GRE Word List


a cause of persistent pain or distress

The meaning of the word affliction is a cause of persistent pain or distress.

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proscribeto publish the name of as condemned to death with the property of the condemned forfeited to the state
evanescenttending to vanish like vapor
intransigencethe quality or state of being intransigent
blareto sound loud and strident
vignettea picture (such as an engraving or photograph) that shades off gradually into the surrounding paper
uniformitythe quality or state of being uniform
broochan ornament that is held by a pin or clasp and is worn at or near the neck
rusticof, relating to, or suitable for the country : rural
bristlea short stiff coarse hair or filament
distractto draw or direct (something, such as someone's attention) to a different object or in different directions at the same time