GRE Word List


of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life

The meaning of the word benign is of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life.

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chasma deep cleft in the surface of a planet (such as the earth) : gorge
deadpanmarked by an impassive matter-of-fact manner, style, or expression
feasiblecapable of being done or carried out
abhorto regard with extreme repugnance : to feel hatred or loathing for : loathe
rebusa representation of words or syllables by pictures of objects or by symbols whose names resemble the intended words or syllables in sound
contritefeeling or showing sorrow and remorse for improper or objectionable behavior, actions, etc.
fermentationthe enzyme-catalyzed anaerobic breakdown of an energy-rich compound (such as a carbohydrate to carbon dioxide and alcohol or to an organic acid) by the action of microorganisms (such as bacteria or yeast) that occurs naturally and is commonly used in the production of various products (such as food, alcoholic beverages, and pharmaceuticals) especially by controlling microbial enzymatic activity
primethe second of the canonical hours
mercantileof or relating to merchants or trading