner


Sentences:
I'm a talker and an expansive extrovert, yet in my poetry, particularly my lyrical poetry, I like to have things as distilled as possible. The reason it worked as a film - even if it didn't do any business - is that the characters were always expansive.


Synonyms:
extensive, sweeping, rolling, wide-ranging, extensive,


Antonyms:
limited, restricted, uncommunicative, reserved, taciturn,


Corporeal Save


Meaning: relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit


Sentences:
They also believed that there were two Gods: a Good God, who created the spirit, and a Bad God who created all corporeal matter. In its exploration of the corporeal body the play insists on the integral relationship between love, food and sex for the maintenance of a healthy body and a healthy body politic.


Synonyms:
bodily, fleshly, carnal, corporal, human,


Antonyms:
incorporeal,


People of color have long been excluded from environmental policy and conservation—creating blind spots that perpetuate inequality.

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