GRE Word List

BREVITY

conciseness; shortness of duration

The meaning of the word brevity is conciseness; shortness of duration.

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WordMeaning
conceitvanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
doomcondemnation to a severe penalty; ruin; fate (esp. a tragic or ruinous one); V.
canterslow gallop; V. CF. trot
proverbadage; someone or something well known for notoriety; ADJ. proverbial: of a proverb; widely known; ADV. proverbially
roostercock; adult male chicken
advertrefer
beneficialhelpful; useful; advantageous
casualtyserious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
stereotypeone regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
peregrinationjourney; V. peregrinate