GRE Word List

BASTION

stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism

The meaning of the word bastion is stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism.

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WordMeaning
monotheismbelief in one God
miniaturesmall model; small painting; ADJ: small
vulgarof the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
sticklerperfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
misdemeanorminor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
insomniawakefulness; inability to sleep
ultimatumlast demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
distraughtupset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
lanklong and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
lampoonridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution