GRE Word List

APOTHEGM

a short, pithy, and instructive saying or formulation : aphorism

The meaning of the word apothegm is a short, pithy, and instructive saying or formulation : aphorism.

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combustiblecapable of combustion
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
grandiosecharacterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration
lollto hang loosely or laxly : droop
patronizeto act as patron of : provide aid or support for
astigmatisma defect of an optical system (such as a lens) causing rays from a point to fail to meet in a focal point resulting in a blurred and imperfect image
severitythe quality or state of being severe : the condition of being very bad, serious, unpleasant, or harsh
heresyadherence to a religious opinion contrary to church dogma (see dogma
stoutstrong of character: such as
abscondto depart secretly and hide oneself