GRE Word List

CANTATA

story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)

The meaning of the word cantata is story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio).

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WordMeaning
metricalmetric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
amalgamate(of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
centripetaltending toward the center
rejoinderreply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
decollete(of a dress) having a low-cut neckline; CF. decolletage: low neckline (on a dress)
misgivingsdoubts
forthrightstraightforward; direct; frank
humussubstance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
commemorativeremembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
sophistteacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument