GRE Word List


condense or shorten

The meaning of the word abridge is condense or shorten.

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orthographycorrect spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
convivialpleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
foddercoarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
unimpeachablethat cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
subsidiaryserving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
complicityparticipation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
mundaneworldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
auroralpertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
voluptuoussensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
checkeredmarked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares