GRE Word List

ACADEMIC

related to a school; not practical or directly useful

The meaning of the word academic is related to a school; not practical or directly useful.

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WordMeaning
manifoldmany in number or kind; numerous; varied
contentionassertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
finaleconclusion; concluding part
emulateimitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
mortifyhumiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
ellipsisomission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
casualhappening by chance; irregular; occasional; informal; showing or feeling little interest; Ex. casual reader/labor/remark
labilelikely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
disinterestedunprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
gargoylewaterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building