GRE Word List


family descent; ADJ. ancestral

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

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distantreserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
morticianundertaker; CF. death
advocatespeak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
doctrineteachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
prosperitygood fortune and financial success; physical well-being
licentiousamoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
afflictionstate of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
pinionrestrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
construeexplain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
salvagerescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved