GRE Word List

CEREMONIOUS

marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy

The meaning of the word ceremonious is marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy.

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WordMeaning
vouchgive a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
pliableflexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
partisanone-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
tenureholding of an office or real estate; time during which such an office is held
vacuousempty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
microcosmsmall representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
unfledgedimmature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
hindmostfurthest behind; farthest to the rear
vicissitudechange (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
checkeredmarked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares