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GRE Word List

CHORUS

phrase repeated throughout a song or poem

The meaning of the word chorus is phrase repeated throughout a song or poem.

Random words

WordMeaning
scavengehunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
chastisepunish as by beating; criticize severely
skulduggerydishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
unrequitednot requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
prevalentwidespread; generally accepted
betraybe unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
extortwring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
bitingsharply painful to the body or mind; Ex. biting wind/remarks
sadisticinclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
barrailing in a courtroom; legal profession; vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures; Ex. prisoner at the bar; V: shut in or out with bars; forbid; exclude; CF. barrister