GRE Word List

CASTE

one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige

What is Aristocracy?
What is Aristocracy?

The meaning of the word caste is one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige.

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motilityability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
rampslope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)
fetehonor at a festival; celebrate or honor with a feast; N. (outdoor) festival or feast; CF. feast
distendexpand; swell out
trampwalk with a heavy step; travel on foot; N: vagrant; one who travels aimlessly about; long walk; sound of heavy walking
bustpiece of sculpture showing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest; V: break up; arrest; Ex. crimebuster
impetuousviolent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
demeritfault; bad quality
resonant(of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance; Ex. resonant voice; N. resonance
speciousseemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)