GRE Word List


line of descent : lineage

The meaning of the word ancestry is line of descent : lineage.

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proprietythe quality or state of being proper or suitable : appropriateness
hindsightperception of the nature of an event after it has happened
razeto destroy to the ground : demolish
malaproposin an inappropriate or inopportune way
roilto make turbid by stirring up the sediment or dregs of
polemican aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another
pandemoniuma wild uproar (as because of anger or excitement in a crowd of people)
wrongheadedstubborn in adherence to wrong opinion or principles
odysseya long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
relishcharacteristic flavor