GRE Word List


expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler

The meaning of the word bowdlerize is expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler.

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oratoriodramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
vicariousexperienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
adeptexpert at; very skilled
paramountforemost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
bohemianunconventional (in an artistic way)
elusiveevasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
inhibitrestrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
chagrinannoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
unceremoniousnot done politely without due formalities
propulsivedriving forward; N. propulsion