GRE Word List


pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic

The meaning of the word aphorism is pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic.

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witlesslacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
ethnologystudy of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
nauseatecause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
crabbedsour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
parameterlimit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
parchedextremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
arrogancepride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
theocracygovernment run by religious leaders
swarmlarge group of insects moving in a mass; crowd of people or animals; V: move in a crowd or mass
predicamentdifficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma