GRE Word List


to decrease in force or intensity

The meaning of the word abate is to decrease in force or intensity.

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gregarioustending to associate with others of one's kind : social
atypicalnot typical : irregular
proprietythe quality or state of being proper or suitable : appropriateness
obloquya strongly condemnatory utterance : abusive language
maelstroma powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius
exemplarydeserving imitation : commendable
subalternparticular with reference to a related universal proposition
rostera roll or list of personnel
centripetalproceeding or acting in a direction toward a center or axis
bludgeona short stick that usually has one thick or loaded end and is used as a weapon