GRE Word List

ANCESTRY

family descent; ADJ. ancestral

The meaning of the word ancestry is family descent; ADJ. ancestral.

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WordMeaning
fledglinginexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
cholerichot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
laconicbrief and to the point; using few words; terse
affirmationpositive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
gavelhammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
wagebegin and continue (a war)
potentpowerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
championshipposition of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
lancepierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
deflectturn aside; turn away from a straight course