GRE Word List


a gem carved in relief (see relief

The meaning of the word cameo is a gem carved in relief (see relief.

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precursorone that precedes and indicates the approach of another
abstainto choose not to do or have something : to refrain deliberately and often with an effort of self-denial from an action or practice
insidioushaving a gradual and cumulative effect : subtle
censurea judgment involving condemnation
confidantone to whom secrets are entrusted
vacillateto waver in mind, will, or feeling : hesitate in choice of opinions or courses
trickleto issue or fall in drops
distortto twist (see twist
voluptuoussuggesting sensual pleasure by fullness and beauty of form
rubblebroken fragments (as of rock) resulting from the decay or destruction of a building