GRE Word List

AFFIRMATION

positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination

The meaning of the word affirmation is positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination.

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jumblemix in a confused way
accessibleeasy to approach; obtainable
wither(of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
fordplace where a river can be crossed on foot; V.
plumbexactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
placidpeaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
responsivenessstate of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
subsistenceexistence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
academicrelated to a school; not practical or directly useful