GRE Word List

CHISEL

swindle or cheat; N: wedgelike tool for cutting

The meaning of the word chisel is swindle or cheat; N: wedgelike tool for cutting.

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WordMeaning
connoisseurperson competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
referendumdirect vote by all the people
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glossysmooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners
causalimplying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
congruencecorrespondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
manneredaffected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
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robuststrong; vigorous
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