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GRE Word List

APOTHEGM

pithy, compact saying

The meaning of the word apothegm is pithy, compact saying.

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WordMeaning
rejoinderreply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
apostateone who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
flukeunlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
conscientiousscrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
defilepollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
haggleargue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
viablecapable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme
debutdebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
dinghysmall boat (often ship's boat)
seethebe violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.