GRE Word List

AVANTGARDE

group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard

The meaning of the word avantgarde is group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard.

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assumptionsomething taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
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canardunfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
quadrupedfour-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
cowershrink quivering as from fear; cringe
hypochondriacperson unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
peripheralof a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
indiscriminatechoosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
poulticesoothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
demoticof or pertaining to the people