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GRE Word List

ASCETIC

practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism

The meaning of the word ascetic is practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism.

Random words

WordMeaning
hemsurround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.
stoutrather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
rebuffreject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
touchstonestone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
habituateaccustom or familiarize; addict
unmitigated(of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
staccatoplayed in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
conventionsocial or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
papyrusancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
stalematedeadlock; situation in which further action is blocked

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