GRE Word List

ANTECEDENTS

preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background

The meaning of the word antecedents is preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background.

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WordMeaning
monarchygovernment under a single ruler
militantcombative; bellicose; N.
rebuttalrefutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
sectarianof a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
expoundexplain
baubletrinket; cheap jewel; trifle
slackmoving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
significantexpressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
voyeurPeeping Tom; person who derives sexual gratification from observing the sexual acts of others
dilateexpand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)