GRE Word List

ABEYANCE

suspended action

The meaning of the word abeyance is suspended action.

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WordMeaning
maimmutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
imbalancelack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
squelchproduce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF. ΑψΘλΐ» ΐ§Ώ‘Ό­ Ήβΐ» Ά§
sedatecomposed (with no excitement); grave; V: administer a sedative to; CF. sedative
timorousfearful; timid; demonstrating fear
proprietyfitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
oathsolemn promise; blasphemous use of sacred words to express strong feelings; swear-word; Ex. ``For Christ's sake''
porestudy industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.
halfheartedexhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
tartsharp to the taste; acid-tasting; caustic; sarcastic; Ex. tart apple/reply