GRE Word List

ARCHAEOLOGY

the scientific study of material remains (such as tools, pottery, jewelry, stone walls, and monuments) of past human life and activities

The meaning of the word archaeology is the scientific study of material remains (such as tools, pottery, jewelry, stone walls, and monuments) of past human life and activities.

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vitriolicbitterly harsh or caustic language or criticism
discerningshowing insight and understanding : discriminating
enduringlasting
incinerateto cause to burn to ashes
knella stroke or sound of a bell especially when rung slowly (as for a death, funeral, or disaster)
contextthe parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning
fakenot true, real, or genuine : counterfeit
gnarledfull of knots or gnarls : knotty
confinesomething (such as borders or walls) that encloses
transitoryof brief duration : temporary