GRE Word List

ACCRETION

growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete

The meaning of the word accretion is growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete.

Random words

WordMeaning
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desertswhat someone deserves
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dictumauthoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
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sticklerperfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right