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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).

Random words

WordMeaning
factotumhandyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
conglomerationmass of material sticking together
redolentodorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
berserkmad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
mischanceill luck
metallurgicalpertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
bilkswindle; cheat
auroralpertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
emulateimitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
stunmake unconscious or numb as by a blow; amaze; astound