GRE Word List


to make briefer

The meaning of the word abbreviate is to make briefer.

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etymologythe history of a linguistic form (such as a word) shown by tracing its development since its earliest recorded occurrence in the language where it is found, by tracing its transmission from one language to another, by analyzing it into its component parts, by identifying its cognates in other languages, or by tracing it and its cognates to a common ancestral form in an ancestral language
brawnthe flesh of a boar
extroverta person whose personality is characterized by extroversion : a typically gregarious and unreserved person who enjoys and seeks out social interaction
clota portion of a substance adhering together in a thick nondescript mass (as of clay or gum)
reclineto cause or permit to incline backwards
militateto have weight or effect
thriftygiven to or marked by economy and good management
quackto make the characteristic cry of a duck
terminalleading ultimately to death : fatal
grudgeto be unwilling to give or admit : give or allow reluctantly or resentfully