GRE Word List


curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose

The meaning of the word aquiline is curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose.

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denotationmeaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
pretensionpretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
preenmake oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
wreakinflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
ellipsisomission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
championshipposition of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
abstracttheoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
inquisitiveeager for knowledge; unduly curious
miniaturesmall model; small painting; ADJ: small
pangsudden sharp feeling of pain