GRE Word List

ANTITHESIS

the direct opposite

The meaning of the word antithesis is the direct opposite.

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fermentationthe enzyme-catalyzed anaerobic breakdown of an energy-rich compound (such as a carbohydrate to carbon dioxide and alcohol or to an organic acid) by the action of microorganisms (such as bacteria or yeast) that occurs naturally and is commonly used in the production of various products (such as food, alcoholic beverages, and pharmaceuticals) especially by controlling microbial enzymatic activity
methodicalarranged, characterized by, or performed with method or order
catharsispurification or purgation of the emotions (such as pity and fear) primarily through art
gruffrough, brusque, or stern in manner, speech, or aspect
dissensiondisagreement
groovea long narrow channel or depression
preternaturalexisting outside of nature
benefactorsomeone or something that provides help or an advantage : one that confers a benefit
antecedeprecede
guffawa loud or boisterous burst of laughter